Seoul is full of fun and interesting things to do. One of the many things I love about the city are its many themed cafes! There seems to be a cafe for everybody’s taste: Hello Kitty cafe, cat cafe, dog cafe, raccoon cafe, doll cafe, and for the girls: a princess cafe. This is exactly what I checked out not too long ago and was surprised about how much fun it was to spend my afternoon there.
54-9 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
The cafe is called “Princess Diary” cafe and is located near Ehwa University in Seoul. You get off at the Ehwa University subway stop, take exit 3, walk straight from the station and turn left at the Juno Hair alley.
Even though the cafe seems to offer more wedding dress type gowns for you to try on, you can also find a great selection of Korean hanbok dresses as well as non-white fancy dresses for a real princess feeling. I tried on one of their hanbok and my friend, Gina Bear, decided to try on a beautiful berry-color gown.
I really like the fact that they also offer beautiful Korean hanbok dresses. What makes this experience even better is that they prepared small laminated cut-outs of the hanboks to mix and match tops and bottoms! It’s super fun and saves a lot of time in the dressing room! Hanbok run from 15,000 KRW to 30,000 KRW to rent.
Money for Value
The dresses run from 10,000 to 40,000 won. When you enter the cafe, the staff gives you a drink and dessert menu which also includes guidelines for renting the dresses. You should finish your drink before putting your dress on and you cannot sit down wearing your dress.
In general, you can rent your dress for 1 hour and would have to pay more if you want to enjoy it longer than that. I honestly have to say, though, that the staff at the cafe didn’t really care about how long we wear the dresses or if we were over our 1-hour limit. The staff was super friendly and even took pictures of us and helped us dress up!
On top of everything, the café was very quiet and I didn’t feel uncomfortable! They also serve delicious drinks and snacks. I had a yummy strawberry yogurt shake and Gina had a flower tea.
An Afternoon Well Spent
I have to say that I really enjoyed my time at the princess diary café! For a convenient visit without waiting, make a reservation and book a table (phone 02-313-3323).
- Cute decorations
- Friendly and helpful staff
- Reasonable prices
- Beautiful dresses
Check out my Princess Diary Café Vlog: