Seoul is filled with thousands upon thousands of adorable coffee shops. Many of them feel homey and we’ve adopted a few as our regular spots. One of our favorites in Seoul is Hoho Myoll Cafe near Hongdae. It’s stuffed with character – there are hanging bronze pots and pans, a VW van parked in the middle of the cafe and filled with a few tables and chairs for lounging, and notes and drawings covering the walls. The menu is full of coffee and tea concoctions and quite a few delicious-looking desserts. Coffee classes are also offered – if you’re fluent in Korean.
There’s something welcoming and cozy about Hoho Myoll Cafe. There’s also a definite trendy vibe, since it’s so close to Hongdae, the college-town area of Seoul. Most of the time the cafe is packed with fashionable young Koreans so it makes for great people-watching. A resident cat wandering in and out also provides some entertainment.
I suggest the maple latte. Normally I find flavoured lattes way too sweet, but the maple isn’t too cloying at all, and it’s a really unique flavor that I haven’t seen elsewhere. If you’re in Seoul head to Hoho Myoll for an hour or two, and sit back with a good drink and some people-watching.
How to Get There
Subway: Sangsu Station (Line 6) – Exit 2.
U-Turn when you come up out of the station and walk down the street. You’ll pass a hot yoga studio on your right. Keep walking. HoHo Myoll Cafe is on your right.