Seoul Cafes with Cherry Blossom Views

Stunning Seoul Cafes with Cherry Blossom Views

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Spring in Seoul means more than just cherry blossoms—it’s a season of blooming cafes. With a booming café culture like no other in Korea, it’s no wonder that Seoul boasts a wide range of coffee shops with a cherry blossom backdrop during spring time. So, join me on a caffeinated journey through Seoul‘s cherry blossom-filled landscapes!

When is Cherry Blossom Season in Seoul, Korea?

Cherry blossom season in Seoul, Korea, usually happens from late March to early April. The exact timing can change based on the weather, so keep an eye on forecasts and blossom trackers. During this time, the city transforms with beautiful pink and white blooms, creating a stunning backdrop. To catch the blossoms at their best, plan your visit accordingly.

12 Seoul Cafés with Cherry Blossom Views

When in Seoul during cherry blossom season, you’ll not only want to check out key cherry blossom spots like Yeouido, Seokchon Lake or Changdeokgung Palace – but you probably also want to take a rest in between. There’s no better place to do so than amidst more cherry blossoms, is there? Here are the 12 best Seoul cafés with cherry blossom views!

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MOKHWACI Lounge #목화씨라운지

Address: 23, Seongmisan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

First up on our list is MOKHWACI Lounge, a dessert haven famous for its delightful puddings. This place becomes even more charming in spring. Located in Yeonnam-dong, this spot enhances its appeal with wide windows offering a lovely cherry blossom view. The star attraction is MOKHWACI Lounge’s custard pudding, a perfect blend of fresh milk cream, sweet caramel syrup, and irresistibly soft pudding. Alongside this signature treat, the cafe serves a variety of cakes and beverages, making it the perfect place for a delicious dessert experience with a scenic cherry blossom backdrop.

Claude Coffee #클로드커피

Address: 244-2 Daeheung-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Claude Coffee is a go-to spot for diverse vibes throughout the seasons. Spring brings lively cherry blossoms, and the rest of the year, it’s all about laid-back tranquility. Picture this: kicking back on Claude’s comfy sofas, gazing through those big windows – feels just like home, right? And don’t get me started on their killer fruit ades; a signature pick is their tomato basil ade – a must-try for any visit!

PARKSIDE

Address: 31, Baekbeom-ro 16an-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

PARKSIDE isn’t just a rooftop cafe; it’s a place that changes with the seasons. In spring, enjoy the cherry blossoms and a picnic-like atmosphere on the rooftop. Its proximity to the park makes it a great spot to experience Korea’s vibrant spring. As summer arrives, the cafe turns into a green oasis, offering a different yet enchanting view.

Dear Moment #디어모먼트

Address: 80-34 Daeheung-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Dear Moment is a brunch cafe in Gyeongui Line Forest Park, among other aesthetic establishments. It has a warm and well-designed European-inspired interior. In spring, it’s known for a good view of cherry blossoms through its windows. Note that it gets popular during this season, so there might be waiting lines. Despite that, a visit promises not just a brunch but also a view of nature’s beauty.

Seoul Pastry Yeonnam #서울페이스트리연남

Address: 10 Donggyo-ro 41-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Seoul Pastry is a popular spot known for its delicious treats and a charming cherry blossom atmosphere in the spring. Found just a short five-minute walk from Hongik University Station Exit No. 3, this cafe is a go-to for dessert lovers, especially those who enjoy cronuts – pastries made from croissant dough filled with flavored cream. Aside from its delectable offerings, Seoul Pastry is a great place for a casual stroll, letting visitors enjoy the pleasant spring weather and the subtle scent of blossoms. It’s a tasty stop with a lovely touch of nature.

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Yeonnamdong Cherry Blossom House #연남동벚꽃집

Address: 50 Donggyo-ro 29-gil, Yeonnamdong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

The Yeonnam-dong Cherry Blossom House stands out as a distinctive cafe for enjoying blossoms, housed in a building that was once a residence. With three stories, including an outdoor terrace offering views of cherry blossom trees, this cafe provides a unique setting. Indulge your sweet tooth with their special dessert menu and a diverse selection of fruit-based soda drinks.

Cafe ARC #카페아르크

Address: 3 Inwangsan-ro, Jongno-gu Seoul

Cafe Arc isn’t just about great views – it’s a beautiful Hanok cafe, blending tradition with cherry blossoms for a unique experience. Capture amazing photos and head to the rooftop for a fun twist, enjoying the blossoms from above.

It’s a highly recommended spot for a different kind of floral experience.

Greylab #그레이랩

Address: 16, Tojeong-ro 3-gil, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Greylab is located in Hapjeong-dong, near Hongdae, and stands out as my favorite coffee spot, especially during spring. Beyond the trendy interior, this cozy cafe boasts an outdoor seating area with three mature cherry trees, making it a must-visit each spring. Picture sipping tea beneath a gorgeous cherry blossom canvas. The outdoor space connects to a second-floor terrace in the neighboring office, occasionally allowing patrons to capture photos amidst the breathtaking cherry blossoms – an unrivaled floral backdrop.

Quiche Mignon #키쉬미뇽

Address: 394-16 Seongyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Quiche Mignon is a well-known tart cafe in Korea, and the Hapjeong branch is a must-visit, especially for its lovely view of cherry blossoms in spring. You can easily spot it with the charming tart displays outside. The cafe offers outdoor seating, letting you enjoy nature. If you head to the second floor, you can catch fantastic views of cherry blossoms while munching on delicious tarts — a perfect way to experience spring. For those who prefer indoor seating, grab a spot near the large windows to soak up the warm sunlight and relax in this inviting cafe.

Apostrophe #어퍼스트로피

Address: 230 Nuha-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

In the Seochon neighborhood, you’ll find Apostrophe, a charming cafe known for its wine, beer, and freshly brewed coffee. Right outside is a sizable cherry blossom tree. You can appreciate the pink blossoms either while seated on the quaint outdoor patio or from inside the premises. Apostrophe offers specialty wines priced at KRW9,000 (~USD7.43) per glass or KRW29,000-KRW49,000 (~USD23.96-USD40.48) per bottle.

Coffee CONHAS #커피콘하스

Address: 22 Itaewon-ro 55na-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

If you want a break from cherry blossoms (is that even a thing?), head to Conhas for another stunner: a huge magnolia tree! This café boasts an aesthetic swimming pool and they have a magnolia tree in the yard. It gets crowded, especially in mid-March when the magnolias bloom. Despite the number of people, taking pictures isn’t a problem, with a designated photo zone and a second-floor terrace offering more magnolia trees for pictures. Consider Conhas as an alternative if you’re looking for a different floral experience beyond the typical cherry blossoms.

Silhouette Coffee #실루엣커피

Address: 244-2 Daeheung-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

If you missed cherry blossom season by a few days, drop by Silhouette Cafe for their lilac trees. These charming flowers, valued for their sweet scent, are gaining attention as trendy cafes feature them. Lilac season in Seoul typically starts in late April and continues through May, coinciding with the end of spring. Silhouette Coffee gets so popular that people start lining up before opening time at 11am – so be sure you’re early!

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