11 Places to Overindulge on Delicious Desserts in Seoul

Cafe Bora
Cafe Bora | © Linda Dunsmore
Linda Dunsmore

South Korea is proud of its varied local cuisine. While you might think that between all the kimchi, rice, and BBQ there might not be much room for dessert, we beg to differ. Here are the best places to over-indulge on delicious desserts in Seoul.

1. Sulbing

Cafe, Restaurant, Dessert Shop, Korean, Dessert

Sulbing is a large dessert café chain in South Korea offering various varieties of the traditional Korean shaved ice dessert called bingsu. You’ll find a Sulbing almost anywhere in South Korea, and the quality is always superb. Try out the cheesecake and green tea bingsu.

2. Remicone

Cafe, Dessert Shop, Dessert

A trendy dessert shop in Seoul, Remicone offers delicious soft ice-cream. What’s so special about it? The unique desserts are topped with sweet cotton candy for an iconic look.

3. Éclair By Garuharu

Patisserie, Restaurant, Contemporary

Éclairs are some of the finest desserts in the world. No wonder that South Korea also takes on their interpretation of the French deliciousness. Éclair by Garuharu in Itaewon is a premier pâtisserie with unimaginable varieties of éclairs, such as their cherry blossom desserts in spring.

4. Mr. Churro

Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary

Churros are a favorite sweet snack in South Korea, especially on the streets of Hongdae. Stop by Mr. Churro and fulfill your sugar cravings on the go. You can choose between plain churros, with ice cream, or topped with delicious chocolate and nuts.
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5. Cafe Bora

Cafe, Contemporary

Cafe Bora is a true hidden gem in Seoul. The café’s signature dessert is purple sweet potato-flavored ice cream and shaved ice. The best part about Cafe Bora is that they also deliver their desserts straight to your door if you live nearby!

6. LINE Friends Store and Café

Cafe, Contemporary

LINE is a popular messenger application in Asia. The app’s amusing sticker characters have become so famous that the brand has opened LINE Friends Stores in various countries around the continent. The location in Gangnam also has a large café with themed drinks and beverages.

7. Café Dior By Pierre Hermé

Cafe, Contemporary

If you are looking for an exceptional dessert experience, head to the world’s largest Dior flagship store in Gangnam. The luxury store has its own café on the top floor of the building. If you are a true fashionista, this is the place to hang out for a cup of tea and a sweet snack.

8. O'Sulloc Teahouse

Cafe, Tea Room, Contemporary

One of many teahouses in Seoul, O’Sulloc is a popular brand originating from Jeju Island. Offering delicious drinks, hot beverages and desserts with their Jeju green tea, O’Sulloc is a household name on the Korean tea market. Their newest menu includes a delicious green tea fondue with fresh seasonal fruits.

9. Banana Tree

Cafe, Contemporary

Looking for an Instagram-worthy dessert? Banana Tree’s flower pot desserts might just be the winner! The delicious cakes look so real that you’ll be surprised by the explosion of sweet flavors in your mouth.

10. Sona

Cafe, Contemporary

Sona in Garosugil takes desserts to a whole new level. The presentation is on point, and the taste does not disappoint either. Whether you’d like to try their signature fruit balls or their delicious melted chocolate desserts, you’ll always come back wanting more.

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11. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Bakery, Contemporary

Originally from San Francisco, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has been very successful for the past few years in South Korea. The Seoul branch offers their delicious cruffins (half croissant, half muffin) just like back home in California. If you’re craving desserts just like back home, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in Garosugil will do the trick.

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