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        • 06/17/2024

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  • The birthday café tour has recently become a popular travel destination among Hallyu fans. People celebrate their favorite celebrity's birthday or anniversary while collecting various merchandise such as cup holders, photo cards, and postcards provided when ordering a drink. Many birthday cafés are held in Hongdae, where there is a large amount of foot traffic. You can still visit a birthday café even if the celebrity isn’t your favorite, just for merchandise or the event itself, such as a lucky draw. If you want a special photo of your trip to Korea to post on your social media, visit Hongdae right now.

    Tip.

      Jun and Hoshi of SEVENTEEN, Haechan and Taeil of NCT, Chaeryeong of ITZY, Sunoo of ENHYPEN, and Sung Han Bin of ZEROBASEONE were born in June. Meanwhile, BTS and Mamamoo debuted in June. Birthday café schedules are usually uploaded to X, and you can also check them on websites such as Fiveduck or Duk Place.

    Birthday Café Recommendations

    | Andys Coffee Hongdae

    A renowned birthday café with over 1,200 reviews on portal websites. It features two floors and a rooftop space, making excellent use of the area. This café has hosted birthday events for famous Hallyu celebrities such as Jennie of Blackpink, Jungkook and Suga of BTS, and Baekhyun of EXO. It’s enjoyable to browse the merchandise produced during these events. Sometimes you might also find a sharing zone where you can receive merchandise created by individual fans, so keep an eye out for that.

    [Andys Coffee Hongdae]

    • Address: 2F & 3F, 75 Wausan-ro 35-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울시 마포구 와우산로35길 75 2, 3층)
    • Inquiries: +82-507-1313-3479
    • Operating Hours: Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:30, Thu - Fri 12:00 - 23:00, Sat 11:00 - 23:00, Sun 11:00 - 22:30
    • Website: X @andyscoffee2

    | Lovin’ Her Flower Café

    • Credit: Lovin’ Her Flower Café
    • Credit: Lovin’ Her Flower Café

    Located in the Gyeongui Line Forest Park, created along the derelict railroad and also known as Yeontral Park , this flower café features a cozy exterior reminiscent of grandma's house and an interior adorned with colorful flowers. The clean white walls provide an excellent backdrop for photos taken by fans. Members of Creatrip can receive a 10% discount coupon applicable to all menu items, allowing for a budget-friendly birthday celebration.

    [Lovin’ Her Flower Café]

    • Address: 22 Sinchon-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울시 마포구 신촌로6길 22)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-322-0122
    • Operating Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
    • Website: X @lovinherflower

    | LOVINIDOL

    • Credit: LOVINIDOL
    • Credit: LOVINIDOL

    This café offers rentals for various events, including exhibitions, pop-up stores, and premieres, and primarily hosts idol birthday cafés. Though small, it utilizes the space efficiently to offer a variety of attractions. Fancams and music videos of your ultimate bias are played on a 65-inch high-definition TV. The convenience of takeout is enhanced by drinks served in cans, and their social media account offers multilingual support, which is a plus.

    [LOVINIDOL]

    • Address: #B02, 20 Sinchon-ro 2an-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울시 마포구 신촌로2안길 20 B02호)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-325-0122
    • Operating Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
    • Website: X @LOVINIDOL_CAFE

    Nearby Tourist Attractions to Visit

    | WITHMUU AK PLAZA Hongdae

    Credit: WITHMUU

    This store sells various official merchandise such as albums, light sticks, and photo cards. Checking whether the album you’ve just bought contains a photo card of your ultimate bias is a unique and fun way to find out your fortune for the day.

    [WITHMUU AK PLAZA Hongdae]

    • Address: 2F, AK PLAZA Hongdae, 188 Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울시 마포구 양화로 188 AK PLAZA 홍대 2층)
    • Inquiries: +82-507-1343-0429
    • Operating Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00, Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00

    | Idolllook

    • Credit: Idolllook

    This boutique offers a variety of idol dolls and costumes. You can dress the dolls in purchased clothes and take pictures in small showrooms designed for different concepts. If you want memorable photos from your trip to Korea, taking photos with your ultimate bias doll at other travel destinations is the perfect way to do so.

    [Idolllook]

    • Address: 74 Hongik-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울시 마포구 홍익로6길 74)
    • Inquiries: +82-70-4170-9109
    • Operating Hours: 13:00 - 20:00

    More info

    • 1330 Korea Travel Helpline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Bahasa Melayu(Malay/Indonesian))

    This column was last updated in June 2024, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.

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