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Seoul Jamsil Lotte World Mall Cafe “K-POP Museum”

In Jamsil Lotte World Mall, there is a place called “Seoul 3080.” It’s a place where the 5th and 6th floors recreate the appearance of old Seoul. It’s a place where you can feel the nostalgia of old Seoul in the heart of the city, inside Lotte World Mall’s shopping mall.

In this elegantly decorated place, you can also find a cafe that complements this atmosphere well. It’s the cafe “Popular Music Museum” where you can listen to old music that once flowed.

“Cafe, Music Salon Popular Music Museum”

On the 5th floor of Seoul 3080, you can find a cafe named “Music Salon: Popular Music Museum.” You can feel the unique atmosphere of the cafe even from a distance. As soon as you enter, the wall filled with LP records catches your eye.

Once inside the cafe, you can hear music from the 80s and 90s flowing in a space adorned with retro items. You can enjoy nostalgic classics that you may not have heard for a while, creating the illusion that time has returned to the past.

“Inspired by the Gyeongju Korean Popular Music Museum”

The reason it’s named “Popular Music Museum” is that it draws inspiration from the “Korean Popular Music Museum” in Gyeongju. Since Gyeongju is quite far away, it’s not easy for people in Seoul to visit that place. Therefore, this place in Seoul, called the “Popular Music Museum,” was created for Seoulites who find it difficult to visit the one in Gyeongju.

“A tranquil place to immerse yourself in old memories”

The design exudes a scent of the past overall. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in memories of the past while listening to old music that you can’t easily hear on the streets anymore.

It’s a great space for time travel with a cup of tea and music that holds memories of the past. It’s more suitable for people in their 40s and older than for younger generations. Of course, it’s a place that young people can also enjoy. It’s a unique place where you can enjoy music full of the sensitivity of the past.

“Seoul Jamsil Lotte World Mall Cafe, Music Salon Popular Music Museum”

  • Address: 5th Floor, Lotte World Mall, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Postal Code: 05551)
  • Operating Hours: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM