What first comes across your mind when you think of Busan? As Korea’s second-biggest city, it has a wide array of features that attract tons of visitors every year. Recently, as the most trendy way to experience Busan, cafe-hopping has taken off. Imagine sitting in a stunning cafe where only locals visit. Read on to discover the best trendy cafes in Busan and make your trip in style.

*Opening hours are subject to change due to their variability. Please make sure to check out before the visit.*


1. Seomyeon: City Farm House Cafe DOCO

 

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Centrally located between Busan Station and Haeundae Beach, Seomyeon has played a role as the best downtown in Busan. Among a large number of cafes in Seomyeon, City Farm House Cafe DOCO is best known for its home-made bakery and fresh-roasted coffee. It might be a bit hard to find the entrance since it’s connected to a super-narrow alley next to the basement garage. However, when you pass through the entrance, a spacious and cozy garden with four bungalows will greet you. The whole interior is decorated with wood, stone, and rattan furniture, so it looks more like a luxurious villa than a cafe. When it comes to the menu, it is made up of a variety of coffee, espresso, tea, and delicious bakery. Especially, you shouldn’t miss out on tiramisu cake when you visit. 

  • Opening hours: 9:00 – 22:30 (Mon-Fri), 12:00 – 22:30 (Sat, Sun)
  • Address: 17, Jungang-daero 666beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea

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2. Jeonpo-dong: Alike Coffee

 

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Jeonpo-dong is undoubtedly the best place for cafe-lovers because of its ‘Jeonpo Cafe Street.’ It used to be an industrial-residential area, but now, it has turned into the trendiest place for locals. Alike Coffee became famous for its modern and simple interior and fancy desserts. It offers its signature menu ‘Alike Coffee’, which contains less caffeine. For those who are sensitive to caffeine but would like to savor the coffee flavor, it will be the best choice. Please don’t leave out the seasonally-changing desserts that look as good as they taste.

  • Opening hours: 13:00 – 22:00, Closed every Wednesday
  • Address: 39, Seojeon-ro 47beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea

3. Pusan National University: Cafe Bugok

 

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The whole districts around Pusan National University are chock-full of shopping stores and Instagram-worthy cafes and restaurants. However, if you are looking for a cafe with a laid-back atmosphere beating the crowds,  you should head to Cafe Bugok. You might be surprised since the cafe appears out of nowhere in a quiet residential area. It used to be an ordinary house and has been remodeled into the fantastic cafe. The menu consists of various coffee, tea, and dessert with seasonal ingredients. The rich-flavored milk tea and Bugok latte, which are made of flat white and hazelnut whipped cream, are the best menu of Cafe Bugok.

  • Opening hours: 12:00 – 22:00, Closed every Tuesday
  • Address: 38, Dongbugok-ro 15beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea

4. Oncheoncheon Park: Cafe Cheek To Cheek

 

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Ocheoncheon Cafe Street is located alongside Ocheoncheon Park, which represents the most beautiful park in Busan. Locals visit Ocheoncheon cafe street to avoid the hustle and bustle and savor the tranquil atmosphere sitting in a splendid cafe. Cafe Cheek To Cheek is a flower and dessert cafe which is run by a florist and a patissier. A unique and white design makes it look somewhat like a gallery than a cafe. When you get inside, you can see the whole space decorated by the flowers. What makes this cafe more famous is its creative desserts. It’s almost impossible to choose just one among them. For those dessert-lovers, look no further than Cafe Cheek To Cheek.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00, Closed every Thursday
  • Address: 17, Oncheoncheon-ro 441beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea

5. Nampo-dong: Cafe Volpi

 

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Nampo-dong is undoubtedly one of the must-visit attractions in Busan. It boasts a vast array of shopping centers and fancy restaurants. However, when it comes to cafes, it’s hard to think of a good one. In that sense, Cafe Volpi is the place you must check out when you visit Nampo-dong. Here are two things you should know about Cafe Volpi. First, there are stairs to a rooftop, where you can enjoy the unobstructed view of Naopo-dong and even the Busan Tower. Second, you should try the signature menu ‘Volpi chocolate latte’, which is piled up with a bunch of sliced chocolates on the steamed milk. Don’t forget to take photos before it melts down for your Instagram!

  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Last Order 21:30)
  • Address: 8F, 12, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea

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6. Kyungsung University: Cafe Yi Jeongwon

 

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If you are looking for pubs and restaurants at a reasonable price, just come over to Kyungsung University. This area is always bustling with college students and people to hang out with friends. There’s also a shopping street where you can find the latest and trendiest fashion in Korea. After enjoying the vibrant side of Kyungsung University district, you can take a break in Cafe Yi Jeongwon. At the end of the small alley, the cafe will greet you with a charming fairytale garden. That’s why the name of the cafe is Yi Jeongwon, which means ‘This Garden.’ The menu consists of a wide selection of coffee, tea, and home-made dessert. Sitting in the cozy cafe with delicious coffee and dessert, refresh yourself!

  • Opening hours: 12:00 – 22: 00 (Mon-Sat), 12:00 – 22:30 (Sun) 
  • Address: 21-7, Yongso-ro 21beon-gil, Nam-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea

7. Haeundae: Cafe Prahran

 

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Cafe street in Haeundae, so-called Haeridan-gil, has recently started to get attention following the success of Jeonpo Cafe Street. Located at quite the center of Haeridan-gil, Cafe Prahran features the botanical brunch cafe with a mint-colored exterior. This petite size cafe runs only four tables and menu items include coffee, tea, sandwiches, and desserts. Prahran french toast is a popular dish here, which is served with caramelized banana and seasonal fruits.

  • Opening hours: 09:30 – 19:00 (Tue-Fri), 09:30 – 20:00 (Sat, Sun) , Closed every Monday 
  • Address: 42, Udong 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea

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8. Gijang: Waveon Coffee

 

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Gijang is one of the most popular places for locals to look over the ocean view. Waveon Coffee has been best-known for offering picturesque scenery of the seashore. An artsy interior boasts full-size windows screening breath-taking views and cozy places for visitors to relax. Try the signature menu, Wollae Latte, which has a rich flavor of bergamot and take your best Instagram photos with splendid ocean view in the background!

  • Opening hours: 11:00 – 24:00 (Last Order 23:00)
  • Address: 286, Haemaji-ro, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, Republic of Korea

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