South Korea is famous for its trendy cafes and coffee houses, and Busan is not an exception. Among many areas with countless cafes in Busan, Gijang is one of the best places to find your favorite cafe. Let’s do cafe-hopping among popular cafes in Gijang.
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Coffee and pastries
Location of Hayden
22, Munoseong-gil, Ilgwang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
How to Get to Hayden
- Ride Donghae Line and get off at Ilgwang station (일광/K124), Exit 1 > walk to Donghaeseon Ilgwangyeok (동해선일광역/Donghae Line Ilgwang Station) bus stop (about 260 meters/850 feet) > Ride Bus: Gijang-gun 3 or Gijang-gun 8-1 > Get off at Onjeong (온정) bus stop > Walk (about 200 meters / 650 feet)
- Free parking is available.
- Phone: +82-51-728-4717
- Instagram: @haydencoffee_
There is a Korean word, “뷰맛집 /view-mat-jip/.” It means a place with breathtaking views. Hayden in Gijang, Busan, is a perfect place for this word. Although it wouldn’t be an easy trip to get there on public transportation, this Busan cafe offers views that would make up for the efforts.
Hayden would be one of the largest cafes in Busan. It started with one building, but now it expands to two huge buildings. Right next to the cafe is Hayden Pot, a restaurant serving Korean cuisine specializing in dumpling hot pot (만두전골/mandu jeongol). Also, the brand has one more location, Hayden Sincere, near Geumjeongsanseong Fortress, which offers refreshing views of mountain forests.
At Hayden, the visitors can enjoy the views at various seatings: on the staircase style seatings in a wide open place, looking at the ocean through huge windows while staying warm in winter and cool in summer, or feeling the ocean breeze while seating outside.
Hayden serves the customers with a variety of pastries and several types of coffee including single origins.
Another advantage of Hayden is that it is located near several popular restaurants. As I mentioned before Hayden Pot is at the same place. You can walk to Tambok (탐복), which is famous for abalone dishes, and Bareut (바릇), where its signature dish is the cockle plate.
Coffee house with its own coffee roastery and more coffee-related business
Location of Waveon Coffee
286, Haemaji-ro, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
How to Get to Waveon Coffee
- Bus: No. 37 or 180. Gett off at Gijang Munhwa Yejeol Hakgyo (기장 문화예절학교) bus stop
- Free parking is available.
Waveon Coffee opened in 2016. Situated on the coast of the East Sea, this coffee house offers one of the best ocean views among cafes in Gijang. On the first floor, it has ample outdoor seating. You can choose to lie down on bean bags or long benches, or sit down under parasols (patio umbrellas) while breathing in the ocean breeze.
Waveon’s indoor space is chic and trendy and each floor has large windows so you don’t need to worry about missing the beautiful ocean view. While both the outdoor seating on the first floor and indoor seating with cool air conditioning are great to sip your coffee, the rooftop is the place if you want to admire the view of the ocean and Imrang Beach. The one hundred eighty-degree view of fifty shades of blue will make you sound ‘Ah’.
The building of Waveon Coffee itself is an artwork. The building won Korea Architecture Awards (KAA) in 2018. Thanks to its beauty and awe-inspiring scenery, the cafe has been a filming location for many commercials and promoting clips for Busan and South Korea.
Waveon Coffee serves its guests its own roasted coffee and a variety of desserts. If you really like their coffee, you can order them online as well.
Next to the main building, the second building of a bungalow-style stands. It is also a part of the cafe. The second floor of the building is a row of separate rooms so you can enjoy the ocean view while appreciating your drinks without any interruption. The usage is limited to two hours, though. On the first floor of the building is a restaurant, Goseurak.
Cafe de 220 Volt at Osiria
Cafe and retail shop
Location of Cafe de 220 Volt at Osiria
98, Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (last order by 10:00 p.m.)
How to Get to Cafe de 220 Volt at Osiria
- Bus: No. 100, 181, or 185. Get off at Dangsa Yanggyeong Maeul (당사 양경마을) bus stop
- Free parking available
Located at Bon Davinci Square in Gijang-gun, Cafe de Volt 220 has probably one of the largest indoor spaces among cafes in Gijang, if not in Busan. Cafe de Volt 220 serves coffee that they roast in-house. Also, they bake pastries and bread in-house as well. Recently, the cafe has added a beer option, collaborating with Gorilla Brewing, one of Busan’s craft breweries.
In addition to coffee, beer, and pastries, they sell plants and small gardening items. You can buy illustrations and other artwork by local artists, too.
Various Seating Choices
Coffee and Desserts at the Cafe
Other Retail Shops at the Cafe
The cafe has plenty of outdoor seating as well. Although there are more cafes in Gijang that have better ocean views than Cafe de Volt 220, the location of the cafe is its big advantage. The cafe is close to Lotte Premium Outlets Dongbusan and IKEA. And, it is relatively easier to get to the cafe using public transportation compared to other cafes in Gijang.
For your information, Cafe de Volt 220 has two more locations in Yeongdo, Busan, and Chuncheon in Gwangwon-do.
Greetvi Coffee and Bakery
Coffee, Bakery, and Brunch Menu
Location of Greetvi
354, Ilgwang-ro, Ilgwang-myeon, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last order 9:30 p.m.)
How to Get to Greetvi Coffee and Bakery
- Bus: No. 180 or 188. Get off at Budaeap (부대앞) bus stop
- Parking available (two parking lots)
- Phone: +82 70-7795-8899
- Instagram: @greetvicoffee
Like many cafes in Gijang, Greetvi offers a second-to-none ocean view. This cafe serves brunch menus, coffee, and other pastries. They bake everything in-house.
View from Greetvi Coffee
Coffee, Pastry, and Desserts at Greetvi Coffee
Things To Do In Gijang-gun
Gijang area is a rising star among Busan’s top destinations. Among many places in Gijang, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple (해동용궁사) is definitely worth visiting. Also if you are a fan of photogenic places, Jukseong Church (죽성성당) features views for dozens of clicking on your camera or phone.
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