Restaurants & Cafes

Ladurée Salon De Thé | A Taste of Paris in Seoul

 

Before going to work yesterday, I stopped by Shinsegae Department Store in Gangnam to buy a present for my mom-in-law’s upcoming birthday. In the middle of luxury shops on the third floor of the shopping mall lies a hidden gem – French tearoom Ladurée Salon De Thé. As for now, it is the only Ladurée shop in South Korea. Actually I only intended to buy some macarons but my tired and sore feet wanted me to stay for awhile. Haha! Okay, that was just an excuse. 😛 Well, who could resist this gorgeous and elegant Parisian tea salon?  Tea time, everyone? 🙂

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The menu is printed in French, English and Korean with photos of the main dishes and drinks to give you an idea of how they’re served.

I stood up to check the macarons at the counter but Ms. Ju Won Kim (Ladurée staff) stopped me; then she rushed to get the ipad with the macaron menu. Haha! We got to chat a bit since there weren’t many customers at that time. I also asked her to serve my orders all together.

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Waiting for my brrrunch..
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Chadaaaan! 😀

What I ordered for brunch:

  • Club Ladurée – 26,500 won
  • Josephine Tea – 14,800 won
  • 3 Macarons  – 11,400 won

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Josephine Tea: Chinese black tea with citrus fruit notes – tangerine, grapefruit, orange and lemon, with a subtle note of Jasmine flower. A refined and elegant blend!

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As for any masterpiece, one will need to spend some moolah, but perfection has no price!
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In every bite, you can truly taste the amazingly creative work of Laduree’s master pastry cook.

 

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Savoring a Ladurée macaron is a clean affair: The filling does not squish out of the cookie and biting through the crust should be effortless.
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Afternoon Tea set sample
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Raspberry Jam – 28,000 won

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  • Ladurée Chocolates 14pcs – 24,000 won
  • Ladurée Chocolates 28pcs – 38,000 won
  • Ladurée Key Ring – 65,000 won
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On the ground floor, you can also find Ladurée macaron stand. It’s located near the cosmetic section, next to Chanel.

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Ladurée tearoom in Seoul may not be a terrace café like you’d find in Paris, but being situated inside a luxury mall isn’t bad at all. It is still a haven for ladies to indulge in girly chitchats and sweet treats as well.

Opening hours:

  • 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Weekdays)
  • 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM (Weekends)

How to get there:

  • Subway:  Express Bus Terminal Station: Subway Lines 3, 7 & 9 (Shinsegae Department Store is directly connected to the station.)
  • A : 142, 3414, 3422, 3423, 4318, 4425, 4425, 5413
    B : 143, 148, 342, 360, 401, 462, 540, 540, 640, 642, 642, 643, 8401, 4212, 4425, 4425, 6411, 9408, 9500, 9501, 9800, 9801, 6000, 6020
    C : 362, 1500-3
    D : 6040

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Ladurée Salon De Thé | A Taste of Paris in Seoul

    1. Hi songyugoh! Thanks for dropping by! Yeah. it’s so expensive. With the price of one macaron you can buy 9-side-dishes packed lunch at a convenience store hehe. But hmmm laduree macarons are really yummy. Haha.

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