If you’re a fan of unique or cute cafe, pack your bag and come to Seoul now! There are A LOT of themed cafes, from hello kitty cafe, charlie brown cafe, k-pop cafe, dress cafe, hanbok cafe, cat or dog cafe, even sheep(!!!) cafe. You name it!
Last month, I went to one of those unique cafes called Banana Tree. No, it’s not a cafe where you can pick banana from the tree. I don’t think banana tree can grow in Korea, though. LOL. Banana Tree is famous for the cake that served in a flower pot, complete with a plastic flower as an ornament and shovel-shaped spoon. The cake’s called Flower Paap. There are some flavors. I tried the banana one, and it was really good! I think the soil is from super soft oreo crumble. The cake texture is similar to cheese cake, it’s so soft and creamy. Yummmmm. I also tried the Cotton Candy Latte (Somsom Latte). Yup, you can guess it’s latte topped with cotton candy (Somsatang in Korean). Here’s what it looks like
Photos from Banana Tree facebook
There are 3 branches of Banana Tree, in Sinsa-dong (Gangnam), Hannam-dong (Itaewon), and Lotte Department Store Star City. I went to the one in Gangnam.
The place is really tiny. But there aren’t many people there, so it’s comfortable enough if you want to stay for a long time. You can also write your message in a post-it and put it on the board. You can see that this cafe is famous not only in Korea because there are a lot of messages from foreign visitors.
The flower paap costs 5800 won and candy floss latte 6300 won. Yup, it’s quite expensive. But hey, it’s in Gangnam. Everything is pricey there. LOL. After visiting this cafe, you can walk around in Garosugil where you can find boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and beautiful ginkgo trees. 😉