Starbucks The Bukhansan 스타벅스 더북한산
7:00 - 22:00
Gupabal Station 구파발역 (line 3, exit 1). U-turn upon exit. The bus stop is about 20m ahead. Take Bus 34/704/8772 and get off at bus stop, Bukhansanseong (Fortress) 북한산성, 12 mins ride. After alighting the bus, walk in the direction as the bus going off. Turn right at the cross road into Daeseomun-gil and go straight. Turn right at the next cross street, walk straight and Starbucks The Bukhansan is on your left. 6 mins walk.
Starbucks The Bukhansan is a hidden gem with stunning view of Bukhansan Mountain peaks, located near the popular Bukhansan National Park in the city center of Seoul, South Korea.
Opened on 15 February 2023, Starbucks The Bukhansan offers a unique store experience that combines urbanity and nature. It spans across 2 floors with a rooftop terrace at a massive 1,100 sqm and 253 seats.
💡The Bukhansan store is the only fifth Starbucks store in Korea to have ‘The’ in front of its name. 'The' is only allowed for specialized Starbucks stores that are differentiated from regular stores in terms of space and interior.
Starbucks The Bukhansan
Building & Garden ✦ 1F ✦ 2F ✦ Rooftop ✦ Special Menu ✦ Merchandise
Starbucks The Bukhansan - Building & Garden
The Bukhansan store building is designed with full-glass window at an angle for best view of the magnificent Bukhansan Mountain.
1F - Counter, Merchandise, 49 Seats
2F - 138 Seats
Rooftop - Photo Zone, 66 Seats
On nightfall, The Bukhansan store and the mountain scene is equally captivating.
There is a beautiful garden outside the store building where you can enjoy nature and take a leisure walk with Bukhansan Mountain in the background.
💡In spring, the garden is the best-kept secret spot for cherry blossom viewing in Seoul!
1F - Counter & Seats
The interior of Starbucks The Bukhansan is spacious, allowing customers to feel comfortable while enjoying their favourite beverage with nature view.
2F - Seats
The second floor of Starbucks The Bukhansan is a popular seating area for those who wish to enjoy both mountain and garden views from the comfort of the enclosed space.
At the open rooftop of Starbucks The Bukhansan, you can enjoy panoramic view of Bukhansan Mountain.
There is also a popular photo zone with the words 'STARBUCKS' engraved on the wooden structure.
💡In summer, the rooftop terrace can get quite hot and you can see customers came 'well-equipped' with umbrellas to enjoy the space.
Starbucks The Bukhansan - Special Menu
Like the popular Starbucks Kyungdong 1960 in Gyeongdong Market, Seoul, The Bukhansan store also serves freshly baked crafted food, not readily available in other Starbucks stores.
In celebration of the opening of Starbucks The Bukhansan, 2 nature-filled mugwort speciality beverages, The Green Mugwort Cream Latte and the Green Mugwort Blended are launched. These drinks are only available in 4 other Starbucks stores (including Starbucks Kyungdong 1960) in Korea.
If you are looking for exclusive beverage that can only be found at Starbucks The Bukhansan store, check out the 'Bukhansan Lemon Earl Grey Blended'. The non-alcoholic blended drink combines refreshing lemonade with a hint of cognac and earl grey tea.
💡Mugwort is a well-known plant widely used in Korean cuisine, traditional medicine and Korean skincare.
Starbucks The Bukhansan - Merchandise
There is a good selection of merchandise including tumblers, coffee beans, umbrellas, cutlery sets, etc at Starbucks The Bukhansan. The store also carries Jeju specialised merchandise.
Starbucks The Bukhansan, nestled in the natural scenery of Bukhansan Mountain in the city center of Seoul is indeed a precious space of healing and fond memories.
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서울 은평구 대서문길 36 북한산성상가 A동 106호 |
#106, Building A, Bukhansan Castle Shopping Center, 36 Daeseomun-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
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Sandeurae Health Table 산들애건강밥상
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서울 은평구 대서문길 43-16 | 43-16 Daeseomun-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
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서울 은평구 대서문길 43-10 | 43-10 Daeseomun-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
Manseokjang is a traditional Korean restaurant specialised in tofu and leaf wraps since 1961. It offers a variety of set meals like tofu, pork grilled in Korean-style clay oven, leaf wrap (with stir-fried pork, squid, octopus or duck), stew (e.g. seafood, tofu, kimchi) and side dishes like pancake and acorn jelly.
Within minutes walk from Starbucks The Bukhansan, there are a few popular and famous restaurants.
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Attractions near Starbucks The Bukhansan
A trip to Starbucks The Bukhansan is not complete without taking a walk around its beautiful natural surrounding.
When you walk further along Daeseomun-gil, you will come to the entrance of the popular Bukhansan National Park and Bukhansanseong Park Information Center. This entrance is popular for hikers going for Bukhansan Mountain's highest peak, Baegundae Peak (836.5m).
💡Bukhansan National Park listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'Most Visited National Park per Unit Area'.
If you prefer something easy, you can either take the scenic valley trail (near observatory) or continue the walk along the road (passing the information center). Both paths will meet at the intersection and rest area (with vending machines and toilets) uphill. The round trip takes about 1 - 1.5hrs.
Alternatively, you can cross the red bridge along Bukhancheon Stream to explore the cafes and restaurants on the other side of the stream. There are also many hiking shops leading the park's entrance as well.
Map of Getting to Starbucks The Bukhansan
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