12 Must-Visit Cafes in Myeongdong | Myeongdong Cafe Guide

Looking for cafes to visit in the Myeongdong area? Check out some our favorites!

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Myeongdong is one of the most famous places to visit in Korea. Along with all the shopping and eating that you can do in Myeongdong, there are a lot of cute cafes here! If you are looking to cafe hop around the Myeongdong area, these are some of the cafes that we think you can't miss out on! 

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1. Furoa | 후로아

Furoa is a cultural space that combines space, music, fashion, and a cafe concept, offering a unique atmosphere with specific themes. It operates as a cafe during the day and transforms into a bar at night, which is one of its distinct features. 

The interior has very retro vibes and there is a DJ booth and various CD albums displayed in front of the counter, adding a musical touch to the ambiance. Additionally, the chairs are not all the same color but are arranged in a vibrant mix of colors, creating a hip and lively vibe throughout the store!

We visited during the day and enjoyed their brunch menu, which had lots of delicious Western style options. We ordered the Brunch Plate (10,000 KRW), Soup of the Day (8,000 KRW), Hummus (15,000 KRW), Basil Butter Arugula Sandwich (12,000 KRW), Bulgogi Pilaf (13,000 KRW), Custard Pudding (4,500 KRW), Furoa Coffee (7,500 KRW), and the Omija Ade (7,000 KRW). 

You can enjoy a very healthy, hearty meal here at Furoa, or visit at night to enjoy the bar menu! 

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Hours: Every Day 8:00-00:00 (Last Order 23:30)

Available Reservation Times: 08:00-10:30

Address서울 중구 명동8가길 52 1층
1F, 52 Meyongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

2. MOMMO Coffee | 맘모커피

bên ngoài quán cafe MOMMO Coffee ở myeongdong

MOMMO Coffee is a coffee shop that is located in the bustling Myeongdong neighborhood, just a 5 minute walk from Myeongdong station! It is a very convenient place to stop by after spending time sightseeing and shopping in Myeongdong. This cafe uses Illy Coffee beans and has homemade scones as well. 

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The cafe is arranged in the form of a bar with warm wooden tones and soft lights. It looks small from the outside but it is actually very large and spacious inside. 

Einspanner, Vienna, và bánh scone mứt dâu. cafe ở myeongdong

We tried the Einspanner Vienna and Strawberry Jam Scones. The einspanner is made from 100% Illy coffee beans so the taste was not too bitter, and the sweetness of the cream on top gave the coffee a bit of a sweeter taste. 

We also got the Viennese coffee, which also had a delicious sweet cream on the top that melts in your mouth. The coffee and the cake paired together so well! Download the coupon below to get a free croffle with an order of over 10,000 KRW!

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-20:00
Sat-Sun 10:00-20:00

Address: 1F, 33 Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 명동8가길 33 1F

3. COLECTIVO Euljiro Pine Avenue Branch | 콜렉티보 을지로파인에비뉴점

COLECTIVO is a recently-opened cafe that has an interior with a modern twist on a Hanok concept. You can get delicious pastries, cakes, and coffee here!

Right next to the counter, an enticing variety of cakes awaits. The COLECTIVO staff highly recommends the Matilda Chocolate, Fresh Strawberry Cream, and Chocolate Earl Grey Fig cakes!

This cafe also has a variety of pastries and bread available, as well as salads and soups. You could have a full meal here!

The oat latte is one of COLECTIVO's best menu items. It has a rich coffee flavor and a robust oat milk taste, making it a must-try. With the Creatrip coupon, you can get an Oat Latte and a Pastry Pie for free with just a purchase of 5,000 KRW or more! You can also get 20% off all beverages with the Myeongdong Pass.

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Hours: Weekdays 7:30-23:00 / Sat 10:00-23:00 / Sun 9:00-22:00

Last Order: Mon-Sat 22:30 / Sun 21:30

Address: B Building 1F, 100 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 을지로 100 파인에비뉴 B동 1층

4. MOLTO Italian Espresso Bar | 몰또 이탈리안 에스프레소바


MOLTO is a popular cafe here in Myeongdong! 


It is so popular due to its beautiful view of the Myeongdong Cathedral. You can take pictures with the Myeongdong Cathedral in the background. 


You do not have to be a coffee expert! There are many illustrations here written on the menu so that you can understand how the coffee is made and what it consists of. 


When we asked for the barista's recommendation, we were told that the popular menu item is the Caffe Sale (카페 살레) which is the item on the left side of the photo. The cream on top of the espresso contains salt, so mix it well before you drink it!

Hours: 09:00-21:00 / Closed on Sundays

Address: 3F, 73 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 명동길 72 3층

5. The Spot Fabulous | 더 스팟 패뷸러스


This is also a cafe that is very popular in the Myeongdong area. We visited on a weekday evening but it was too packed so we had to come back as soon as they opened the next day! 



The antique interior is really comforting and homey. Since there are not that many tall buildings around the cafe, many people enjoy their coffee and desserts while looking out at the scenery. 


In Korean cafes, tiramisu like the ones above have become increasingly popular. Unlike tiramisu in a cup, the tiramisu is hidden within the cake dough! 

Hours: Every Day 10:00-22:30 

Address: 22 Myeongdong 2-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 
서울 중구 명동 2길 22

6. Cafe Coin 1st Branch | 카페코인 1호점


Cafe Coin has been open since 1993 and holds the culture and traditions of Myeongdong! It is hard to imagine it when you check it out from the outside, but the cafe is a three story building with a terrace. 

As soon as we entered the cafe we were welcomed by the warm interior and atmosphere. If you go up the stairs on the right side of the photo, you will reach the 2nd floor. There is another staircase leading from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor. 


We got the strawberry waffle, which is only available in the winter. The fragrant and fluffy waffle went really well together with the rich, deep cream and the sweet strawberries.


The bingsu (shaved ice) is popular in the summer and the flavors include seasonal strawberries, red beans, milk tea, and green tea. The green tea ice cream is homemade as well! 

Cafe Coin 1st Branch Blog

Hours: Every Day 10:00-22:30 

Address: 서울 중구 명동 6길 10 
10 Myeongdong 6-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

7. Cafe Coin 2nd Branch | 카페코인 2호점

This is the second branch of Cafe Coin in Myeongdong, which can be spotted by its yellow and green exterior. 

The popularity of the first branch has led to the formation of this second branch in Myeongdong! 

When you come here make sure to try out the special waffle! It has 3 different types of ice cream, fruit, and fresh cream. The dish will satisfy your stomach and heart! Keep in mind that the menu items are a little different for the two different branches. 

Cafe Coin 2nd Branch Blog

Hours: Every Day 10:00-22:30 

Address: 서울 중구 명동9길 29 
29, Myeongdong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 

8. You Are Here Cafe | 유아히어카페


You Are Here Coffee is a homemade bakery cafe that focuses on fresh and high quality ingredients. 


At this cafe they pride themselves using a high-grade butter that is made in northern France. You can find the bread, baked goods, and a cashier counter on the 1st floor, then head to the second floor for seating after paying.


They have a wide range of croissants with a rich buttery scent, seasonal fruit cakes and tarts, as well as financiers and madeleines, so you can try out a variety of baked goods!

You Are Here Cafe Blog

Hours: Weekdays 08:00-22:00

Weekends 10:00-21:00 

Address: 서울 중구 명동 9길 23
9-Gil, 23 Myeongdong-Jung-gu, Seoul 

9. Luft Coffee | 루프트 커피


If you want to experience a little bit of Hawaii while in Korea, head over to Luft Coffee. 


This airy and bright cafe is white, bright, and airy, with palm trees that create a relaxing and tropical atmosphere. 



Besides being able to eat freshly baked bread, we were also able to enjoy delicious coffee. When you come here, not only can you choose from a total of three different types of beans, but you can also purchase them to take them home. Milk tea here is around 7,500 KRW, the Cafe Latte is 7,000 KRW, and bread is around 2,500 KRW. Get 10% off all beverages with the Creatrip coupon!

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Hours: Weekdays 08:00-19:00
Weekends 11:00-18:30 

Address: 서울 중구 삼일대로 308
308 Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

10. Cafe Guhalgu | 카페 구할구



This cafe is a four story cafe that even has a rooftop! 


Another thing that makes this cafe so special is that you can see Namsan Tower from the rooftop! The view is really beautiful and perfect for a time of relaxing.


We ended up chilling here on the rooftop and it was so relaxing to look at Namsan Tower with the delicious desserts and drinks! The apple cinnamon tea is around 6,000 KRW, the Strawberry Banana Juice is around 6,500 KRW and the Vanilla Croffle is 8,500 KRW.

Hours: Every Day 10:00-22:00 

Address: 서울 중구 퇴계로20길 73
20-gil, Toegye-ro 73, Jung-gu, Seoul 

11. Starbucks Byeoldabang | 스타벅스 별다방점


This Starbucks Reserve location, also known as Byeoldabang, can only be found in Korea. This branch was made by the Starbucks headquarters to thank Korean consumers who love Starbucks on the 22nd anniversary of Stabucks' expansion into Korea. 


The first thing you see when you enter the cafe will be a large LED wall that lights up the room. You can admire the artwork on the wall while enjoying the special Starbucks Reserve drinks!

There are special and limited edition menu items at this location! If you do not like coffee, there's also a large selection of teas. 

Hours: Weekdays 7:00-22:00
Weekend 8:00-21:00

Address: 서울 중구 퇴계로 100 
100 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 

12. Beans Bins | 빈즈빈즈


If you like waffles, you have to try the Beans Bins strawberry waffle. The Myeondong Branch is located on the 2nd floor of Savoy Hotel and has lots of seating space!



Their waffles are fluffy, chewy, and topped with fresh fruit and Haagen Dazs ice cream!

Hours: Every Day 10:00-19:00
Break Time Mon-Thu 15:00-16:00 
Last Order 17:00

Address: 서울 중구 명동 8나길 10 
10 Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Myeongdong Pass

If you're heading to Myeongdong, be sure to get the Myeongdong Pass! Not only does it have lists of the best spots to visit, you can get special discounts and deals with it. Don't miss out!

Myeongdong F&B Pass | Purchase Here

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We hope that you can enjoy some delicious food while you are in Myeongdong! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or send us an email at help@creatrip.com. You can also follow us on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea. 

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