Korean barista preparing filter coffee in Halff Coffee, Seoul

If you’re looking for one of the best coffee houses in Seoul, Korea, look no further. Halff Coffee is a coffee roaster cum cafe with ten branches spread out in Seoul.

Their menu is simple. Filter coffee, speciality lattes, and a donut or an ice-cream to pair with.

The Guatemala Huitz Matig Pacamara Natural promises notes of walnut, apple and caramel. Credits to the barista from the Anguk Branch for the perfect extraction. It was smooth and balanced, with a light acidity that is quickly counteracted by the heavier, sweeter notes.

Other single origins include:

  • Ethiopia Guji G1 Hambela Washed: Floral, citron, apricot, milk caramel
  • Colombia Taki Anaerobic Wash: Apricot, dried plum, orange, raisin, Ceylon tea
  • Panama Esmeralda Palmyra: Almond, vanilla, chocolate

Each cup is priced at ₩7,000 and the beans can be purchased at ₩19,000.

Halff Coffee also serves sweetened speciality coffee such as Butter Cream Latte (₩6,500), Matcha Cream Latte (₩6,000), Banana Cream Latte (₩6,000), Einspanner (₩6,000) and Black Sesame Latte (₩6,000).

According to the barista, the Butter Cream Latte is a crowd favourite.

They also serve tea- Serenity Tavalon and Crimson Punch– for ₩6,000.

We visited the Anguk Branch, which is a two-story cafe near Bukchon Hanok Village. The first floor has seats around the walls and windows, perfect for some people-watching. Meanwhile, the second floor overlooks traditional roofs.

While this branch has a wider selection of single origins, they do not serve any bakes unlike their other branches.

Location: Jongno-gu, Gyedong-gil 82
서울 종로구 계동길 82
Opening hours: 10am-10pm

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