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76 Bukchon-ro 5-gil
Jongno-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 03053
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In the heart of Seoul’s historic Samcheong neighborhood, our three-story cafe all but shapeshifts as you climb its floors. Conceived by Schemata Architects, each level is as much about the breathtaking views as it is about coffee. The stand alone building is set between past and future: the Gyeongbokgung Palace of the Joseon Dynasty on one side, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) on the other. The ground floor offers a view of the museum. After you place your order there, you can head to the second floor, where baristas prepare pour overs and espresso drinks, and where the picture window frames the sweeping lines of the terracotta-tiled roofs of the hanoks, traditional Korean homes. Take your coffee to-go and meander the labyrinthine surrounding streets, or head to the third floor. There, on the outdoor patio on low-slung couches or inside by the topmost picture window, you can enjoy a siphon coffee or take in the panorama of the palace and the soaring hills beyond.


Samcheong Hanok

Located next to the main cafe, our reservation-only Samcheong Hanok acts as a kind of secret hideaway, offering an exclusive coffee tasting menu with dessert pairings in a series of intimate rooms. Set in a restored hanok, the rooms are designed to feel like a home, furnished with rattan chairs, pink accents, and plenty of lush green plants.

To make a reservation, click here.



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