Good morning. Jeongdong Theater.
Sit back and relax in a cozy cafe on the pretty road and end it with a concert!
Of course, the ‘pretty road’ refers to ‘Jeongdong-gil’. Jeongdong-gil is a street that holds historical records as large as museum of Joseon Dynasty to modern Seoul. It’s also one of the best places on ‘Seoul Walking Tours’ and ‘Beautiful Roads in Korea’. Today, we will introduce the beautiful cafes on Jeongdong-gil and the landmark of Jeongdong-gil, <The Palace: Jang Nok-Su> of Jeongdong Theater!
Russo Labs is a popular brunch cafe on Jeongdong-gil. It’s so popular that the minute their doors open, the seats quickly fill up. Coffee or tea must be picked up directly from the ground floor, but when you order a meal, it is brought directly to the table.
Russo Labs is famous for its delicious coffee. Filter coffee is also available to enjoy the authentic fresh taste of roasted coffee beans from Kenya, Ethiopia and Colombia. Milk teas and Dutch cube lattes are also popular.
The spacious and luxurious interior combined with the calm Jungdong-gil view from the window, making it a perfect place to meet friends and family. Don’t miss on the delicious brunch options which include but are not limited to Egg Benedict and Basil Chicken Panini.
- Address: 17, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Phone: 02-772-9935
- Weekdays 08:00 – 20:00, Weekends 09:00-20:00
- Suggested Menu: Americano 5,000 won, Egg Benedict 13,800 won, Basil Chicken Panini 10,800 won
- La Green LA GREEN
Cafe La Green is located along the 100th Anniversary Memorial wall and gate of Ewha Woman’s High School. Just like its name ‘La Green’, the café is filled with lots of green plants which brighten up the interior of the café.
The combination of vintage interior and the historical vibes of Jeongdong-gil conveyed through the wide glass windows makes you feel comfortable just sitting here. Perfect for a day to have a light meal with coffee, perhaps also with some cakes, cookies and/or salads. Just the thought of sitting in front of the wide windows and breathing it all in transports you to another land.
- Address: 26, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Phone: 02-3789-8005
- Weekdays and Saturdays: 11:00 – 20:00
- Suggested Menu: Americano 4,000 won, Cake 7,000 won, Penne Pasta Salad 9,600 won, Ham & Gudda Cheese Sandwich 8,500 won
- Jeon Kwang Soo COFFEE HOUSE
This café is a small shop in the direction of Seodaemun, famous for their ‘coffee of the day’. If you’re worried about what kind of coffee to drink, you won’t regret leaving the decision to the barista in this cafe. The size of the café gives it a cozy feel to quietly enjoy a cup of coffee. The hand drip coffee is also famous, the prices differ according to the coffee beans. Double chocolate cakes, New York cheesecakes, and waffles are also available, so you can enjoy desserts with the coffee.
The second floor is decorated like an attic. The rustic chairs and tables provide comfort, and the view of Jeongdong-gil seen through the small window gives a calming feeling. It is a popular place for people who want to sit quietly, read books or enjoy dates.
- Address: 39, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Phone: 02-752-0289
- 08:00 – 22:00 daily
- Suggested Menu: Americano 4,000 won, Hand Drip Ethiopian Aricha 6,000 won, Double Chocolate Cake 6,500 won
- Jeongdong Theater CAFE Jeongdam
‘Jeongdam’, which means ‘to share a chat in confidence,’ is a cafe in Jeongdong Theater. It usually serves as a waiting room, where people who come to the venue gather and chat here before the show starts. However, even during times when there are no shows, it is popular with people who want to drink coffee in a quiet atmosphere. One side of the cafe is made of glass, so you can see the courtyard of Jeongdong Theater. The courtyard also has an outdoor terrace, which is perfect for sitting outside and relaxing.
During this time of the year, the number of guests for ‘The Palace’ have increased so the visitors to the café have also increased. The café offers all kinds of coffee such as espresso and americano, but it is also famous for traditional tea such as citron tea and quince tea. There are also healthy teas available like mugwort tea, chrysanthemum tea, persimmon leaf tea, fresh ginseng root litte, and many more.
Cafe Jeongdam is also a popular cafe among local workers after lunch because the Ice Americano is sold at a relatively low price. Thus, if you discover Jeongdong Theater while walking along Jungdong-gil leisurely, feel free to stop by Café Jeongdam! Oh yeah. Present your tickets to the Jeongdong Theater and enjoy 10% off all drinks all day!
- Address: 43, Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Phone: 02-751-1500
- Suggested Menu: Americano 3,000 won, citron tea 4,000 won, brown rice five grain latte 4,000 won, fresh ginseng root spicy 6,000 won