If this is your first time visiting Seoul, you might want to go to Gangnam because of Psy’s song – “Oppa Gangnam Style”. I once brought my friend to Gangnam to introduce this area to him. We got really tired of walking and wanted to stop by a cafe to take a rest. However, I realised that I didn’t know any nice cafe in Gangnam! How can there be no nice cafe in Gangnam, right? Since then, I occasionally search for cafes in Gangnam on Instagram and save the post so that I can visit the cafe whenever I go to Gangnam.
FYI, I am a coffee person but I love milk tea too. Recently, I saw some photos about a tearoom in Gangnam area on Instagram and decided to give it a try.
Chunhwadang (춘화당) Tea Room is hidden in the housing area behind Gangnam main street. It is nearer to Sinnonhyeon Station, and maybe just 15mins walk from Gangnam Station. This tea cafe has European-style interior with some antique and vintage decor. Suitable for friends or couples who want to chill and have a relaxing time after meal.
You can find many types of tea (including classic tea, flavoured tea, herbal tea) and of course, coffee is available too. Check out the menu below.
I ordered milk tea and scone. I think the scone was pretty good and milk tea was not too sweet so I liked it too. I visited this cafe around 4pm on a weekday and it was quite empty. I managed to get a seat in front of this cute fireplace heater which makes me feel like I am having afternoon tea in Europe. ^^
If you are a tea person and looking for a tea cafe in Gangnam, do visit Chunhwadang Tea room!
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If you love scones & milk tea, I think we can be good friends! 😆 . 🔺Royal Milk Tea – ₩5,500 🔺Scone – ₩3,300 ————————— 📍【춘화당 Tea Room】 @chunhwadang_ 🚇Gangnam Station, Exit 11 ————————— Video is available on my YouTube channel: 🔎 cleeswanders #cleesxcafeinseoul #explorecafeinseoul
Chunhwadang Tea Room (춘화당)
62, GANGNAM-DAERO 110-GIL, YEOKSAM-DONG, SEOUL
(서울 강남구 강남대로 110길 62)
15:00 – 12 Midnight (Mon-Wed)
13:00 – 22:00 (Fri-Sun)
Closed on Thurs
Gangnam Station Exit 11 / Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 4
You can check out my YouTube video about this cafe too.
For easy travel in Korea:
- Purchase T-money transportation card before arriving in Korea -> Klook T-Money Card (KRW5,000 Pre-loaded)
- Recommended Day Tour : Alpaca Pasture, Nami Island, and The Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour from Seoul (S.A Tour)