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Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20(카페 연남동 239-20)

 As the paradise of beauty and trends, South Korea is one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. Not only K-beauty products and flower-like K-pop stars, Korea can impress you by all unique experiences you can find in every corner of the country. Especially, if coffee shops in most of other countries are places to enjoy a coffee and chat with friends or for working and studying, in South Korea, where coffee culture is huge, you can easily spot an impressive coffeeshop with unique design to satisfy the hunger of unique Instagram check-in posts. And if you enjoy arts, you will fall in love with the concepts of these special-themed cafés.

Similar to Manga in Japan, comics and Webtoons are a popular among young people as well as adults in South Korea. Started the hit TV show named “W – Two Worlds” by Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo, this monochrome design gained its popularity by showing the idea of being in a fantasy world inside of a webtoon.

Applying this artistic design into the real world, Café Yeonnam-dong 239-20 offers the coffeeshop space with 2D optical illusion, which brings the feeling of crossing into a comic book illustration. Black and white are the main colors, therefore, it seems just as you are looking at a page of a comic book. The liveliness and other colors come from customers and their drinks.

The walls, floors and furniture are made with strips and flat line drawings, creating an amazing and marvelous effect. Even the mugs, plates and cutlery seem to be taken out from a webtoon. Even though the colors and decorations are plain and simple, you might not be able to stop being amazed and impressed by every detail the designers put on every corner of the café.

You can enjoy various kinds of drinks and desserts, which are served in very aesthetic forms and decorations in cartoon-like cups and plates. Another plus to Café Yeonnam-dong 239-20 is its affordable menu. You can enjoy all kinds of drinks starting from coffee to tea and juice. The price starts from only ₩4.000 to ₩6.000 for drinks, and ₩4.500 for desserts.

If you plan to take pictures for your Instagram, you can also go with either hippy or artistic items to blend in with the background. You can also prepare your favorite comic’s character poses to apply for your new look book. The address is also the name of the coffee shop, which is Café Yeonnam-dong 239-20. The café was open in 2017 in the most famous café area in Seoul and became popular to not only Korean residents, but also tourists from around the world.

Aside from Café Yeonnam-dong 239-20, you can check out many creative cafés in Yeonnam-dong such as Vietnamese coffee (Cộng café), Layered café, Floral café etc, which are just around this beautiful area. So maybe getting an artistic album in Yeonnam-dong this week for the best memory in South Korea?












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