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8 Korean Idol-Owned Cafes to visit in South Korea

Koreans' love of coffee, tea, and cozy places resulted to a lot of cafes in every part of South Korea. Some of them are even owned by your favorite K-Pop stars! This list will show you eight of the idol-owned cafes that you must check out when you visit the country!


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Owned by the mother of BIGBANG's youngest member, Seungri, is a cafe located in Jongno, Seoul which serves different beverages (coffee, tea, and even wine and champagne!) and waffles! They also sell different panda merchandise that you can buy either at the cafe or online.

31-14 Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
(Opens at 11am KST from Monday to Sunday)

2. Caffe Soo

(Photo from Me in Seoulution)
Caffe Soo, in Gwangju, is Suzy's gift to her mother back in 2013. It serves coffee and sandwiches, but the most popular item on their menu is their... bingsu (shaved ice)! It recently made news because of its taste and the huge (but very affordable) serving.

14-258 Usan-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
(Opens at 9am KST from Monday to Sunday)

3. Haru & OneDay

(Photo from Haru & OneDay's Instagram)
Super Junior Lee Donghae and his brother, Lee Donghwa's Haru & OneDay is a must-visit cafe for all Everlasting Friends (ELFs)! They offer coffees, teas, and desserts well-prepared by their staff. A little secret? Donghae frequently visits the cafe when he is in Korea!

92 Achasan-ro, Seongsu 2(i)-ga 3(sam)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
(Opens at 8am KST every Monday to Friday and 9am KST during weekends)

4. Kamong

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Probably one of the most popular celebrity-owned cafe on our list, KAMONG Espresso is owned by EXO Kai's sister. The cafe has its own cozy charm and it also serves coffee, cakes, bingsu, etc. KAMONG got its name from the combination of Kai and his dog, Monggu's name.

356, Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
(Opens at 9am KST from Monday to Sunday)

5. Mouse Rabbit

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Probably the oldest cafe on our list, Mouse Rabbit is managed by Super Junior Yesung and his younger brother, Kim Jongjin. They sell not only coffee, tea, and pastries, but also art products of high quality. The cafe was named after the brothers' animal signs (Mouse for Yesung, Rabbit for Jongjin).

10, Neungdong-ro 11-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
(Opens at 10am KST from Monday to Sunday)

6. Penguin's Cafe

(Photo from Yusagii's blog)
Former IOI member, Kim Sohye, opened this penguin-themed cafe in Seocho, Seoul. The cafe is like a big room full of photos of Sohye and penguins! It offers beverages and pastries which you can all enjoy in this comfortable environment.

2nd flr, Saimdang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
(Opens at 10am KST from Monday to Sunday)

7. Untitled, 2017

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In the middle of the Jeju Shinhwa World resort in Seogwipo, Jeju Island, BIGBANG G-Dragon's eye-catching cafe, Untitled, 2017 just opened February of this year. Along with bowling alley, ACT.III, G-Dragon actively participated in designing and conceptualizing his newest business ventures. The cafe offers different varieties of drinks, pastries, and merchandise that G-Dragon personally picked and designed.

38, Shinhwayeoksa-ro 304bun-gil, Andeok-myeon Seogwipo-si, Jeju Island, South Korea
(Opens at 10am KST from Monday to Saturday)

Here's a bonus!

8. Midnight in Seoul

(Photo from Midnight in Seoul's Instagram)
Singer Yoon Kyesang first opened Midnight in Seoul together with his friends, before 2AM's Jo Kwon eventually took ownership of South Korea's first cereal cafe. They serve mouth-watering desserts filled with fresh ingredients and over 30 different brands of... of course, cereal! Apart from food, they also sell different cafe merchandise which you can all find in their website.

18 Eonju-ro 147-gil, Nonhyeon 2(i)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
(Opens at 10am KST from Monday to Sunday)

Make sure to include any of these cafes on your itinerary the next time you come visit South Korea! If you have been to any of these cafes, tell us your experience by leaving a comment below!

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