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Bean Brothers is one of Korean coffee fans' favorite coffee brands. They first started selling batches of coffee beans online. The business soon expanded even to the offline market. Bean Brothers opened a cafe in Hapjeong and instantly became a must-go place in the area with their modern interior design, tasty coffee roasting, and unique vibe. After the successful launch of Bean Brothers Hapjeong, this brand is slowly opening new branches in Seoul.
Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Cafe: Gyeol | Information
- Address：서울 종로구 우정국로 26 1층/ 종각역 사거리 센트로폴리스 1층
- Opening Hours：Weekdays 08:00 to 20:00, Weekends 10:00 to 22:00
Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Cafe: Gyeol | Creatrip Members-only Discount
- Creatrip members can receive a 10% discount on all menus.
Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Cafe: Gyeol | Recommended Reasons
- Cafe Gyeol's menu is made of an interesting mix of authentic Korean-style ingredients. You can feel a modern atmosphere in the middle of Jongno skyscrapers. Experience a day-to-day city life of Seoul locals at Gyeol.
- Cafe Gyeol is one of the few coffee franchise stores of the famous Korean coffee brand "Bean Brothers". You can enjoy a cup of Korean locals' favorite coffee, such as cafe latte, in a quiet atmosphere.
- Cafe Gyeol opens at 8 am. You can make a quick stop before you start your travel day. Stop by before visiting Hanbok rental shop near Gyeongbokgung and Insadong.
Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Cafe: Gyeol | Photo Review
I was able to understand why Bean Brothers decided to open Gyeol in Insadong through our business meeting.
"Bean Brother's cafes were usually located in the areas where people could visit during the weekends and after work. We were able to make our customers experience more enriching and delightful by offering them a fresh cup of coffee.
However, we can't completely detach ourselves from work. The hours spent at work takes a significant portion of our selves. We drag our exhausted bodies to the subway. Many people start their day fresh drinking a cup of coffee. Coffee also accompanies people after their brief lunch breaks. People share coffee and laughter at the same time. We wanted to make those precious moments in our day-to-day lives with more colorful for our customers.
We contemplated on where to start our experiment. We chose the area in front of Gyeongbokgung and Insadong. We wanted to make our cafe more culturally specific place. We wanted to create an authentic Korea Cafe loved by Korean people. That's how Gyeol came to life.
'Gyeol' used different types of natural materials, such as wood, stone, and cotton, for decorating the interior. We wanted to become an oasis for busy city dwellers in Seoul. These materials represent each characteristic of [daily life] of a city dweller."
Cafe Gyeol opens at 8 am on weekdays. I visited the cafe early in the morning. The cafe was not crowded, and I was able to spend a quiet, peaceful morning time.
As I entered the cafe, I liked the fact that this cafe had all-glass windows.
The coffee tables in different sizes were matched with cute chairs. This place was both great for focusing and chitchatting.
Cafe Gyeol also sells Bean Brothers' coffee bean. You can also purchase coffee drip bag samplers. These will make great gifts for coffee lovers.
Besides the tasty coffee drinks, Gyeol also has many desserts. These desserts weren't extraordinarily sweet, but they were a good match for the coffee.
The two most popular items are a chocolate muffin and lemon cake. I chose a slice of lemon cake, just because it looked like it is a bigger portion.
The large cup contains cafe latte and the small one contains flat white.
We chose our coffee drinks more cautiously than the desserts. My friend and I chose Latte and Flat White. Latte reserved the softness of milk foam and I instantly felt the warmth. Flat White coffee also blended well with milk. Bean brother's signature coffee bean <Black Suite> added a scent of nutty smell to the coffee.
*Flat White: This type of coffee drink contains less milk than cafe latte. I recommend this type to those who like strong coffee.
The lemon cake was an excellent choice. I had the perfect morning with a slice of sweet-sour lemon cake and soft, warm coffee.
The Korean word 'Gyeol' is hard to translate in English. It can be interpreted in many different English words, such as wave, texture, and flow. Cafe Gyeol is decorated with many natural materials, and these decors create a 'flowy' vibe. This cafe blends into the neighborhood.
Gyeol has more Korean atmosphere than other Bean Brothers cafes. You will be able to feel comfortable when you look at the folding screen with Korean traditional drawings and white porcelain mugs. I think I would occasionally visit this cafe when my office feels too stuffy.
Lastly, I am honored to offer you an exclusive discount to our Creatrip members through our partnership with Gyeol. We will continue to introduce you the most beloved brands of Korean people!
Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Cafe: Gyeol | Menu
Insadong, Gyeongbokgung Cafe: Gyeol | Directions
- Address: 서울 종로구 우정국로 26 1층/ 종각역 사거리 센트로폴리스 1층
- Directions: This cafe is located on the ground floor of Centropolis Building, which is located near Exit 3-1 of Jonggak Station. It takes about 5 minutes by walk from Insadong, and 15 minutes from Gyeongbokgung to get to this cafe. Stop by a cup of coffee after taking a tour around Insadong.
|Walk straight after getting out of Exit 3-1 Jonggak Station.|
Enter the building.
|The place where the sign "결" is posted is the cafe we are looking for.|
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