The Black-And-White Cafes That Look Like 2D Cartoons
29 October 2019
If you like interesting spaces or have heard of YND 239-20—the cartoon café that went viral last year, there’s now a bigger and arguably nicer second location that’s worth visiting.
Named YND 223-14 after the Korean address Yeon-Nam-Dong 223-14, this brand-new coffee spot is only a three-minute walk away from the original.
Owned by the company Greem, the cafés share a unique design concept created by founder and owner Eun-Jin Lee. Decked out like pen-drawn cartoons, these cafés blend reality and illusion together seamlessly—with white interiors creating a stark contrast with real and faux elements outlined in black, such as real tables, chairs, and mugs, plus illustrations of potted plants, tufted leather, flowers, art frames, wooden tiles, and a window with a peeking dog.
Given the fun-filled design and delightful use of optical illusion, it’s no wonder why the original café has quickly become “a must-visit for decor-loving Instagrammers.”