Dog-friendly Starbucks in Korea 

The 1st ever dog-friendly Starbucks store in Korea opened its doors in Namyangju in early 2022, which means now you can build memories with your pet while taking in a picturesque view of the Bukhan River.

Aesthetic & vast premise with an iconic photozone

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The aesthetic architecture of the compound overlooks the stunning landscape of the Bukhan River, and spans across 3 floors. 

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Unlike the regular Starbucks outlet that you find inside shopping malls or along the streets, the Bukhan River Starbucks Reserve outlet boasts unique architecture, and the entire building is surrounded by stunning nature views.

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Let your hair down, and whip out your favourite book in front of the panoramic view of the Bukhan River for the best chill-out session. 

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On the 2nd floor, you can order from the Starbucks Reserve menu, where a selection of the coffee shop’s rarest and most extraordinary coffees can be found. 

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This idyllic photospot is popular among pet owners, couples, and families who pay a visit. A picture within a picture sorta vibe, you feel us?

Huge lawn for dogs to roam around

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On the 1st floor, there is also a dog yard for your fluffy companion to roam around and sniff their hearts out, while you sip on your go-to Starbucks drink.

Exclusive merchandise such as dog backpacks and food bowls

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The Starbucks in Namyangju also offers exclusive merchandise such as doggy backpacks, so your dog can finally carry their own trash bags when you go out for walks. 

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These odd looking cups are actually food bowls for pets, and they come in various sizes.

Dog-friendly Starbucks outlet in Korea

Starbucks continues to be the go-to cafe for many to work or simply chill out, and the addition of this dog-friendly Namyangju outlet allows dog owners to forge more memories with their pets. The thriving Starbucks scene in Korea continues to improve and we can’t wait for what else is in store. 

Address: 1098 Bukhangang-ro, Hwado-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Opening hours: 9am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 01522-3232

To further fuel your Starbucks obsession, check out Starbucks Gyeongju Daereungwon, a hanok-style cafe, Starbucks Korea’s largest outlet in Yangpyeong, and Starbucks Korea’s exclusive Jeju starlight apple juice drink. You’ll also need to know that Starbucks Korea will phase out disposable cups by 2025. And while you’re at it, here are 8 Korean coffee shops to know if want to explore Korea’s coffee culture beyond just Starbucks.

Cover image adapted from: @_dalmoony, @esther_sy_, @magic.minky

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