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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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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Onion Cafe at Seongsu

My friend said this cafe looks like haunted house. First time I came here, oh yes I agreed with my friend. This cafe has a really unique and artistic interior design which makes it look like unfinished buildings with unpainted wall, brick wall, no celling- kinda interior. However, this is the main point which makes this cafe is pretty cool. You will feel like being at warehouse instead a cafe.

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This cafe has some separated rooms which are the main room where you can order and buy bread and coffe, while other rooms are the seating room with chair and sofa. They also have outside seat on the 2nd floor, which is really cool but very hot during summer.

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They also have bakery in this cafe which are also very good. The most favourite one is the bread which looks like a tower topped with white sugar.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Seongsu Station (line 2, green), take exit 2, walk for around 150m. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
VISITED ON JULY 31st, 2018

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Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe Hongdae

One of the most popular cafe recently in Seoul is Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe. This cafe belongs to cosmetic brand 3ce which opened its first joint cosmetic store and cafe in Myeongdong. However, they also opened the second flagship store in Hongdae area, which is so much bigger and better. The first floor of the building is cosmetic section, while second and third floor is clothes section. Pink Pool Cafe is located on 4th floor. It is said Pink Pool Cafe because the cafe really have pink pool inside it. Moreover, no wonder the name is pink cafe because the main interior design color is pink for the wall and blue for the ceramics. If you manage to visit Hongdae, make sure to visit the flagstore which is only 10 mins walking away from Hongdae Subway Station.

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This cute pretty cafe is just perfect location for taking insta-worthy picture. Here I had photo-session with some customer.

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Click HERE to ask for more info and reservation.

 

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway line 2 (green) and get off at Hongik University Station, take exit 8, walk for around 800m. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe (스타일난다 홍대 플래그쉽스토어)
    • 서울특별시 마포구 와우산로29다길 23
    • Phone : 02-333-9215
 VISITED ON JULY 20th, 2018

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Seoul Sky

Seoul Sky is the newest tourist attraction in Seoul. Just opened 3 weeks ago on April 4th, Seoul Sky is the observation deck in Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea, 5th tallest in the world now. Seoul Sky offers you such amazing view of Seoul city from “sky”, from 117th-121th floor around 500 m above grounds. The observation deck itself is the third highest in the world.

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*credit to the owner

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Seoul city looks like toys when you see them from 500 m above the ground.F86A1718F86A1727F86A1732F86A1742

I also captured Lotte World outdoor which is located just bellow the tower.

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Seoul Sky got 3 records from Guiness World Records, with the tallest double elevator, the fastest double deck elevator, and the highest glass-floor observation deck in the world.

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They also have their own mascots.

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The journey to the sky starts from the entrance which is located in the B2 floor of Lotte World Mall (exit 1 Jamsil Station). The ticket price is 27.000 won per person.

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Before taking the elevator to the sky, they offer you short history and information about Seoul Sky with high sophisticated and artistic media.

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As you arrive at floor 117th (the first floor of observation deck), you will see such minimalist modern interior which is amazing.

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If you go up to the 118th floor, you will find the glass-floor observation deck where you can see the ground clearly under your feet.F86A1745F86A1766F86A1768

If you have more budget, you can also try to have meal in the sky of Seoul, the highest restaurant in Korea, which is on 123rd floor.

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I also spotted a super romantic moment when the saxophonist took one of my friend to the centre and played an instrument for her. She said that she hopes that her future husband to propose her like that.

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[HOWTOGETTHERE]

  • Take subway Line 2 and get off at Jamsil Station
  • Follow the direction to exit 1 (Lotte World Mall), as you enter the main gate of B2 floor of Lotte World Mall, you can see Seoul Sky entrance on your right side.

*more info 

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VISITED ON APRIL 20TH, 2017

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