Artisanal cafes in Seoul have become increasingly popular as people seek out more novel cafe experiences beyond just getting their daily coffee fix. Gwehdo stands out from the rest with its unique features, artsy vibes, and expertly crafted coffee.
Watch your coffee arrive at your table via the conveyor belt
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Move aside, sushi conveyor belts. Gwehdo delivers their lattes and desserts to you on their conveyor belt, putting a special twist on the dining concept. The belt is a distinctive feature of the cafe and a part of the experience that many come to Gwehdo for.
Upon stepping into the cafe, you’ll notice the large conveyor belt in the middle of the cafe, delivering orders to customers.
Just head over to the counter to place your order and choose your order number. Your drinks and desserts will be delivered to you via the belt, with your order number placed in front of it.
Enjoy the artistic interior & LED display
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The cafe’s interior is classy and modern with a neutral colour palette and floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s an LED projector placed in the middle of the conveyor belt, projecting visuals of an ocean wave that’s relaxing to look at.
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The space feels artistic and contemporary, with sleek countertops and minimalistic homeware. Combined with the LED display, you’ll feel like you’re in a modern art museum.
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The kitchen is also an open concept space that lets you watch the baristas perform their magic. With the coffee preparation in full view, rest assured that your coffee is crafted to absolute perfection.
Sip on artisanally brewed coffee
A great amount of detail is put into this cafe, down to their menu. Every item has been carefully crafted to create an unforgettable cafe experience, from the curated seasonal dessert flavours to the presentation of every item on the menu.
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The most popular drink is the Injeolmi Einspanner (KRW6,000, ~USD4.55), a rich and nutty cup of coffee that comes with a stick of injeolmi on top. The chewy rice cake topped with fragrant bean powder pairs beautifully with the coffee.
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The dessert options are limited but crafted expertly, with many customers giving the desserts rave reviews. The Seasonal Sorbet (KRW7,000, ~USD5.30) is the highlight. This ice-cold delight has rotational flavours such as basil and yuzu, depending on the season.
Getting to Gwehdo
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It’s easy to see why Gwehdo is a popular spot for locals, with their unique novelties and artisanal drinks. The cafe is located a short bus ride away from Hongdae Station, making it easily accessible.
How to get there:
- Take Subway Line 4 and alight at Hongdae Station.
- Leave via Exit 8, and walk for 9 minutes to Hongdae Station Bus Stop.
- Take bus 7734 and alight after 2 stops.
- Walk for 1 minute and you’ll arrive at Gwehdo.
Address: 18 Yeonhui-ro 8-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 12pm-8.30pm, Daily
Contact: 0507-1357-2135 | Gwehdo Instagram
Also check out:
- Nakwon Station: Cafe in Ikseon-dong with a dessert conveyor belt
- Grandpa Factory: Cafe in Seongsu with a tree house
- Yangji Dabang: Old -school coffee house
- Moment Coffee: Cafe that lets you grill your own bread
- Urban Beach: Beach-themed cafe
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