Cafes in Yangyang

Yangyang, a county in Korea, is known for its coastal views and beaches. Here are 8 cafes in Yangyang that are perfect for a weekend getaway from the bustling city life. 

1. 7Drive-In – just like an American diner

Yangyang Cafes - 7Drive-In
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Designed after an American highway gas station, visiting 7Drive-In while you’re in Yangyang will add a unique twist to your trip. 

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It’s not just the decor that’s worth visiting the cafe for, but there are also surfing-related items sold here as well.

Yangyang Cafes - swimming pool and tennis court as photozones
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At 7Drive-In’s rooftop sits their popular photo zones -an empty pool and a tennis court, which resemble a music video filming location.

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Their food is served in plastic trays, and you’ll feel like you’re at an American middle school cafeteria when you receive your orders.

We recommend you give their Baked Hotdog (KRW6,000, ~USD4.40) a shot. The juicy hotdog encased in a crispy baked bun is a must-try to complete the experience. 

Address: 1750 Donghaedae-ro, Sonyangmyeong, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon
Opening hours: Sun-Mon 11am-9pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 0507-1366-4678 | 7Drive-In Instagram

2. Cafe Seashelter – stunning sunsets all year round

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Cafe Seashelter is a tropical paradise on earth, where stunning sunsets are a given all year round. 

Yangyang Cafes - tropical paradise cafe
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The cafe’s tropical walkway that leads into Bongsudae Beach screams summer paradise. 

Yangyang Cafes - latte with coconut cream and cookie bits
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We encourage you to try their signature drink, the Seashelter Latte (KRW6,800, ~USD5.16)Topped with thick coconut cream and homemade cookie bits, it’s a great alternative to the regular iced lattes you can get elsewhere.

Address: Ohori, Jukwang-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
Opening hours: Sun-Mon 10am-7pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 033-638-3220 | Cafe Seashelter Instagram

3. Tandem Coffee Club/OAO – unique art-like spaces

Yangyang Cafes - OAO cafe
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Tandem Coffee Club/OAO is a space where art meets coffee. Priding themselves on artistic designs and culture, OAO features unique art-like spaces throughout the cafe.

Yangyang Cafes - photozones in a cafe
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Each zone exudes a different vibe, and there’s bound to be a space that will tickle your fancy. 

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Better yet, you get to see the baristas prepare hand-dripped coffee at the brewing station situated right in the middle of the cafe – a great experience for coffee connoisseurs, we reckon. 

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Some of their bestselling drink items include Iced Americano (KRW5,000, ~USD3.60) and Limewave Slushie (KRW7,500, ~USD5.40), which are ideal for the sultry summer weather. 

If you’re looking for a more unique beverage, give their Applewhite Coffee (KRW6,500, ~USD4.67) a try. The key ingredient in this cup of goodness is apple syrup, which mellows the bitterness of the coffee beans.

Address: 71-5 Jangan 5-gil, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
Opening hours: Mon, Thu & Fri 11am-5pm | Sat-Sun 11am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Contact: 0507-1488-1620 | Tandem Coffee Club/OAO Instagram

4. Yangyang Please Wait – tropical paradise vibes

Yangyang Cafes - Yangyang Please Wait cafe
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Yangyang Please Wait utilises their space to the maximum to exude a tropical paradise vibe that provides respite from our hectic life. 

Yangyang Cafes - Yangyang Please Wait cafe
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The ground floor is decorated with palm trees and striking neon colours. It’d be a challenge to miss this cafe thanks to their conspicuous exterior. 

Yangyang Cafes - tropical paradise cafe
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The 2nd and 3rd floors boast views of the surrounding nature, including panoramic views of the azure sea and sky.

Yangyang Cafes - alcoholic beverages and bagels
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Yangyang Please Wait doubles as a bar, so you can opt for alcoholic beverages to quench your thirst in the midst of your trip.

Address: 28-23 Ingu-gil, Hyeonnam-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm | Fri-Sat 11am-1am
Contact: 0507-1577-8647

5. Burger World – indulgent burgers

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There are few things in life that a good, hearty burger cannot make better. At Burger World, decadent burgers handmade with fresh ingredients provide you the ultimate indulgence. 

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Burger World’s burgers are relatively bigger than burgers you’d find in franchises for a similar price point of roughly KRW20,000 (~USD14.50). The price includes a side of your choice too.

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We recommend their Waikiki Burger (KRW11,900, ~USD8.55), a beautiful mess drenched in cream sauce. 

Otherwise, you can try their Chesterburger (KRW10,900, ~USD7.80) that is covered with demi-glaze sauce. If you’re an adventurous eater and capsaicin doesn’t faze you, give the Devil Burger (KRW10,900, ~USD7.80) a shot.

Address: 56-1, Ingu-gil, Hyeonnam-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 0507-1351-7320 | Burger World Instagram

6. Another Blue – self-roasted and hand-dripped coffee

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Another Blue specialises in self-roasted and hand-dripped coffee. 

Yangyang Cafes - hand-dripped coffee
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The cafe offers 9 types of coffee beans for you to choose from. Some of their popular beans are the Panama Abu Geisha (KRW14,000, ~USD10.62) as well as the Ethiopia Gersi Yirgacheffe Natural (KRW8,000, ~USD6.07).

If any of the beans are to your liking, you can buy a bag of them to enjoy in the comfort of your home. 

Yangyang Cafes - cafe by the sea
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Another Blue boasts amazing sea views, as with the cafes on this list, and you can best enjoy the scenery from the 2nd floor of the cafe. There are both indoor and outdoor seats, with floor-to-ceiling windows and rooftop patio. 

Address: 61 Jangsaanghaean-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-7.30pm | Fri-Sat 11am-9pm
Contact: 033-632-7179 | Another Blue Instagram

7. Lighthouse Cafe – unique sea views & cafe food

Yangyang Cafes - lighthouse cafe with outdoor seats
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The Lighthouse Cafe is a hidden cafe in the hilltops between Hajodae Lighthouse and the Hajodae Pavillion.

Yangyang Cafes - sea view in between rocks
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The cafe sits between 2 colossal rock formations that frame the stunning sea view in the area.

Yangyang Cafes - korean traditional tea and acorn jelly salad
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The traditional and rural vibe is what sets the cafe apart from the rest of the cafes in Yangyang. Instead of serving pastries and desserts, Korean foods such as Seasoned Acorn Jelly (KRW15,000, ~USD11.38) take centre stage on the menu. 

We recommend you try the Ssanghwa Tea (KRW5,000, ~USD3.79), also known as Korean traditional tea, if you want an authentic traditional experience in the midst of nature. 

Address: 4-2 Hagwangjeong-ri, Hyeonbuk-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm | Sat-Sun 9.30am-6pm
Contact: 033-672-2526

8. P.E.I Cafe – inspired by a classic novel

Yangyang Cafes - cafe by the sea
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Named after the birthplace of Lucy Montgomery, P.E.I Coffee (short for Prince Edward Island), is a seaside cafe dedicated to the story Anne of Green Gables.

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The decor is inspired by the novel, and the cafe has a vintage aesthetic reminiscent of the 1900s when the story was released, but with a hint of sleek modernity to still make it trendy. 

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The best part of this cafe is that the indoor seats are set facing the ocean to ensure that the sea is always within your sight.

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During your time here, you can try their Einspanner (KRW7,500, ~USD5.45), an espresso served with sweet cream that sells like hotcakes. 

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They also offer donuts (KRW4,000, ~USD2.90 each) imported from the famous global bakery Europastry.

Address: 3539 Donghae-daero, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
Operating hours: 10am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 0507-1339-3389

Best cafes to visit in Yangyang 

The next time you want the full summer experience in Korea, consider giving Yangyang and its many entertainment options a visit. 

For more cities to visit in South Korea, you can check out 6 best cities in Korea to visit besides Seoul and Busan, 11 things to do in Jeju, 10 trendy neighbourhoods in Seoul, 7 things to do in Suwon, and 9 new things to do in Busan in 2023.

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