Harry Potter Cafe in Korea

Do you want to experience Harry Potter magic world in the real life? You don’t need to travel far away to UK since you can also expereience it in Seoul, South Korea. This is a Harry Potter themed cafe which bring you to feel the magic world atmosphere while enjoying a cup of coffee. The cafe is called Kings Cross Cafe, located in Hongdae area (5 mins walking from the subway station). The entrance fee is one cup of coffee per person which starts from 5000 won.

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This cafe was made really well as you can see the beautiful european style interior design which adapt the Harry Potter’s Hogwarts library and dinning room. You will feel like visiting a cafe in European country for sure! It has so many instagram-able spot where you can take beautiful photos. Here are some of my recommendation.

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Even before you enter the cafe, you can take picture on the signature spot of Harry Potter’s scene, the 9 3/4 secret wall. This is a must! Dont forget to fly when you take photo.

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The cafe is huge, consist of 3 main floors. First floor is where you can buy coffee and cake, as well as the main spot where you can try Harry Potter’s uniform and take picture with magic hand and fly with magic broom while you can enjoy the coffee in other floors. You can choose to become either gryffindor, slytherin, or  hufflepuff student!

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[Tips]

The crazy thing is because this cafe is pretty new (newly opened less than 1 months) so you might have to queue to visit this cafe. I queued for 1 hour before I can enter and experience the cafe. The  cafe opens at 11.30am during weekday,  but people already queue from 10.30am. Crazy! You also need to queue for trying the uniform. 181128KCCH-2493

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Hongik University Station (Subway Line 2, Green). Take exit 9 (Walk from around 5 mins from the station).
  • Go straight until you see SPAO store in intersection, turn right, keep walking straight.
  • In front of H&M store, across the road and go to the small alley on the right of BERSHKA store
  • Walk for another 30m and you will see a intersection, take 1 o’clock direction and keep walking for another 150m and you will arrive.

*The cafe is next to ALAND STORE HONGDAE (you can type it in google map or naver map in case the newly opened cafe is still not updated yet).

The direction from Hongik Subway Station is here

VISITED ON NOVEMBER 28th, 2018

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Cafe with Best Seoul Autumn View

Autumn in Korea is never dissapointing. It’s very beautiful everywhere since all the trees are changing color, even trees on the street. I have one of my favorit cafe where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while seing amazing view of Seoul City’s autumn scenery from above. The cafe is called Darak Cafe. Here is the view from the cafe.

The cafe seems fully sponsored by Korean government as the price is vey cheap compare to others. The cafe has so many “I Seoul U” campaign.

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at City Hall Station (line 2, green), take exit 2, walk towards Deoksugung main entrance.
  • Next to the main entrance of Deoksugung, there is a small road on the left, go inside the road.
  • In 30 m, you will see a tall building of Seoul City Hall Seosumun Building 1 on your left.
  • Go inside the building and go to the 13th floor
VISITED ON NOVEMBER 1st, 2018

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Seoulism

The Seoul city view is never dissapointing you. Recently I visited a newly opened cafe, called Seoulism which offer you breathtaking Lotte World Tower view from far away. I managed to come on a clear day which very lovely blue sky. The cafe is located 1km away from Jamsil Station where Lotte World Tower is, so you can see the super tall building, which is 550 m tall as the tallest building in South Korea, 5th in the world.

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The cafe is located at 5th floor, contains of three main part, inside room, outside room (balcony) and rooftop with the “Seoul” famous sign. The interior design of the cafe is classsic as they put many vintage stuff to decorate the room.

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The best part of a cafe is the spot for taking instagramable picture, isn’t it?

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Jamsil Station (line 2, green), take exit 6, accros the road to get the bus stop. Take bus no 3318 and get off at Songpa Elementary School Bus Stop (송파초등학교). Accross the road and go to your right and the cafe is at the 5th floor of one tall building.
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
VISITED ON SEPTEMBER 27th,  2018

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Moonella’s Pink Story in Seoul

Moonella and family came to Seoul for vacation! It’s such a very beautiful day which welcome their journey in Korea. The first episode of Moonella’s vacation in Korea is “Pink Story”. We went to the famous and “kekinian” cafe in Hongdae which all design is pink, Style Nanda Pink Cafe. She was the most excited when she found the small swimming pool inside the cafe and started to play with water. #rufustory captured all the happiness of Moonella’s Pink Story moment through pictures.

Mommy and Daddy should be also in frame!

Grandma, Uncle, Aunty and Cousin had their great time enjoying the lovely and romantic atmosphere of this cute cafe while uncle Rufus capture the moment beautifuly as well.

Before we visit other place in Seoul, Moonela and Koko Rico had some more fun with the pink big baloons.

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Arriate

This cafe is high likely the most favorit one among girls in entire Seoul. This cafe bring all the flowers and herbs into their cafe as the interior design. When you about to enter the cafe, the main entrance look like a door for flower shop since its decorated with many plants. This place is just a perfect place for everyone who like flowers and herbs where you can see in every corner and spot.

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You can even purchase flower and herbs, either the fresh one or the dry one, as well as handmade accesories made from flowers.

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One of the best spot of this cafe is the flower wall where you can have your instagram-worth picture, so beautiful.

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This cafe is not only pretty in the interior design, but the drink is also amazing. I tried authentic earl-grey tea, and the taste was amazingly delicious, so natural and authentic. Look on how they plate the tea set.

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*the Arriate cafe I visited is the Gangnam branch, they have another branch in Hongdae

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Yeoksam Station (line 2, green), take exit 7, walk for around 150m and the cafe will be on the right side.
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • 서울특별시 강남구 논현로 520 청송빌딩
    • Phone 02-567-4040
VISITED ON AUGUST  21st, 2018

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Zapangi Cafe

Everyone must know the most famous vending machine in Korea. Eventually this vending machine is actually the main door of Zapangi Cafe which is so cute, unique, iconic, and instagram-worty. Even though the location of this cafe is somehow far from the main city area, but many people do visit this cafe to experience entering the inside of vending machine while taking picture beside the vending machine is a must.

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Once you get inside the vending machine, you will see a simply minimalist-style interior of Zapangi Cafe with some pink color ornament as theit iconic color. The room is not that big, it’s on the first floor of apartment building in residence area. But when you have a really good concept and marketing of a cafe, people will definetly value it.

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They dont have that many kind of menu, but most of them are so cute with some special detailed colorful ornament on the drink / cake. One of the most favorit one is Rainbow Sherbet with the colorful cream and unicorn cookie as topping.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Mangwon Station (line 6, brown)
  • As soon as you come out from exit 2, turn right and keep going straight for arounfd 200 m and the cafe will be on your left.
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Zapangi Cafe (자판기)
    • 서울특별시 마포구 월드컵로13길 79 해오름 주상복합
    • Phone 02-325-8185
VISITED ON AUGUST 23rd, 2018

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Cafe Hopping at Ganghwa Island

Was so surprised when I found out that Ganghwa Island has so many cool and beautiful cafes. Located next to the sea, when tou visit cafe in Ganghwa Island, you will feel like being in Jeju Island. The wind, the trees, the environment is so peaceful. A supper recommended one-day trip itinerary with bf/gf, friends or family.

Mahogani Cafe

The first recommended cafe to visit is Mahogani Cafe. The design of the building is so similiar to Innisfree House Cafe in Jeju Island. As soon as I enter the cafe, i was amazed by how cool, how peaceful the cafe is. You do not need to go far away to Jeju Island to feel the vibe of Jeju Island. The main cafe building also has 2nd floor seats when you can see the blue sea throught the window. The food and drink? Amazing!

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Address of this cafe
    • Mahogani Cafe (마호가니)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 1864-18T
    • Telp : 032-937-9002

 

Dore Dore Cafe

If you finish with Mahogani Cafe, you can also visit Dore Dore Cafe which is lcoated next to the cafe. Dore Dore Cafe design is more of outdoor concept with many benches and table on the outside garden.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Address of this cafe
    • Dore Dore Cafe (도레도레카페)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 1864-18
    • Telp : 032-937-1415

 

Tramonto Cafe

Next cafe will be tremento cafe which located on a litle high ground where you can see the blue sea a bit from above. The main unique thing about this cafe is they provide you a room where you can deep your legs into warm water to relax your body. Moreover, the rooftop seat on this cafe is way to cool and comfy.

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  • Address of this cafe
    • Tramonto Cafe (카페 트라몬토)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 2680-16
    • Telp : 070-7778-2165

 

I’m Fine Cafe

This cafe is so much more than fine. This is my most favourite cafe among other cafes. Why? Because the cafe is way too cute (especially for girls) because everything is pink. Even the drink use a really cute cup and glass.  Second, the view is amazing, the best view among other cafes. If you come on sunset time, you will wonder why I like this cafe so much, because the sunset of this cafe is perfect. You can even go down, get closer to the sea to see the sunset.

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  • Address of this cafe
    • I’m Fine Cafe (아임파인)
    • 인천광역시 강화군 화도면 해안남로 2709-8
    • Telp : 010-2069-1348

 

Unfortunately, the acces to these cafes is still hard using public transportation. I strongly suggest to come by car.

VISITED ON AUG 7th, 2018

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