The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince


Section:Korean Dramas

Genre:Romantic Comedy

Number of Episodes:17


Language: Korean

Average Rating:       (out of 9 ratings)


The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince is a drama from South Korea that first aired on in 2007 on Mondays and Tuesdays. It stars Yoon Eun Hye best known from Goong or Princess Hours, Gong Yoo of One Fine Day, Lee Sun Gyun who was in White Tower and Chae Jung Ahn. The the show follows Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) who works every job possible to pay off debts. Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo) is the heir of a big food company, but his grandmother wants him to settle down, so she arranges many blind dates for him. Eun Chan accidentally meets Han Kyul who he mistook for a boy. Han Kyul decides to hire Eun Chan to be his gay lover to avoid the arranged dates. Eun Chan desperately needs the money and accepts. Han Kyul's grandmother also put Han Kyul in charge of a filthy coffee shop called the Coffee Prince which is in danger of being bankrupt. Eun Chan gets a job at the coffee shop and feelings start to spark between Eun Chan and Han Kyul.Because he's unaware that Eun Chan is a girl, Han Kyul starts to question his sexuality.


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The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince

Reviewed by: timeless-x August 01, 2009

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Title: The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince / Coffee Prince Genre: Romance, Comedy Episodes: 17 + Special Broadcast Period: July 2007 to August 2007 Cast Yoon Eun Hye as Go Eun Chan - Park Won Sook as Eun Chan's mother - Han Yeh In as Go Eun Sae (younger sister) Gong Yoo as Choi Han Kyul - Kim Ja Ok as Han Kyul's mother - Choi Il Hwa as Han Kyul's father - Kim Young Ok as Han Kyul's grandmother - Lee Sun Gyun as Choi...

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The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince

Reviewed by: sukting March 10, 2008

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

How long 16 episodes Foreword Do you like Eun Hye with her short hair? This drama offers a change as she impersonates as a guy to work in a café. Unlike other dramas, I shall only do a brief summary below as not to spoil the fun. Story/Characters 1. Chui Han Jie: Gong Yoo He is a spoiled rich brat and stays alone. His family opens a famous food factory. He returns to Korea after spending his family's money....

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The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince

Reviewed by: mamatat November 01, 2007

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Yoon Eun Hye as Go Eun Chan Gong Yoo as Choi Han Kyul Chae Jung Ahn as Han Yoo Joo Lee Sun Gyun as Choi Han Sung Go Eun Chan is a 24-year-old pretty tomboy who always gets mistaken for a boy. As the breadwinner of her family, she has taken on almost all different kinds of jobs: Taekwondo instructor, milk deliverer, etc. Now, she will take on a new job: pretending to be a gay lover! In desperate need of money, she agrees...

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The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince

Reviewed by: bleach7 October 19, 2007

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Choi Han-gyeol (Goong Yoo) is the heir to the Dongin Foods Company. He has been in US with a hobby of designing miniature toys and requested to immediately come home. He is sharp, witty and very much handsome that he is popular among women. However, he hasn't settled to any particular job and taking over the family business has not yet entered his mind. His grandmother arranges him a date with daughters of prominent businessmen in her field. Incapable to...

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Member Ratings


05-25-2013 05:26 PM


A great romantic comedy that will leave you in a good mood and uplifted. It has a good story line with a gradual build-up of intriguing love between the two leads, with some funny moments thrown in. Definitely among my top two Korean series in this category. Gong Yoo is such a great actor, and the chemistry between him and Yoon Eun Hye looks very real. All the supporting characters, especially the "princes" in the coffee shop, add to the charm of this cute drama. A must see for Korean drama fans or newbies. Also worth mentioning is the awesome soundtrack, which has a lazy breezy romantic tone throughout all three OST CDs.


04-22-2012 01:10 AM


Excellent Drama. Enough said.


08-14-2010 01:16 AM


No way this drama can possibly get more than 1/5 in my opinion. It might be the dubbing but I didn't find this series to be really funny. There was really nothing in this drama worth watching, nothing stood out. Don't watch it, not even to kill time, find something else.


02-03-2010 03:45 PM


Unique and intriguing storyline that puts a spin on the view of romance. Likeable characters. A little slow towards the end, but worth the watch.


12-22-2009 04:21 AM


This Korean drama has a significant enough twist to make it more unpredictable and exciting than most. Yoon Eun Hye plays a tomboy and is, as usual, amazing. The drama is funny, and the characters are somehow more believable and realistic than most. COFFEE PRINCE! XD

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