The World's First CNN Café - Jongno, Seoul

Thursday, August 14, 2014 , 2 Comments


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BREAKING NEWS: The World’s First CNN Café is in Seoul


The CNN Café in Seoul is a head turner. It is, after all, the first CNN café in the whole wide world. Wow, now that just made it as a headline in my head right now. CNN is brilliant for coming up with this first “coffice” concept: coffee-office offers customers free wi-fi, computers / printing services, features CNN content across different platforms, some live feed of the CNN International channel on a large screen, CNN newswires on a digital ticker and computer terminals featuring cnn.com and cnngo.com. I think I would rather work from here than work-from-home!


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How to get to the CNN Café in Jongno, Seoul

Being one of the best café culture countries in Asia, South Korea is lucky to have been granted the privilege to front-page the CNN Café in their home turf. A few steps away from the Jongno subway, the CNN café is at the near corner spot of the road. You can go here anytime, because it’s 24/7 and you can enjoy the crowd, even if it’s too crowded.

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What to do and see in the CNN Café in Jongno, Seoul

CNN is all about people. The CNN Café is all about people having a good time. The coffee shop in itself is very office like but at the same time, very relaxed and cozy. The food choices are cheaper than most cafes in Seoul. Must try: café’s cookies, carrot cake, and "Cocopa" -- tiny white chocolate truffles. Even more interesting: Meeting rooms are available for use for groups of seven or more customers and can be reserved in advance. Plus points: the friendliest baristas you’ll ever meet in Seoul.

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CNN Café Favorites

The CNN Café is all pluses for me. It’s one of the best places in Seoul for almost anything related to people-centric activities. From extroverted activities – studying, dating, meeting, planning, to some introverted escapade: alone time, people-watching, reading, chilling. It’s for young entrepreneurs who’d want a place to spark their inspirations. It’s for people who chase their firsts. It’s literally being in the center of the headlines without trying to grab too much attention.



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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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2 Wandering Thoughts:

Lily said...

Thanks for sharing.
is the use of internet free of charge?
that is, i can help myself to the computer?

Bowdy Wanders said...

Hello there Lily!

Glad to know that you plan to visit one of my personal cafe favorites in Seoul, and thanks for reminding me that I want to go back here. Lol.

Yes, you can use the internet free of charge. You have to ask for the wifi password at the counter area. :)

Enjoy Seoul!

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