Seoul Forest is a favorite date and family picnic spot in Seoul. It not only has lovely parks such as an eco forest, a culture and art park, and a marsh plants garden, but it’s also just a fantastic location overall. The Han River is within walking distance and there are charming streets lined with some of the best cafes and restaurants in Seoul. And so, here are three of the best Seoul Forest cafes.
Teddy’s Oven: Bakery Cafe
Teddy’s Oven is a posh bakery located on one of the busiest streets that are home to Seoul Forest cafes. Many of their baked delicacies are inspired by France. The bakery’s main selling point is its outdoor seating and attractive outdoor fire displays.
The bakery is very popular with couples, and it becomes even more beautiful in the evenings. After spending the day wandering around Seoul Forest, I highly recommend spending an evening at Teddy’s Oven. It’s the best spot to go now that the weather is getting warmer if you want to sit outside and catch up with your friends.
Teddy's Oven (테디스 오븐) Address: 43 Seoulsup 2(i)-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul Korean Address: 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 43 (성수동1 가) 1층 Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Myosa Seoul: Minimalist Cafe
Myosa is a minimalist-inspired coffee cafe with a clean aesthetic. Their asceticism exemplifies the current tendency towards a “less is more” philosophy.
Not only is the inside stunning and ideal for photographing. It also has one-of-a-kind drinks and treats that you won’t find anywhere else. I liked how they had fish-shaped pastries and flawless square cube desserts.
Myosa (묘사) Address: Seoul, Seongdong-gu, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seoulsup 2(i)-gil, 2 Korean Address: 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 2 2층 Operating Hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Four Barrel Coffee: Study Cafe
Four Barrel is yet another coffee establishment that exudes opulence while remaining modest. It’s in the D Tower Seoul Forest building, directly across from the Seoul Forest subway station.
The coffee shop’s comfortable seats and tables were one of my favorite features. They can be difficult to come by in Korean coffee shops. Coffee shop tables are frequently narrow and round, making it difficult to fit my laptop and a cup of coffee. I strongly advise you to pay a visit to the coffee shop because the premises is filled with interesting stores. It is the perfect place to study after taking a break and enjoying nature at Seoul Forest.
Four Barrel Coffee (포배럴 카페) Address: 83, 21 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul Korean Address: 서울 성동구 왕십리로 83-21 디타워동 1층 Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM Sat & Sun: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
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