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This Surreal South Korean Cafe Will Make You Think You Stepped Right Into A Cartoon


Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 in Seoul, South Korea is more than just a cafe. It’s an experience. If you’re looking for a visually stimulating environment paired with delicious coffee and treats, Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 is the place to be. Not to mention, photos in this cute cafe will drive your Instagram followers wild with jealousy.

Get Surreal In Seoul

The walls of the cafe are plastered with black and white imagery that looks straight out of a comic book. After opening its doors in July 2017, Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 has been a must-see caffeine pit stop for Instagrammers from around the globe and those looking for more creativity than the average cafe.

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Two Worlds Collide

Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 was originally inspired by the television show W – Two Worlds by Lee John-suk and Han Hyo-joo. In the show, the real world and a fantasy world inside a webtoon clash. By stepping inside the cafe, it’s almost as if you’re experiencing the clash between reality and fantasy first hand.

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Delicious Treats To Match

This unique cartoon cafe is definitely a visual hit. To add to its amazingness even more, Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 piques another sense: taste. Visitor’s can indulge in decadent milkshakes, incredible coffees served up in cartoon-style mugs, as well as treats such as lemon cheesecake and tiramisu.

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Impossible To Ignore

Even from the outside looking in, the cartoon cafe turns heads. The mix between two-dimensional shapes and real furniture gives Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 a distinctly dazzling vibe. And, if you’re looking closely while passing by, you’ll notice the cafe’s name is actually its address. 

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One-Of-A-Kind Experience

As with anything, it seems Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20 is best enjoyed in the presence of friends (as long as someone else around can take a pic for the ‘gram). Now that you’ve seen these amazing photos, would you take a trip to Seoul to visit this incredibly original cafe?

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