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Seoul Gangnam, COEX Cafe “Starbucks COEX Mall Branch”

On July 27, 1999, Starbucks made its debut in South Korea with the opening of its first store near Ewha Womans University. Initially, there were controversies due to the coffee being more expensive than a regular meal. However, Starbucks has now firmly established its presence in South Korea. It has evolved into a global company following in the footsteps of McDonald’s, creating a new Starbucks Index alongside the Big Mac Index.

Nowadays, Starbucks stores can easily be found in major urban areas across South Korean cities. In particular, in Seoul’s major downtown areas, you’ll observe numerous Starbucks branches densely scattered.

“Seoul Gangnam COEX Cafe, Starbucks COEX Mall Branch”

Various Starbucks cafes can be found in multiple locations around Gangnam COEX. Whether near the Byeolmadang Library or at the entrance to COEX from Samseong Station, you can find Starbucks stores of different sizes.

Regarding COEX Mall, you can find a Starbucks at the northern end, known as Starbucks COEX Mall Branch.

“Starbucks COEX Mall Branch Found on B1”

Starbucks COEX Mall Branch is located near the north gate of COEX Mall and is situated on the B1 level. It is closest to the entrance linked to Exit 7 of Bongeunsa Station on Subway Line 9.

The size is relatively moderate, accommodating around 20-30 people at a time. Due to its limited size, it might not be the most conducive for extended stays.

If you’re searching for Starbucks within COEX, it’s a convenient spot to remember. With various dining options nearby, it’s also a good place to spend some time after a meal.

“Seoul Gangnam COEX Cafe, Starbucks COEX Mall Branch”

  • Address: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, New COEX Mall 103
  • Phone: 1522-3232
  • Operating Hours: (Tue-Fri) 7:00 – 22:00, (Mon, Sat, Sun) 8:00 – 22:00
  • Website: https://www.starbucks.co.kr/index.do