top 8 hidden gems pretty cafe in Gwangju

Cafe is no longer be an option for us this day, as cafe has been essential part of our daily life, no matter where we are, even in our travel time. Many of us not just want to travel for nature, attractions or theme park, especially for youth, we can’t wait to see and enjoy great cafe to take a picture, enjoy the ambience and also taste their coffee. So here I make a list of Gwangju, Hidden gems for any of you who want to visit Gwangju and wonder if there is a good cafe to be enjoyed and visit as you travel Gwangju in Jeollanam-do region.

Top 8 Hidden Gems Pretty Cafe in Gwangju

  • Lois Cafe
  • Cook poly Kongjip
  • Hawon Jae
  • 6K Coffee
  • Milldang
  • Struct Cafe
  • Cafe Villa Roma
  • Cafe Kkot, Hana

Lois Cafe

Lois cafe is a simple and natural coffeeshop located at Gwangju. As you enter this coffeeshop, you will feel the ambience and smell of the roasted coffee in the air. You will realize that the owner of this coffeeshop take this shop seriously.

Lois is actually named after Lois Neil, a missionary who sponsored missionaries and churches within the Yangnim-dong area. Which just make it becoming community local place for gathering especially when they want to taste some cafeine.

Forget the lattes and Americano that constitute the staples of so many big-name outlets; instead savor lesser-found concoctions like cortados and delectable cold brews. You can get your beans here too.

Make sure you come here to taste the simplicity of coffee as you visit Gwangju.

Useful Informations

  • Operation Hours: 10.30-21.00
  • Phone: +82 62-672-7935
  • Address: 66-43 Yangnim-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju, South Korea

Cook poly kongjip

Cafe Kongjip is a cafe created through the Cook Folly Project, a project to revive the old parts of Gwangju become something new and alive. As you enter this cafe, you can feel the unique design and the freshness of the nature you can’t find elsewhere.

This cafe is having botanical garden theme style, which distinct this cafe to another in Sansu-dong, Gwangju. Also this cafe is well heated, so don’t need worry to come here during the winter.

The full glass window all around just makes us feels like drinking coffee in the open air and in the modern environment in the midst of the older neighborhood.

Make sure you come here to taste a freshness of nature as you visit Gwangju.

Useful Informations

  • Opening Hours: 12.00-22.00
  • Phone: +82 62-415-2228
  • Address: 16-19 Donggye-ro, Sansu 1(il)-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea

Hawonjae (하원재)

Hawon Jae is a really unique, spacious, classic style tea house located in Yangnim-dong, Gwangju. The cafe is unique in that the owner communicates with visitors. Their signature tea here is black tea.

This cafe is located near Honam Theological University and Seminary. This teahouse really presents a new experience for the young adults who are not familiar with tea culture. To be exact, Hawonjae Tearoom (티룸하원재) is located in the heart of Gwangju’s Culture Street (문화의 거리) in Yangnim-dong (양림동).

Yangnim-dong provided you the experience of walking through the old streets of Korea, which envelop you in a sense of nostalgia for Korea in the past. 

Make sure you come here to taste a delicious black tea while enjoying the ambience of Hawon jae and the old street of Yangnim-dong in Gwangju.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours: 09:00-21:30
    Closed on Monday
  • Phone: +82 62-672-8769
  • Address: 393 Yangnim-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Homepage: Hawon Jae

6K Coffee (육각커피)

6k Coffee, is actually in the same line road of Lois Coffee I mentioned earlier. In korean, 6k coffee, 욕각 커피, means Hexagon Coffee,  evident in their modern, six-sided logo.

Their design is really match their name, with modern simple in white interior design, this cafe really attract many customers in Gwangju.

Their signature menu is coconut coffee, creamy blend of coconut milk and house brew is coffee with a tropical twist a trip to white sand beaches with palm trees.

Make sure you come here if you love to enjoy simple modern style coffeeshop as you visit Gwangju.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Phone: +82 62-671-8241
  • Address: 2 Jejung-ro 47beon-gil, Yangnim-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Website: 6k Coffee


Cafe Milldang is also located nearby the Lois Coffee and 6k Coffee I mentioned earlier. Cafe Milldang is a boutique space featuring lots of exposed concrete, hanging greenery, and an outstanding cake selection. 

As you see this cafe is selling various cake selection and actually their cafe is more famous than their coffee menu. Make sure you try both their cake and coffee as you come here, but if you don’t like coffee, there is also a various option of non-coffee menu here.

Make sure you come here to taste a Sweet local cake as you visit Gwangju.

Useful Informations:

  • Address: 14 Jejung-ro 46beon-gil, Yangnim-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Opening Hours: 11.00-22.00
  • Phone: +82-1544-3303 (Korean only)
  • Website: Cafe Milldang

Struct Cafe (스트럭트)

Struct is actually one of a kind coffeeshop in Gwangju. I almost think this one is more like Seoul cafe, as this one is not just modern, but also quiet stylish as you can see in the pictures.

Struct coffee located in the ally of Dongmyeong-dong at Gwangju. I recommended you to come here during the night or evening time, as the night time is more beautiful with all the lights that is lit up. You can’t imagine the difference between the day and the night time at this cafe.

Suddenly the signs turn gold, and this cafe becoming more romantic and just beautiful. Make sure you come here to enjoy their beautiful light as you slurp a little bit of coffee here with your loved ones.

Useful Informations

  • Address: South Korea, 동명동 154-15번지 1층 동구 광주광역시 KR
  • Phone: +82 62-225-002
  • Homepage: Struct Cafe

Cafe Villa Roma (빌라로마)

Cafe Villa Roma is really have an awesome vibe but different with the other coffeeshop mentioned earlier. As you see this coffeeshop more into red brick natural antique style coffee shop, with some classic ornaments, wooden door and glass window just add the feeling of vintage and warm into this cafe.

If you are confused when you enter in here, as you see many of furnitures are on display, don’t be worry if you get it wrong. Villa Roma is also a furniture shop, so they also display their furnitures here. The second floor is full of cute accessories that will be no doubt attract the attention of girls cutomers.

Cafe Villa Roma overall is really spacious, which makes it perfect for a cozy conversation or OOTD photo shoot as you enjoy a little bit of coffee here. Make sure you visit this cafe as you travel Gwangju.

Useful Informations

  • Opening Hours: 10.30-24.00
  • Address: 112 Jisan-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Phone: +82 62-228-1355
  • Website: Villa Roma

Cafe Kkot Hana (꽃하나)

As you see, this cafe is both really beautiful in winter and in summer, so don’t worry to come here during any season you come to Gwangju. Eventhough in summer, you might see more of the beautiful flowers, and the scent of it.

This cafe is actually live up to it’s name Kkot hana means one flower, this cafe is known as flower cafe as they also sell you flowers here. They even provide blankets for visitors who might not feel comfortable or cold during the winter season.

You will feel jeju island cafe vibes in Gwangju traditional city, which is awesome to feel the freedom of jeju here. Make sure you visit this cafe if you are looking for flower cafe in Gwangju area.

Useful Informations

  • Address: 163-6 Donggyecheon-ro, Dongmyeong-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Website: Kkot Hana

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