Cafe Yeonnam-dong in south Korea has been designed to give customers the impression that they’ve stepped into a cartoon. The space features all-white walls, floors, furniture, and fixtures accented with black contour lines to create the flattened look of a drawing.
The cafe opened in Seoul last year, inviting customers to dine using cutlery and crockery sporting a similarly flat aesthetic. The black-and-white cartoonish interiors are inspired by a korean TV show known as W featuring characters that clash between two worlds – the real world and a fantasy world inside a webtoon. The 2D optical illusion intends to make customers feel as though they too have crossed dimensions into a comic book illustration.