This New Cafe in South Korea is taking over the ‘grams with its “Stairway to Heaven”

Li Meixian

| May 22, 2019
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South Korea is known for its vibrant cafe scene where various types of cafes exist, from the artsy to the character cafes, or even the quirky ones. One of the newest cafes to hit the locals, the Cielo 957 cafe is taking things on a whole new level with its ultra cool “Stairway to Heaven” ladder and it’s absolutely Instagram worthy.

Located in Gokseong, Jeollanam-do, this cafe recently began operations on April 27 and is reportedly attracting snaking queues every day where tons of people would wait in line to take photos at the dreamy spot. It is even said that the waiting time is approximately 1 hour just to take a photo at the stairway!

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A step into the cafe shows that lots of thoughts were put into its aesthetics and design (both interior and exterior) that’s set in a modern and minimal space. The second level includes cosy seats facing the lake, boasting a picturesque view of the scenery.

Whether you are seated indoor or outdoor, the calm ambience is real and even any unassuming corner may turn out to be a good spot for your ‘gram.

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With the addition of the piano and chandelier as decoration, the cafe totally makes for a perfect place to wind down or could even pose off as the setting of a music video shoot!

And no matter how you pose at the iconic stairway, any photo can look dreamy and picture-perfect with some creative juices and editing skills.

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100/100 for this pose:

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Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily
Address: Jeollanam-do Gokseong-gun Gyeom-myeon Majeon-ri 957-5 (전라남도 곡성군 겸면 마전리 957-5)
Getting here: Take the KTX to Gokseong Station (곡성역). Thereafter, get on the Okgwa country bus (곡성 – 옥과) and alight at Samo Station (삼오역). It takes 13 minutes on foot to Cielo 957 cafe.

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