Some people live to eat, while others live to dress. Then there are those who love food as much as they are passionate about fashion. To supplement this desire, fashion brands and retailers have opened several cafe and restaurants for the ‘fashion-foodie’ enthusiasts. Their food and drinks look like couture! And we already know, Koreans love their coffee and food.
You have Fendi Caffe in London, Citron in Paris, Vivienne Westwood Café in Hong Kong, Ralph’s Coffee in NYC, and many more. But what about South Korea? Well, here’s a list of cafés and restaurants for fashion lovers in South Korea.
Christian Dior’s Café Dior
A café to make you feel like a princess! The Café Dior by Pierre Hermé offers an elegant space to relax after shopping and to discover the unique universe of the Maison Pierre Hermé Paris. The café has a modern and luxurious interior. The team at Pierre Hermé has curated a special menu for this Parisian fashion house under the roof of the flagship. The menu evolves according to the seasons and desires of Pierre Hermé. The Café Dior serves exquisite emblematic creations like macarons, chocolates, cakes, ice creams, and pastries, along with a selection of drinks.
Café Dior by Pierre Hermé, 5/F, House of Dior, 464 Apgujeong-ro, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10 Corso Como
Cult-favorite boutique 10 Corso Como is known not only for its fantastic selection of fashion and lifestyle products but also for its relaxing cafe in Seoul based store. You can taste the masterfully prepared and beautifully plated dishes. Everything looks like a piece of art! The laid back eatery has a restaurant and cafe in Seoul.
10 Corso Como Garden Café, Cheongdam, 416, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu Seoul, South Korea
10 Corso Como Restaurant, Avenuel, 73, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Need a break from shopping, head to Café Kitsuné to get your fill. Café Kitsuné Seoul celebrates the tradition of coffee with timeless hospitality. Fashion and lifestyle label Maison Kitsuné runs both the cafes. The coffee shop offers a range of beverages, from caffeinated drinks to strawberry-based drinks and even match latte. Everything is served in cups printed with the café’s instantly recognizable branding. Have you got your ‘South Korean Fox Head’ playful coffee sleeve yet? You can also get some fancy and delicious pastries to go along with your drink of choice.
Café Kitsuné Garosu-Gil, 23, 13 Gil, Dosandaero, Gang-Nam Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Café Kitsuné Pangyo at Hyundai Pangyo, 3F Hyundai Department store, 20 Pangyoyeok-ro 146beon-gil Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Stylenanda Pink Pool Café
Step into fashion brand Stylenanda’s Pink Hotel in Myeongdong, and it’s like you’ve stepped into a beautiful world of K-style. Space is decorated in luxurious velvet, gold accents, and so much pink! At the Pink Pool Café, you can find even more of the decor with neon lights, poolside vibes, and a plant-adorned rooftop patio. Whenever you are here, you are gonna feel like you are lounging on a vacation miles away from the hustle-bustle of the city center of Seoul. Food and drinks are just as pretty as the décor.
Stylenanda’s Pink Hotel, 37-8, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Myeongdong, Seoul, South Korea
Matchacha is the first matcha café in Seoul. It is a part of Moodlab, which is a curated lifestyle shop and gallery. You can enjoy traditional or more innovative modern drinks here, which are prepared with matcha sourced from Jeju Island. You can get ceremonial-style matcha, a bold matcha latte topped with slightly sweet cream, innovative tea in the form of matcha blanc, and many more. The drinks are complemented by the café’s minimalist interior, which comes straight from the cover of Kinfolk.
Matchcha, 9 Seoulsup 4(sa)-gil, Seongsu 1(il)-ga 2(i)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seongsu-dong, Seoul, South Korea