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Café Paul Bassett at Yeouido IFC Mall, Seoul

The “Seoul International Finance Center” in Yeouido, Seoul, is a building established in 2012. The building is named “IFC SEOUL,” with its English name written as “International Finance Centre Seoul.”

IFC consists of four buildings, namely “One IFC, Two IFC, Three IFC, and Conrad Seoul Hotel.” IFC is an international business district and shopping mall located in Yeouido. It is the first international finance center constructed in South Korea and the third one built in Seoul.

Among these, IFC Mall is composed of commercial facilities where you can find various stores. At Yeouido IFC Mall, you can explore various cafes, including well-known ones like Starbucks. Paul Bassett is also a franchise cafe that you can find here, just like Starbucks.

“Café Paul Bassett (Paul Bassett)”

The name of the cafe, Paul Bassett, is derived from the Australian barista Paul Bassett, who won the Barista Championship in 2003. In South Korea, it was initially operated under the name of Maeil Dairies, but in 2013, it was separated into a subsidiary called “MC’s Seed” and has been operated under this entity.

“Relatively More Seating at Paul Bassett Store”

Paul Bassett is located on the B2 level of IFC Mall. Right above, there is Starbucks, which can be considered a competitor. Although the sizes of Paul Bassett and Starbucks spaces appear to be similar, you can find more seating at Paul Bassett. Paul Bassett gives a feeling of relatively denser seating arrangements.

So, even when you can’t find a seat at Starbucks, you can visit Paul Bassett and likely find a spot. If there’s no available space on the upper floor at Starbucks, heading down to the B2 level offers not only Paul Bassett but also various other cafes to choose from.

“Seoul Yeouido IFC Mall Cafe, Paul Bassett”

  • Address: IFC Mall L2, 10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
  • Phone Number: 02-6137-5757
  • Website: https://www.baristapaulbassett.co.kr
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM, (Sat-Sun) 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM