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 hidden gem cafes in Gangnam 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.

List of Cafes in Gangnam

Cafe Alver 

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.

Hi Hey Hello

Great for: Beautiful desserts, variety of drinks and art exhibitions.

Relax in this spacious, but cozy cafe in Garosugil. Plenty of plants and artworks create a pleasant atmosphere and the variety of drinks and coffee will keep you company while you take some Insta-worthy shots.

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Cafe 413 Project 

Great for: Beautiful and serene terrace, plant covered walls and rustic vibes, great brunch menus

This cafe is known for its unique vibe, being built in a renovated house full of plants. The terrace and garden make for an incredible calming space where you can enjoy one of the delicious brunch options at any time of the day, while also taking amazing pictures.

May Island

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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


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

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.

Share your favorite cafes in Gangnam with us in the comment section below! For more places in and out of Gangnam, check out 8 Trendy Brunch Spots In Seoul For Your Inner Foodie and 10 Beautiful Cafes In Mangwon For True Bliss.