7 Hidden Gem Cafes In Gangnam

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Gangnam is FILLED with nightlife and restaurants, but peaceful place to relax or read are more difficult to find. These gems are a great place for a casual cup of coffee, a peaceful place to enjoy some dessert, or a quiet study space outside of the house.

Cafe Alver 


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Operating hours: 11:00 – 23:00 Daily
Telephone: +82-2-566-6181

Great for: Coffee, outdoor greenery, high ceilings & chandeliers

If you enjoy high ceilings and luscious greens, this cafe brings the refreshing outdoors, indoors. The wooden tables and natural interior makes it an excellent space to focus. Step away from the busy streets into this warm and vibrant atmosphere for time to yourself.

Cafe Healing 616


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Great for: Yummy desserts called “Healing Potions,” relaxing atmosphere, modern interior

Relieve your stress from the week and dig into these homemade sweet treats. This cafe promotes ways in which you can wind down from the day so you can give your work a rest and enjoy the next cup of coffee. The cafe is divided into two unique spaces, one perfect for studying and the other perfect for socializing.

Rabbit Study Cafe 

Rabbit Study Cafe

Great for: Numerous study spaces, book covered walls, great coffee

This cafe is known for its large table space and great access to outlets. Take a study break by browsing the many bookshelf walls. With free Americano refills after your first drink you’ll find this a great study space!

May Island

May Island Gangnam

Great for:  Groups/individuals, large desk space, home-like atmosphere

This cafe has great access to outlets and lighting, so feel free to sit anywhere with your low battery laptop and phone. There is a variety of seating areas so explore the multiple stories and work wherever pleases you. For a super quiet space head up to the top floor.

Dream Stay


Great for: Cozy and comfortable, extremely quiet, intense study sessions, intense studiers

This is a casual, comfy space for those who need a place get those big projects done. There are two spaces, one for those who need silence and another for those working with groups.

Bean Brothers

Bean Brothers

Great for: Classy black metal & wooden interior, multiple seating areas, unique coffee

Come to this classy cafe to study under natural light from the large windows. Choose to sit in any of the nooks created walls, bookshelves, or walkways. The interior is a lovely play on black and wood so you’ll feel warmed as you wrap up that last task on your to-do list.

Cafe Gallery

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Great for: Cute & warm atmosphere, colorful interior, sweet coffee, boba, waffles

Enjoy cozy surroundings and refreshing iced drinks while you work. The shop is filled with photos, teapots, and wine bottles. The light colored wood makes the space very youthful and sweet.

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