5 Affordable Coffee Chains for Your Daily Dose of Caffein in Korea

Did you know that the Starbucks Americano Tall Size in Korea is 4,500 Korean won (approx. 3.65 USD), which is much more expensive than in the U.S.?

Not only Starbucks, but other coffee chains like Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Paul Bassett, and Hollys are all similar.

Also, most of the small local coffee shops have a similar range of prices, which can be pricey for an every-day caffein!

So, here is the list of the affordable coffee chains in Korea. You can see many Koreans carry one of these takeaway coffee cups from one of these brands!

1. Paik’s Coffee

  • Americano 1,500 Won
  • Menu recommendations : Salad Bread (3,000 Won)


  • Americano (Medium size) : 1,600 Won
  • Menu recommendations : Strawberry Latte (4,300 Won)

3. Mega MGC Coffee

  • Americano 2,000 Won
  • Menu recommendations : Cherry Coke (3,300 Won)


  • Americano 1,500 Won
  • Menu recommendations : Croffle (Croissant Waffle)
    (Basic Croffle : 2,000 Won, Tiramisu Croffle : 3,500 Won)


  • Americano 1,800 Won
  • Menu recommendations : Einspänner (3,500 Won)

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