This Cafe in Bukchon Hanok Village is Charming in Every Corner


Ichae Cafe in Bukchon Hanok Village

Unknown not to most travelers, Bukchon Hanok Village is a repository of culture, tradition, and a 600-year-old history. The area, which lies in the northern part of Seoul, has narrow alleys and traditional Korean houses that not only silently narrate the evolution of the capital but also offer the perfect backdrop for an ideal weekend or trip. Many visitors honor and capture the heart of Bukchon by donning elegant hanbok sets for their exploration, but for locals who are as equally and continuously mesmerized by the area, spending time in a cafe that was fashioned from the Chosun Dynasty is the most prudent way to take in the village’s beauty.

A household name in Bukchon’s coffee scene is Ichae (이채 카페), an inspiring hanok store that many consider as a treasure trove. While a lot smaller in size compared to nearby franchised cafes, Ichae invites people in with their perfect blend of third wave coffee experience and a solid architectural heritage. Their intricate bars, tables, and chairs that are are made of wood and clay are pieces that speak, and the lingering scent from the high-quality drinks is everything that coffee lovers would gush about.

If you’re planning your first or next visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, you can make the most of your time by going to Ichae Cafe. Here’s their list of signature drinks, which you can book at a discount here:

1. Americano*₩4,500
2. Cafe Latte*₩5,000
3. Einspanner*₩6,000
4. Green Tangerine Tea*₩5,500
5. Yuja Tea*₩5,500
6. Cheese Sandwich + Americano Set₩10,000
*Available in hot or iced. Additional ₩500 for iced options.

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How to Book Ichae Cafe Bukchon Hanok Village on WAUG

  1. Log in or sign up for a WAUG account here. (New users get extra ₩3,000 discount coupon 🥳)
  2. Proceed to the booking page of Cafe Ichae here.
  3. Select the date, ticket option, and quantity.
  4. Check out using your credit or debit card. (Switch the currency to KRW to see other payment options, like Naver Pay, Toss, and mobile payment.)
  5. Wait for your voucher/s on the WAUG app, which you can download below:

Location & Hours

Ichae Cafe is located in 1/F, 20-21, Bukchon-ro, Jae-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. They are open from 11am-10pm.

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Featured images from @2chae_cafe on Instagram.



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