Traditional Korean Dessert Cafe:Damkkot (Gwanghwamun Branch)
5% Off! Korean Traditional Dessert Gift Box at Damkkot!Taste Korean flavors at the Korean traditional dessert cafe
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Today we would like to introduce you to this trendy dessert cafe located near Seodaemun and Gwanghwamun station called Damkkot. This is not an ordinary Korean cafe. Instead of cakes and coffee, Damkkot sells Korean traditional snacks, rice cakes, and beverages.
For those who want to taste authentic Korean desserts, Damkkot is the perfect place.

This traditional Korean dessert cafe offers Creatrip-members only 5% discount on Korean pastry gift box.
Make sure you show your Creatrip membership before you check it out!   

Gwanghwamun Korean Traditional Cafe:Damkkot | Information 

  • Address:서울 중구 새문안로 32
  • TEL:02-720-1157
  • Opening hours:08:00 am - 22:00 pm, Weekends and Public Holidays: 10:00 am - 22:00 pm

Gwanghwamun Korean Traditional Cafe:Damkkot | Member Discount

  • Jeongdong Branch (Seodaemun & Gwanghwamun Station)  : Creatrip members can enjoy 5% discount on Korean pastry gift box, 50% discount on takeout drinks after 14:00 pm 
  • Famille Branch (Seoul Express Bus Terminal Station) : Creatrip members can enjoy 5% discount on Korean pastry gift box, 50% discount on takeout drinks after 11:00 am

Gwanghwamun Korean Traditional Cafe:Damkkot | Recommended Reasons

  1. Damkkot is a trendy, modern cafe that sells Korean traditional snacks, rice cakes, and beverages.
  2. In the summer season, shaved ice (bingsu) is really famous. It is very popular among foreigners because it is made by reinterpreting Korean traditional ingredients.
  3. You can also buy a Korean pastry gift box which is a good souvenir to bring back to your home country.

 Korean Traditional Cafe:Damkkot | Location

#1. Damkkot Jeongdong Branch (Seodaemun & Gwanghwamun Station)


After coming out from Exit 5 of Seodaemun station, walk straight for 3 minutes. 
It's also reachable from Gwanghwamun Station Exit 6, you can walk for 5 minutes.
When you spot the green store sign on the first floor, enter the store with confidence! You have arrived at Damkkot!

#2. Damkkot Famille Branch (Seoul Express Bus Terminal Station)

  • Address:서울 서초구 사평대로 205

2 minutes from Seoul Express Bus Terminal Station

Gwanghwamun Korean Traditional Cafe:Damkkot | Interior

Korean traditional dessert cafe:Damkkot may seem like an ordinary cafe from the outside.

But this cafe sells many delicious Korean traditional desserts and beverages that you cannot easily find elsewhere. 

The store is spacious. You can take out your desserts and beverages, but I would highly recommend you to stay and enjoy the cafe's lovely atmosphere. The cafe has two floors, so there will be plenty of seats almost at all times. 

You can browse plenty of colorfully-decorated traditional Korean desserts. Some cakes use real flowers for decoration.  

Creatrip members can enjoy 5% discount upon the purchase of Korean traditional pastry gift box. 

Second floor is a perfect place for sitting down and chatting with your friends.

Have a slice of cake and a cup of Korean traditional tea and enjoy your afternoon at Damkkot. 

All the desserts sold in the store are produced on site. They are all beautifully packaged and you can give them as gifts. You can purchase these beautiful pastry boxes with 5% Creatrip members-only discount. Each box contains different combinations of pastries, candies, and biscuits.

Gwanghwamun Korean Traditional Cafe:Damkkot | Taste Reviews

One of the signature menus of Damkkot is shaved ice (bingsu). Shaved ice is very popular among Koreans even during the fall and winter seasons.

(Matcha & Red Bean Shaved Ice, 9,000 KRW)

Dear matcha-lovers: you must try Matcha shaved ice. There is plenty of matcha taste in this bowl of ice. The size is perfect for two people. 

I have been turned down by matcha shaved ice whenever I tried it elsewhere. Often, matcha powder gets too soggy and tastes too bitter.

At Damkkot, matcha shaved ice maintained the perfect balance of bitter and sweetness.

With the rich matcha taste softly blending with deep matcha ice cream and sweet red bean, it will not disappoint you. 

Also, don't walk away without tasting this delicious Korean traditional dessert:baked sweet red bean rice cake.

The outside of the rice cake is very crispy, which contrasts with the soft inner fillings.

When you bite, you will feel the chewy rice cake texture and sweet red bean paste. It will offer you an unforgettable taste. 

Baked sweet red bean rice cake tastes slightly different from regular rice cake.

In addition to the regular rice cake's chewiness, baked sweet red bean cake has the crispy exterior. It is absolutely delicious!   

This is another traditional Korean dessert:Injeolmi,some would say a soybean powder rice cake, is a traditional Korean dessert. Soybean power added sweetness to the rice cake and it is the favorite traditional dessert for Koreans.  

During holidays, Koreans often gather around and eat traditional desserts together.

Korean traditional desserts come in different sizes and shapes, but they are all sweet and colorful.

When you think of Korean rice cake, you would probably think of spicy rice cake from Tteokboki.

The rice cake that Koreans eat for dessert tastes sweet and comes with many colors.

If you want to enjoy fruit shaved ice at Damkkot:the owner will recommend you seasonal menus.

During winter, tangerines from Jeju becomes a popular choice among Korean customers. You can order shaved ice decorated with seasonal fruits. 

Another popular choice: Jujube red bean shaved ice! On top of the fine ice base, red bean paste and dried jujube are added to give authentic Korean flavors. 

At Damkkot, you can find many delicate, delicious Korean cakes. Match up the cake of your choice with Korean afternoon tea. You are ready to sit down for a peaceful afternoon tea near Seodaemum and Gwanghwamun.

How can I use my 5% Creatrip member discount at Damkkot?

If you come in as a group, each person has to prove his or her member membership to receive the discount.  

Present your reservation confirmation and your Creatrip membership page to the vendor to enjoy the exclusive discounts and offers!

Creatrip Membership|How to Prove Your Membership

Creatrip APP

1. Sign in to Creatrip APP2. Click the account3. Show this page to the vendor

Creatrip Website

1. Sign in to Creatrip 2. Click the account3. Show this page to the vendor

The above was a short overview of Damkkot (담장옆에국화꽃). Please read this blog post carefully and follow the instruction given in this post for receiving the discount. If you have any further inquiry, please shoot us an email at

Damkkot (Jeongdong Branch) - Gwanghwamun Traditional Korean Dessert Cafe
南韓 Seoul, Jung-gu, Jeong-dong, 1층 담장옆에국화꽃
Damkkot (FamilleBranch) - Seoul Express Bus Station Traditional Korean Dessert Cafe
대한민국 서울특별시 서초구 반포동 사평대로 205 CENTRALCITY 2층

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