Seoul Forest Cafe Street: 11 Best Cafes & Restaurants
Seoul Forest Station (bundang line, exit 5). 4 mins walk.
Ttukseom Station (line 2, exit 8). 6 mins walk.
Seoul Forest Cafe Street is a hidden gem located right next to Seoul Forest (park) in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. It is conveniently accessible from 2 subway stations (i.e. Seoul Forest Station and Ttukseom Station) with an easy walking distance of 4-6 mins.
Compared to the more well-known cafe streets of Ikseondong Hanok Village which has a traditional atmosphere and Seongsu-dong Cafe Street with industrial vibes, Seoul Forest Cafe Street is beautifully charming with a good mix of unique speciality cafes, restaurants, prop shops, fashion and accessories boutiques along the streets.
Many of the cafes and restaurants are hugely popular with the locals and some with good window/terrace views of Seoul Forest's nature scenery.
The best way to explore Seoul Forest Cafe Street is to start from the first shop (i.e. the bright pink Samo Ondoh Flagship Store) along Seoulsup 2-gil if you are coming direct from the nearest subway stations; or Gate 4/5 if you are coming from Seoul Forest.
This lovely street stretches about 440m long with shops/restaurants on both sides. Two other streets (i.e. Seoulsup 4-gil and Seoulsup 6-gil) run parallel to it and certainly worth exploring as well.
Best Cafes & Restaurants at Seoul Forest Cafe Street, Seongdong-gu
Teddy's Oven 테디스오븐
11:00 - 22:00
서울 성동구 서울숲2길 43 (성수동1 가) 1층 | 1F, 43 Seoulsup 2-gil (Seongsu-dong 1-ga), Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Teddy's Oven is one of the most popular cafes at Seoul Forest Cafe Street. It stands out in a light yellow and pretty two-storey building. The cafe specialises in French home-style bakery and offers an extensive selection of quiche, pavlova, cookies, Dutch baby pancakes, chocolate fondant, teddy's financier, cakes, etc.
12:00 - 21:00
서울 성동구 서울숲4길 26-10 1층 | 1F, 26-10, Seoulsup 4-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Onryang is a pasta restaurant for people who enjoy great food... and are willing to queue for it. Their popular dishes include Spicy Rose Pasta and Tomahawk Pork Cutlet.
11:00 - 21:30. Breaktime 16:00 - 17:00, Last order 30 mins before closing
서울 성동구 서울숲4길 18-8 지층 | Ground Floor, 18-8, Seoulsup 4-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Nampo is another hot place at Seoul Forest Cafe Street known for its long queue. It serves Korean fusion cuisine that are exquisitely presented and look great on photos.
Fine Waffle 파인와플
14:00 - 22:00. Last order 21:30
서울 성동구 서울숲4길 16-1 1층 | 1st floor, 16-1, Seoulsup 4-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
At Fine Waffle, you can grab a nice waffle as you stroll along Seoul Forest Cafe Street or eat it in-store and people watch. Also, you can rent a pretty picnic set and have a picnic (or simply for insta-worthy photos) at Seoul Forest nearby.
Zesty Saloon Seongsu 제스티살룬 성수
11:30 - 21:00. Last order 20:00
서울 성동구 서울숲4길 13 1층 제스티살룬 | 1st floor, 13, Seoulsup 4-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Zesty Saloon is famous for their handmade burgers. Though there are separate queues for takeaway and dine-in (1-2F), do expect some waiting time. There are only 5 burgers in the menu with Wasabi Shrimp and Zesty Garlic (Beef) being the most popular.
Stdo Cafe & Bakery
10:00 - 18:00 (Mon), 9:00 - 22:00 (Tue-Thu & Sun), 9:00 - 23:00 (Fri-Sat)
서울 성동구 서울숲4길 12-8 1층 | 1F, 12-8, Seoulsup 4-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Stdo is known for their croffles (croissant & waffle). Other freshly-baked items include berry croissants, fig sourdough, scones, cookies, etc. There are indoor and terrace seating areas at the cafe.
LOWIDE Coffee Bakery
10:00 - 20:00 (Mon-Fri), 11:00 - 21:00 (Sat-Sun). Closed on the 3rd Monday of each month.
서울 성동구 서울숲2길 22-1 | 22-1 Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
You will be spoilt for choice at this bakery! There are so many delicious-looking and freshly-baked croissants, bread, tarts, scones, brownies, cookies and cakes!
Center Coffee Seoul Forest 센터커피 서울숲점
10:00 - 21:00. Closed on Mondays
서울 성동구 서울숲2길 28-11 | 28-11 Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Center Coffee specialised in drip coffee with seats overlooking Seoul Forest on 1F, 2F and rooftop.
11:00 - 19:00 (Mon-Fri), last order 17:30 | 11:00 - 22:00 (Sat-Sun). Last order 20:30
서울 성동구 서울숲2길 34 2층 | 2nd floor, 34, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Secondaire has one of the best review ratings of all cafes and restaurants at Seoul Forest Cafe Street. Located on the 2F, its interior is chic and spacious with different types of jams on display (& for sale) at one section of the wall. Their signature mains include Vanilla Custard French Toast and Secondaire Breakfast that come with jams of your choice.
Grandma's Recipe 할머니의 레시피
11:30 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:00. Closed every Tuesdays, Lunar New Year's Day & Chuseok
서울 성동구 서울숲2길 44-12 | 44-12 Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Located on the 2F of the building is Grandma's recipe, a popular Korean restaurant known for its queue too. The menu was folded up interestingly like a letter in an envelope.
Cinnabon Seoul Forest 시나본 서울숲점
10:00 - 20:00 (Mon-Fri), 9:00 - 20:00 (Sat-Sun)
서울 성동구 서울숲2길 32-14 갤러리아포레 1층 | 1F Galleria Foret, 32-14, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
For fans of cinnamon rolls, check out the popular Cinnabon Seoul Forest located on the ground floor of the tall Galleria Foret building. You can enjoy the cinnamon roll at its nice blue outdoor seats with good view of Seoul Forest.
Other Cafes, Restaurants & Interesting Fashion Shops at Seoul Forest Cafe Street
There are so many nice cafes and restaurants at Seoul Forest Cafe Street to cover them all! So, be adventurous to explore the many other interesting and equally great cafes, restaurants and fashion shops at Seoul Forest Cafe Street.
Attractions Nearby Seoul Forest Cafe Street
1. Seoul Forest (Park)
It is popular for locals to buy food, snacks or even rent a picnic basket at Seoul Forest Cafe Street and walk to Seoul Forest for a lovely picnic. Alternatively, you can rent a bicycle near Seoul Forest (Gate 5) and cycle around the big park and along Han River nearby.
2. Hangang Waterside Park
From Seoul Forest, you can take the overhead footbridge (Gate 11) to Hangang Waterside Park for a short stroll along the well-known and scenic Han River of Seoul.
Map of Recommended Cafes & Restaurants at Seoul Forest Cafe Street, Seongdong-gu
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