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97-5 Buam-dong,Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-391-4737
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Coffee is excellent, view of Seoul is beautiful

Sanmotoonge means "cafe at the corner of the mountain" in Korean. The place is a real find. Mostly... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
The view is amazing!

I'm not sure why there's two Sanmotoonge on TripAdvisor. But nonetheless, I still want to give me... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Josephine S
via mobile
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  • Average8%
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97-5 Buam-dong,Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-391-4737
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Sanmotoonge means "cafe at the corner of the mountain" in Korean. The place is a real find. Mostly locals (dating lovebirds) patronize this quaint cafe, with books and their favorite cuppa. If you are a fan of K-drama (I'm not), this is one of the...More

Thank Kllsm
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure why there's two Sanmotoonge on TripAdvisor. But nonetheless, I still want to give me two cents worth here as well. Yea, Coffee Prince drama filmed here and the other cafe at hongdae. But both are not affliated. Coffee Prince drama basically used...More

Thank Josephine S
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

After going up very steep roads to get to this place I was rewarded with a very independent feel coffe shop with very nice staff. The items in their menu is quite pricy, but going up to the second floor to experience the view of...More

Thank Carlos D
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I found this place in a travel book I took with me to Seoul. To get here I exited Gyeongbokhung and walked a bit before taking a cab. FYI: Have the Tripadvisor app on your phone and pull up the location which has the phone...More

2  Thank bkalbitres
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This a a cute little cafe sits high with panoramic view of Seoul. It feels relax having a cup of coffee and snack after walking the landmarks in the busy city.

Thank Cherrieleegroup
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Have a nice coffee with bakery at an impressive film location up on a mountain. Great outside view. Props and accessories of several Korean series and movies are part of the coffee shop. You can enjoy your coffee in this special setting. Enjoy

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This cute cafe is a little outside town, but very popular due to its use in a Korean drama. They serve fantastic coffee and cake, and you can admire the great views from its position high up a forested hill. The owners are a delightful...More

Thank mikepearson85
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

You need a car to reach this place, we walked all the way from gyeongbokgung station up to the mountain through the tunneli think more than 4 km the hardest was the last 400 m climbing the mountain road. The place is crowded we arrived...More

1  Thank uaedoctor1981
Reviewed 2 October 2015

It was situated in Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. When we reached at the top of coffee house, the view is just speechless and feeling super good. The taste of coffee is nice too even it is a little bit pricey. The decoration is romantic and surrounding...More

Thank PurenovMon
Reviewed 2 September 2015

One of the most impressive views you can get while in Seoul! Looking out over the 38th parallel while having a lemonade is wonderful! A bit hard to find! Prices are high for this type of shop.

Thank Dayel1956
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