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Seoul Cafe “Starbucks Yeonhui-dong Branch”

Starbucks has now become a cafe easily found in major cities around the world. In Korea, after the first branch opened in Ewha Womans University, there was controversy surrounding the term “Doenjang Nyeo” (a term referring to a woman who enjoys fermented soybean paste stew), but now it has become a cafe as easily accessible as convenience stores.

You can also find Starbucks branches in Yeonhui-dong, with two locations in the area. One is a bit south of Yeonhui Intersection, and the other is a bit northeast from Yeonhui Intersection. One of them has a drive-thru option, while the other does not.

“Starbucks Yeonhui-dong Branch”

The Starbucks branch in Yeonhui-dong does not have a drive-thru option. It is located in what can be considered the heart of Yeonhui-dong. Positioned on a main road, it truly becomes a central point of Yeonhui-dong, being close to various destinations and the branch itself.

The branch is on the smaller side, occupying the first floor. Additionally, it may not exude the same level of sophistication as newer Starbucks branches. However, it still retains the distinctive Starbucks atmosphere and is always bustling with many people.

“A Gathering Place for Residents, Students, and Diverse Individuals”

Given its location at the heart of Yeonhui-dong, Starbucks naturally becomes a gathering place for people. Due to its proximity to universities, you’ll find a mix of local residents and university students, a characteristic of Yeonhui-dong where many students live near their schools.

Inside the Starbucks branch, you’ll encounter various types of people. Given its proximity to Yonsei University and Severance Hospital, you’ll find a significant presence of young individuals, including university students.

As a Starbucks branch located in the central hub of Yeonhui-dong, it’s a great place to spend time casually in the neighborhood.

“Seoul Yeonhui-dong Cafe, Starbucks Yeonhui-dong Branch”

  • Address: 97 Yeonhui-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 1522-3232
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, (Sat-Sun) 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Website: Starbucks Korea