South Korea’s Monochrome Cafe Resembles A Scene From A Comic Book

Greem Cafe in Seoul, South Korea, transports you into a two-dimensional universe inspired by the popular Korean animated web series W.

What is special about this cafe?

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According to Architectural Digest, every aspect, including walls, worktops, furniture, and even flatware, is designed to look like two-dimensional designs come to life.

Where is the cafe located?

This cafe, located in Seoul’s Mapu-gu District, has become a magnet for coffee aficionados and those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience. Unsurprisingly, it has become popular among photographers. 

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A video of the coffeehouse has gone viral on the internet. “There is a cafe in South Korea where everything is monochrome and like a drawing, making you feel like you are in a storybook,” writes Science Girl on X. It’s known as Cafe Yeonnam-dong 239-20.”

Why is it called Greem Cafe?

Greem, the cafe’s name, is derived from a Korean word that means “cartoon” or “painting.” According to Architectural Digest, it is also known as Cafe Yeonnam-Dong 223-14, which is merely the street address of the cafe.

On X, the video has had over 15.5 million views and a slew of comments. A member of the public commented, “I haven’t been there myself, but there’s an article saying that this cafe has gained more popularity among foreigners and has even secured franchise deals abroad.”

How have people reacted to the visuals of this cafe?

“It is known for its creative cartoon and comic book-themed interior design,” another user remarked. Hand-painted murals of cartoon characters adorn the walls, giving consumers the impression that they are within a 2D comic book world.”

“I need to make time to go there,” wrote the third user.

“That’s pretty cool,” wrote the fourth user on X.

“I love this, I’ve never been there, hopefully someday I’ll make the trip,” remarked the fifth user. Watch the video here.

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