The first cafe I went to during my winter in Korea was Cafe El Cielo. It is just in Garosugil, a hip area in Seoul that is just across the guesthouse I stayed in.
When I searched for its literal meaning, Cafe El Cielo according to Google means "Coffee Heaven". True enough, the highlight of this coffeeshop is its interiors: pastel clouds hanging from its ceiling, which light up nicely at night.
Coffee culture in Seoul is alive even at night:
Price was a bit steep for the serving size, I ordered hot latte for KRW 5,300 or Php 200+. I love the ambiance, though! As they say, you're paying for the experience too.
The visual baristas of Cafe El Cielo:
Again, the cafe is prettier at night with all the clouds lighted up. But with the full glass walls, I can also imagine the place bathed by the sun during daytime. Take your pick! ❤
Visit Cafe El Cielo
신사동 517-10 31, Gangnam-daero 156-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Monday to Thursday: 11am to 10pm / Friday: 11am to 11pm/ Saturday: 12nn to 11pm / Sunday, holidays: 12nn to 10pm
Nearest Subway Station
Sinsa Station, Exit 8
Drinks and desserts at less than KRW 10,000