Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Seoul Trip : Day 2 Part 3 - Hello Kitty Cafe @ Hong Dae (홍대)

As mentioned previous post on Coffee Prince Cafe post, our next stop was Hello Kitty Cafe.
A cool place to hang out for University student located near to Hong Dae Fashion main street, you can reach there by taking Subway Line 2 stop at Hong Ik University Station.

Hong Dae Fashion street sells lots of latest trend fashion cloths, shoes, hair accesories and cloths accessories.

Besides, this street is famous with night life. Many bars, karaoke opened in Hong Dae area.

Variety of cute cell phones accessories

This shop famous with selling stationery and unique toys,
 pricing is reasonable 

From Hong Dae Fashion main street, immediately turns left after you see a bar name Luxury HO bar and you will see the Hello Kitty cafe. The cafe is very easy to spot as the building painted in pink .
All waitress in the cafe wears pink colour uniforms but not so friendly ^.^. At the main entrance, there's a banner shows in house beverages.

Hong Dae , Hello Kitty Cafe Main entrance
Pink color Hello Kitty Cafe.. cute entrance
In house Menu..Price is cheaper than Coffee Prince Cafe

At counter, there're few dessert displayed, find a seat before make order at the counter.
All food and beverages need to pay in advance. The waiter will give a waiting bell that vibrates when
the order is ready to be picked up from the counter. The cafe shop practice self service style.

Coffee pack, Hello Kitty mug for sales

Dear with me!!

Hello Kitty souvenir on sales too but the pricing is a bit high ..hehe
Upon entering the shop, the decorations of the cafe feel is so comfortable
and suitable for couples and gathering.

Woman restroom

Upper level design. this cafe consists of two level, upper and lower level
with different design, comfy style

This seats suitable for couples and two person for high tea

Big tall Hello Kitty plush toys

We ordered one yogurt, one tiramisu cake and one chocolate drink

The main target for this cafe are youngster and nearby university student, suitable for hangout, gathering and high tea. Price is reasonable and if possible drop by here and have a rest after a long shopping day at Hong Dae fashion street.

Hello Kitty Cafe 헬로키티 카페 Address:
서울시 마포구 서교동 358-112
Seoul 358-112 Seogyo
Tel : 02-334-6570

Operation hours :
11:0024:00 (Friday & Saturday)2:00

How to get there by subway :
Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 5; Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 or 5, exit 3; or Sangsu Station, line No. 6, exit 1. It’s on an uphill alley off of Hongdae’s main drag of shops and boutiques.

Seoul Trip : Day 2 Part 2 - Coffee Prince Cafe

Sorry for the delayed on blogging the next stop Coffee Prince Cafe shop. On second day after our lunch at Hongdae, our next stop was Coffee Prince cafe shop, those who watch Korean love drama series "The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince" will sure like to visit the coffee shop in that was used as their filming location.

The Coffee Prince Coffee Shop was originally a nondescript cafe near Hongik University in Seoul called "Fruit Garden Mama".

We finally reached the place after checking and asking with several local people on the street, the book that I bought was in Chinese and seems not suitable. An advise to those going there, please buy English version Seoul travel book if required.

On the street checking on my travel guide

Here we are "The Coffee Prince Cafe" and not to forget a photo with the famous cafe shop

If you see this signboard, you're on the right place.

The painting of sunflowers by Han Yoo-Joo on the wall

Interior Cafe
Signature of all Coffee Prince cafe actor; actress such as Go Eun Chan, Choi Han Kyul
Inside the cafe, can you see main actor signature?
Italy famous Pinocchio as decorations

Upon entering the cafe, the waiter will give beverage menu to make sure every visitor spend on something
instead of just visiting the cafe. We ordered 3 coffee which cost us 21,000KRW. Around 7,000 KRW /cup.
Actually it was a bit expensive but then we figured we don't get to set foot on Seoul
a.k.a. Korean drama land on a regular basis anyway.

Direction to The Coffee Prince Cafe shop
 1. Take subway Line 2 to Hongik University station. It's marked in green on the map.
 2. Go out through Exit 4.
 3. Turn right at Seven Springs corner. Walk for around two blocks.
 4. When you reach the end of the road, turn left.
 5. Turn right on the first right turn you see. (Once you turn you will see a Family Mart to your left.)
 6. Walk straight for about 500 meters, the street will go uphill midway.
     At the end of the road you will find the coffee shop on the right side. Keep your eyes peeled because the shop is 
     surrounded by trees

Next Stop: Hello Kitty Cafe @ Hongik University area