Hanok Coffee Shops in Seoul: Café LN
Close to Jeongdok Library is Café LN, housed in an elegant hanok. It has a traditional exterior façade, but the interior is distinctly modern. The name LN is an abbreviation of Luden Loquen, a combination of homo ludens (meaning "playing man") and homo loquens (meaning "talking man"). The building had originally been used as an office space but it was renovated into its current state and reopened in September 2010.
The courtyard, which resembles the box shape character of the Korean character "ㅁ", is the most popular space in the shop. It features a nice pine tree and several tables and chairs, creating an inviting ambiance for visitors. In one corner of the place, lies a section that displays t-shirts, books, diaries, and other stationery and items unique to Luden Loquen. These items are all available for purchase. On the basement floor, there is a space where visitors can organize exhibits and events. The menu consists of healthy beverages like a Korean black raspberry latte and black sesame latte, as well as the glutinous rice cake waffle, which is unique to Café LN.
Address: 5, Bukchon-ro Na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Operating hours: 10:00–22:00 (10:00–21:30 on Sundays)
Directions: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 1.
Walk straight from the exit and take your second right onto Yulgok-ro 3-gil.
Inquiries: +82-2-722-7597 (Korean, English)
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