While Seoul is home to numerous cafes, the ones that outshine all the others are the city’s themed cafes. Here are our picks of the best quirky themed cafes to stop by during your next visit.
Another popular Hongdae cafe spot is the Get and Show (Lego) Cafe. They offer patrons a selection of desserts to satisfy your chocolate fix – or your Lego-building passion. Above the entrance towers a large-scale Lego character. Inside, smaller characters are displayed in the windows, along with even more Lego constructions of police stations and neighborhood buildings peppered throughout the cafe. There is even Lego merchandise for purchase. However, before you race to your seat to excitedly assemble your own Lego creation, don’t forget to order from the cafe’s extensive menu. Coffees, teas, gelato and Lego-shaped chocolates are just a few of the items to choose from.
Get and Show (Lego) Cafe, 27 Dongmak-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea +82 2 326 1888
‘Perky’ is the word that springs to mind as you enter the Hello Kitty Cafe. The pink painted walls flaunt kitty in various depictions: sipping a cup of coffee or bestowing a bouquet of flowers, all while giving her adorable wink. The cafe menu includes coffees and teas, along with Hello Kitty mousse cakes in harmonious strawberry and chocolate flavors. The frothy pinkccino and greenccino beverages give a modern twist to an otherwise dull iced cappuccinos, and hot latte drinks are served in a cute cup decorated with Kitty stenciled in chocolate on top. On your way out, pop inside the gift shop where you’ll find an array of Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Jewelry, mugs, stationery and wallets are just a few of the items available for purchase. This is a must for fans, big and small.
Hello Kitty Cafe,18 Wausan-ro 19-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea +82 02 6326 6500