Cafes in Seoul That Open Early In The Morning (Last Updated on Oct 2023)

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Opens at 6AM

Double Cup Coffee (더블컵커피)

They bake breads from 7 every morning. You can get freshly baked breads at around 9-10am!
✅ Freshly roasted coffee
✅ Vegan, home-made brands
🕒 Monday – Friday 6 am – 5 pm; Close on Saturday and Sunday
📍 35, Changdeokgung 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울시 종로구 창덕궁1길 35)

Opens at 7AM

Narino (나리노)

If you order cookies at the cafe, they warm them up. It’s really good.
✅ Freshly roasted coffee
✅ Sandwiches and cookies
🕒 Monday – Friday 7 am – 9 pm; Saturday – Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm
📍 6, Huam-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울시 용산구 후암로 6)

Onion Anguk (어니언 안국)

This Korean traditional style cafe has a lot of delicious, unique breads and desserts.
✅ Korean traditional style cafe
✅ Coffee, breads, and desserts
🕒 Monday – Friday 7 am – 10 pm; Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 10 pm
📍 5, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울시 종로구 계동길 5)

Alexander Coffee Studio (알렉산더 커피 스튜디오)

The cafe is located in a quiet back alley in Gangnam, an odd mix of commercial buildings and houses. The small terrace is cute and the interior is quite small. The cafe menu has oat milk, soy milk, and decaf options. There are also simple desserts and breads.
✅ Freshly roasted coffee
✅ Cute interiors
🕒 Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm; Close on Sunday
📍 23, Teheran-ro 51-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울 강남구 테헤란로51길 23 1층)

Espresso Bar Cafe Sangwang Pharma (에스프레소 바 카페 상왕제약)

The space was created by people who have lived in the alley for about 30 years, since they were in elementary school. Start your day with a delicious espresso in a tranquil setting.
✅ Many different types of espresso
✅ Great hosts who interact with guests
🕒 Monday – Friday 7 am – 3 pm; Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 12 pm
📍 8, Wangsimni-ro 33-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울시 성동구 왕십리로33길 8)

Opens at 7:30AM

FOURB Gwanghwamun (포비 광화문)

My personal favorites: volcano bagel, raspberry bagel spread, adn cafe latte.
✅ Australian-style cafe
✅ Bagels and spreads
🕒 Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm; Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 9:30 pm
📍 D Tower, 17, Jong-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울시 종로구 종로3길 17 광화문D타워)

Opens at 8AM

Felt Coffee Cheonggyecheon (펠트커피 청계천)

Located amongst office buildings, this cafe serves amazing coffee.
✅ Specialty coffee
✅ Cakes and financiers
🕒 Monday – Friday 8 am – 9 pm; Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm
📍 14, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울시 중구 청계천로 14)

Dotoril Garden (도토리 가든)

It’s a place full of delicious breads and a brunch menu. It’s also close to a lot of touristy places, so there are a lot of foreigners.
✅ Extensive bakery and brunch menu
✅ Healthy Greek yogurt
✅ Vegan options
🕒 Monday – Sunday 8 am – 11 pm
📍 19-8, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울시 종로구 계동길 19-8)

Barrel, than yesterday (베럴댄예스터데이)

It’s a small, exotic space in Chungmuro. It’s a cafe and a whiskey bar at the same time, and someone said it felt like drinking whiskey in a small bar in Scotland.
✅ Reasonably priced coffee, juice, ade, and smoothie options
✅ Where to get the vibe of Seoul’s old alleys
🕒 For Coffee, Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm; For Whiskey, Tuesday – Saturday 6 pm – 12 am
📍 38-1, Chungmu-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울시 중구 충무로2길 38-1)

Bluebottle Seongsu (블루보틀 성수)

The first Korean Blue Bottle in Seongsu-dong, which retains the image of urban regeneration and has been in the process of transforming small and medium-sized factories into coffee shops, is a charming place.
✅ Specialty coffee
✅ Spacious place
🕒 Monday – Sunday 8 am – 8:30 pm
📍 7, Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울시 성동구 아차산로 7)

Crate Coffee (크레이트 커피)

The first Korean Blue Bottle in Seongsu-dong, which retains the image of urban regeneration and has been in the process of transforming small and medium-sized factories into coffee shops, is a charming place.
✅ Great coffee and bakery
✅ Peaceful neighborhood
🕒 Monday – Friday 8 am – 9 pm; Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 9 pm
📍 97, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울시 용산구 독서당로 97 1층)

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