A Cafe That Was a Favorite Hangout for Students in the 1970s and 80s: Doksuri Dabang (독수리 다방)

When you visit Korea, if you’re passing by the Sinchon area or visiting Yonsei University,
we recommend you to visit this cafe: 독수리 다방

독수리 다방 (Doksuri Dabang)

독수리 (eagle) + 다방 (coffee shop)

Located near Yonsei University, it opened as a music cafe in 1971. It was a famous place for college students and people living near the Sinchon area to gather around and hangout in the 70s and 80s. It’s often called Dok Dabang.

“Let’s meet in front of Doksuri Dabang at 7pm this Friday.”

This is what people back in the days would say to friends. Before the mobile phone was invented by Martin Cooper, Doksuri Dabang was a meeting point. 

Whenever people couldn’t keep their promise, they would leave a note on the wall of the cafe.

One of the walls is still decorated with notes.

As many other cafes were created nearby Yonsei University, it was closed in 2005. Then, the grandson of the first-generation founder reopened the cafe in 2013. It’s still loved by college students and locals today.

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8th floor of Doksuri building,
36, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

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– Mon ~ Sun 11:00 ~ 23:30
– Last Order 23:00


Caffe Americano 5,800
Caffe Latte 6,500
Cappuccino 6,500
Mocha Latte 7,000
Caramel Macchiato 7,000
Caffe Davant 6,800
Caffe Vienna 7,200
Cold Brew 6,800

Valrhona Hot Chocolate 7,500
Callebaut Iced Chocolate 7,500

Black Tea 7,000
Royal Milk Tea 7,800
Green Tea Latte 7,000
Herb Tea 7,000
Fruit Tea 7,000
Ade 7,500
Shake – Mocha/Strawberry/Vanilla 7,200
Shake – Grain/Citron Sorbet 7,200

[Coffee Refill Service]
Hot black coffee will be served once for those who have finished their drink.

[Extra Charge]
500 won will be added for iced drinks.

Beautiful terrace view
You can see the panorama view of Yonsei University from the cafe.

A nice cafe to study/work
It closes late at night, 11:30pm. It’s a perfect cafe for those who want to study or work late.

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