While many cafes have had to shutter their doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of these notable venues are still going strong, alongside a wave of new cafes that have sprung up. If you’re gearing up for a trip to the Hallyu motherland, keep these chic cafes in mind.
1. Café Onion Anguk
Café Onion has three different outlets in South Korea, and all of them have gained a notable reputation for both their coffee and stylish interiors. Café Onion Anguk, the newest outlet, embraces a rustic concept that’s distinctively different from the other two industrial-themed cafes.
Located near Gyeongbokgung Palace, Café Onion Anguk is housed within a hanok, a traditional Korean house. Korean design duo Fabrikr maintained much of the traditional structure and detailing such as the tiled roofs and intricate woodworking while adding a modern twist such as floor-to-ceiling glass openings. Customers can choose to sit at tables indoors and outdoors or on the floor for a taste of the past.
Tatler Tip: All three Café Onions feature similar menus; if you’re looking for an industrial-style cafe, head to the other two outlets in Seongsu-dong or Mia-dong.
Café Onion Anguk is located at 5 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
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