10% off! Astarte & relax, a trendy Dessert Cafe.
An authentic French dessert and cake made by a professional pâtissier from France
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The Gyeongbokgung hanbok rental is a 'must experience' place for both Koreans and foreign tourists alike. People get up early to pick their favorite hanbok before visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace. After taking plenty of photos from the palace, many people wonder where to go next. 

Recently, Seochon, the West part of Gyeongbokgung became a trendy neighborhood among Koreans for dining and hanging out. You can have a fine or casual dining experience and drink afternoon tea. I recently visited the dessert cafe in Gyeongbokgung West Village: Astarte & relax. When I was chatting with the owner of the store, she offered a partnership on the spot. With our new partnership with Astarte & Relax, now Creatrip members can enjoy 10% discount at Astarte & Relax Dessert Cafe.

This cafe has been famous among the locals as the "place to go" for afternoon desserts. They have the best cakes in the Gyeongbokgung West Village area. The desserts they sell is not only good-looking but also delicious. Come and taste the best of Seochon!


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Gyeongbokgung Seochon Dessert Cafe:Astarte & relax

  • Address:서울 종로구 자하문로7길 69-3
  • Opening Hours:12:00 to 22:00


Gyeongbokgung Seochon Dessert Café: Astarte & relax is a serene and modern coffee shop in Seochon. They also have delicate desserts and cakes.

There are many cafes near Gyeongbokgung and Seochon, but Astarte & relax is famous among Korea for making delicious desserts. For the past three years, this cafe became a "must-go-place" among local Koreans when they crave decent for french desserts. With our recent partnership with the cafe, now Creatrip members can receive a 10% exclusive discount at the counter.



Gyeongbokgung Seochon Dessert Café: Astarte & relax has a medium-sized space, and the second floor has the major seating area. When you make an order from the first floor, you can find fresh pastries at the counter. 

Everything looks so tasty! I get very indecisive every time I visit here  



I tried three cakes before I make any recommendations. The one thing I really liked about this place was that they had a menu in English. I didn't have to experience any miscommunication problems.


@Gyeongbokgung Seochon Cafe:Astrate & relax



Gyeongbokgung Seochon Dessert Cafe:Astarte & relax Seating Area


The second floor of Astarte & relax has a spacious seating area. After ordering, you have to pick up the drinks from downstairs. When the sensor disk vibrates, you can bring your order from downstairs. As you leave, you have to return the tray and empty dishes to the downstairs.



My favorite seat is by the window. I love watching people passing by. If you visit here with a friend, you can also chat in a serene atmosphere
 I sometimes bring books to enjoy my peaceful afternoon.



Gyeongbokgung Seochon Dessert Cafe:Astarte & relax Taste



The drinks will not be discussed in detail in this post. I will directly jump into the desserts and cakes. After all, Gyeongbokgung Dessert Café: Astarte & relax is the most famous cafe for its delicate desserts and cakes in town.


바닐라 피칸 에클레어
Vanilla pecan eclair|6,000 Won


When you have a bite of Vanilla Pecan eclair, you will taste the soft inner fillings with a creamy texture. I thought the crushed walnut on the top of the eclair was a bit weird at first, but this added more crunchiness.



프로마쥬 블랑Fromage Blanc|6,000 KRW

This dessert is also very fresh and tasty. The upper decoration appears to be very cute. The raspberry is drizzled on the top of the cake. This cake includes a macaron too! If you are a fruity, sweet dessert lover, I would go with this cake.




퍼지 쇼콜라 Fudge Chocolat|5,500 Won

This dessert was recommended by the store owner. This cake has a rich chocolate flavor and its taste resembles the bittersweet dark chocolate. It tastes sweet, but not too sweet. Just on Point! If you are a chocolate lover, this Fudge Chololate cake will be perfect choice.

After eating the cake at Gyeongbokgung Seochon Dessert Cafe: Astarte & relax, I always feel energized to go back to work. Not only you can take lovely selfies at this cafe, but you will be immersed in the serene and peaceful atmosphere before you head out to busy streets in Seoul. It's also a good place to chill in your hanbok. Stop by this cafe with a group of friends for a coffee and dessert break. You deserve this break.



Gyeongbokgung Seochon Dessert Cafe:Astarte & relax 

How to get there?

  • Address:서울 종로구 자하문로7길 69-3
  • Opening Hours:12:00 to 22:00


Astarte & relax has sub-doors and backdoors. On the map, you can see the alleys are connected to the backdoor (bottom right) and the front door with the main road.

Gyeongbokgung Seochon Cafe: Astarte & relax backdoor

Gyeongbokgung Seochon Cafe: Astarte & relax front door


From Exit 2 of the Gyeongbokgung Station of the subway, walk straight until you reach Jahamun Road. Take a left turn, and walk straight again for about 5 minutes until you reach the back door of Astarte & relax.

After wearing Hanbok, I strongly recommend you to visit Gyeongbokgung Seochon and Tongin Market. Also, take advantage of an exclusive members-only discount via Creatrip. I will come back to this Gyeongbokgung Café, and also get my 10% discount on my orders from Astarte & relax next time. Enjoy your beautiful afternoon with a cup of tea and a slice of a cake.


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The above was a short overview of Astarte & relax (아스타르테앤릴렉스) in Gyeongbokgung Palace. Please read this blog post carefully and follow the instruction given in this post to get special discounts. If you have any further inquiry, please shoot us an email at support@creatrip.com.   


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Gyeongbokgung|Astarte & relax
69-3 Jahamun-ro 7-gil, Cheongunhyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 韓國

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