If quality coffee is a must, head to this Hongdae mainstay. Tailor sources their beans directly from farmers and roasts them on-site (you’ll be in caffeinated heaven by the time your relatives log-in). Tip: Tailor Coffee’s second location has large open windows and more seating, and laptops are a common sight here.
For those of us who live oceans away from our loved ones, the holidays are that one time of year you want to be home with family more than ever—and if you can’t make it home, chances are you’ll be video chatting with hordes of family members crowding the screen. Need to escape a nosy roommate? Head to one of these four cafés: they’re spacious enough that you won’t be over-sharing with all the customers, have good WiFi, and plenty of natural light so you can look your best (and for everyone’s sake, bring along a pair of headphones). - Sonja Swanson