Leesar Coffee (cheongdam)
Leesar Coffee is an espresso specialty cafe that started in Wangsimni, Seoul. The cafe transformed into an espresso bar by getting rid of its Americano and Latte options on the menu. Cheongdam and Myeongdong stores were opened after the success of the Yaksu-dong location, where the shop had previously been located. Among espresso enthusiasts, this cafe has recently gained popularity.
Although Leesar Coffee is typically a standing establishment, the Cheongdam location does have seating. The menu below is the price when you take a seat and drink.
Menu (for Table)
When compared to the price of a drink in a bar, there is a significant price jump of around two to three times. The price is manageable if you imagine sipping a specialty espresso and chatting with friends at a trendy Seoul cafe. However, I usually drink about 2 cups at Leesar Coffee, and the price is burdensome.
Menu (for Bar)
There is a separate menu just for bar drinks. Espresso, for instance, is three times less expensive to enjoy at the bar. Knowing the price makes it much more of a challenge for me to enjoy a beverage.
For drinks, we ordered an Espresso and Cafe Fruito with lemon slush, and then for dessert, we ordered Tiramisu. The presentation of Leesar Coffee is always professional.
After trying the Yaksu-dong location, this is the second time I've had espresso from Leesar Coffee. Espresso's velvety texture melted softly across my tongue. Because sugar is added before serving, even someone like me who is not familiar with espresso can also enjoy it. I've tried a few espresso cafés since coming here, and Leesar's is hands down the best.
The refreshing Café Fruito combines espresso with lemon slush. Despite the unusual flavor profile, this is a top seller at Leesar Coffee. I ordered it to satisfy my curiosity regarding the flavor, and the blend of lemon slush and strong espresso turned out to be quite pleasant. Espresso's bitter flavor is tempered by the sweetness of the slush, while the sourness of the slush is kept in check by the density of the espresso.
Italian tiramisu is made by layering mascarpone cheese and Savoiardi biscuits soaked in espresso. There was a nice harmony between the bitterness of the cocoa and the sweetness of the mascarpone. The identical tiramisu brings back memories of a trip to Milan, where I first tried it.
Unlike the Yaksu-dong location, the Cheongdam location is where you can sit and enjoy espresso. I used to feel rushed when getting an espresso at the Yaksu location, but here is no longer an issue. However, I believe the price to be far more expensive. I think it would be fair to factor in the cost of using a table for a single cup if I order multiple drinks. It was still a location to get excellent coffee and sweet treats, though.
Authentic Italian espresso is available in Cheongdam and Apgujeong areas, so take advantage of the opportunity if you find yourself in those areas.
Address : 60 Dosan-daero 99-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-507-1394-5538
Operation Hours : Monday-Saturday : 10:00 - 18:30 (Sunday closed)
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Writer : OH SEBON (osb524)
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