5 Best Coffee Shops In South Korea With Great Food And Instagram-Worthy

South Korea may be famous for K-dramas and K-pop, but there is something else that this country can boast about.
South Korea may be famous for K-dramas and K-pop, but there is something else that this country can boast about. (Photo: Vivian Evans/Flickr)

South Korea may be famous for K-dramas and K-pop, but there is something else that this country can boast about. Seoul is also known for having the most amazing coffee scene. Today, SoKor reportedly has 15,000 coffee shops, and it continuously grows. So, here are the top 5 coffee shops you can find here that serve great food and are all Instagram-worthy.

C. Through Café

If latte art is your thing, C. Through Café is the best place to go. Here, you can see and experience the owner-barista Lee Kang Bin's incredible talent with his Cream Art drinks that gained him a cult following on social media.

Lee only uses his hands to design a canvas of Dutch coffee layered with sweet cream. From simple images, he can also draw the intricate design of Van Gogh's Starry Night, making the drink a masterpiece that is too pretty to consume.

Old Ferry Donut

Doughnut aficionados will surely enjoy themselves at Old Ferry Donut. Aside from coffee, this place's specialty is all kinds of doughnut creations - from the classic donuts to upsized and with filling, per Klook.

Its doughnuts are light and fluffy unlike the usual dense and doughy. One of its must-tries is the Raspberry Donut, while its best-sellers are Matcha, Coconut, and Tiramisu. This place is also best known for its Tube Latte.

Egg Drop

Egg Drop serves a level-up version of Korean street toast, which is the usual breakfast egg sandwich. Its menu is filled with a variety of Korean street toast made with fluffy slices of sweet brioche toast.

Most of its sandwiches come with a thick layer of silky scrambled eggs with your choice of filling. It has a special egg and cream sauce that makes the sandwich savory, sweet, and creamy that put balance to the meat's saltiness.

5 Brewing

5 Brewing has been an anchor of South Korea's coffee scene since time immemorial. Its barista Jeon Eunji serves the best coffee in town. With its open and welcoming ambiance, everyone will surely enjoy sipping their cup of coffee here.

There is a small outdoor seating, workspace, and a little area for lounging to accommodate everyone's need. Here, it doesn't only serve the usual espresso, cappuccino, and other varieties, but other award-winning signature drinks specially made by its owner Do Hyung Soo as well, Coffee Attendant noted.

Anthracite Coffee Roasters

Anthracite Coffee Roasters will make you wow the moment you enter this place. It uses an industrial coal transport device as a counter that makes it stand out from the rest.

The machine gives the coffee shop an industrial look that adds to the owners' artistic creativity. It also has a big screen with visual art behind the counter that you can watch while in line. It also serves the best coffee according to your liking.

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