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Three Charming Hanok Cafés in Gaekridan-gil Street

Jeonju is famous for the well-preserved hanok (Korean traditional building) buildings. Today, I’ll introduce hanok cafes in Gaekridan-gil street.


Café Gyeongwoo

The first destination is Café Gyeongwoo.

I entered the gate and soon was in front of the café with a small courtyard. This café has good photo spots from the entrance.

The QR code check-in are done simultaneously with ordering.

There are a variety of beverages from coffee, tea, and juice, to misugaru (roast grain powder drink). Oat milk is also available for those ordering the milk-based beverages.

There are also a range of desserts, such as cakes, cookies, financier, and more. All the desserts are home-made.

It wasn’t a huge café, but still seemed enough to accommodate large number of customers. The tables varied in size.

There were also some lovely outdoor seats.

I had fun looking at such ‘retro’ stuffs decorating the café.

At the courtyards in front and back of the building were nice gardens with trees and flowers.

I ordered the café americano, grapefruit-ade, dacquoise, and financier. I really liked the desserts.

Thanks to the outdoor lightings, the atmosphere of the cafe seemed quite different in the evening. Also, there’s a really cute cat running around the café.


Café Gyeongwoo

Address: Jeonjugaeksa 4gil 43-6, Wansangu, Jeonju
Opening hours: 12:00~22:00 (closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 063-285-2018
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cafe.gyeongwoo/

​Namoo Radio

Namoo Radio is a café located on an alley.

After the yellow gate is a small hanok building.

The café seemed like a cozy hideaway.

I liked the bright seat in the small outdoor space.

The tables varied in size. The only ‘loft’ seat seemed rather popular.

There were many ‘vintage’ stuffs inside and outside the building. Namoo Radio is a café that offers beverages and desserts in biodegradable containers instead of plastic ones.

The cute pictures and nice words (‘we can be happy’) made me smile.

There are different beverages, waffles, and cakes on the menu. I ordered the basic waffle and café americano.

Namoo Radio
Address: Jeonjugaeksa 3gil 46-5, Wansangu, Jeonju
Opening hours: 12:00~22:00 (closed on Wednesdays)
Contact: 063-232-7007
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cafe_namooradio/

Mokryunul Bootakhae

Our last hanok café today is Mokryunul Bootakhae. It’s also located on an alley.

This is the biggest café introduced in this post.

There are seats both indoor and outdoor.

It seems that the hanok cafes usually decorate the interior with vintage stuffs. I liked the were old film cameras and old textbooks in front of the counter.

On a wall was the story of how the owner worked hard to open this café. Everything in the café, from a doorknob and lightings to the vintage stuffs, is personally prepared by the owner. Given the café’s name (‘Mokryun’ means magnolia), I’ll return here when the magnolias in the courtyard bloom.

On the menu were a variety of beverages and homemade desserts. I ordered a piece of the basque cheesecake, which went really well with my coffee. The café also takes orders for whole cakes.


Mokryunul Bootakhae
Address: Jeonjugaeksa 3gil 46-35, Wansangu, Jeonju
Opening hours: 12:00~22:30
Contact: 0507-1429-4004
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cafe.mokryun/

Today, I introduced three hanok cafes in the Gaekridan-gil area. All three cafes were magnificent with vintage charms, cozy atmosphere of the hanok building, and the flowers and trees. I highly recommend all three!

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  • Radhakrishna Pillai N

    Hanok cafes in Gaekridan-gil street recall the nostalgic days.

  • Mason Williams

    I love when traditional meets modern. I’ve been to a few Hanok cafes in Korea and they are amazing comfortable. They are usually a great place to end the day on a super positive note. I look forward to trying these places in Jeonju.

  • Jared Sandler

    It seems like Hanok cafes are located all over Jeonju City, but are particularly visible in Gaekridan-Gil Street. The outdoor seating arrangement at ‘Café Gyeongwoo’ appears to be a peaceful and refreshing place to relax. The vintage collectibles also add substance and legitimacy to Café Gyeongwoo’s ambience. Also catching my eye was the loft seat in ‘Namoo Radio’.

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    They look like secret places for a nice resting time. Good to know them.

  • Tawwab Khan

    Hello, Jeonjucity😍😍😍😍😍 the best part of Korea is we can the Korean tradition in everything like in food, building, etc.
    And these cafes are one of them i like to spend my all vacations in cafes it’s like taking a sipe of coffee with experiencing the tradition of Korea.

  • Adil Hasan

    Love 🌹 Jeonju City

    Café Gyeongwoo could be a great place for me. It’s the absolute best for me. Here the experience of fragrance formation and peace from the foal is very good. And on the other hand Namoo Radio is no less. It’s also worth checking out that I would definitely like to have a meal during my visit at Namoo Radio, this is a great food cafe. Mokryunul Bootakhae This too is nothing short of beauty. I would like to enjoy all of these during my travels. Will have to come to your city soon, have dealt with the pandemic.

  • Danish Saifi

    Lovely city [Jeonjucity]
    It was really nice place to chill out with friends foods was really good and staffs were very friendly and served very well. Thumbs up!
    They are usually a great place to end the day on a super positive note. I look forward to trying these places in Jeonju.
    I like to spend my hole vacations in hanok village.

  • Abbey Fox

    Hanok cafes are so beautiful, I will have to try one (or all!) of these when I return to Jeonju for a visit. Thanks for the great recommendations!

  • Hanako Nan

    Hello,👉Jeonjucity 👈
    Most tourists who want to feel the antique atmosphere and beauty of hanok visit ancient royal palaces or head to the Bukchon Hanok Village. But hanok-style cafes are now a major trend in Korea. In hanok cafes people not only visually enjoy the traditional Korean house but also enjoy delicious food.

  • Supriya Kodical

    i am a big fan of korean culture , food and restuarants/cafes.. this is my favorite topic

  • Human Bhattarai