[Seoul] Coffee by a barista champion, freshly-baked pastries, a café inside a converted mansion with a courtyard garden.
Fritz Coffee Company should probably be in your “to visit cafes” in Seoul list.
Finding Fritz Coffee Company may be slightly tricky, but once you get through the wooden doors into the tile-roofed house, you would feel like you are transported to olden-days of Korea.
Except that there are hipsters walking around, with many taking selfies.
There are two stories to the cafe.
On level one you would find a bakery and the coffee counter – bustling with energy; on the second floor there would be a living room and outdoor seating area in which the seats are converted from classroom chairs.
There are quirky decor and merchandise found in various corners, so take your time to have a good look.
The additional balcony can seat about 15 people. Eclectic vintage furniture is used, with a double-side bar which allows their employees to work efficiently.
The design of the café is unique, and you would find the retro-looking logo with a cute seal printed on various posters and cold brew bottles.
What I like about this coffee place is that it looks more like a themed restaurant than your average coffee shop.
As for the atmosphere, expect to see a lot of people socializing during their lunch breaks and a number of students preparing for exams.
In terms of coffee, the beans are sourced directly from growers around the world, and roasted in-house on-site.
They have an extensive selection of single-origin pour-overs to choose from (5000 Won, 7000 Won), as well as Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, Vanilla Latte and Caffe Mocha (4200 Won – 5000 Won).
Bread is another key feature of the café, baked in-house daily, filling the space with buttery fragrance.
Varieties include Walnut Cranberry Country Bread, Fig Country Bread, Yellow Peach Brew, Peanut Bun, Croissant, Pain Au Chocolat, and Cream Cru (3,000 Won – 5,000 Won).
I had the Ham & Cheese Croissant (4,300 Won), baked till golden with airy puff pastry. The inside was creamy, with the gruyere cheese providing that earthy, ‘matured’ taste.
While coffee and food are slightly on the expensive side, the vibes and quality of coffee make it highly popular, and the cafe is always packed during the weekends.
Fritz Coffee Company 프릳츠커피컴퍼니
68 Mapo-daero, Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 2-3275-2047
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
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83 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
서울시 종로구 율곡로 83
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm
24-11 Gangnam-daero, 37gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea
서울시 서초구 강남대로37길 24-11
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
프릳츠 온라인 배송문의
Open hour. 10am – 7pm (Mon – Fri)
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30-8, Wondang-daero 480beon-gil, Seo-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea
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