As you guys have probably noticed, I’ve recently been doing a few posts called ‘Seoul Missions’. It will be short guides to Seoul and will include some fun and interestings things to see and do (like Bukchon Hanok Village and Sinchon Puppy Cafe), but (obviously) also all the good cafes and eateries that I discover on my weekend wanderings!
CRUFFINS FROM MR. HOLMES
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, originally from San Francisco, recently opened a beautiful new shop in Garosu-gil where they sell all kinds of delicious baked goods. Like cruffins – a mix between a croissant and a muffin – filled with chocolate egg cream #yum! I loved the interior. Simple and elegant in black, white and gold with raw, concrete floors and Jazz playing in the background. Make sure to sit by one of the windows on the second floor to enjoy some great people watching on the weekends!
Address: 34, Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
ICE FLAKES WITH SALT AND HONEY
This mix from Honey St. has been a hit in Korea for quite a while now. Koreans have a thing for honey on everything. Seriously, just give them honey and they’re happy! Especially honey and milk flavored chips. I was never a big honey fan, but now them chips got me like 😍 Back to the ice-cream, they only use organic honey. A perfect mix of sweet and salty. My favourite combo!
Address: Honey St – 312-2 Itaewon 2(i)-dong
In a sidestreet in Noksapyeong area of Itaewon, you will find Monster Cupcakes. Be careful though, it’s easy to miss. A small, dark shop pumping out metal music while serving cupcakes decorated with bloody fingers, tombstones, worms, skulls and all kinds of monsters. They also sell “blood bags” if you need a refresher after a hard day of shopping in the heat.
Address: 305-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
동빵 AKA POOP BREAD
In case you didn’t know, Korea is obsessed with poop and the poop emoticon. They even boast their very own Poop or 동 (pronounced “dong”) café where you can drink your coffee out of toilet shaped muggs, sit on poop shaped cushions, buy poop-shaped merchandise and eat these poop-shaped breads. They are also available from street vendors all over the city (I usually get mine in Insa-dong). 동빵 or “Dong bbang” are made out of sweet bread filled with either red bean paste or chocolate, and they’re especially delicious with a hot cup of coffee on a cold winters day. Do remember to take and post plenty of photos using the poop-emoji for this one.
Address: 44, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
ICE CREAM ROSES
If you haven’t guessed from this post already, anyone who knows me really well, will tell you that my fave thing about summer is ICE-CREAM! All around Europe and now Seoul (of course!) you can have your gelato and feel all fancy with these ice-cream roses. Milky Bee in Myeongdong is good, but if you want exceptional quality that tastes like Italy and have new flavours every week, visit Amorino in Sinsa, Garosu-gil. Take note, boys: All girls love flowers, but even more so if it’s edible! And remember as in true Korean-style, to make sure you pose for lots of selfies before taking that first bite 😉
Address: Amorino – 1F, 536-3, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul OR Myeongdong’s Milky Bee 66-6 Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul