Sweet Moment is a great coffee shop where the main draws are the unique “creamart” and “bingsoo” beverages. The majority of people seem to go for the creamart, and those who don’t go for the bingsoo. Both are unusual and quite visually appealing, which adds to the craze. We went for the creamart.
Creamart looks a bit like a cappuccino, but is actually cold brew coffee with whipped cream and flavored syrup on top. Their whipped cream is homemade and you have three choices of flavor: chocolate, matcha, and red velvet. We opted for the chocolate, which is, of course, brown. But if you get the matcha, the cream on top will be green and if you get the red velvet, it will be pinkish red. The creamart was delicious, served cold, but not ice cold. The homemade whipped cream was nice, not sweet at all, and neither was the syrup. Just a touch of sweetness and nothing artificial tasting. Makes for great pictures and a fun change of pace from an ordinary coffee beverage.
The “Bingsoo” or “Bingsu” is actually a popular shaved ice snack in South Korea and this place elevates it. Each bingsoo has multiple components and there are many different flavor profiles to choose from. It’s like an ice cream sundae, where there are more toppings than ice cream. The “Mango Cheesecake” bingsoo comes with shaved iced, cheesecake, mango, cereal, and vanilla ice cream, for example. The “Choco Oreo” bingsoo comes with shaved ice, tons of oreos, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup, and vanilla ice cream.
If you’re not in the mood for any of these, they do serve all of the traditional coffee shop offerings as well. Of course, I didn’t really see anyone get just a normal coffee or latte – why would you when the other options are so much more fun?
The space itself is nice, roomy, and there is seating for at least 20 people. I’d definitely recommend going to try the creamart or the bingsoo, but I wouldn’t seek it out for ordinary coffee purposes.