hello kitty cafe in hongdae

June 14th, 2013 / by / in: everything cute / No responses

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If you’re reading this, I can only assume you already know how much I love Hello Kitty. So OBVIOUSLY I had to visit the Hello Kitty Cafe when I was in Seoul. There’s a couple locations (check out the website — there’s even one in Incheon Airport!) but I went to the one in Hongdae. We tried to follow the Eat Your Kimchi directions, but they were kind of terrible (I think Exit 5 is the wrong exit) so we mostly just wandered around until we found a bright pink building.

Even if you have no interest in Hello Kitty (what?), definitely check out the Hongdae area if you’re in Seoul. It’s close to Hongik University so it’s a bit hipster-y, and has a lot of fun little shops and bars/restauraunts.

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It’s hard to miss this giant pink building.

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You know I love details. This place wasn’t Japan-level in the details, but pretty close.

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Most of the customers were female (a surprise to no one, I’m sure).

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Hello Kitty sweets!

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Hello Kitty drinks — kind of expensive for Seoul ($5) but they come in a Hello Kitty mug.

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The place really is wall-to-wall Hello Kitty (just the way I like it).

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I don’t know why, but you have to find a seat and THEN go up to the counter and order.

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The menu is in Korean and in English, in case you’re worried about how you’re going to order your Hello Kitty latte.

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I wonder if I can buy one of these chairs for my apartment.

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Very, very, very pink.

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Even a Hello Kitty water station.

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I’ll file this under “really Asian photos.”

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A bit misshapen, but you get the idea. I’d heard the food here wasn’t too great, but waffles rarely let me down.

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Seriously, I want a house that looks like this.

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Mike went to the bathroom and took photos for me. Even the man bathroom is Hello Kitty-fied.

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Dear Daniel mirror!

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And of course there was Hello Kitty stuff for sale.

If you want to visit the Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae, ignore the Eat Your Kimchi directions and just paste this into Google Maps (or click here):

서울특별시 마포구 서교동 358-112


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