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7 Cafes In Incheon That You Need To Visit, Including A 5-Storey One That Overlooks The City

Cafes in Incheon

As new cafes open every day in Korea, each with their own gimmick, it can be rather challenging to find the ones that are worth your time. We’ve compiled a list of 7 cafes in Incheon that are more than just places to get coffee and pastries.

1. Bon Ble – thoughtfully designed 5-storey cafe

New cafes in Incheon - interior of bonble cafe
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Opened on 31st March 2022, Bon Ble is a cafe that spans 5 floors. Each floor boasts a unique concept, with its own separate design and unique selling point – you’ll feel like you’re visiting 5 cafes at once. 

New cafes in Incheon - bonble cafe seats
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One of the interesting features of this cafe is that you enter from the 5th floor. 

At the entrance, you’ll be greeted with a balcony that opens to a view of the city. The low buildings surrounding the cafe create an illusion that you’re on a high floor, as though in a penthouse. Read more about different spaces and food the cafe offers here, in our Bon Ble feature. 

Address: Cheongryang-ro 70-bon gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 0507-1384-0454 | Bon Ble Instagram

2. Lab.tso – fairy-tale garden space

New cafes in Incheon - Lab.tso cafe
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Converted from a semi-detached house, Lab.tso opened in April 2022 and boasts its own garden plot. 

New cafes in Incheon - Lab.tso cafe
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The garden is peppered with various trees and you can enjoy your sweet treats in the open space. Stroll along the cobblestone path after your meal to complete your relaxing experience here. 

New cafes in Incheon - the view of the cafe garden at night
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See the garden in all its glory at night, when the fairy lights switch on and turn the space into something right out of a fairy tale or music video.

New cafes in Incheon - play area for the kids within the cafe
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The garden also has a sand pit where children can play. It comes complete with toy trucks and various shovels for the little ones too.

New cafes in Incheon - interior of Lab.tso cafe
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The minimalist design and simple colours of the furniture and decor make the chic cafe easy on the eyes to add to its laidback vibe.

New cafes in Incheon - desserts and coffee with a view
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Grab a seat along the windows to indulge in the pastries and drinks as you admire the view of the beautiful garden outside and the city beyond.

New cafes in Incheon - croffles
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Lab.tso also sells a variety of cafe treats that are delicious and wallet-friendly. We suggest giving their Croffle (KRW4,500 ~USD3.40) a try. Croissants? Good. Waffles? Good. Croissant waffle? The best. 

New cafes in Incheon - custom coffee blends
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Lab.tso uses their own custom coffee blends for their Americanos, and you can buy these blends to recreate the drinks at home.

Address: 595-14 Hogupo-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 0507-1336-1057 | Lab.tso Instagram

3. Rendejavous – rocky, nature themed

New cafes in Incheon - rendejavous
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Cafes in Korea often take advantage of the country’s beautiful greenery and nature, designing the cafe around such views for visitors to enjoy. But being located in the city, Rendejavous takes matters into their own hands by bringing nature into the cafe.

Opened in July 2022, this cafe seamlessly incorporates natural elements like rocks and leaves into their furniture.

New cafes in Incheon - cafe with indoor forest aesthetic
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To supplement the feel of an indoor forest, large plants are planted inside the cafe, complementing the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of sunshine into the cafe. 

New cafes in Incheon - cafe facing the ocean with an unobstructed view
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The windows span 3 sides of the cafe to give a stunning 180-degree view of the sea. Since the cafe is on the 8th floor, the ocean view is unobstructed for the perfect sunset views.

New cafes in Incheon - seats that resemble a hut in the cafe
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Instead of booths, Rendejavous has wooden, squarish elevated platforms, above pebble flooring, that give off communal hut vibes. 

New cafes in Incheon - photozone in the cafe with the ocean view
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Rendevajous sectioned out 2 areas of their cafe specifically for those who love to document their cafe experiences on camera.

The 1st photo spot has faux wooden-and-rock walls and a high stool, with a mirror set up for your posing needs. The 2nd is a bar stool strategically placed against the extraordinary backdrop of the ocean. 

New cafes in Incheon - black sesame cream latte
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When you’re finally done taking photos or marvelling at the views, consider soothing your sweet cravings with their Black Sesame Cream Latte (KRW6,500, ~USD5).

New cafes in Incheon - earl grey cake and Gateau Chocolate
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Dessert lovers can also enjoy their luxuriously soft and sweet cakes – like their Gateau Chocolate (KRW6,800, ~USD5) or the uniquely Korean Hanrabong Earl Grey Cake (KRW6,800, ~USD5) – that taste as sweet and delicious as they look.

New cafes in Incheon - cookies and cream square cake
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We recommend you try their Cookie & Cream Square (KRW7,700, ~USD5.80) as it’s one of their bestselling items.

Address: 8F, 1 Ocean View, Eunhasu-ro, Junggu, Incheon
Opening hours: 9am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 0507-1365-0950 | Rendejavous Instagram

4. Badaboda – modernity meets nature

New cafes in Incheon - Badaboda
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Opened in June 2022, Badaboda boasts a huge compound, and takes a different approach of incorporating nature in their decor and aesthetic. Every inch of the cafe is beautifully decorated with natural elements to create a unique space that blends modern comforts with the serenity of nature.

New cafes in Incheon - interior of Badaboda
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Their interior walls and furniture have wooden designs that go well with the cafe’s forest theme. There are also floor-to-ceiling windows that make the building feel like a greenhouse.

New cafes in Incheon - lounge seats within the cafe
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The cafe has a rooftop area decked out with rattan lounge chairs, and the plants lining the rooftop and the faux grass covering the floor will make you feel like you’re in a forest resort. 

New cafes in Incheon - glamping teepees within the cafe
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At the back of the cafe is a huge outdoor area with photo-worthy spots, such as glamping teepees with tribal-inspired designs and a cabin-like photo zone with major cabin-in-the-woods energy.

New cafes in Incheon - sea latte and mango bingsu
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For a refreshing treat, their Strawberry Banana Smoothie (KRW8,000, ~USD6) and Berry Berry Smoothie (KRW8,000, ~USD6) are definite must-tries.

Coffee lovers will want to order the Sea Latte (KRW7,000, ~USD5.30), which is not only delicious, but also visually unique with its signature blue bottom that inspired its name. 

Address: 116 Haeannam-ro Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 0507-1300-7087 | Badaboda Instagram

5. Danam818 – hidden gem with interesting pastries

New cafes in Incheon - exterior and interior of Danam818 cafe
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If you’re traversing the more rural areas of Incheon, namely the Gyeyang area, you just might come across Danam818, opened in February 2022. The building that houses the cafe stands out in this rural neighbourhood with its sleek and modern facade

New cafes in Incheon - outdoor area of Danam818
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Unwind at their outdoor area at the back of the building, which features a wood pile and makes it feel like you’re chilling by a bonfire in the forest enjoying fresh air and cool breezes. 

New cafes in Incheon - floor-to-ceiling windows
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For those who prefer to admire the great outdoors from far or in indoor, air-conditioned comfort, head in to the cafe where the tall windows will allow you to do just that. 

New cafes in Incheon - cafe's roof window that shows the sky
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The cafe’s roof is fitted with glass panels that let in plenty of sunlight to brighten up the entire place and make it feel spacious. 

New cafes in Incheon - potato cheese ciabatta
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This seemingly middle-of-nowhere cafe serves some interesting pastries and desserts that you’ll be hard-pressed to find even in the city. 

Their Potato Cheese Ciabatta (KRW6,500, ~USD4.80) comes with yogurt topped with nuts, and a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dip. For that price, you simply have to give it a try.

New cafes in Incheon - mille feuille
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For those who prefer sweet treats, you might find it hard to resist their Mille Feuille (KRW6,500, USD4.80) that’s topped with cream and blueberries.

New cafes in Incheon - five grain latte
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Wash down their pastries with their Five Grain Latte (KRW6,500, ~USD4.80), a unique take on the traditional latte that you can’t get anywhere else. Grains are healthy too, so you won’t need to feel guilty for enjoying yourself.

Address: 116 Haeannam-ro, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 10am-7pm | Sat-Sun 11am-8pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 0507-1300-7087 | Danam818 Instagram

6. Insomniac Coffee Bar – cosy space and exclusive coffee drinks

New cafes in Incheon - Insomniac Coffee Bar
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In contrast to Badaboda’s sprawling compound, Insomniac Coffee Bar, which opened in August 2022, is a tiny cafe on the 2nd floor of the Canal Avenue Shopping Centre.

New cafes in Incheon - menu of the drinks and desserts
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The owner brews all of the many types of coffee available – each one is a precious creation carefully designed to give customers a unique coffee experience. 

The cafe offers a variety of coffee preparations, from the simple espresso shot – called short coffee – to filtered coffee, all from a specially curated selection of coffee blends. They also have a non-coffee selection, and a decaf option for an additional KRW500 (~USD0.37).

New cafes in Incheon - Coup De Vent and lemon romano
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Having a personally designed menu means that there are drinks you can only find here. 

The Coup De Vent (KRW5,500, ~USD4) is Americano with Coke. While the combination might sound strange, the bitterness of the Americano complements the sweetness of the Coke, perfect for those who like fizz in their drinks. You can also choose your preferred coffee blend for the Americano as well.

The Caffe Lemon Romano (KRW4,500, ~USD3.40) is an espresso shot with a sugar-coated piece of lime. It is recommended to dip the lime into the espresso after taking a sip, then eating the lime for a flavour bomb of sweet, sour, and fragrant bitterness. 

New cafes in Incheon - tiramisu
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If you find yourself hankering for something sweet to pair with the incredible coffee flavours, Insomniac Coffee Bar has Tiramisu (KRW5,500, ~USD4) that will definitely round off this experience for you perfectly.

New cafes in Incheon - cafe facing a view
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Do note that due to its small space, Insomniac Coffee Bar does not accept groups larger than 5 people.

Address: 2F, 79 Cheongna Emerald-ro, Seogu, Incheon
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-9pm | Mon 10am-6.30pm
Contact: 0507-1346-0684 | Insomniac Coffee Bar Instagram

7. Dongyang Bakery Cafe – converted from a salt farm

Dongyang Bakery Cafe - industrial-like architecture of the bakery cafe
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Going right back to massive cafes, space is definitely not a concern here at Dongyang Bakery Cafe which opened in September 2022 at an old salt farm.

New cafes in Incheon - interior of dongyang bakery cafe
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Dongyang Bakery Cafe is set in 2 entire warehouse-sized buildings so you won’t have to worry about not being able to get a seat here. Read more about the spaces and food offerings at Dongyang Bakery here in our feature article. 

The gist is that no one will question the quality of the food and drinks here, as the cafe’s menu is crafted and designed by 4 of the most renowned individuals in Korea’s pastry and coffee industries – father-son baking duo Lee Kwang Jik and Im Se Hoon, the CEO of multiple bakery corporations and the youngest baking master respectively, as well as coffee masters Jo Yong Jae and Cha Mi Gyeong, both of whom are ambassadors for Coffee Natural Specialty, and regularly hold brewing master classes.

New cafes in Incheon - a variety of breads and pastries
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The best thing about this cafe is that the bread and pastries here remain rather inexpensive, despite the star power behind the food offerings. Each pastry hardly goes above KRW7,000 (~USD4.80).

The drinks here are mostly cafe staples, such as the Iced Americano (KRW6,000, ~USD4.10) or the Cream Latte (KRW9,000, ~USD6.20), but are definitely extraordinary in quality. 

Address: 922-1, Nambuk-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 0507-1436-0901 | Dongyang Bakery Cafe Instagram

Cafes to visit in Incheon

Finding new places to visit when planning for your trip can certainly be headache-inducing, especially for a country whose attractions are as diverse as South Korea’s. Hopefully this list of cafes in Incheon can ease that trip-planning headache and inspire a visit.

If you’re looking for new accommodation or things to do in Korea, check out 10 new hotels in Seoul as well as 9 new things to do in Busan. For more cafes to visit in Incheon, make a trip down to Ssang-Gom Dabang and Mahogany Coffee.

Cover image adapted from: @rendejavous_yg_harbor via Instagram, @lab.tso via Instagram, 만복맘 via Naver