Knitting, Life Without Style, Uncategorized

[Cafe Break] Le Montblanc, Seoul

One of my goals throughout the holiday is to try and visit as many cafes in Seoul as possible. There are so many, and I want to visit them all while I still have the chance. I spotted Le Montblanc on Instagram, and luckily the friend that came with me also had  that cafe on her go-to list! So off we went.

To get to the cafe, we took the subway to Noksapyeong Station, which is one stop away from Itaewon from Line 6. I think you can also take Line 4 to Sookmyung Station and walk from there.  

Address: 1-91, Yongsan-dong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 

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The area happens to be near Namsan Mountain, so it’s naturally very hilly and either way, you’re faced with a hefty trek before you get to the cafe. It’s tucked away down a minor-looking side alley, so if you struggle on Seoul streets like I do, you’ll definitely need a maps app on your phone to help track your way.

Le Montblanc is a charming cafe that is yarn themed! Since I used to knit, I adored all the little details in the cafe. Like many cafes in Seoul, it’s minimally but very tastefully decorated.

It takes a long time to decide on a dessert. They ALL look very good!

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My friend and I decided to take the Coffee and the Mango Citrus flavours of ‘t-shirt’ desserts. They look so convincing, like they were hand-knit! I was absolutely in love with them.

In all honesty, I was expecting Le Montblanc to be like the kind of place that serves pretty, but not so great desserts. However, while we were deciding on our orders, we spotted a certificate from Le Cordon Bleu (for anyone who doesn’t know, it’s a very famous French culinary school) so our standards went up a little. At this point, I don’t think we were sure of what we were expecting.

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We started off with an unfortunately not-pictured Earl Grey Eclair, which we both really liked. It was super creamy on the inside and the Earl Grey flavour was pretty prominant in it.

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Onto the highlights! Between the Coffee and Mango Citrus Tees, I would definitely choose the Mango Citrus again next time. The Coffee Tee was just many layers of varying coffee strengths and textures, whereas the Mango showed a bit more unusual variety, including layers of jelly, lemon curd and what I swore was hazelnut ice cream. Anyway, it was all delicious.

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I can see myself maybe visiting once again towards the end of my time in Korea, but honestly there’s too many cafes to get around so I doubt I will!

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I hope you enjoyed this Cafe Break! I’ll hopefully have more posts up over my winter holidays.

Until next time,

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