Mirabeau Chocolat Cafe (Gyeongbokgung Station)

Mirabeau Chocolat, near Gyeongbokgung Station in Seoul.
Mirabeau Chocolat / Gyeongbokgung Station

Mirabeau chocolate cafe, near Gyeongbokgung Station, Seoul.

This is a really, really quick post, just because I made a promise to myself not to go too long without one for a while.

The other day I went to meet a friend in her neighborhood to check out a really cool bar that serves Korean alcohol and some really nice innovative dishes. Unfortunately, I forgot to check the bar’s hours first, so we ended up killing some time. We dropped into a cute little chocolate cafe.

Mirabeau chocolate cafe, near Gyeongbokgung Station, Seoul.

They had a great selection of chocolates in their display case downstairs, which could be wrapped up for carry out or taken upstairs with a cup of hot (or iced) chocolate.

Mirabeau chocolate cafe, near Gyeongbokgung Station, Seoul.

Mirabeau chocolate cafe, near Gyeongbokgung Station, Seoul.

The prices for the chocolates were a little steep, at just over 1,000 won each, but we didn’t regret spending the money — they were really, really good.

Mirabeau chocolate cafe, near Gyeongbokgung Station, Seoul.

The hot chocolate wasn’t anything to rave about — it lacked a little bit of richness, but it wasn’t overly sweet like so many are. The bitter flavor of the cocoa still came through nice and strong.

Mirabeau chocolate cafe, near Gyeongbokgung Station, Seoul.

Those chocolates, though. We ordered (clockwise from top left) the miel (lavender and honey), cranberry and wine, coconut and salt caramel. They were all good, but if you’re in the neighborhood, definitely stop by and try the miel (you can, if you want, purchase a single chocolate).

The guy behind the counter was helpful and even gave us a free sample before we had even bought anything. The owner studied chocolate making in France and Japan, and he really knows his stuff. If you’d like to try the chocolates without stopping by the cafe, you can also order them from the website.

Mirabeau Chocolat
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6 Jahamunro-5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm