Seoul is an exciting city, packed with shopping, ancient heritage, contemporary architecture, K-drama locations and a vibrant K-pop culture. To keep up with it all, visitors will need plenty of fuel. Luckily, the Korean capital has a great café scene to boot.
In fact, over the past 20 years, Seoul has gone from barely a café scene to having some of the most beautiful coffee shops in the region. Now, there are cafés on every block, house-roasted beans are the norm and drink options range from your classic flat whites to the more obscure Einspänners.
The usual coffee global players have moved in, but to experience Korean creativity at its best, visit the local independent shops and small chains, where the décor is as striking as the drinks. Here are 5 specialty cafés to try on your next trip to Seoul.