Afternoon Tea Review // Mon Chouchou [Seoul]

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On one of my days in Seoul, I had not just one afternoon tea, but two! At noon, I went to Mon Chouchou, then at 3PM, the Park Hyatt Seoul (see my review).


Mon Chouchou is a Japanese bakery that opened up a flagship store and cafe in Seoul. Previously, you could only find their pastries in select department stores.


SETTING: ★★★★☆
The space is cute and decorated with chandeliers, pretty wallpaper, and comfortable armchairs. They serve afternoon tea, but a lot of sweets can be found on the menu so it works as a cafe more than a setting just for afternoon tea so the place is casual.

SERVICE: ★★★★☆
My friends and I were the only ones there so the service was nice and friendly.


The tea selection had only a few choices, but they did have a house specialty, the Royal Milk Tea which I enjoyed.

The best part of the tea was the teaware, which was simply adorable and dainty. White porcelain matching teacup and teapot with a lovely gold tea strainer. I thought the rock sugar stick was a cute touch.


This two-tiered tray holds afternoon tea for one — see another shot of it on Instagram. (We also ordered this delicious parfait.)

The bottom tray held the savories and a scone. The savories were just ok — unmemorable and looked messy. They were not the easiest to eat since pieces were falling out at each bite.

SCONES: ★★★☆☆
There was just one scone and the tiny portion size was good, but that was also just ok.

SWEETS: ★★★★☆
Mon Chouchou is known for their sweets and the sweets course was definitely the highlight of this afternoon tea. A nice variety, including a mini crepe pouch filled with their custom cream blend, and a slice of their famous roll cake which was fluffy and light.

OVERALL: ★★★☆☆
The afternoon tea was just around $20, which is a fantastic price for afternoon tea, but since the first two courses were weak, I would suggest ordering tea and sweets a la carte.

INFO: Mon Chouchou | 524-36 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu | Seoul, South Korea | +82.2.3445.6054
COST: ₩22,000

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