SkinFood Cafe Seoul
SkinFood has quickly become a favourite brand of mine lately. The quality of the products paired with their subtle, fun scents, adorable packaging, and affordable price range has got my collection growing quickly. Imagine my surprise to have found the SkinFood Cafe Seoul!
According to SkinFood, it “is the first cosmetic brand to root itself in food. (Their) food philosophy drives (their) product development to ensure that only the highest quality food ingredients are used to create a more beautiful, healthier lifestyle.” I’ve used products with avocado, tomato, apple, vanilla, and even salmon of all things! If you’ve seen my 4 Minute makeup routine you’ll recognize a few of those products. “Food components (like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) deliver targeted nourishment and care. The key to maximizing beauty can be found in the food around us.”
The decor of the cafe is just like their skincare and cosmetics shops. There’s bright yellow everywhere! They have tons of books and motivational quotations framed and selectively placed. There’s a variety of seating options for the individual guest, group of diners, or cute couple. There was an adorable couple snacking away sitting on the couch near the photo opp area. This is a super sweet date spot if you’re looking for all things cutesy without making him uncomfortable.
THE BEST FOOD
The SkinFood Cafe Seoul is, of course, part of the SkinFood cosmetics and skin care brand. Their attitude towards food isn’t just part of the branding, it’s their core belief.
“Nutritive, wholesome food has the power and the ability to keep skin radiantly beautiful.
SKINFOOD is always searching for the best ingredients to utilize in product development.
The SKINFOOD initiative for the best food ingredients is a journey across the world.
Method matters. As a result, SKINFOOD upholds eco-friendly and
sustainable growing methods as a pillar to our philosophy.
We meet with farmers across the country to ensure that the best food is grown under the best methods.
The journey to discover the best food never ends.
Come with SKINFOOD and discover how food can transform beauty.”
According to the SkinFood Cafe Seoul, “You are what you eat.” and “Healthy skin starts with food.” I ordered what I remember being named something like the Yummy Yummy Platter which was KRW 12,000 (about $12 Canadian, $10 USD). There were three slices of baguette. One was topped with half an avocado, some cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Another was topped with grainy mustard pulled chicken and topped with parmesan and a little bit of honey. Another was topped with rich, clotted cream, blueberries, and mint sprigs. The baguette was a little crusty and stale, but the toppings were full of flavour. You can’t go wrong with half an avocado in any meal in my opinion! The two slider buns were topped with iceberg lettuce, ham, and a Kraft single. This is a poor girl’s afternoon tea, and I loved it!
Even the bathrooms at the SkinFood Cafe Seoul are cute, clean, and full of SkinFood soaps and lotions to sample before heading on your way!
Go check out the SkinFood Cafe Seoul! The chic Garosugil area of Apgujeong in Seoul is the perfect place to spend a sunny day, so why not pop into this adorable little cafe?