Seoul: Princess Diary Cafe

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Kevin and I decided to go to Seoul for the day. The bus ride is only an hour and a half so it’s really not a huge deal and very doable in a day.  Since there is so much to see there, I have a feeling we’ll be taking day trips more often!

I’ve posted about the cat cafes, but did you know there are many other themed cafes in Korea? Today, we visited the Princess Diary Cafe!

This cafe is a little girl’s dream and a woman’s guilty pleasure. First, you can indulge in one of their adorably delicious drinks (it is a cafe, afterall), but after you finish your drink is when the real fun starts. There are tons of dresses for you to try on, from party dresses, to wedding dresses, to traditional Korean hanboks. They even have suits, tuxes and hanboks for the men. You can embellish your look with accessories galore! Since Kevin and I don’t plan on purchasing hanboks for ourselves to take home – because really, when would we ever wear them? – we wanted to try on hanboks here!

For the women, they bring out little laminated copies of the different skirts and shirts from which you can choose. Some skirts were complimentary and others were 5,000 KRW. The different shirts ranged from 15,000 – 30,000 KRW. When you pick out what you want, they bring you the real life versions to change into. You have an hour to spend taking as many creative photos as you wish!

I chose a small sampling of photos to share with you. Check them out in the gallery!



Princess Diary Cafe is located off of the Ewha Women’s University stop on Line 2.

It is open daily from 11:30am to 10:30pm.

6 thoughts on “Seoul: Princess Diary Cafe

  1. I am loving the hanbok and those cute paper dolls! I remember being younger, they used to sell it in small stores here in the Philippines. Did you get to catch the cherry blossoms too? 🙂

    PS: I hope you don’t mind if I steal a bit of your time and ask you to fill out this survey. It’s for my grad school thesis on travel accommodations, particularly on hostels. I wouldn’t really ask, I know it’s an imposition but I have to gather responses from non-Filipinos and well, I could really use your help. I promise it won’t take more than a couple of minutes. Thank you very much! 🙂

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    • Hi Carla! Thank you for the visit and the comment. 🙂 I really missed out on the cherry blossoms this year which is really unfortunate! Saw a few here and there but no spectacular showing. Anyway, I just completed your survey. Hope it helps and good luck with finishing your degree!

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