Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a large metropolis of Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet. During weekends you will always have something new to explore. Hence, one area that you should include in your must to visit in Seoul is Seongsu-dong. Trendy Seongsu-dong is renowned for its craft coffee bars and organic restaurants in repurposed warehouses.
The major attractions include the airy Daerim Warehouse, which has a cafe showcasing works by young artists, and Seongsu Handmade Shoe Lane, with shops and a weekend market. Other attractions include Seoul Forest, a large urban park and Ttukseom Hangang Park offers seasonal activities such as water skiing and sledding.
Hidden cafe in Seongsu-dong
I am certain by know you are already familiar with the famous coffee/warehouses such as Cafe Onion and Daerim Warehouse. But today, I want to introduce you to a small hidden cafe in Seongsu-dong. I have visited this area on many occasions and trust me when I say that I am always fascinated with all the cafes in the area.
One of my favorite cafes in Seongsu-dong is Greyt Coffee. It’s not the place that tourists would visit the first time they check out Seongsu-dong. But Greyt Coffee is a sophisticated space that indulges with visuals and mesmerising taste, has inspired Koreans to come back for more. If you visit this cafe make sure to try their their Vienna Coffee, Waffogato and Banana poundcake with icecream.
Seongsu-dong is a very know neighborhood among young Koreans. The streets that were once before known for shoe factories, is now transformed to cafes and restaurants. There are a variety of restaurants and eateries to be found in Seongsu-dong and this is only a few.
Personally one of my favorite place in Seongsu-dong is Pizzeria Parco. If you are a fan of italian food and you are looking for an authentic restaurant. Pizzeria Parco is the answer! The menu has a large list of dishes you can try. From salads to desserts, this place has it all. If you ever visit Pizzeria Parco I recommend you to try their ricotta salad. As for the main dish I can’t recommend enough their mushroom cheese risotto and pomodoro pasta. I also have tried their pizza but I personally prefer the pasta and risotto dishes way better. Pizzeria Parco also have a long list of drinks you can choose from. They offer coffee, tea and also wine!
Not only the food is great but the mood of the restaurant is so romantic and the music is so relaxing. Price wise, Pizzeria Parco is a little bit on the expensive side as their prices range from 12,000 won to 27,000 won.
- Greyt Coffee: 6 Seoulsup 2(i)-gil, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
- Pizzeria Parco: 44 Seoulsup 2(i)-gil, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul