When I first arrived in Korea, I was taken aback by the popularity of green tea. Green tea is my favorite beverage. And so, when I saw green tea ice cream, lattes, desserts, and even coffee – I was a little taken aback. All of them piqued my interest, so I decided to try each and every one of them! Jeju is a well-known green tea destination in South Korea. Obviously, I had to go and eat all the green tea-flavored treats I could get my hands on! Today I’d like to showcase my three favorite green tea desserts in Jeju
Alice is a café that serves green tea desserts in Jeju. It specializes in bingsu. Which is the elevated, Korean version of a snow cone.
Alice features unusual designs and tastes, unlike many other bingsu I’ve come across. Some of the flavors they offer are chocolate, cheesecake, mango, strawberry, and of course, their iconic green tea option. The shape of the green tea bingsu resembles the famous Hallasan volcanic mountain in Jeju. The huge stack of green tea-flavored shaved ice was extremely impressive given the reasonable price.
Alice (앨리스) Address: 36-1 Seogwang-ro 32-gil, Idoi-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do Korean Address: 제주 제주시 서광로32길 36-1 Operating Hours: Wed - Mon: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday: Closed
CaCaDew serves the most iconic Green Tea Ice Cream ever! It truly is what every other green tea ice cream wishes it was – wonderful and creamy.
They have one of the most beautiful ice creams and gigantic portions. Each serving is at least three huge scoops of green tea ice cream. If you don’t enjoy ice cream, they have a variety of different drinks and treats that contain green tea, such as their green tea latte. I would also like to recommend some unique items such as the ripe persimmon yogurt and their exclusive Jeju orange peel tea.
CacaDew (카카듀) Address: 18 Bakseongnaeseo-gil, Cheju, Jeju-do Korean Address: 제주 제주시 박성내서길 18 Operating Hours: Mon - Sat: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday: Closed
Another café that focuses solely on green tea desserts in Jeju is cafe Onlun. Their Korean name translates to “today is one cup of green tea,”. The fact that they utilize locally sourced organic green tea powder from Jeju is their selling feature.
They also have two floors that overlook the green tea plantains outside. This allows customers to visualize what they’re consuming and know exactly where the ingredients come from. Some of the green tea menu items they sell include green tea milk tea, green tea ice cream, and green tea ade. They also have a variety of other Korea-only beverages, such as barley sprout milk tea and Jeju orangeade.
However, the menu item that I recommend the most is their matcha Gâteau au Chocolat. Made with fresh green tea-infused chocolate, you really can’t find a more satisfying dessert. The smooth, rich, and creamy cake is sure to overwhelm any green tea lover.
Cafe Onulun (오늘은 녹차 한잔) Address: 4772 Jungsangandong-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do Korean Address: 제주제주 서귀포시 표선면 중산간동로 4772 Operating Hours: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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