Korea can get very frosty during wintertime; sometimes it’s impossible for you to walk the streets in the cold weather. Cafes and restaurants could be a good idea for you to get warm, but why not make the most out of it while you’re at it? Here are some specially designed cafes that take on the mood like that of the attics, warming up your body and healing your soul.
This small yet cozy place at Daehak-ro takes on the duplex floor interior, which adds more of the attic-like mood to the place. All the seats are sitting down ones, which means you have to sit cross-legged on the floor. Don’t worry, the floor is covered with blankets that will warm up your legs.
However, the real reason for the popularity of this café comes from the owner’s love of the Korean variety TV show Infinite Challenge. At the time of the show on Saturdays around 6:30 p.m., they turn off the lights except for the big TV to watch the show together. If you’d like to have a good laugh and quality time with other strangers who love this show, this is the café to be at.
Tip: Their best menu is the Honey Misutgaru, a drink made out of powder of roast grain, a traditional Korean drink. Along with that, they have the Mickey Mouse Waffle as one of their other favorites.
小貼士：他們的招牌飲料是Honey Misutharu，一種用烤穀物粉做成的傳統韓式飲品。此外，Mickey Mouse Waffle也頗受歡迎。
地址：21-12 2nd floor Myeongnyun 2-Ga, Jongro-Gu, Seoul
This brunch café is as vintage as it can get, making you feel at home. The orders taken get made at an open kitchen which shows just how fresh the ingredients are and makes up for the long time it takes for the menus to get served. As the café is so intricately decorated, the place was filmed several times as a background in music videos such as Solar of Mamamoo’s song “The longings pile up”. This is a stop-by café perfect for those who want to taste home-made meals surrounded by a cozy, vintage mood of an attic.
Tip: For those who have hard time choosing, the best menus are perilla seed covered rice topped with mushrooms, quince tea and bean flour ice cream. Also, they sell Northern European dishes on the side.
地址：133 Changuimun-Ro, Jongro-Gu, Seoul
Café The Bridge
This is the place to go if you miss the small wooden tree houses you played around when you were young. Small, roughly made attic rooms at Café the Bridge give you that secluded yet cozy feeling of being in your little room tailored for you.
Tip: There are two types of seats-an attic and open-spaced tables.
地址：398-5 Seogyo-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul
Café Yeon provides a room-like environment, but with a twist. It is designed like a traditional Korean house, with best menus such as Korean style pancakes and hand-made jujube tea. Located near Bukchon village, this cozy café can give you the chance to experience the insides of traditional Korean-styled houses.
Tip: The attic rooms can be used for two hours. Also, there are a variety of teas and coffees made with foreign methods (such as Vietnamese and Laos), making this café unique.
地址：84-3 Samcheong-Ro, Jongro-Gu, Seoul
Café Coffee Gallery
This is a café that provides a variety of sitting positions. You can sit at tables with several friends, sit in a small cozy room with the special one or sit alone on a table just for one. As the sitting arrangements show you, this café is full of decorations and interiors that are worth looking around and trying out. Why not step inside from the cold and share small chit-chats with your beloved ones at this ornately-designed attic café?