This Coffee Shop in South Korea is Shaped Like a Rolleiflex Camera


The title kind of says it all on this one, so we’ll keep it brief. There is a coffee shop in South Korea that ought to make it onto every quirky photographer’s bucket list… kind of like the bathroom in China we told you about a couple of weeks ago.

The bathroom was shaped like a rangefinder and this coffee shop lets you enjoy your favorite South Korean brew inside a beautifully designed Rolleiflex camera. However you prefer your coffee, there’s little doubt in our minds that photo lovers would rather be drinking it from inside this cool and quirky cafĂ©.



Opened by an ex-helicopter pilot in the air force, the shop is open every day starting at 11. You can learn more about it on the shop’s Facebook or blog, and if you ever find yourself in the neighborhood, grab some photos enjoying a cup of joe and send them our way.

This is one of the very few times we’ll ever encourage you to take a photo of your cappuccino…

(via DIY Photography)

  • Jake

    They should name their drink sizes as apertures: large would be f/1.8, medium f/8, and small f/16. Cappuccino shots can be f/22

  • Andy Umbo


  • Jonathan Maniago

    Coffee shop? Check.
    Camera? Check.
    Remote location? Check.
    Shop operator has experience in aviation? Check.

    I guess this is the closest thing we can have to actually visiting Cafe Alpha.

  • Mister Scheimpflug

    That is a great suggestion!

  • Joe Gunawan

    I wonder if the stools look like film rolls, too, lol.

  • uaio

    Do they serve cinamon rolls?

  • Californian

    This is the classic “if it’s your own property, do whatever you please” kind of structure you would see if you were visiting South Korea’s countryside. In California, my city neighbors would throw a fit and not allow something like this to be built.

  • HDR_Geiger

    That coffeeshop looks like a Photoshop/HDR disaster.

  • 423423423

    please more halo….

  • clipper

    I’ll go with Andy Umbo and say more likely a Seagull

  • Martin Nilsson

    In the second picture, the two little lamps in the upper window makes it look like a “person”. Hands and feet are the screws and the rest I think you will figure out yourselves =)

  • JonathonWatkins

    I read that as “the shop is open every day starting at f/11″. ;-)

  • Syuaip

    well i’ll take a shot or two in there… capucinnos…

  • Kristina ZSJ

    it would have helped if this article included the coffee shops location or at least the nearest city