In the recent years, the popularity of South Korea as tourist destination is progressively increasing along with the popularity of Korean Drama or well known as K-Drama. Seoul as the capital city of South Korea is also becoming one of the number one city most visited by K-Drama fans from around the world. However, before you start your exploration throughout the city, a cup of coffee sounds like a perfect and fresh start. Well, to make even your morning coffee memorable below is the ten recommendations of iconic cafes from K-Drama for fans to visit which once appeared as the setting of dramas you probably love.
- Coffee Prince Cafe (The 1st of Coffee Prince)
337-2, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The first iconic cafes from K-Drama that must be on your itinerary list is Coffee Prince Cafe from K-Drama The 1st of Coffee Prince. Almost the whole setting of the K-drama taken place in this cafe and after the K-drama finished, the cafe is remodeled as authentic as in the drama.
- Mango Six in Gangnam (The Heirs)
891-46, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The Heirs fans must recognize the first time you reach the address, the street which becomes the silent witness how the life of Cha Eun-Sang is crumbled just because of the Kim Tan’s family background.
- Dal.komm Coffee (Decendants of the Sun)
67-7 Yangjae 1(il)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Some people out there still cannot move on from the love story of Captain Yoo Shi-Jin and Dr. Kang Mo-Yeon. If you are one of them, just get a cup of coffee from Dal.komm Coffee but the branch which used as location where Mo-Yeon decided to leave Shi-Jin is located outside Seoul but there is the second branch located in Seoul which is used as Seo Dae-Young and Yoon Myeong-Joo’s dating place.
- Bonjour Hawaii (Doctors)
395-112 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Surely you cannot forget the iconic and catchy cafe owned by Chun Soon-Hee, Hye Jung’s best friend which is used as gathering places of all doctors in serial Doctors.
- Mango Six (A Gentleman’s Dignity)
648-13 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Mango Six in Gangnam is one of the main shooting locations in A Gentleman’s Dignity, the cafe owned by Lee Jung-Rok and where Im Meari is working.
- n.GRILL (You Who Came from the Star)
N Seoul Tower, 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Well, n.GRILL is not a type of place where mostly people should go for only a cup of coffee but instead enjoy a night here and having a dinner as what Cheon Song-Yi did when waiting for her alien boyfriend Do Min-Joon in You Who Came from the Star.
- Cafe DROPTOP (Cantabile Tomorrow)
45-1 Eoulmadang-ra, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
In Cantabile Tomorrow, Cafe DROPTOP owned by Cha Yoo-Jin’s mother is the place where most of art and music students are hanging out.
- The Fab Cafe and Design (Healer)
247-9 Nonhun-dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Who doesn’t fall in love with Ji Chang Wook in Healer? A mysterious man behind a dark suit with many names but well known as Healer. However, the love of his life is a daughter of Coffee Bay’s owner which in reality is actually The Fab Cafe and Design.
- Caffe Bene (Secret Garden)
663-1 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Caffe Bene is not much appear in Secret Garden but it is the place where an important scene taken place where Kim Joo-Won kissed Kil Ra-Im.
- Gureum Cafe (Pinocchio)
350 Dongjakdae-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
There is no scene inside the cafe but there is a memorable scene of Pinocchio happened just outside the cafe. Remember when Dal-Po confronted a famous reporter Song Cha-Ok when he was still a taxi driver? Well, the location is taken just outside this iconic cafe with unique design.
Well, those ten places surely enough to make yourself full of coffee for weeks but still visiting them is worth it though some of those iconic cafes from K-Drama have sky-high prices but as long as you could take pictures and selfies, it will worth every penny. It’s not like you have coffee there everyday.