Colorful is probably one of the best adjectives to describe this place. The 3-story building is pink with a huge vibrantly colored signage that reads “DORE” while each floor has its own colored theme. As soon as you walk into café, you are welcomed into an open space with large, color coated cakes on display. Enchanted by the sheer visual beauty of the edible works of art, you’ll find yourself in ecstasy over which cake to choose. It’s perhaps the reason behind the mundane coffee choices that are available; they just aren’t up to par with the glamorous cakes. Collecting your order of cake and drink, you will probably want to head upstairs for a good view of the streets below while you munch on your afternoon delight. But if you are someone who doesn’t like the feeling of a stuffy old room, you might want to remain on the first or basement floor of the café. That’s because the upstairs floors are carpeted. Not only does it feel stuffy, but you’ll begin to notice the splurges left behind by dirty shoes and maybe even fallen drink. It becomes an uncomfortable setting to enjoy a delicious cake. On the bright side, the ‘Choco Furge Cake’ was extremely moist, with a subtle but enjoyable chocolate flavor and not overwhelmingly sweet. The light texture of the chocolate mousse along with the thick but moist chocolate bread made it incredibly easy to chew and swallow. The slice of cake (which was big enough for 3 people) definitely overpowered the ‘Strawberry Latte’, making the drink feel dull and bland (nothing different to a convenient store bough strawberry milk). The cakes take the spotlight in the café and are probably better enjoyed with a simple cup of coffee.
|Venue name:||Doré Art Village Café|
|Transport:||Sinsa Staion (line 3) exit 8. 10 mins walk.|
|Price:||Strawberry latte 7,000 won, Choco Fudge Cake 15,000 won|