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Sinsa Garosugil is usually known for the area where expensive/high-end brands have their stores. Local Koreans, however, frequent the area for its amazing selection of coffee shops rather than shopping.
Today, we're going to be recommending the best six cafes in Garosugil Road. Check them out when you're in Seoul!
Sinsa Garosu-gil Road Cafe: 1. C27
- Address: 서울 강남구 도산대로15길 39
- Hours: 10:00-01:00
- Membership benefits: multiple benefits with proof of Creatrip membership
- From now until May, between 10:00 and 17:00 on weekdays, get a C27 souvenir with a purchase of ₩10,000 or more.
- From June until August, get 1+1 Golden Ice Cream.
C27 is one of the most famous cafes in Sinsadong Garosugil Road. The name indicates the selections of cheese cakes that they have: 27.
C27's cheesecakes are so famous and delicious that the cafe is totally packed to the brim during peak hours.
Of course, these photos aren't all the cheesecakes that they have. You'll see the array of 27 types of cheesecakes at the counter when you walk in.
I doubt that you'll know which one to pick--I had a hard time myself, but I went with the Oreo Cheesecake.
C27's cheesecakes are 70% cheese. That's pretty evident the instant you take a bite: so rich, so creamy.
The Oreo Cheesecake that I ordered had a cheese layer and a chocolate layer. It was an amazing, addicting combination.
Other than the cakes, C27 also has beautfiul interior. Every floor of the building is a different interior, which makes it so much fun to go explore and take pictures.
Creatrip members get special benefits starting now until the end of August. If you're around Garosu-gil shopping, make sure to stop by for some amazing dessert.
Sinsa Garosu-gil Road Cafe: 2. Cafe El Cielo
- Address: 서울 강남구 강남대로156길 31
- Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00-22:00; Friday 11:00-23:00; Saturday 12:00-23:00; Sunday and Holidays 12:00-22:00
- Membership benefits: Creatrip members get 10% off certain menu items.
- Five coffees: Americano, Latte, Vanila Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Cafe Mocha
- Four ades: Pineapple Lemon, Grape, Peach Pomegranate, Pomegranate Aloe
- Two teas: Chrysanthemum Tea, Milk Tea
El Cielo is super popular among women.
That's because all the cafe employees are male models from YG Entertainment. Pics of the cafe employees are up on social media, which gets a lot of attention.
Other than the really attractive employees, the decor, props, and interior all seem to be catered towards women.
Each corner is a photo zone. Everybody seems to pretend to be taking selfies while actually trying to take pictures of the cute employee (which I don't condone..haha).
This shot with the cup put in front of the cloud decor is something that a lot of customers do. It's a fun little space to take picture and relax with your friends.
I personally liked their dessert more than the coffee. The names are super cute as well: I got the "My Dream is to Become a Brownie," which is a brownie with whipped cream on top that kinda looks like the cloud interior decor of the cafe.
During peak hours, El Cielo has a line out the door. If you're a fan of Instagram and social media, then check out Cafe El Cielo!
Sinsa Garosu-gil Road Cafe: 3. Maman Gateau
- Location: 서울 강남구 압구정로10길 30-12
- Hours: 12:00-22:00
- Membership benefits: Creatrip members get 5% off
Maman Gateau has been a popular cafe since its opening in 2011. It currently has stores in Sinsa and Gangnam. They're famous for the Caramel Macha Dessert.
Maman Gateau's caramel is handmade by two mothers, who were concerned about the health of their children when they found out the additives and chemicals in commercial caramels.
They make the best desserts, as they say that "good flavors come from good ingredients."
The Milk Caramel Roll Cake is the best dessert menu at Maman Gateau, but there's so much more.
I recommend getting this Caramel Bingsoo, which is so sweet and refreshing on a hot days. The caramel ice cream on top is made at the cafe. You can taste the care put into making everything, it's super high quality. There are nuts and caramel syrup in side the shaved ice, making for an amazingly rich, sweet, dessert.
All the other desserts at Maman Gateau include their homemade high-quality caramel.
The interior is simple and modern, marbled floors. There's just so many desserts to try here.
Sinsa Garosu-gil Road Cafe: 4. Conversation
- Address: 서울 강남구 도산대로17길 36
- Hours: 11:00-22:00
- Membership benefits: Creatrip members get 10% off
Conversation is another dessert cafe. Its most popular dessert are the layered mini cakes.
Conversation is a Russian cake brand. As you can see, their specialty are cakes that are made by stacking ingredients on top of each other. The cakes are on the more expensive side, but I think it's worth it.
I ordered the Chocolate Cake, which is made with a chocolate cake layer and cream cheese. The cake is topped with a chocolate brownie, chocolate syrup, and berries.
The cheesecakes are sold by the slice. They're made with cake sheets, whipped cream, and berries. As you might imagine from the way it looks, it's super rich and flavorful. It's on the more expensive side when it comes to desserts, but it's very different from your average cheese cake.
Conversation's interior is almost retro. It's spacious and not too crowded, which is great if you want to just kick back and enjoy your dessert with your friends.
I recommend getting an Americano to go with your dessert here, as the cakes are super sweet. If you like super sweet, though, you're gonna like Conversation desserts!
Sinsa Garosu-gil Road Cafe: 5. Delight
- Location: 서울 강남구 도산대로13길 31-3
- Hours: 10:30-22:00
- Membership benefits: Creatrip members get 10% off (except certain menu items such as the whole cake or Sandwhich Set)
Delight is the last recommendation on this list. Good desserts, European interior, and rooftops are the name of the game at Delight, which were instrumental in gaining its social media presence.
The bakery is on the first floor. The second floor is decorated in a mix-and-match, antique style interior. Each floor has slightly different vibes, so it's fun to walk around.
The cafe is decorated almost like a photo studio. Pretend that you're in a movie, set in an aristocratic household in the 1800s.
I personally really liked this window corner of Delight. It really feels like you've gone back in time in Europe. Take a look around and pick your favorite corner!
There's even an outdoor terrace on the top floor of the cafe. It would be amazing to spend some time outside with a cup of coffee if the weather is nice.
Even the dishes are so cute at Delight, all selected to match the antique interior. If you get the chance, get the heart-shaped chocolate cake: it's a popular order that gets sold out on weekends and on Valentine's Day.
Take a time machine back to old Europe at Delight.
This was a post on Creatrip's Garosu-gil Road dessert cafe recommendations. What did you guys think?
I hope you got something useful out of this post so that you know where to go when you're in Sinsadong Garosu-gil Road.
Until next time!
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