A New Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae

While walking about the streets of Hongdae recently, I noticed that the Hello Kitty Cafe was not longer in its usual alley way off the busy shopping street. However, further down  towards the university campus, I was surprised to find a large gate entrance with the Hello Kitty Cafe insignia and logo on the front. This cafe got one serious upgrade! So I’ll share some of the pictures in this post!

The Courtyard

On entering I walked into a large front garden that led to a OTT pink and white house, which was the new Hello kitty Cafe. The garden boasted a sculpture, photo booths and cute benches.

The Interior

The cafe itself is not a 2-storey house with a much larger interior for customers to enjoy Hello Kitty’s world.

New Additions

They now have a separate section for the gift store and a Hello Kitty bedroom interior design concept. It’s a coffee ad dessert shop and they still sell a limited selection of sweets and nonsense, so I just went in for the pictures. Hello Kitty likes sweets……not me.



It’s still the same concept, but it’s popularity has definitely grown since I first wandered in to the cafe in 2011! The new place is still worth checking out, especially with the new interiors! Stunning!!!

In my next post I will visit the latest Hello kitty experience… the Hello Kitty Island on Jeju!!!

Keep your travels cute!


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11 thoughts on “A New Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae

  1. Wow, this is so…pink! I know it’s the famous Hello Kitty branding, but I must admit, I’m not sure I could enjoy coffee and dessert inside! Are the desserts all pink and in the shape of Hello Kitty too?! I’d still like to visit, though probably only for a short time.

  2. So awesome! My 5 year old LOVES Hello Kitty! I took her to the one in Bangkok last August and a smaller version in Tokyo this past summer. I am now adding Seoul to my list, she would love it!

  3. Wow, it’s like Hello Kitty threw up! I do love me some pink though, so even though I’m not a huge Hello Kitty fan, I would love to check it out. Maybe I should stop by when I visit Seoul!

  4. This post just made my day! Everything in this store is so cute. I was a huge Hello Kitty fan when I was growing up so this brings back some great memories haha Thank you for sharing! – Mariella

  5. This cafe looks so pretty in pink. I’m sure that most little girls would love it. There seem to be Hello Kitty attractions almost everywhere these days.

  6. My South Korean friend just moved back to Seoul and I am just dying to go there! This place looks so cute. I would love to visit. Love your pictures!

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