Itaewon is a safe haven for the foreign community in Korea. It is the perfect place to go to when you are homesick or want to explore international cuisine. With Korea slowly going back to pre-covid days, it’s time to set off on an international food adventure in Korea’s most international neighborhood! Here are the three best Itaewon dessert spots.
Kyeri: Healthiest Cake in Itaewon
Kyeri is the first dessert shop I’d like to introduce to you. It has been in business since 2012, focusing on healthy cake. All of their desserts are made with 100 percent natural ingredients. They have homemade no-butter desserts, organic coffee, homemade fruit ade, and cocktails are available at Kyeri.
If you’re looking for some quiet healing time, this is a wonderfully cozy place to visit. In terms of their cake menu, they have a plethora of beautifully prepared cakes in a variety of flavors. I never would have thought creamy cakes could be healthy until I came across Kyeri.
Their honey sweet potato cheesecake, gorgonzola cheesecake, and mugwort bean cheesecake were among the cakes I thought were the most unique. I was shocked to find that they offered rice cakes and even seasonal cakes as well. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, I would recommend trying their mulberry layered cheesecake, which is a spring special cake available only from March to June.
Kyeri (키에리) Address: 16-8 Itaewon-ro 26-gil, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Korean Address: 서울 용산구 이태원로26길 16-8 Operating Hours: 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Le Peche Mignon: Itaewon Dessert with a French Twist
The second dessert shop I’d like to highlight is Le Pesche Mignon, a French establishment. It offers the most beautiful view of Namsan Mountain.
They have the cleanest and most comfortable seating. What sets this shop apart is the lavishly presented cakes, including some that contain alcohol.
I’m confident in saying that Le Pesche Mignon is one of the most authentic-looking places to get French desserts. It’s definitely worth visiting for their chocolate-covered cakes as well as their alcoholic cakes.
Le Peche Mignon (르 페셰 미뇽) Address: 447-5 Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Korean Address: 서서울 용산구 녹사평대로40가길 3-3 2층 Operating Hours: 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed
Minimize: Itaewon Dessert with Korean Flavor
Minimize is the third Itaewon dessert shop worth visiting. They have some of the cutest cakes, drinks, and ice cream around. The store’s interior is spacious and tastefully decorated, making it ideal for hanging out with friends or studying alone. Salt choco minangsi, almond caramelized minnancier, and pistachio madeleine are a few of their signature menus.
Rice flour is used to make their delicious cakes. I really liked how they use only Korean flavors in the cakes, such as black sesame, sweet potato, and pumpkin. Their beautifully presented black sesame and pastitsio ice creams surprised me.
This is a place I would strongly recommend to anyone who enjoys trying new flavors and eating healthy foods. Since they are one of the few stores that try to avoid using sugar cane sugar and instead use their own homemade syrup.
Minimize (미니마이즈) Address: 1Seoul, Yongsan-gu, Noksapyeong-daero 32-gil, 21 Korean Address: 서울 용산구 녹사평대로32길 21 2층 Operating Hours: 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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