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Gwanghwamun, Takeout Coffee Specialty Café ‘Cafe Gwanghwamun’

In the Gwanghwamun area, you can find a variety of cafes, both large and small. From large franchise cafes to smaller, independently operated ones with unique character, you can find a diverse range of cafes all in one place.

The Gwanghwamun area can be considered one of Seoul’s major office-dense districts, where you can encounter numerous office workers. As a result, there is a high demand for coffee. Thanks to this, you can find such a variety of cafes in one place.

“Cafe Gwanghwamun, Located in Gwanghwamun Area”

“Cafe Gwanghwamun” is a café exactly as the name suggests, located in the Gwanghwamun area. It’s likely that the name was chosen with the intention of targeting those searching for cafes in the Gwanghwamun area.

Cafe Gwanghwamun is situated to the west of Gwanghwamun Square, and if you follow the road behind the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, you’ll come across it. Across from it, you’ll find the large franchise café “Hollys Coffee,” standing side by side.

“Takeout Speciality Cafe”

“While it is a café, it only offers takeout service, as the café is quite small. It exudes a quaint atmosphere, not particularly sleek, but rather emanating a vintage feel.

This place seems to focus on coffee taste alone for its appeal. Whether it’s due to the excellent taste of their coffee, the unique atmosphere, or simply the need for coffee after a meal, during lunchtime, you’ll see many people visiting this place.

As it specializes in takeout coffee, the prices are relatively affordable compared to other cafes. As a reference, an Americano costs 3,000 KRW. Thanks to this, it’s a place where you can enjoy coffee without feeling burdened.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Cafe, Cafe Gwanghwamun”

  • Address: 9 Saemunan-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-732-7111
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM