Seoul is well-known for its numerous themed cafés and coffee shop. In a city where aesthetics is more important than the menu, Zapangi Café certainly makes the cut.
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In the age of Instagram and TikTok, people are a sucker for aesthetic and photogenic café. So, imagine finding a café in Seoul whose entrance is a pink vending machine – it’s like a wish come true!
Not just the aesthetics, even the cakes, drinks, and pancakes are unicorn and mermaid themed.
The gorgeous pink café in Seoul is a no brainer on the bucket list of places to visit in Seoul.
It is one of the most famous coffee shops in Mangwon, a neighborhood in Seoul. The iconic vending machine entrance attracts influencers, tourists, and locals alike.
Did you know Zapangi (자판기) literally translates into a vending machine?
The presence of a tripod with a smartphone holder in front of the door just proves how people are Insta-crazy about the café entrance.
Overall, the interior is big, bright, and airy. Most seating spaces are ideal for two people.
Within the café, there is even a machine that you can use to make personalized transportation cards.
Zapangi Café Menu
The café certainly reflects its tagline of “bottles and tins” with its simple presentation. Beverages are served in a bottle, and cakes are served in tins.
It’s a pretty café with cute and tasty food and coffee options. Cakes are served in cute tins with mermaid tail sticking out of the icing. You can have mocha topped with pastel rainbow whipped cream and sprinkles. There are even unicorn decorated donuts and milk in cute glass bottles.
The flavors range from rich, decadent chocolate to subtle fruit flavored cakes.
And the offerings keep changing seasonally. They change from season to season, giving to so many reasons to revisit the café again and again.
Zapangi Menu Prices
- Coffee costs somewhere between 4,500 KRW and 5,500 KRW.
- Milk Tea costs between 5,500 KRW and 7,000 KRW.
- Tin Cakes cost between 6,500 KRW and 9,500 KRW.
Although the prices are on the higher side as compared to an average coffee shop, they are in-line with other themed cafes of Seoul.
How to Get There – Zapangi Café Seoul Address
You might be wondering how to get to Zapangi Café in Seoul? Well, here are the directions to Zapangi Café, Korea. The café is located slightly off the beaten path in Mangwon neighborhood.
The easiest way to reach Zapangi Café in Seoul is to take subway number 7 and get down at the Mangwon Station exit 2. Walk straight down World Cup-ro 13-gil road for about 5 to 10 minutes. The pink vending machine and pink Koons style dog will appear on your left.
Just like all the other Instagrammable coffee shops in Seoul, it’s better to arrive bright and early to avoid the crowds. You will be able to capture that perfect Insta shot without having to wait for anyone!
- Address: 79 World Cup-ro 13-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- Opening Times: 10 AM – 11 PM
- Naver Place – Zapangi
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