Banana milk can be found in every convenience store in South Korea, and this beloved drink has such a large following that Binggrae - the brand most commonly associated with it - has opened its very own banana milk-themed cafe in Seoul.
Yellow Cafe is quite literally a yellow cafe. When traveling through the basement level of Jong-ro's Hyundai City Outlets shopping mall, its all-yellow design makes it a pretty hard to miss. After opening in May 2016, the unique cafe has quickly gained a reputation for itself, becoming a tourism highlight during a day spent in Dongdaemun's shopping district.
Yellow Cafe specializes in all things banana milk flavored, but the most famous menu item is soft serve ice cream. Available both in a cup or waffle cone (or even as a milkshake!), the taste is unmistakably banana milk and is a cool summer alternative to simply drinking your milk straight from a container.
If you're trying their ice cream for the very first time, you've got to try it with one of their decorated 'special cones' for only 500 won more! Each cone is dipped in flavored chocolate and decorated with sprinkles or small candies. (And did we mention they'll make your Instagram ice cream pic pop?)
For those who are looking for a kick of caffeine, one of Yellow Cafe's handmade beverage offerings is the banana latte, available hot or iced. Now, you might think the combination of banana milk and coffee wouldn't work, but it's a must-try for even the most skeptical coffee-lover. You might be delightfully surprised!
They offer other specialty items as well, all made with Binggrae's banana milk as a major ingredient. Although, if you visit in the spring, Yellow Cafe also features some seasonal products made with strawberry milk too! Check out Yellow Cafe strawberry milkshake below - topped with real strawberry pieces!
But eating is not all there is to do at the Yellow Cafe! You can also pick up some cute Yellow Cafe merch like mugs, drinking glasses, and tumblers. Each item features an illustration of Binggrae banana milk's classic carton.
Or for the more fanatic Binggrae milk fan, there's more unusual gifts for purchase, like banana milk bottle-shaped keychains, banana milk stickers, banana milk-scented oil diffuser, and banana milk cookie gift sets.
And before stopping by for a visit, make sure you're camera-ready, so you can take tons of pictures with the massive Binggrae banana milk carton outside the entrance. Who knew milk could look so huggable?
Yellow Cafe – Seoul Location:
Hyundai City Outlets
17-2 Euljiro 6-ga, Level B2