Travel Guide

Starbucks The Bukhansan: Seoul's Most Scenic Coffee Shop (and You Don't Need to Hike!)

June 13, 2024

Craving a break from Seoul's bustling center? Starbucks The Bukhansan offers a unique cafe experience that blends city convenience with nature's serenity. Opened in February 2023, this special Starbucks isn't your average coffee shop.

Starbucks The Bukhansan embodies the "Healing in Nature" concept, the third of its kind in Korea. Imagine sipping your favorite Starbucks beverage while surrounded by stunning landscapes and breathtaking views of Bukhansan Mountain. It's no surprise this store has become a local favorite, even topping the Korea Tourism Organization's "2023 Best Restaurants Voted by Locals VS Foreigners" list!

But the magic goes beyond the scenery. Starbucks The Bukhansan offers a must-visit reason for coffee enthusiasts - special, location-exclusive beverages!  Here's your chance to taste unique creations inspired by local ingredients, offering a flavor experience you won't find anywhere else in Seoul.

Located near the Bukhansanseong Fortress Entrance, this expansive space boasts over 1,100 square meters across two floors and a rooftop terrace. 66 of the 253 seats are located outdoors, offering a panoramic view of Bukhansan National Park.

The connection with nature extends throughout the experience. The store's interior design reflects the surrounding greenery, creating a calming and vibrant atmosphere. On the third floor, you'll find a dedicated photo zone, the perfect backdrop for capturing an iconic photo of your Starbucks The Bukhansan experience.

For those seeking a low-intensity activity to pair with their coffee break, a charming walking trail lined with beautiful trees is located just outside the store. This gentle path leads to a serene waterscape space, offering a peaceful escape from the city.

Whether you're a Starbucks lover or looking for a unique spot to admire the beauty of Bukhansan National Park without the hike, Starbucks Bukhansan is a must-visit

Getting There

Public Transportation

Get off the subway Gupabal Station (Line 3) Exit 2 and catch a bus (34 / 704 / 8772) to Bukhansanseong Fortress Entrance and it's a 7 minute walk from there. Exit Gupabal Station on Line 3 of the Seoul Metro. From there, catch a bus bound for Bukhansanseong Fortress Entrance. It's a short 7-minute walk from the bus stop to the entrance.


24-11 Daeseomun-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul

서울특별시 은평구 대서문길 24-11 (스타벅스 더북한산)

Operating hours

Weekdays: 08:00-21:00 / Weekends & public holidays: 07:00-22:00

Photo source: Seoul Metropolitan Government

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