Sanmotoonge Cafe | Jongno-gu, Seoul

Sanmotoonge Cafe | Jongno-gu, Seoul

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A 700m walk up the hill past Club Espresso, the Sanmotoonge Cafe is not for the faint of heart, but offers breath-taking views of the Inwang and Bugak mountains.

The cafe itself is a gorgeously renovated brown-stone mansion, with an open patio garden, large picture windows, cozy wooden interiors, and a little rooftop terrace house to enjoy your cheesecake and coffee in.

The atmosphere is remnant of a Swiss Chalet, only decorated with antique knickknacks and Coffee Prince souvenirs.

It is perhaps best well-known for being the filming site of a MBC Korean Drama “Coffee Prince”, you’ll notice lots of memorabilia, signed posters, and a signature vintage yellow Volkswagen around the cafe’s grounds.

On the ground floor you’ll find a Gallery and Fun Room filled with eccentric props used during the drama’s filming and a selfie-station where you can try on Coffee Prince accessories and snap a photo in a wall-length mirror.


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