Have you ever heard of Haebangchon? It is located below Namsan Mountain and emerging as a hot place among young people for its vintage atmosphere. Haebangchon boasts its preserved appearance from its 1968 appearance following a modernization project. It is also a village formed by people who came back to Korea from other countries right after Korea gained its independence. Specifically, the Sinheung Market in Haebangchon is full of accessory shops, cozy cafes, and restaurants. It may look like a small alley on the outside, but it is an interesting to place that offers tasty food, shopping, and other attractions. We highly recommend that you visit Haebangchon this fall!
Café Tajagi – Storage Book & Film – Kom Kom Arcade – The 100 Factory
This rooftop café will stimulate your senses with its panoramic view of Haebangchon and delicious coffee. Café Tajagi is located inside the Sinheung Market, attracting visitors with its vintage and antique atmosphere along with its name, “Tajagi,” meaning typewriter. The spectacular view of Seoul can be seen through the large window whether its daytime or nighttime. Aside from coffee, tea, desserts, and beer, the café provides unique entertainment with typewriters on each table which guests are welcome to use. If you want to experience the true atmosphere of Haebangchon, why don’t you visit this rooftop café in Haebangchon?
This independent bookstore has been adored by countless people with a taste for the analogue. In fact, the number of visitors has been consistently increasing in recent years. The store displays books preferred by the owner, allowing visitors a glimpse into the owner’s taste upon entering this bookstore. Storage Book & Film is an old shop in Haebangchon filled with not only books, but also charming accessories including stationery, calendars, and eco-bags. Unlike other busy franchise bookstores, you can truly focus on choosing and buying a book. If you are sick and tired of sorting through of souvenirs, we recommend going to this independent bookstore to peruse the books and find souvenirs that can stimulate the emotions.
Retro-style Kom Kom Arcade is located in Sinheung Market. This cozy arcade offers users an opportunity to enjoy classic game machines loved by Koreans back in the day. Users can enjoy all kinds of games simply and conveniently with coins. If you only have bills in your pocket, a bill-to-coin exchanging machine is located inside. The arcade’s decorations will bring back memories and stimulate you visually, too. Why not play an old but exciting game at Kom Kom Arcade today? You can easily lose track of time here!
If you are craving something more than coffee with a beautiful view of Haebangchon, why not have a meal accompanied by a fantastic view? The 100 Factory offers many kinds of homemade hamburgers and is popular amongst those who enjoy eating in the great outdoors. Nicknamed the “Scenic Restaurant,” it is well-known for its fantastic surrounding scenery of Seoul with a view of Namsan Mountain in the rear and a panoramic view of downtown Seoul, including Haebangchon, Yongsan, and 63 Building, in front. Even on a rainy day, customers can enjoy a meal with a beautiful view at the window seats. This place is a highly recommended restaurant in Haebangchon.