Coffee shops in South Korea are constantly on another level. There is always a cute coffee shop to be found wherever you go. I have recently developed a fondness for cartoon-themed coffee shops. I believe that one of the reasons why is my fondness for the web drama Yumi’s Cells. It really got me hooked! If you are a fan of adorable characters, you’ll love these three teddy bear-themed coffee shops that I can’t get enough of.
Wepatea: Original Teddy
Wepatea is a delightful establishment with a teddy bear theme. It’s a really large coffee shop with its own building. The building has a lot of glass windows and is really elegant. What could have easily become an overdone, childish place is offset by the white interior.
The decor of the coffee shop is like something out of a cartoon. There are teddy bear decorations all around the place. The cafe has its own teddy bear-inspired character. The adorable bear has heart-shaped ears, adorable paw prints, and a whipped-cream swirl hair-doo.
They offer personalized full cakes. But, you must make a reservation in advance to get your hands on one. They also have an in-store tock of tasty treats. Their canelé is their signature menu item. But my personal favorite is their tiger cupcakes. Honestly, they are so good, it is the main reason why I was inspired to write this article.
Wepatea (위파티) Address: 528-21 Gaegeum 1(il)-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan Korean Address: 부산 부산진구 냉정로 166-1 Operating Hours: 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Mondays: Closed
Ha:nok: Traditional Teddy
Ha. Nok is unquestionably a one-of-a-kind coffee house. Or, perhaps it is more of a traditional tea house, than a coffee shop. Nevertheless, it is situated near the forest in Busan. If you’re curious about the name and believe it sounds familiar, you’re not alone. I’m sure you’re thinking the same thing.
The coffee shop’s name is derived from the name of a traditional Korean house. You can tell why the coffee shop’s name was chosen just by looking at it from the outside. The coffee shop is located inside a gorgeous traditional Korean home!
There are numerous interesting drinks and desserts on the menu. The coffee shop’s specialty drinks are black sesame lattes and soboro lattes. Plus, they also have a signature dessert. The red bean paste butter dessert is their trademark delicacy.
However, the main reason I included this coffee shop in this list is because of the desserts’ uniqueness. Teddy bear cookies are placed on top of the red bean paste butter. They are so adorable! The attention to detail in the dessert was simply astonishing.
Ha:nok (하녹) Address: 146-5 Naeri-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan Korean Address: 부산 기장군 기장읍 내리길 146-5 Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Moodmore: Picnic with Teddy
Cafe Moodmore is near the seashore in Gwangalli. Not only is the coffee shop tidy, but it also has a lot of bright details. The interior reminded me of a picnic. Aside from the lovely interior design, they provide delectable teddy bear themed drinks and treats.
The most popular items on their menu are their teddy bear bottle chocolate and green tea drinks. For desserts, their madeleine and Teddy Bear Cookie is definitely the biggest hit. If you’re in the Gwangan neighborhood, I strongly advise you to stop by this coffee shop.
Moodmore (무드모어) Address: Busan, Suyeong-gu, Suyeong-ro 618(yukbaeksippal)b, 32-7 Korean Address: 부산 수영구 수영로618번길 32-7 1층 Operating Hours: 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM Monday: Closed