HBC is filled with independently owned restaurants, bars, and cafes. It is one of the nicest things about the neighbourhood. Whist it is never hard to find a place to grab a cup of coffee, it isn’t always easy to find one with outdoor space, especially one that will welcome you and your furry friends.
Dedot is tucked away at on a side street at the top of HBC just adjacent to the highway. The cafe has a very arty yet chic kind of vibe and the most beautiful sun filled patio. There are half a dozen wooden tables, complete with parasol umbrellas to shield you from the Seoul summer sun.
It being a trendy coffee shop and all, they had all the traditional coffee drinks plus a few more inventive ones. I decided to give their Vienna Coffee (6,500) a try. I’m all about a strong coffee topped with thick sweet whipped cream. These have become a really big trend in the Seoul coffee world over the last year, and as they taste so good it is not hard to see why.
My date for the day ordered himself the Vietnamese Coconut Coffee (5,000). This came in the most adorable green and gold bottle. It was a very rich and creamy coffee which was divine when pored over the accompanying ice. We also decided to treat ourselves to a slice of the Tiramisu (5,900). The light coffee sponge was layered with a whipped cream cheese frosting. It was actually very good indeed, which is not always the case with coffee shop desserts.
Overall I found this to be a very cool and unique coffee shop. The patio is absolutely fabulous, and it gets extra brownie points for allowing dogs, something my canine owning friends often struggle with. If it is raining the inside is also quite pretty.
Dedot is located at 47-1 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Noksapyeong Station (line 6). Walk straight out of exit 2 for about 200 meters and take the first left and walk straight along the road with all the kimchi pots. Keep walking straight along this street past Phillies & Casablanca and take a left so you are walking along the road parallel to the main one. you will see Dedot just up ahead. For more information you can call them on 02-794-2419 or check out their Instagram.