Okay, I know the question sounds bizarre on many levels! And I also know that your initial answer, as was mine before I visited Ddong Cafe, might be a resounding no but let’s get through this poop… I mean, post first, shall we?
So there I was, researching quirky cafes to visit in Seoul during my 12-day trip to the country, and a few caught my attention. From animal cafes (and I mean dogs, cats, sheep, racoons and meerkats) to 2D-themed cafes and much more, Seoul cafe culture is not lacking!
I was not interested in visiting any animal cafes, so I decided to explore my other options. I found pool-themed cafes and a Harry Potter-themed cafe, and then, I stumbled on one with a most bizarre theme – poop! Welcome to Ddong (똥) Cafe!
Ddong Cafe, Insadong
Ddong translates to ‘poop’ in English, and honestly, I am still bewildered by the fact that someone thought it was a good idea to implement this but even more surprised that it works!
Seriously, once you get past the name and theme and make it into the cafe, you’ll find a quaint, fun cafe with, as the young kids say, “cool vibes”!
Inside the cafe, you will find poop-themed decor, including throw pillows and cushions, toilet bowl mugs, plant pots and graffiti on the walls and floors. The cafe also serves many of its dishes in toilet bowl dishware.
The appeal of coming to a place like this is obviously about its aesthetic, but I must say that the rose latte, waffle and ice cream combo I ordered tasted wonderful.
So, if you’re in Seoul and you stay in or visit the Insadong District, this might be an excellent spot worth checking out. It could be somewhere fun to take a break from exploring the districts or nearby Palaces and Temples.
How to Get to Ddong Cafe and Opening Hours
Ddong Cafe is located in Insadong, and you can find it on the 4th floor of the Ssamziegil shopping complex. You can plug this location into Naver to get accurate recommendations and the best routes. The cafe is open daily from 10:30 am to 9 pm.
So tell me, would you eat in this poop-themed cafe? 🙂