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11 Places to Overindulge on Delicious Desserts in Seoul

Cafe Bora | © Linda Dunsmore
Cafe Bora | © 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.

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.

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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.

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Mr. Churro

Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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These recommendations were updated on April 23, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.