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Seoul Gwanghwamun Cafe: Cafe Jass

Seoul’s Gwanghwamun area is known for being a bustling hub of office workers, making it a representative business district in the city. It’s also a place where you can find a variety of restaurants and cafes to cater to the needs of these professionals.

In the Gwanghwamun area, you can find various large franchise cafes like Starbucks, as well as budget-friendly cafe brands like Paik’s Coffee. Additionally, there are unique, privately-owned cafes with a personal touch.

“Cafe Jass in Gwanghwamun”

Cafe Jass, located in the Gwanghwamun area, is a small cafe run by individuals. Despite its modest size, it has established itself in the Gwanghwamun area for a long time, making it a small but strong cafe.

You can find it to the west of Gwanghwamun Square, behind the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Exit from Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5) Exit 1 and walk along the street to find this cafe.

“Affordable Cafe”

The menu offers typical coffee options and a variety of beverages commonly found in cafes. One notable feature is that they also serve egg tarts.

The prices are relatively affordable, with an Americano, one of the most common menu items, priced at 2,800 KRW per cup. Other menu items are also reasonably priced, making it a place where you can enjoy coffee or beverages at a reasonable cost.

“Cozy Atmosphere”

While it may appear narrow from the outside, the cafe has a long, narrow layout that extends deep inside. When you enter and go further inside, you’ll find a more spacious area than expected. While it’s smaller in scale compared to the large franchise cafes nearby, it’s still a suitable size for grabbing lunch and having a brief chat.

“Eland’s Cup Holder Collaboration”

One of the most eye-catching features was the collaboration with Eland for a “cup holder.” It’s likely that Eland produced it themselves and provided it in collaboration with the cafe. It’s a clever idea that brings to mind “Eland” once again.

Running a cafe, it’s natural to provide cup holders, but the idea of incorporating advertising for Eland’s program in this way is truly a clever and innovative one. It’s a good idea that could be explored in collaboration with other cafes as well.

This small cafe in the Gwanghwamun area offers a place where you can enjoy coffee or beverages without feeling pressured. Plus, you can also try their egg tarts as an added bonus.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Cafe, Cafe Jass Gwanghwamun Branch”

  • Address: 3-1 Saemunan-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone Number: 02-733-7071
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, (Sat-Sun) 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Website: http://www.cafejass.com