There are plenty of hanok villages in Seoul that have interesting cafes inside. And I am pretty sure that everyone has heard of the beautiful Hanok villages in Bukchon Hanok Village. Today, I would like to introduce a beautiful cafe that has a Hanok view ‘Cafe 1in1jan’.
Eunpyeong Hanok Village
But do you know about Eunpyeong Hanok Village (은평한옥마을)? I think you do not. Because this part of Seoul is very far away from the center of downtown or any famous districts as Hongdae, Gangnam, City Hall. So, the cool thing about this place is its coffeeshop called 1in1jan (1인1잔).
What it looks like
This fancy restaurant/coffee shop is 5 floor building located in traditional hanok village around Bukhansan mountain. It is famous for the stunning view of the mountain tops with hanok houses from the windows of every floor. However, location might be not overcrowded but the restaurant/coffee shop is always full of visitors such as cute couples, friends or even students who come for studying.
How to get there
The uncomfortable thing about this place is that there is no subway station around. I used subway to Yeonsinnae station (Seoul Subway 6 line) 연신내역. I took exit number 3 and went straight 500 metres to the bus station 연서시장 (Bus Stop #12-185) or Yeonseo Market (Bus Stop #12-185).
At Yeonseo Market you can take 7211 or 701 bus and after eleven stops 11 minutes you can get off the bus on the station 하나고·삼천사·진관사입구 정류장 (Bus Stop #12-437) or Hanago·Samcheonsa·Jingwansa.
From Seoul station you can take bus number 701 and after 23 stops get off the get off the bus on the station 하나고·삼천사·진관사입구 정류장 ((Bus Stop #12-437).
From Myeong-dong station: Myeong-dong- Chungmuro station-Yeonsinnae station-7211bus/701bus-Hanago station.
The address is 534, Yeonseo-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
1in1jan on Instagram
I found this place on instagram pages about traveling in Korea. 1in1jan was recommended as a ‘must have visit coffee shop with beautiful view among with other cafes on Hang river. Then, little later, I even discovered their official instagram page which is «1in_official» and could collect some useful information. For example I thought this was just a big coffee shop, but it is also a dining restaurant with Korean and Italian cuisine. The B1 floor is 1in gallery. The first and second floors are regular coffeeshop zone 1in1jan. The third floor is 1in karimoku showroom and can be used as coffeeshop. The fourth, fifth floor are 1in1sang (1인1상) restaurant.
On the 3rd floor
Coffeeshop operates from 10am-9:30pm. The third floor opens between 13:00-18:00 and 13:00-20:00 on weekends.This floor that has gallery has some rules as it is no kids zone .Because there are furnitures inside that need special treatment.
The view from the third floor is very beautiful. On the corner it has a small zone that looks like a room of traditional hanok house. These spots can be not always available. If you want to this beautiful spot you can request and wait on different floors for it. Also this spot requires to take off shoes before entering it. As you see on the photos below, shoes are taken.
When I came to 1in1jan coffee shop , I could not find seats on first or second floor. So I came to this third floor and was very glad for that. Because the view to the mountains and hanok village was more beautiful here. Also I noticed that Koreans mostly preferred third or fifth floor to take amazing pictures. Because this view is very instagrammable.
Moreover this place can be very good choice for studying and reading book. The high tops of Bukhansan mountains are incredibly calming and give some power to focus better. Just grab a cup of ice americano or latte and start your book or work on laptop with a great view in front of you.
About the price, I would say it was little expensive than regular coffee shops. You can order on the first floor and take elevator to up floors. If you get hungry, there is restaurant on fourth floor where you can enjoy pasta or traditional Korean food. But better to book the table first.
After leaving cafe I went out to the traditional hanok village for sight view. I noticed that the houses there, are bigger and built in modern style. Same as in Bukchon Hanok Village you can see korean families living there. Also there is convenience store and Twosome place coffee shop.