Hongdae is filled with a variety of speciality cafes and independent shops. There was one place that sparked an interest and that place was the Hello Kitty Cafe. It’s big, pink and has a huge bow. It’s very popular among tourists, so you will see tons of people taking picture in front of it. Sometimes even in huge tourist groups.
We came on weekday in the morning, so it wasn’t too busy. They open at 11am till midnight.
They have hot coffee, iced coffee, yogurt, cake and other hot beverages on their menu.
All their drinks are cute but the prices can be a bit expensive. Ranges from $3 to $5.
Many types of lattes with many types of characters on top. It’s made by sprinkling coco powder.
Yummy waffles shaped like Hello Kitty’s face.
Cakes with Hello Kitty’s face on it.
The shop has 2 floors and there are a bunch of seating areas.
Adjacent to the ordering counter is a bunch of loungy seats.
Huge Hello Kitty seats.
This area is a second area on the bottom floor.
The second floor is much brighter and open compared to downstairs. It’s better for large groups.
Every little girl’s fantasy.
When we ordered at the counter, they give you an electronic device with a number. When it begins buzzing, you know your order is ready. Just bring it up to the counter and grab your food and drinks.
Yogurt Ice Cream with Mango Syrup (4,500 won) M thought it was ok, but the mango syrup was artificial and very sweet.
Earl Grey Latte (4,500 won) had the cute hello kitty image on the top. The latte was very sweet and not very good.
We also had the Hello Kitty Mousse cake, but it was decent.
One thing you have to know about the cafe before ordering everything is that the food and drinks suck! The cafe is a great place to take photos and chill with friends, but you will probably not love the over-priced food. It’s still a great place to visit if you are in the Hongdae area. Lots to see in the area and
We Rate Hello Kitty Cafe:
358-112, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu,
Seoul, South Korea