Top 10 Best Korean Coffee Shop Chain You Want To Try!

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In this article we will share to you the top 10 best korean coffee shop chain in korea you want to try as you visit South Korea, other than your usual daily Starbucks routine. 

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Korea is a modern country with coffee culture that you might already know if you are a korean drama lovers or if you had a korean friends. Here’s some of the korean brands you must try as you visit Korea to feel the fullness of Korea both travel and culture. Let’s dig in.

1. Ediya Coffee

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Ediya Coffee is well known for their affordability and accessibility, you can find it super easy in Korea and also with a good price that won’t ripped of your wallet.

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Ediya name means ’emperor of the continent’ which shows their vision to be the best coffee chain in south korea, and thus they have probably the highest number of branch amongst local brands in south korea.

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Ediya offers you a various coffee, non-coffee drinks and dessert that you can choose, with their best selling menu is toffee nut latte.

2. A Twosome Place

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A Twosome place started since 2002, the name feels weird until you realize that it’s name is abbreviation of ‘ A cup of coffee, TWO of us, SOME dessert, PLACE’.

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This coffee chain offers you a various roasting type of coffee, such as black ground, aroma note, and SWP decaf. The different is that Black ground is more taste like a chocolate, aroma notes fruity floral taste and SWP rich flavors that balance both bitter and sweet.

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Other than coffee, they also offers you a premium tea bags from TWG, a prestigious Singapore tea chain, as well as their specialized Cake, namely Oreo icebox and strawberry choco fresh cream cake, that is perfect serve for one person.

3. Angel-in-us

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Angel in us is probably one coffee chain that you will see in many corner in Seoul, this cafe unique selling point is that they don’t just a place to drink coffee, but also to eat, it feels more like a dining coffee shop.

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They offers some brunch menus such as pasta and sandwich for those who are hungry. More than that, they have a set menu of brunch and coffee for a cheaper price.

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This coffee shop also being featured in some korean dramas you might already watched, such as crash landing on you and thirty nine.

 

4. Caffe Bene

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Caffe bene is probably one of the most well known korean brands, not as a coffee shop, but as a bingsu cafe – korean shave ice dessert cafe.

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The background of caffe bene is rather interesting, knowing that the former CEO was living in Canada, before he planned to create a local brands in south korea. The word ‘bene’ itself actually an Italian word for ‘good’, the CEO plan to combine european taste with korean culture.

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Cafe bene offers various selections of bingsu, cakes, waffles, pastries and coffee with the highest quality, as they integrates the whole production line. 

5. dal.komm COFFEE

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Dal.komm is a korean word for ‘sweet’, and also the combination of the company founder name ‘Danal’ and german phrase ‘komm’ for ‘come’. This cafe start out in Gangnam in 2011, rapidly expand it’s reach to all over korea as well as internationally to Asia. 

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This coffee shop is popular among those who love sweets like Strawberry cube, choco shake, as well as various coffee blends from mild to deep.

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Shin Se Kyung as the first starter ambassador of this chain has contribute a lot to the successful brand awareness of dal.komm coffee. Afterwards, being featured in successful kdramas such as descendant of the sun just really added sweets to their success all over asian country.

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The unique selling point they try to achieve in coffee shop industry is about their music, some of their stores hold a regular music performance which just attracted more people to come.

6. Hollys Coffee

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Hollys coffee started of in 1988 in Gangnam and quickly open their first international branch in Los Angeles, with their signature menu is Vanilla Delight, a sweet vanilla ice latte that taste much better compare to other brands.

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She Was Pretty korean dramas of Park Seo Joon just contribute more exposure to their brands in 2015. Their unique selling point of the brand is that they offers a barista academy named Hollys Coffee Academy.

7. Tom N Toms Coffee

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Tom n toms coffee was started off in Gangnam as a pretzels sellers before transforming into a cafe style coffee shop.

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This coffee chain is also spread rapidly all over the world. with their specialized menu is their various selections of pretzels and Tom N Toms black, special blend coffee by Tom N Toms.

8. Paik’s Coffee

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Just from it’s name, we already knew that this coffee shop is owned by the famous Baek Jong Won, a special culinary researcher who own 26 restaurant franchises and publisher many books. Baek Jong Won has had involve with 24 different food based TV Shows, where he became judge and host.

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They also ended up becoming the first coffee shop who sells vietnamese drip coffee in 2008. Unfortunately, it didn’t make it, they still strugling to attract customers. Until in 2015, Paik’s coffee eventually made it after made an adjustment on the price, started off at 1,500 KRW.

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Other than selling coffee, they also sell some non-beverages menu such as milkshakes which just added their customer base.

9. Mega Coffee

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Mega coffee, as it name suggest, offer you a mega huge coffees, even up to 24oz, which is more than 700ml. By this size, they dominate the fanatic coffee lovers market. This coffee shop attract lots of university student who love the idea of having a cheaper and larger coffee.

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While you might think that the coffee taste might not be as good as the other, mega coffee didn’t actually reduce their coffee quality, they use Arabica coffee beans just like any other coffee shop.

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Even if you are not a caffeine people, mega coffee also offers a various selection of non-coffee beverages like ade menus you can try.

10. Paul Bassett

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Paul Bassett is one brand you might never heard before as their exposure is not as good as most we listed here, that you can easily find in kdramas, corner of the street, or social media. However, this brand is great in that they really focus on creating a ‘go green environment friendly’ brand.

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They announced that all of their paper cups and wet tissues are environment friendly, which is amazing effort in  sustaining the environment. for a coffee shop business.

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Here’s the best korean brands coffee chain in south korea you can find and try as you travel south korea. Which one you love most among these? Have you ever tried one of them? Let me know in the comment sections below!

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