Our contributor, City Ambassador Arielle Pukanecz, knows all about the coziest cafes in Seoul!
What’s the best way to stay warm in winter? A cozy cafe!
Many of us are tired of exploring the same neighborhoods over and over again. The super cool neighborhood of Seungsu-dong, located on subway Line 2 in Seoul, is a great alternative to the usual spots.
Seungsu has a long history of handmade shoes and a ton of abandoned warehouses which have been converted into unique cafes, pop-ups, galleries, and communal spaces. The café featured here, Café & Other, is located just next to Seoul Forest. It’s a great option with its winter-friendly outdoor spaces and chic indoor décor.
A few other places not to miss in Sengsu are Urban Space (they have an indoor ball pit for adults); Supy (a clothing store-cafe combo with art pop-ups); and Baesan (a tea café in a hip warehouse with art on every wall).
If all of these amazing places are not enough to convince you to head to Seungsu-dong, what if I told you that feeding deer is also possible? In Seoul Forest, you can visit a green escape in the middle of the city, as well as experience the deer park and beautiful pathways.
I hope you find a cozy café in Seungsu to snuggle up in, with tea and awesome music! Don’t forget to bring your friends!