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Cafe Near Seoul National University Entrance, Gang Coffee

In front of Seoul National University entrance, you can find a variety of cafes. Starbucks, a prominent cafe chain, has three locations alone, and it’s always bustling with people, often making it a challenge to find a seat. Additionally, you can find cafes of different sizes, both franchise and privately owned, in the area.

While Gang Coffee may not be a large franchise cafe, it can still be considered quite spacious. It consists of the first floor and the basement, providing a reasonably generous space.

“Gang Coffee, 깡 Coffee? Gang Coffee?”

In 2020-2021, there was a surge in popularity for the song “Gang,” which led to the term “깡 (Gang)” gaining attention. Now, when you see the word “Gang,” it brings to mind “깡” rather than its original meaning.

I’m not sure why this place is named “Gang Coffee.” Even if it were called “깡커피,” it might sound a bit odd. Similarly, using the English term “갱커피” might result in an awkward phrase like “Gangster Coffee.” Just based on the name, it might give the impression of a gangster’s hideout, but the atmosphere inside is quite different.

“A Neat Atmosphere Cafe”

The interior of the cafe is neatly designed. The first floor has large windows that create a bright ambiance. Going down to the basement may feel slightly dimmer since it doesn’t receive direct sunlight, but it’s still well-decorated with a clean and vintage interior that provides a cozy atmosphere.

“A Decent Place for Using Laptops”

Gang Coffee is quite suitable for using laptops. You can find outlets available throughout the cafe.

Perhaps, considering the characteristic of the area near Seoul National University entrance, it’s a place that caters to students who come to cafes to study or work on assignments.

A cozy cafe near Seoul National University entrance, it’s a good place to spend time alone or with friends and loved ones.

“Seoul National University Entrance Cafe, Gang Coffee”

  • Address: B1F, 1F, 7 Gwanak-ro 13-gil, Gwanak-gu, Seoul (Postal Code 08787)
  • Phone Number: 070-8819-0115
  • Business Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM