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Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe in Seoul – The Ultimate Guide

Pink Pool Cafe at Stylenanda’s store in Hongdae is one of the two trendy cafes Stylenanda stores have in Seoul, South Korea. One is called the Pink Hotel, located in Myeongdeong and this one the Pink Pool Cafe, located in Hongdae. While both of the cafes have adorable decor and yummy treats, the Pink Pool Cafe in Hongdae has that little extra with its Instagrammable pool and lots of seating space. In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know before you visit the Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe in Hongdae.

Pink Pool Cafe in Hongdae

There’s no doubt Seoul is jam-packed with trendy, interesting cafes and the Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe is no exception! While you could easily spend an entire year discovering all the cafes in the city, this one might just be one of the coolest one, it really is a must visit!

The Pink Pool cafe in Hongdae is located in one of the trendiest areas in the city. Here, you’ll find the best of the Kpop fashions, urban arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainment. Hongdae is very popular especially amongst young people, so you’ll see it crowded all day long. During the day for shopping and during the night for the night clubs.

The cafe is not only uber-Istagrammable, they also serve cool drinks and delicious cakes and desserts. If you havea sweet tooth, then come here for a sweet breakfast or a little after lunch treat. Since the cafe is very popular amongst the locals as well, you’ll find the best times to visit below (good to know if you want to avoid crowds!). As you can see in my pictures, we came just a bit after opening time and had the cafe to ourselves for a few minutes.

The pool in the cafe is not for swimming, it’s very shallow. Actually, you aren’t allowed to dip your feet or anything else in it either – it’ simply a cool feature to observe and take pictures of.

What is Stylenanda?

Stylenanda is a Korean fashion and beauty brand, founded in 2004. Their products are trendy and at a mid-range price point. In the Stylenanda store in Hongdae, you’ll get 3 floors of fashion and the 4th floor is the cafe. I bought a pair of earrings there for about $15 USD, but I wish I had more space in the luggage because the clothes there looked super nice!

Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe – Info for the two cafes

Make sure you download Naver Maps while getting around in Korea and to get directions for the cafes. Google maps doesn’t work as it should in Korea so you might have problems finding your way around without the right app.

Pink Pool Cafe Hongdae is located a 5-minute walk from Hongik University Station and is on the top floor of the Stylenanda store (Google map location here). Don’t be confused if the cafe really is here when you enter the clothing store, it’s accessible via the escalators/elevator all the way up. We visited the Hongdae location and if you only have time to visit one, then I definitely recommend the Hongdae branch.

Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe Hongdae (the one we visited)

  • Korean Name: 스타일난다 핑크풀카페
  • Korean Address: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 335-21
  • English Address: 335-21 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Times: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe Myeongdong

  • Korean Name: 스타일난다 핑크풀카페
  • Korean Address: 서울특별시 중구 충무로2가 66-2
  • English Address: 66-2 Chungmu-ro2ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Times: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Best time to visit the Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe

The best time to visit the Pink Pool Cafe is on weekdays at its opening time at 11:00 am. Hongdae is a University part of Seoul, so expect the students to come in for a coffee and cake around lunchtime. In the afternoon most of the trendy cafes in Seoul generally get quite crowded. During the weekend it’s very likely going to be quite busy, so if you aim to take some Instagram photos, definitely visit on a weekday.

I recommend you head past the pink chairs and straight into the pool section of the cafe. Because the chairs in there are placed against the wall, you’ll be able to get plenty of nice pictures there. As we were leaving a lot more girls showed up and they went all-in for the selfies there! But come on – when the drinks and the food looks THIS good, it’s hard not to, am I right?

I hope you liked this article about the Pink Pool Cafe in Seoul! I also posted an article on the 10 best things to do in Seoul, where this cafe is one of the highlights.

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Em

Saturday 30th of November 2019

Such cute pics! I wish I knew about this cafe when I was in Seoul. Definitely on my list for next time, though!

Patricija

Saturday 30th of November 2019

Thanks Em! Yeah it's definitely a hidden gem - on the top floor of a huge fashion store!

Sarah

Friday 29th of November 2019

Woah! This place is like Instagram goals. Seoul has so many cute cafes I've heard :)

Patricija

Friday 29th of November 2019

Yeah it really does! We've been to this one and a 2d cafe, poop cafe, racoon cafe.. you name it! :)

Rhonda Albom

Friday 29th of November 2019

I haven't been to Korea yet, but this place isn't what I would have imagined finding there. So colourful and pink. Do people swim in the pool? It would mess with the Instagram images but could be fun anyway.

Patricija

Friday 29th of November 2019

Hey Rhonda! Exactly what Korea is all about, all cute everything :) Swimming is not allowed in the pool, but it's also super shallow so I don't think it would be so fun hehe. But yes, it would definitely mess with those IG shots :D

April

Friday 29th of November 2019

This cafe is just too cute! The decor is amazing and it seems as though it has such a relaxing atmosphere crowds or not.

Patricija

Friday 29th of November 2019

Seoul has so many pretty cafes, but this one was definitely the best! The food is also really yummy :)