Located in a sleepy village on the outskirts of Seoul, the Dreamy Camera Cafe allows its customers to crawl inside of a giant camera and take a look through the other side of the giant lens.
Built by a former pilot and avid camera collector, the cafe towers over the owner’s nearby house. Inside there are two floors of cozy coffee consumption with a decor that is dominated by vintage cameras ranging from miniature toys to real antique contraptions. Each floor has a large bay window that together, from the exterior, make up the dual lenses of the Rolleiflex camera the building is modeled after. The decor inside the cafe is equally ecstatic about photography with film negatives sitting on each coffee table, and even toilet paper that is made to look like a film reel.
While the first floor of the cafe is devoted to a sort of camera museum, the second floor is home to a small gallery of photography, which patrons are welcome to try and submit their own work to. Or they can simply enjoy the rather amazing, uninterrupted view of the Korean mountains.
Whether they are fans of cameras, coffee, or just stunning views, the visitors to the Dreamy Camera Cafe are well taken care of. The singular coffee house has to be one of the most picturesque structures in the world.
Know Before You Go
This charming cafe is closed on Sundays and Mondays.