[Directions] KONA BEANS Cafe at Apgujeong

Yes, you’re right. I had captured a few photos to make this guide entry to Kona Bean Cafe which was managed by the omma(s) of the boys.(Leetuek, Sungmin, Kyuhyun)

PS: ELFs, this is the updated version(Apr’2012) of the guide done by me. It’s roughly about 10mins walk from the station and it’s easy to find the cafe if you follow the photos below. (^^)

Address : Seoul, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu 1st floor
Phone : 02 543 0070 Open from : 7am – 11pm

Directions: Take Exit 2, from Apgujeong station. – Make a U-turn on your left and follow the path straight all the way till you see a Hyundai Oil Station. (Take Note! It’s NO LONGER S-oil Station)

– Continue to walk straight until you see “Black Smith” cafe at a small alley junction(which is on your right). Turn right and walk into the alley.

Yes, you will see Jindo building and walk up about 100m and you’ll see Kona Bean Cafe. =D


You’ll be welcome by the handsome boys upon arrival with their huge photo portrait.

Hope you fans have some luck in bumping the ommas, or have a peep at the handsome cashier/barista boy(Sungjin) or maybe even the boys themselves~ ^^


My take. Basically, it’s a cafe platform where the parents of the boys would have a chance to communicate with fans(when they’re free). Just my luck, Kyuhyun’s omma was in the cafe and I managed to get a quick snap before she left. (=

Beautiful mummy.

Besides, there are many photo portraits hanging and big boards done by fans being placed in the cafe as well.



SungMin *heeheehee*

Guess who’s signature is this.. (PS: someone from SISTAR)

Cute mini-flower pot given by Fanclubs for the opening of KONA BEAN. ❤

Well, took a short break with unnie(s) over there and I ordered a cup of hot vanilla latte to chill alittle as it was cold outside. =/

Well, almost all the cafe in korea has this device to alert you while waiting for your drinks/food to be ready. =D

Price range: It’s basically the same as other cafe. About 4kwon and above.

Ambience: It’s actually a little cozy inside. I do recommend for a cup of coffee with a friend or two. =D

Dropping Gifts for the boys: Well, I have no idea how long does it takes to reach the boys! But hey, you can try your luck and  drop it there though. (= A pink package full of love for SungMin, together with presents for Omma(s) & Sungjin. ^^

Till then!

PS: Please respect the privacy of the staffs and Omma(s) when they are working at the counter.
No Photography of the menu/Ommas/staff when they are working.

BUT..You are allow to take photos when IF the boys are working at the counter. (:



33 thoughts on “[Directions] KONA BEANS Cafe at Apgujeong

  1. khu bun lee

    hi,lucky girl! nice photo w/ kyu’s mom,u take lot of photos in the cafe, is it ok? in my country there r many places that we cant take photos just like that, we need permission and sometimes we need to pay some money….


    1. yyann

      Hi pretty,

      apparently we are allowed to snap photos in the cafe. But do take note that it might not be possible the same for other boutique cafes/restaurants though. (=


  2. Hi yyann! thanks for the helpful direction! ^^
    i’m going to korea this december. just for 5 days but i hope i manage to get here. 🙂
    Hoping to bump the ommas or the boys too.. hehe 🙂
    do u mind to recommend me on what day is the best to get there.. ? thanks in advance!


    1. yyann

      Thanks for reading it! ^^
      Wow! Do keep yourself warm during the winter as it could get really cold with those strong wind.
      As for the the days to recommend, I’m actually not very sure either. The cafe is usually packed with fans all round the world, or some certain fans might even sit up the entire day to try their luck though.

      The Omma(s) are usually there. (Not all, 1 of them as they take turns I believed)
      I went on a sat and it was pretty crowded. Maybe you can try on the weekdays, around late afternoon or night after dinner to avoid the crowds. Have fun! ^^


      1. hahah my pleasure. i was searching for the direction though. ^^
        I knoww! it must be freezing there. haizz -.-;;
        Thank you for your suggestion! i will be in korea on friday. plan to go on saturday but since it is crowded, weekdays should be ok. I will spend sunday for a concert. so monday-wednesday should be okay aiyt~
        Thanks again dear! hope to meet Kyu omma. hehehe :p


    1. yyann

      Hi Yan,

      Yes, for Kona Bean, they had set up the english menu for overseas fans thus you don’t have to worry about it!
      Have fun~ ^^



  3. Thanks for this valuable information. I plan to visit there someday for a short tour with my kids and hope to stop by this coffee shop and see the beautiful places around. Is there any Christian church nearby for a Sunday english service? We plan to visit Kona Bean after attending Sunday service and hope the place is open on a Sunday as well. Thanks and best regards.


  4. Dear Yyann. thank you so much for the prompt reply. It is a pleasure knowing that there is Sunday english service in the area and some information. I’ll check it out then.


  5. minnie

    Oh is that Sistar’s Hyorin’s? :333
    Thankyou so much!!! I’ll make sure to try this when I visit Seoul.
    Hope I can meet the boys and yeppeun eommadeul 🙂
    It’s really helpful!


  6. Hi, im planning to go there in this august. Im planning to stop by in SM Ent., J-Tunes, and Cube… and YG too… besides YG i think they were all at the same area.. could you give me suggestion about the route?
    Thx.. 😀


      1. Thank you for your reply. Appreciate that.. and ill follow your suggestion…
        Only wish that ill find some direction to JTunes since i find only their address…
        Thank you again..


  7. toeferitasditas

    May I ask if you know what time does the store open and when is the good time to go there, you know when there are less people 😀


    1. yyann

      Hi Madeline,

      From what I remembered, it starts around 7am in the morning and ends at 11pm. (:
      Have fun!

      Elizabeth (yyann)


      1. toeferitasditas

        So when is the time where there will be less people, haha cause I’m a bit afraid of super crowded places. And is it Ok to take pictures inside? 😀


      2. yyann

        Hi Madeline,

        I can’t really advice you what would be the best time/less crowded timing as it varies. But maybe you can try early in the morning or 1-2hours before it closes? yeah..
        At the same time, you’re free to take photos in the cafe EXCEPT at the menu bar and working/cashier area. They are quite particular about it and do respect the staffs and the T&C there. (:



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  9. sj is love (heart)

    thanks for the guide!!!
    i’ve always wanted to go visit but never managed to find my way there
    no photos of the menu as well?
    can you take photos inside the cafe?
    like with the super junior photos and the decorations?


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