Anthracite is a gorgeous space, a converted shoe factory on the south side of Hongdae that incorporates the original aesthetic and machinery into its current form. You even can sit at a conveyor belt-turned-bar while roasting equipment hums at your back. Like many coffee roasters, they preach the gospel of coffee for all, holding public cupping sessions most Wednesdays (pre-registration online required, Korean-only) and home barista courses. Anthracite doesn’t just want you to drink their coffee; they want you to appreciate it. Anthracite also distributes their beans to coffee shops around Seoul, so you may notice their logo around town. There’s a decent selection of baked goods as well—the tiny cups of panna cotta are perfect when you want just a few bites of something sweet to accompany Anthracite’s bright and lemony roasts.
10, Tojeong-ro 5-gil
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Sangsu Station (Line 6), exit 4|