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Cafe in Gwanghwamun, Seoul: Salt Coffee ‘Coffee and Co.’

The Gwanghwamun area can be considered one of Seoul’s representative office-dense areas. Thanks to this, you can find various cafes scattered around to cater to the demand of office workers.

From large franchise cafes to small and medium-sized cafes, you can find them in the Gwanghwamun area. Among them, “Coffee and Co.” is a small and medium-sized cafe operated by an individual. However, this place also offers unique menu items that you can’t find in other cafes.

“Gwanghwamun Salt Coffee: Coffee and Co.”

At “Coffee and Co.,” you can taste “Salt Coffee.” It’s known as the epitome of “Sweet and Salty Coffee,” a unique and special menu that you can’t easily find in other typical cafes.

In fact, personally, I wonder how it would have been if the cafe’s name was “Salt Coffee.” The name “Coffee and Co.” is not as memorable, but if it were called “Salt Coffee,” it would be more easily remembered. Many people around here tend to refer to this place as “Salt Coffee” or “Salt Coffee Cafe” rather than “Coffee and Co.”

Of course, it’s possible that the cafe decided on the name “Coffee and Co.” because they wanted to emphasize their operation as a cafe, but I can’t help but think that a name like “Salt Coffee” or “Salt Coffee Cafe” would have made a more lasting impression.

“A Variety of Coffee Menu Options at Coffee and Co.”

While “Salt Coffee” is the famous menu item at Coffee and Co., you can also find various other typical cafe menu options and drinks like juices.

The prices are also relatively affordable. An Americano is priced at KRW 2,800, which is quite reasonable compared to other cafes. The signature menu item of the cafe, Salt Coffee, is priced at KRW 4,000 per cup.

“Salt Coffee: KRW 4,000”

Salt Coffee is made by adding foam with salt to sweet coffee. At first, you’ll taste the sweetness of the coffee, followed by the accompanying salty taste that comes with the cream.

“A Cozy Store”

The store is not very spacious. There are about six tables, so it can’t accommodate a large number of people at once. Because of this, during lunchtime, you’ll often see many people standing in line in the store, ordering coffee for takeout.

Due to the small size of the store, it’s really not easy to find a seat during lunchtime. It’s advisable to visit during off-peak hours or consider takeout.

In the Gwanghwamun area, rather than offering the common coffee you can find in other cafes, Coffee and Co. provides a unique coffee experience with “Salt Coffee.” It’s a recommended place for food enthusiasts who enjoy seeking out special dishes and drinks.

“Cafe in Gwanghwamun, Seoul: Coffee and Co.”

  • Address: 11 Saemunan-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03173, South Korea
  • Phone: 02-730-4840
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, (Sat-Sun, Public Holidays) 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Website: https://blog.naver.com/plusnco