Busan is the second most populated city in South Korea that has been gaining more attention from the travel industry thanks to the growth of Kpop culture. Although the place is more well known for their gorgeous beaches, the cafe scene in Busan has also grown significantly in recent years that caters to the young and well-travelled.
With many stunning cafes popping up in Busan, they truly deserve a spot in your travel itinerary. Pack your cameras because you will definitely be taking lots of pictures!
Read on to discover 10 gorgeous cafes in Busan you have to visit at least once in your life.
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#1 4 YEARS APART
The cafe’s rustic wooden furniture and woven baskets portray a minimalist outlook, making it a great place to relax and chill with your friends. Coffee aside, indulge in fancy, colourful sodas such as the Blueberry Lime Soda (6000KRW) for a light and refreshing taste.
8 Gwangnam-ro 258beon-gil
Tel: +82 010-9909-6398
Mon to Fri: 2pm – 9pm
Tue to Thu, Sat & Sun: 12pm – 9pm
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#2 APEACH CAFE
Fans of Kakao Friends are going to love this one! Located on the fourth floor of the Kakao Friends building lies Apeach character-themed cafe. It serves up a variety of Apeach cakes, muffins, macarons, drinks and more. With a pretty baby pink interior and marble tables, this place is definitely made for Instagram.
62 Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
Daily: 10:30am – 10:00pm
#3 CAFE FOOTLOOSE
A bicycle-themed cafe, Cafe Footloose appeals to all cycling enthusiasts. With a range of delectable mains, this is the perfect place for brunch with your friends. The plus point for this cafe is the hybrid bicycle service rental that goes for 15,000 won per hour and 20,000 won for two hours.
1436-2 U 1(il)-dong, Haeundae-gu
Busan, South Korea
Daily: 10am – 11pm
#4 COFFEE MANDALAY
If you are looking for a simple, yet satisfying meal in Busan, Coffee Mandalay is your best bet. Decked out in warm and earthy tones that will help you unwind after a long day, the cafe offers typical cafe grub and 100% organic coffees that cannot go wrong. Try the Shrimp Panini when you are there!
#5 ONCHEONCHEON MELBOURNE
A cafe known for its quality coffee and awesome brunches, Oncheoncheon Melbourne Cafe is the go-to place for quality time with your loved ones. Overlooking a river opposite the road, this place also exudes a warm and homely atmosphere. Do try the apple cinnamon pancake when you are there!
Dongnae-gu, Allak 2dong, 631-57
Daily: 11 am – 11pm
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#6 MAISON DE DAWL
A gorgeous cafe that will win all the hearts of the ladies, Maison De Dawl has a Beauty and the Beast-inspired tea set which features a Mrs Potts teapot which guests will use to pour out tea for themselves. The aesthetically-pleasing desserts served on classic grey tinted trays adds to the overall Instagrammable factor.
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#7 ORDINARY FLOWER & CAFE
More than just a cafe, Ordinary Flower & Cafe also serves as a flower shop, design studio and workshop space. Unleash your creativity through crafting your very own handmade flower design, as this cafe conducts floristry courses as well. Its floral interior exudes dreamy, whimsical vibes that will charm your socks off.
35-1 Jeonpo-daero 77beon-gil
Munhyeon 2(i)-dong, Nam-gu
Busan, South Korea
Tel: +82 010-2607-8409
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 8pm
Sat: 12pm – 6pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm
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#8 PORT 1902
Situated near Songjeong beach, you get a sweeping view of the ocean when you dine at PORT 1902. The 4-storey cafe building has an open rooftop that holds a glistening swimming pool for you to jump into when the weather gets scorching. Do save some tummy space for great coffee, fantastic cocktails and delicious brunches.
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Designed in a simple and clean-cut setting, the woody design allows patrons to have a cosy and relaxed dining experience. Known for their delicious desserts that come with nutritional factors, Sobok serves up several items using brown rice as the core ingredient. The vanilla ice cream is a must-try, with natural ingredients such as pumpkin seeds and sweet pumpkin puree.
Chungdong-gu, 692, Road 45
Busan, South Korea
#10 WAVEON COFFEE
If you need to escape from the fast-paced city, this beachside cafe will do the trick. Its intriguing architecture is one of a kind, making full use of space and floor-to-ceiling window panels as part of its design. The cafe also has its own roastery, so be sure to check out their neat range of coffee beverages.
286 Haemaji-ro, Jangan-eup
Gijang, Busan, South Korea
Daily: 11am – 12am