What’s the most popular Cafe in Seoul?
Cafe hopping is one of the must-do in Seoul for tourists. From regular coffee
joints to quirky cafes to cafes with animals, there are plenty of cafes to
Cafe Onion is one of the more popular cafes in the touristy area of Anguk. It
is steps away from Anguk Metro and within walking distance of Bukcon Hanock
Village. It is also one station from the well-known Gyeongbokgung Palace. If
you find this place familiar, you would have seen Cafe Onion popping up on
your Instagram feeds or Tik Tok feeds.
Cafe Onion’s unique selling point is the building it is in. House in a hanok,
a traditional Korean house that was first designed in the 14th Century, it
oozes the charm of yesteryears. A hanok is best represented by traditional
roof tiles and wooden interiors, and Cafe Onion retains most of its original
|Old vs New|
Guests are seated on the floor instead of chairs in an open layout that
oversees a courtyard. This setup brings an old-world charm into the cafe. In
this setting, you hear conversations and chatter flowing through the air. We
picked up a few familiar Singlish tones around us during our time there. Onion
cafe is not only popular with the locals but with Singaporeans too.
Bread and Pastries
|Bread and Pastries|
Cafe Onion’s is more popular for its opulent selection of bread and
The Pandoro (5,000 won), a torpedo-shaped bread covered in powdered sugar, is
the signature bread, and a must-have in your Instagram or TikTok feeds.
The Pandoro resembles a snowy mountain. While sugary, it is not too sweet and
just right in fluffiness.
We had this scone with whip cream too. This was delightful in taste and
There are plenty more to choose from, but our stomachs are filled.
As for the drinks selection, they are your normal brew.
While the pastries were delightful, the atmosphere won us over. Being a
scorpion, the atmosphere plays a huge part in deciding if the place is worth a
visit. The old-world vibe of Onions does just that.
South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Gyedong-gil 5 (Anguk Station, Exit 3)
서울특별시 종로구 계동길 5
Angguk Station Exit 3. Walked straight towards Changdeokgun place. Turn left
on the first turn and Cafe Onion is just a building away.
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