Vintage Style Cafe Made Famous from the Hit Drama Reply 1994

Doksuri Dabang

독수리 다방

First opened in 1971, Doksuri Dabang was a popular meeting place for students from nearby universities for many years until it closed down due to financial difficulties in 2005. However, after the signage for Doksuri Dabang appeared in the hit drama 'Reply 1994' (응답하라 1994), many old customers began to petition for it to be reopened, and eventually, the grandson of the original owner decided to relaunch it in 2013. 


Doksuri Dabang currently occupies the top floor of a building near Yonsei University's main gate, giving it breathtaking views of the Yonsei campus and Sinchon area. Once you exit the elevator, a short introduction to the cafe and its history occupies the wall, and to the far left of the cafe's entrance is a small art gallery that displays the work of local artists. The cafe occupies a very large space and even has a roof deck that's perfect for hanging out when the weather is warm. 


One interesting feature of the cafe is the wall of post-it notes near the elevator. Back in the days before cell phones, if someone couldn't make it to their appointment they would leave a note on the wall for their company. When the cafe relaunched in 2013, the owner wanted to bring back this concept in order to maintain the cafe's vintage image. 

Price List

Cafe Espresso (에스프레소) 6,000 won
Caffe Americano (블랙커피) 5,500 won
Latte Macchiato (밀크커피) 6,300 won
Cappuccino (카푸치노) 6,300 won
Mocha Latte (모카라떼) 6,800 won
Caffe Davant (다방커피) 6,500 won
Caffe Vienna (비엔나커피) 7,000 won
Cold Brew (더치커피) 6,500 won
Cappuccino con Panna (카푸치노 콘파냐) 7,000 won
Valrhona Hot Chocolate (발로나 초콜릿) 7,500 won
Callebaut Iced Chocolate (칼라바우트 초콜릿) 7,500 won
Black Tea (홍차) 6,800 won
Royal Milk Tea (로얄밀크티) 7,800 won
Herbal Tea (허브차) 6,800 won
Dabang Tea (다방차) 6,800 won
Ade (에이드) 6,800 won
Shake (Mocha, Strawberry, Vanilla) (쉐이크) 7,800 won
Shake (Grain, Citron Sorbet) (쉐크) 6,800 won


Company NameDoksuri Dabang (독수리 다방)
Category Family & Living Food, Drink & Nightlife Social
URLs Facebook
Languages Available English
Opening HoursMonday to Friday: 10:00 - 24:00 / Saturday 09:00 - 24:00 / Sundays and Public Holidays: 11:00 - 24:00
Closed DaysClosed on Lunar New Year and Chuseok

36 Myeongmul-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea 36

Take Line 2 to Sinchon Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 120 meters until you reach the pedestrian intersection. -> Turn right and walk straight about 120 meters until you reach the second alley. -> Doksuri Dabang is in the first building in the alley on the left.

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