I can’t even remember when I last went to Sakkura Cafe in Hongdae, but it was several years ago… I remember they were semi-vegan friendly in that they had soy lattes and a vegan chickpea salad option, but not much other than that. The first time I went, I got super excited over their tofu cheesecake which I assumed was vegan but then later found out that it contained egg. :( I think that scarred me for a while. haha.
Anyway, I finally decided to revisit them (with some friends in tow) and was thrilled to see they have a new and improved menu, which is infinitely more vegan-friendly and very detailed about ingredients. They now clearly specify whether a dish has animal products and allow diners to customize dishes according to their dietary preferences/allergies.
We also ordered a soy latte. You can’t tell from this photo, but underneath the foam, the soy milk was curdled due to the acidity of the coffee. I’ve had soy lattes there before and this was never a problem, but for some reason, this time their latte was sadly unappetizing. :(
Finally, for dessert we shared a slice of their ‘Apple with steamed grain cake’. I was expecting it to be like an apple pie, but it was definitely something else. The base ‘crust’ was made from chewy sticky rice, and then there was a thin layer of clementine preserves, a thicker layer of sweet red bean paste, and topped with cooked apples.
In the end, it was quite a tasty, healthy, “interesting” meal~ I really love their revamped menu and that they are so accommodating to vegans now. The cafe vibes are still as homey, chill and hipster as it was several years ago, so if you haven’t been to Sukkara yet, I recommend making a visit. It’s one of the few independent cafes in Hongdae that have endured all the steep competition over the years, and it’s still going strong so props to them!
Address, 1F Sanullim bldg. 327-9 Seogyo-dong Mapo-gu Seoul.
Open, 11:00 am. Close, 12:00 am (L.O 11:00 pm).
Holiday, 3rd week Monday