Friday May 8, 2009 12:35

Korea Starbucks Coffee – Insadong

Posted by hying

The 1st Korea Starbucks Coffee was launched in 1999 and opened outside Ehwa Women’s University Station. Jim Donald, President & CEO of Starbucks stated that the shop have always been welcomed and embraced by customers in South Korea.

In April 2007, Starbucks Coffee held a grand opening of 200th store near Noksayeong Station in Seoul.

Although in Seoul there are many Starbucks Coffee outlets but there is this very special outlet in Insadong (인사동) It’s the only Starbucks Coffee outlet in the world with a sign not written in English. (written in Korean: 스타벅스커피 – read as Starbucks Coffee)

Why is that so?

The reason is because English signs are not allowed in Insadong. So do drop by this Starbucks Coffee outlet when you pay a visit to Insadong.

Price range:

  • Between 2500W ~ 5800W


  • (English) 39 Insadong, Jongro-gu Seoul, KR11
  • (Korean) 서울특별시 종로구 인사동 39



  • 02-758-8022

Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 08.00 ~ 22.30
  • Friday: 08.00 ~ 23.00
  • Saturday: 09.00 ~ 22.00
  • Sunday: 09.00 ~ 22.00

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