Coffee in Seoul
Updated: Jun 6, 2019
The Koreans take a lot of pride in their coffee and I was surprised! Having come to Korea before with the impression that their Americanos were over-diluted or they drank really good 3-in-1s after every meal.
My friends and I had our fair share of cuppas throughout the country and we concluded that we liked one the best.
*A/N: i’ve only drunk Americanos/Cold Brews because I‘m not that much of a coffee connoisseur to drink straight up espressos.
#1: The WINNER - Fritz Coffee Company
We tried the first one at their Wonseo Outlet (which i will write a separate post on because there are simply TOO MANY great cafes in that area).
I was surprised how smooth yet strong the brew was, and the coffee went so well with the walnut kouign aman.
It was so good we went back a second time to a different branch — the Dohwa-do one, which was closer to Hongdae.
The design of the interior is consistent giving off the vibe of an old-school coffer place with its rustic brown tones of furniture and 70s-esque illustrations.
The quality of their food and coffee has been consistent over the two branches we’ve been to so I think you’re safe dropping by any one of them!
Branches in Seoul:
📍Fritz Coffee Company, Dohwa
68 Mapo-daero, Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
#2: Café Onion
We went to Café Onion, having been tantalised by its express branch in Wonseo. The brew was undoubtedly something they took pride in, and definitely necessary as a pairing to their sweet pastries.
The mount fuji-looking one below is a buttery brioche covered in powdered sugar. Being the suckers for “best-sellers” as we were, that was the first addition to our tray. No regrets though.
8 Achasan-ro 9(gu)-gil, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
#3: Coffee Nap Roasters
A store set up purely dedicated to coffee, you’d expect a standard here. The interior was akin to a brick-tiled roof, with a small bamboo feature on the side.
I ordered a cold brew this time, which would explain the weaker taste of the coffee. But still a great experience on the tastebuds nonetheless.
📍Coffee Nap Roasters:
Yeonnam-ro, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Maybe I should do a Seoul Map with the Coffee Spots? What do y'all think?