2 Best coffee shops in Seoul that open early in the morning

Best coffee shops in Seoul that open early in the morning

Today, here at Enkor, we’d like to recommend some places for those who love morning coffee. A perfect cup of coffee in the morning is a good way to make a fresh start for the day. It also tastes better. How about setting off a little early for a cup of coffee at a café nearby(In fact, I prefer ‘morning café’ to morning coffee.)

Tiger Espresso, Itaewon

Tiger Espresso, Itaewon, Photo source: The-edit.co.kr

A short coffee break at a café on weekend mornings enables you to start a fresh day. Though getting up early isn’t a big deal, you might feel good about yourself. Let’s meet two cafes in Seoul that start their business early in the morning. You may have a new morning routine.  


1. Coalmine Coffee, Hongdae, where you can enjoy the delicate flavors in good coffee

Coffee shop Coalmine in Seoul

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Coalmine Coffee is one of the most popular places near Hongdae that has been in business for more than 6 years. Not trying to become a trend follower, they are always loved for their consistent mood. If you want some calm and peaceful time, I definitely recommend this place.

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It is said that they found the motif in public spaces such as airport lounges or hotel lobbies. This café is renowned for not only its relaxing atmosphere but for serving great coffee. Americano with its balancing taste is still good even after it turns cold.


Deep Cappuccino that looks great at first glance has long been a favorite drink as well. If you are in the mood for dessert that goes well with your coffee, just try a piece lemon pound cake that boasts that soft, tender texture and a pleasant aroma.

2. Tiger Espresso, small and cozy café in a friendly neighborhood, Itaewon

1)If you are a small and cozy café lover and

2)a fan of absolutely perfect Einspanner, this place will meet all your needs.

Though Itaewon Gyeongnidan-gil was once crowded with huge visitors and customers, now the street has seen a decline in crowds and is quite tranquil. From 2014 when the street did not become famous yet until 2021 when numerous stores have closed, Tiger Espresso has been around for 8 years.  

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This tiny café is on a narrow alley. A morning person, the owner of this place opens the door early. Though not many customers come here during the morning, he is just happy to sit by the window and read books listening to music before the store gets crowded, he said.

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This place where most of the regular customers are from a neighboring town has been attracting a wide variety of people with different stories over a long period of time. Some come to this store for music while others have a chat with their loved ones.

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The popular menu items include Einspanner and Flat White. I’d rather recommend Einspanner. This is because the underlying acidity of Americano and the chewy and cold cream made immediately upon order create a perfect harmony.