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Coffee & Cherry Blossoms: 5 Must-Visit Cafes in Seoul During Spring

① Cafes with Breathtaking Cherry Blossoms on the Gyeongui Line

Dear Moment

Spring is springing, and cherry blossom season is about to begin. Many of you are probably itching to get out and enjoy the magical scenery. But fear not, blossom enthusiasts! You don’t have to travel far. Seoul itself boasts plenty of stunning cherry blossom havens. Forget the crowds and long journeys – today, we’re taking you on a cafe crawl through Seoul’s hidden gems, all with breathtaking cherry blossom views!

Nestled in Daeheung-dong, Dear Moment isn’t just a cafe – it’s a front-row seat to the Gyeongui Line Forest Path’s breathtaking cherry blossoms! Picture this: fluffy pink blooms frame the view from their large windows as you sip your delicious coffee or savor a brunch favorite like pasta or sandwiches. Dear Moment’s menu caters to all cravings, with sweet treats complimenting your drink. Get ready to relax, indulge, and immerse yourself in Seoul’s magical cherry blossom season at Dear Moment! The cafe currently does not take reservations.

  • Address: 2nd Floor, 80-34 Daeheung-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Business Hours: 11:00 – 22:00, Closed on Wednesdays
  • Menu: Homemade Vanilla Bean Latte 6,000 won ($5.40), Brunch Plate 19,000 won ($17.10), Anchovy Shrimp Oil Pasta 19,000 won ($17.10)

Bask in the warm sun and take in the glorious cherry blossoms in full bloom at Parkside Cafe along the Gyeongui Line Forest Path! Enjoy a breathtaking scene of the magnificent cherry tree standing proudly in front, all while you enjoy your delicious cup of coffee. Parkside also offers a charming terrace and rooftop, perfect for enjoying the fresh spring air. With the outdoor seating, embark on a delightful picnic scene amidst the blossoms. Parkside does not take reservations.

Address: 31 Baekbeom-ro 16-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Business Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Menu: Americano 4,500 won ($4.05), Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit 5,600 won ($5.04)

② Popular Spots in Spring

Mokhwaci Lounge

Mapo-gu boasts numerous cafes for cherry blossom viewing, but Mokhwaci Lounge in Yeonnam-dong is a true springtime favorite. This cafe transforms into a blossom wonderland, especially with a coveted seat on the second floor. Imagine sipping your coffee while gazing out the window at a breathtaking scene – cherry blossoms in full bloom, framed perfectly like a picture postcard.

Due to their popularity on social media, consider visiting Mokhwaci Lounge during weekdays or off-peak hours to avoid long waits to view stunning cherry blossom views.

This cozy cafe is not only about the cherry blossom views but also the perfect spot to unwind with a cup of coffee and a slice of their signature sweet custard pudding. But be sure to keep an eye out for their special spring offerings! Last year, they surprised customers with a limited-edition vanilla bean milk pudding and a famous cherry blossom pudding – both tantalized your taste buds alongside the beautiful scenery. Mokhwaci Lounge boasts a signature menu featuring the sweet custard pudding and the Almond Blanc, a delightful drink topped with almond cream.

Cong Caphe

Cong Caphe near Noksapyeong Station is a hidden gem that boasts a magnificent cherry tree right outside, but the real magic unfolds when you head to the rooftop. A sea of pink blossoms unfolds beneath you, creating a breathtaking scene that truly captures the essence of spring.

Cong Caphe’s exotic atmosphere transports you on a mini-vacation as you sip their signature Coconut Smoothie Coffee – a delightful reminder of Vietnamese flavors. To complete your taste bud adventure, they also serve condensed milk coffee and classic Banh Mi sandwiches, offering an authentic taste of Vietnam.

So, skip the crowds and head to Cong Caphe for an unforgettable blend of cherry blossoms, Vietnamese delights, and a hidden rooftop oasis!


Nokhwa Cafe, in Namyangju near Seoul, is your idyllic escape for breathtaking cherry blossoms. Sip your coffee while overlooking the scenic Bukhan River, framed by a mesmerizing display of pink blooms in full glory. Nokhwa boasts a charming outdoor terrace, perfect for soaking up the beauty of spring and enjoying a leisurely break from the city’s hustle and bustle.

But the magic doesn’t stop there! As evening descends, the cafe’s enchanting lighting transforms the cherry blossoms into a romantic spectacle. Plenty of natural attractions nearby, like Dumulmeori, Mulwi Garden, Ungilsan, and Paldang Dam, make Nokhwa a perfect base for a day trip.

Their menu boasts a selection of delicious beverages. Order a creamy latte, milkshake, or a calming matcha latte made with premium domestic matcha. For a sweet treat, their freshly baked coffees, topped with seasonal fruits, are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings amid the beauty of spring.

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