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Unique Hanok Cafés in Jeonju: Haengwon and Goznuk

Jeonju has many hanok (Korean traditional building) cafés boasting exquisite atmosphere. Imagine this, you’re sipping a cup of warm coffee with a piece of baked rice cake at a traditional hanok building while enjoying the view of the courtyard. The coffee would taste different. It might melt away the worries and busyness of the everyday life. Today, I’ll introduce two of such hanok cafés.

Café Haengwon

I visited Café “Haengwon”. It feels cozy and quiet although the café is only a short walk away from the bustling center of the Jeonju Hanok Village.

I changed into the indoor shoes and ordered drinks at the entrance. Then I came across a cute garden in the courtyard, which turns everything more natural and peaceful.

Café Haengwon offers a range of traditional Korean beverages and desserts. It was surprising to find on the menu the “susubukumi (sorghum pancake)”, which is rare these days. I drank “ssanghwacha (herb tonic tea)” while enjoying the view of the courtyard.

The café occasionally holds traditional Korean music concert.

Address: Pungnammun 3gil 12, Wansangu, Jeonju

Opening hours:  10:00-22:00 year round

Goznuk

Uniquely located amongst the apartment buildings of the Junghwasandong District, the hanok building of “Goznuk” certainly stands out.

The interior of the café is decorated with a variety of porcelins and hanji (Korean traditional paper) crafts that lift the traditional mood.

Goznuk also offers traditional Korean desserts such as baked “garaettuk (long and slender rice cake)” and homemade “yanggaeng (jellied sweet bean paste)”. Did you know that black coffee, cold or warm, goes really well with garaettuk?

You may also try different “flower teas” such as chrysanthemum, peony, and coreopsis,  which are rare in ordinary cafés. Goznuk also offers a variety of beers from around the world.

 

 

Address: Sunneomeoro 21, Wansangu, Jeonju

Contact: 010-5465-0102

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  • Honie Phan

    This unique cafe is a wonderful place to have a cup of coffee and escape the hustle and bustle in cities. Will pay it a visit soon. And are these souvernir items there sold? I really want to buy them.

    • Loveday Farmer

      are you living in jeonju? so jealous!

  • Dimas Yunianto Putro

    Like this cafe sooo much… The dessert was so melting in my mouth 😀
    Let’s visit Jeonju in 2019 guys!!!

    • Loveday Farmer

      wow, so jealous you tried it!!

  • Kittipot Imjard

    I wanna go to korean traditional style cafe like these!!

  • lesley g

    I love going to cafes like this and eating the traditional desserts with my coffee~

  • Joshua Garcia

    My favorite part is of course the tratidional bibim bap making experience that is offered in differents points of the city. Foreigners are used to get the food served on a plate, but traditionally, Koreans like to make and share their own food on the table, a experience you can not miss in this country.

  • Bronwyn Pretorius

    I love finding little gems like this! Both cafe’s look super cute and quaint. I especially love the outside of Café Haengwon!

  • Victoria T

    I go to a lot of cafes in Seoul but these cafes are something else I’m in love. The hanok cafes pictured here really have a different sort of charm that I haven’t seen before–most of the cafes I’ve been to have more of a modern aesthetic–I’ll be sure to check these out when I visit. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • Aysha

    My favorite type of cafes are traditional hanok cafes where I can try the Korean traditional snacks, so I’ll definitely visit Café Haengwon and Goznuk one day. Also, I love how Goznuk’s interior is decorated with hanji, which makes it all the more authentic!

  • Melissa

    Oh wow! So gorgeous~ I’ve been to one before in Jeonju but I will have to visit the one pictured above as well^^

  • Joshua Garcia

    Coffe shops are a very important part of K-culture. There are many thematic places with special drinks, the prices are cheap and you can stay for a long time with your friends.

  • Marie Boes (Be Marie Korea)

    so beautiful. Love it 😀

  • An Khanh Pham

    I like how this is such a photoblog: it keeps me thinking of how great it would be were I there, while at the same time, makes me feel like I was there taking those pictures.

    • Loveday Farmer

      the photos on here are really nice right? I love seeing these photos of the city!

  • Kyra Casavant

    It looks very peaceful there and really pretty! I want to see it.

    • Loveday Farmer

      it really does look lovely 🙂

  • ajeka

    wow, looks cozy and so in Hanok style. I would like to visit this cafe asap

    • Loveday Farmer

      looks amazing right??

  • IamNaZza

    Jeonju trip won’t be completed without visiting Hanok Cafe. Thank you for the list.

    • Loveday Farmer

      jeonju city is hanok heaven!

  • Abdugafur Dalerzoda

    so beautiful. ☆☆☆☆☆)

  • Joshua Garcia

    makes me wanna get some ice americano

    • Nurseit Seitzhanov

      Exactly!!

  • Sugar Wong

    My hobby is going to different cafe! And this traditional hanok cafe is so attractive ~

    • Loveday Farmer

      this one looks really special!

  • Zhibek

    The design resembles some antique places and it’s so beautiful~~~ Will definitely visit some day!^^

  • Shauna-Kaye Jones

    The desert at Haengwon looks good. I wonder what it is consist of.

  • Melissa

    Cafe culture in Korea is so wonderful and I wish there were more cafes in other countries too

    • Loveday Farmer

      korean cafes are really special!

  • Melissa

    Looks delicious and beautiful 🙂

  • Sara Rousalova

    I absolutely love traditional cafes/tea houses and these look very beautiful! The teapots and the susubukumi at cafe Haengwon look absolutely incredible <3 It's great that they might be a bit quieter compared to most Seoul cafes too!

  • Ali Liffrig

    oh my gosh, these both look so quaint. i would love to stop by

  • Daria Yu

    Definately going to go there next time I visit Jeonju. Thank you!

  • I had my first Omija tea in this city!!! I was told that it is good for women and the tea is a kind of sweet taste!!
    The Ttuk cake in the picture looks so yummy~ Rice cake n tea should be a perfect combination if you have ever tried it!!!! Please recommend more cafes in Jeonju!!

    • Loveday Farmer

      i love omija!

  • carminty

    I’ve only made a day trip to Jeonju, but next time I will stay for longer so that I can see more of the city!

  • meg123k

    I have to try these some day

    • Loveday Farmer

      definitely worth it!

  • izmirK

    The hanok cafe in the middle of modern buildings kinda give it an exotic vibe and a cool place to escape the city life.

    • Loveday Farmer

      its definitely a different vibe to new parts of seoul

  • Esther

    The Sorghum pancake is definitely something new and rare. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in Seoul.
    This pancake is now in my ‘must-try’ list. I would love to try in my next trip! Wonder how it tastes like.. 🙂

  • Joshua Garcia

    I´ll take you to the coffee shop!!!

  • Beautiful tea house for photoshooting!!

    • Loveday Farmer

      great idea!

  • Shana Trương

    Looks like a nice traditional experience.

  • Ely

    I think its super cool that these cafes are embracing the traditional style and crafts of Jeonju and bringing it to the consumers! Also, today I learned about this delicious dish called “garaettuk” and now I must have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love rice cake sooooo much omg. Goznuk, wait for me!!!

  • Samki Y

    The cafe looks like an amazing place to read a book while enjoying some coffee. I wonder if there’s a time limit as to how long you can stay.

  • Ingrid Leiria

    I love comercial places in Hanok’s . They are so cozy and feel like home. I want to visit soon!

    • Loveday Farmer

      they really are so cosy and nice

  • Silvia

    I have been to Jeonju two years ago and I highly recommend the traditional coffee shops. It was raining heavily when we went inside one of them and it simply felt so cozy.

  • 아미르

    My favorite part is of course the tratidional bibim bap making experience that is offered in differents points of the city. Foreigners are used to get the food served on a plate, but traditionally, Koreans like to make and share their own food on the table, a experience you can not miss in this country.

  • 아미르

    I love comercial places in Hanok’s . They are so cozy and feel like home. I want to visit soon!

  • 아미르

    I think its super cool that these cafes are embracing the traditional style and crafts of Jeonju and bringing it to the consumers! Also, today I learned about this delicious dish called “garaettuk” and now I must have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love rice cake sooooo much omg. Goznuk, wait for me!!!

  • 아미르

    I absolutely love traditional cafes/tea houses and these look very beautiful! The teapots and the susubukumi at cafe Haengwon look absolutely incredible <3 It's great that they might be a bit quieter compared to most Seoul cafes too!

    • Loveday Farmer

      they really are beautiful!

  • Joshua Garcia

    Nothing like a nice Iced americano in jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    Last time I went there I did not have a chance to go to those places, next time for sure I will

  • Joshua Garcia

    And of course, with all the friends around

  • Thandar Aung

    i want to eat that rice cake with iced americano. wow it will be so refreshing.

  • Thandar Aung

    before i left this country. i must try this hanok cafes in jeonju.

  • Thandar Aung

    it’s remind me of trip to jeonju with my friends. it was really nice. we tried to make our bimbimbap and tried korean costumes. and tour around jeonju.

  • Thandar Aung

    jeonju is the best place to discover korean culture. i recommend it

  • Veronica H. Padron

    This place looks adorable! I really like the style, the real traditional Korea!

  • Ada Choy

    This post is perfect! I was planning on looking up some unique cafes in hanok village for next week 🙂 I will check some of these places out~

  • Salma Hassanein

    traditional style cafes are the best! I will make sure to visit them next time I visit Jeonju!

  • Bell Bell

    sitting on the floor is not easy. haha. its kind of meditation & yoga for me. but I cannot not accepting that status & that situation might make the tea taster more deeper.

    • Loveday Farmer

      it hurts my legs as well haha

  • Mahesh Shinde

    it look like very cool cafe near to city to enjoy calmness in drinking coffee after your busy day

    • Loveday Farmer

      right! it looks like the perfect place to relax

  • Roma

    I never visited jeonju… yet… I really wanna go there and try the real bibimpab 🙂

    • Loveday Farmer

      you have to go!!

  • Charles Churro Yoo

    I love Hanok and I think making it a cafe is such an interesting concept.

    • Loveday Farmer

      hanok cafes are the best 🙂

  • Joshua Garcia

    So nice we can visit all those places in jeonju

  • Joshua Garcia

    Ice americano hana chuseyo!

  • The dessert named susubukumi looks like redbean cake!!

  • The courtyard garden in Haengwon cafe is really cute and beautiful! Epseically when the trees turn into green in Summer with the water flow sound~

    • Loveday Farmer

      ohhh the sound of the water must be so nice

  • Loveday Farmer

    this cafe looks soo cool

  • Rachel Chalk

    I can never resist Hanok cafes! The traditional sweets are always so good

  • Rachel Chalk

    Thank you for the recommendation, I’d love to try the sorghum pancake. Seems like a road trip is in order

  • Starr Stultz

    Everyone loves a good coffee but also a cute cafe. I think the traditional setting actually is good for the foreigner who may be into less instagram-chic and more into a good dose of history and feeling really comfortable in a more traditional setting.

  • Grace S

    Makes you feel like you’re in a whole ‘nother world…

  • Can you tell us more about other antique cafe at the Hanok Village??

  • A visit to Hanok cafe in Jeonju is a MUST!!

  • bora 🍓

    I’ve visited a variety of cafes during my stay in Seoul and they were very nice but these are so uniquely stunning. The thought of having tea while there’s a traditional Korean music concert/performance would be such a memorable experience from Jeonju.

  • Joshua Garcia

    wish i could it some of that delicious teok

  • Joshua Garcia

    if jeonju was a food I would totally eat it!!!

  • Kylee

    It looks so relaxing!

  • Joshua Garcia

    Here is the plan: we buy tickets to jeonju and have some delicious food and coffee

  • Joshua Garcia

    when i go to jeonju this will be my top place to visit

  • Nao Z

    I’ve seen some traditional cafes in Insadong but these ones look different. Even the menus are very unique.

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    This cafes are classified as unique because of their apperance. Basically people should visit this kind of places in order to dive into the atmosphere of a certain period.

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    And of course, the quality and the taste of food are on a very high level.

  • Nurseit Seitzhanov

    Now I truly plan to visit this places)

  • Grace S

    I need to being all my friends here!! I don’t think there’s anywhere else you can find these types of cafes.

  • Grace S

    I would love to see the traditional music concert in Café Haengwon!!! Coming here with a date or friends would be so nice~~

  • Haha, at first I thought that the snack served with tea was a slab of uncooked meat, but in the following images it appears to be red bean paste or something similar. I’m sure it’s a great cafe to just relax, unwind and enjoy the traditional atmosphere.

  • Joshua Garcia

    some ice americano with a nice cake, woow best thing ever

  • Joshua Garcia

    i wanna take my gf to these coffee shops

  • Joshua Garcia

    if i die I want to be burried here

  • Joshua Garcia

    please dont tell me you dont love these places

  • Joshua Garcia

    there is nothing better than a quiet coffee shop for studying

  • Joshua Garcia

    what about getting some americano on a cold night with your friends

  • Joshua Garcia

    oh yes, I like coffee shops to death

  • Joshua Garcia

    tell me why you have to go and make things so delicious, coffee shop?

  • Joshua Garcia

    in the end it doesnt even matter, because we all love coffe

  • Joshua Garcia

    its a beautiful day to have some coffee here

  • Joshua Garcia

    ready to order sir

  • Joshua Garcia

    Nothing like these places to have a nice coffee and some snacks

  • Joshua Garcia

    great to have these kind of info so we can plan our weekend

  • Joshua Garcia

    thanks to the jeonju city for supporting these kind of blogs

  • Joshua Garcia

    one americano please, no ice, i want it hot

  • Joshua Garcia

    whoooo i wonder if they have that delicious black forest cake

  • Joshua Garcia

    ! Coming here with a date or friends would be so nice~~

  • Joshua Garcia

    he thought of having tea while there’s a traditional Korean music concert/performance would be such a memorable experience from Jeonju.

  • Joshua Garcia

    jeonju is the best place to discover korean culture.

  • Joshua Garcia

    i must try this hanok cafes in jeonju.

  • Joshua Garcia

    his cafe looks soo cool and nice woow need to be there

  • Bach Tran Duc

    Love Jeonju and all the food in the hanok. I was in Jeonju 2 times and never regret. Maybe I will go to Jeonju at the end of this year, again ❤️

  • Shielfa

    Such a great deal to get tea here

  • Shielfa

    Enjoying the hanok with tea or coffee sound good here

  • Shielfa

    I think it would be great idea to relax with a cup of tea here

  • Shielfa

    Worthy to spending time on here

  • Melissa

    Everything looks so delicious~

  • Melissa

    Korean cafes are so fun and this one in particular is beautiful on top of that^^

  • Melissa

    I love all of the traditional goods inside of the store which give it a different feel from other cafes

  • Gabriel Moreira

    I love architecture and the Hanoi style so much that one of my hobbies is to keep searching for coffee shops on Kakao Maps to see if I find any rare hidden gems like these 😍