3 Unique Desserts You Must Try Before You Die: Cafes In Seoul, Korea

If you ever visited Korea, you might have noticed how many cafes(coffee shops) we have. Especially, when you come to Seoul you will see more cafes than restaurants in several areas.

This is because the cafe is such a big deal for Koreans. As we eat, study, chat, and share memories in cafes, it has become the center of socializing and networking.

The growth of cafe culture boosted the dessert culture in Korea as a result. Ever since then, there have been numerous desserts in Korean cafes that caught customers’ eyes.

In this blog, you will be introduced to three desserts from Korean cafes that are too nice that it’s worth trying before you die.

1. Seoul Angmusae – Kouign-amann

Seoul Angmusae, a dessert cafe in Seong-Su Dong, Seoul.

Seoul Angmusae is a cafe that’s located in Seong Su, one of the most trending areas in Seoul. It’s already worth visiting this cafe just to take a look at the beautiful design that’s surrounding it. What makes this cafe special is not only the eye-catching interior design but the quality of the desserts.

Not only it’s pleasing to watch, but it also looks so delicious. I guarantee that you won’t be able to leave the cafe without trying it once you make eye contact with it. 

Almost every one of them is popular, but the Chocolate Pie Kouign-Amanns is the top seller among them.

The reason why we picked the Chocolate Pie kouign-amanns as the best is in its perfect blending between chocolate taste and a marshmallow inside it. Half of it is dipped in chocolate, and the kouign amann is filled with marshmallow and raspberry jam is contained in the center.

If you are not into a sweet flavor, then I suggest you try the Macha Mochi kouign amann as well.

  • 3 Seoulsup 9-gil, Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
  • 8am – 11pm
  • 070-8846-2025
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MKT’s Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

2. Cafe Onion – Injeolmi Pandoro

Cafe Onion’s exterior design was based on Hanok, which is a traditional Korean house first designed and built during Joseon Dynasty, in the 14th century.

Its unique design makes the visitors feel as if they are traveling back in time. Cafe Onion has successfully depicted both trendy and traditional characteristics by selling trendy desserts in a traditional-looking building.

Injeolmi Pandoro and iced americano

Amongst their long list of trendy desserts, we recommend you try Injeolmi Pandoro.

Pandoro is a well-known Italian-style bread that’s covered with powdered sugar. Cafe Onion took Injeolmi powder, a Korean rice cake powder, to sprinkle on top of the pandoro to overlap the Korean traditional taste with the Western taste.

As a result, Injeolmi Pandoro accentuated the Korean taste within the bake that was not too sweet nor too fluffy.

Eating Tip for Pandoro

We recommend ice americano as a pair drink with Injeolmi pandoro as it is a little stuffy if you don’t have a drink with you.

  •  5 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Mon to Fri: 7am – 10pm
  • Sat and Sun: 9am – 10pm
  • 070-7543-2123
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MKT’s Rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

3. My Seoul Bite – Yakgwa Cookie

My Seoul Bites at Songpa-gu, Seoul

When we think of the word dessert, what comes up to our mind are doughnuts, hot cakes, and muffins which all originated from Western culture. In Korea, there’s one cafe that reinterpreted the word ‘dessert’ in a Korean way.

Set Menus of My Seoul Bites

The unique type of dessert by My Seoul Bites was created by a baker from New York who applied characteristics of Korean traditional food into a dessert.

Yakgwa Cookie

The picture you are seeing above is called Yakgwa Cookie, a specialty of My Seoul Bites. Yakgwa is a deep-fried layered cookie made with honey, sesame oil, ginger, and soju and covered with a sweet, sticky syrup.

My Seoul Bites’ Yakgwa cookie is unique because you can taste both Korean and Western flavors in one cookie. They stuck a Yakgwa on top of the cookie so that the taste of those two can blend well.

Oriental packaging for gifts

Pleasing taste isn’t the only appealing point of this cafe. The packaging of the desserts was what caught my attention. It’s just.. too nice. This oriental packaging makes the Yakgwa Cookie ten times tastier as it bestows a Korean vibe to the cookie.

  • 258 Seokchonhosu-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • 10am – 11pm
  • 070-2401-6684
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MKT’s Rating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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