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4 Must Visit Starbucks Branches In South Korea

Updated: Aug 30, 2022

Coffee has been a prominent commodity in the K-pop and K-drama land for ages. Did you know that South Korea has more Starbucks than any other country in the world and there are over 18,000 coffee shops just across Seoul? Koreans, on average, consume 12.3 cups of coffee per week according to research. If you are a coffee lover, you are in luck because South Korea will give you a wonderful experience of lounging in many cafes and if you are not into the caffeine consumption craze, fret not because there are so many beverages to choose from.

1. Starbucks Gyeongju Daereungwon in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province

Gyeongju, a coastal city located in the North Gyeongsang Province is dubbed “the museum without walls” and is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a must-visit province in South Korea for its historical and archeological treasures. Matching the aesthetics of this magnificent province is this Starbucks branch in Daereungwon, Gyeongju. With a structure resembling Hanok, a Korean traditional house, this branch of Starbucks will give you vibes of Korean ancient days.

Starbucks in Daereungwon, Gyeongju.

Address: 140-2 Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

2. Starbucks Busan Songdo Beach in Seo District, Busan

Dreaming of chilling in Starbucks with an azure view of the beach? Well, this Starbucks has it all! The wide glass windows will allow you to seize the amazing view of sand and beach incessantly and will put you in a state of serenity. It only takes a short walk from the cafe to the beach.

Starbucks near Songdo Beach, Busan.

Address: 81 Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, South Korea

3. Starbucks Jeju Jungmun in Seogwipo, Jeju Island

This is probably one of the most astoundingly colorful Starbucks branches you’ll ever have been to. In case you are curious about the aesthetic of the place, this is actually because of their collaboration with Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum!, situated right next to this Starbucks branch. If you love incredibly strange-looking places these two are must-see.

Starbucks in Seogwipo, Jeju beside Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum!

Address: 32 Jungmungwangwang-ro, 110 beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea

4. Starbucks Wave in Seoul Wave Art Center, Seoul

The cafe veers away from its typical green and brown color scheme and presents a minimalist interior in an illusion of a floating cruise ship. Located in Han River, it is called “Starbucks Wave” since its debut in 2019. At night, you can capture with your eyes the picture-postcard city lights view of South Korea’s capital while you unwind.

Night view of Starbucks Wave in Han River, Seoul.

Address: 149-2 Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Which among the Starbucks branches mentioned above screams more of your vibe? Let us know what is your go-to Starbucks drink for us to try!


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