Are you a fan of BLACKPINK? Or maybe a fan of Treasure? Then I suggest you visit the official cafe of their company where you can enjoy not only delicious drinks but also listen to your favorite singers. The SameE
YG Entertainment is an entertainment agency founded by Yang Hyun Suk in 1996, although the CEO changed to Hwang Bo-Kyung in 2019. The company includes a record label, music production, event and concert organization and merchandise. YG’s famous music names include Big Bang, Akdong Musician, Winner, iKon, BLACKPINK, Treasure as well as acting personalities like Kang Dong-won, Choi Ji-woo, Cha Seung-won, Lee Sung-kyung, Jin Kyung , Yoo In-na, and Son Na-eun.
The SameE Cafe
YG Entertainment’s official cafe, the SameE Cafe, is located a short walk from the YG Headquarters. The cafe consists of 2 floors and a gift shop dedicated to your favourite idols. Therefore, you can enjoy delicious beverages with your favourite music and purchase a souvenir. A large portion of the cafe is dedicated to BLACKPINK.
The cafe offers a wide range of drinks as well as donut-shaped desserts. When choosing a dessert, you can choose a decorative card with the logo of your favourite YG group to go with it. However, depending on when you visit, your idol card and stickers may be out of stock!
I was quite surprised by how affordable the SameE Cafe was. For example, the price of a large donut is 5,000 won. My friend and I ordered a donut and lemonade. However, I advise you to choose an americano as the lemonade and donut together were too sweet for my taste!
Decor & Atmosphere
The interior is like a white canvas with elements of BLACKPINK and other groups dotted around for fun and amusement. For example, the armchairs on the 1st floor and bench on the 2nd floor looked as though they were from a BLACKPINK music video! August 2021 marked the 5th anniversary of BLACKPINK and so the BLACKPINK theme was in full swing during my visit! I also noticed images from the recent BLACKPINK: The Movie (2021).
On floor B1, you can browse the YG giftshop featuring official merch, toys and photocards of your favourite band.
You can even buy BLACKPINK-themed board games, bathrobes or stay classic with an album.
Location & Directions
The Same Cafe Address: 6-3, Hui Ujeong-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul Operating Hours: 10:00am - 9:00pm everyday Directions: Hapjeong Station (Subway Line 2, 6) Exit 8. Walk straight, past the Jeongmongju bronze statue and turn right after the grilled meat restaurant. Turn left at GS25 and you'll find the Same Cafe in the cul-de-sac on the right.