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Our Crappy Experience at the Coffee Prince Coffee Shop – WANK

July 6, 2012

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I’m telling you, there was something mighty foul about our attempt to film this WANK. The universe was fighting against it, really really really fighting against it.

So here’s the deal: last week we filmed our Samgyeopsal and Soju FAPFAP late Wednesday night, at something after midnight. Why? We were filming our WANK in Hongdae that day, but then – all of a sudden, mid filming – all of our batteries died. Even our backup battery. Just PFFFFT done. Finished. We went to the Canon shop close by to try to pick up some new batteries or chargers and PFFFT that place had shut down. Cross the street to the department store to try to get it there. Also, no luck. So we filmed the FAPFAP that night instead, and decided to film the rest of the WANK the following week on Wednesday, which was yesterday.

Fast forward to two days ago at the ZE:A Interview event. Our interview with them was great, by the way, and we filmed it all and are almost finished editing it. But, right after filming our interview with them, we try to go to their showcase to film some of that…and our camera broke. It just wouldn’t read any memory cards anymore. We tried four different memory cards, all of which said “NOOOOOOOOOOO I WON’T READ YOU!” So we thought that we’d have to buy a new camera, which – let me tell you – video cameras ain’t cheap! Luckily, we have a friend who let us borrow their camera while ours is at the repair shop for the next two weeks. So, we do have a camera to still film with.

And then comes the silliness that occurred yesterday. We made it back to Hongdae, with all of our gear, and were all ready to film the WANK. We had planned on going to the Coffee Prince Coffee Shop. If you don’t know what that is, one of Korea’s best dramas ever took place there. We wanted to go and re-enact some scenes and have some general lols. Well, we came up to the coffee shop and started filming our intro to the shop and directions on how to get there, when their staff comes out and says “NO PICTURES and NO VIDEO” before we even enter the coffee shop.

COFFEE PRINCE COFFEE SHOP RANT STARTS HERE

So I – Martina here – ask to talk to the manager so that I could explain that we’re not working for a TV show or anything like that. We’re bloggers, and we want to promote their coffee shop to our audience, so that people would know how to find it when they visit Korea. Instead of giving a decent answer in an apologetic tone, the manager was so rude and responded grumpily that his coffee shop was private property, and that no one is allowed to take pictures or videos. And I’m not over-reacting here. I’d understand if there was some reason behind this banning of photography and video. I just wasn’t given a shred of decency from this guy. Instead, he seemed SO angry that I would ask, and almost shoo-shoo’ed me away with a wave of the hand. Again, I tried to explain that we had come there just to film in his coffee shop since Coffee Prince was my favourite drama, but he was just gave a firm and stern “NO,” without even any eye contact, and rudely walked away.

Now look: I totally get someone politely saying, “I’m really sorry, but we just don’t allow filming and pictures in our coffee shop, it disturbs the vibe, bothers the customers, I’m allergic to the chemicals in film, [some bogus reason or another] I’m so sorry” and so on, but this guy was so quickly annoyed by it, and he refused to even look me in the eye. We’ve had stores tell us before that they don’t want to be on camera, and we understand them, and find somewhere else, but we’ve never been dismissed so brusquely before. Ever. For someone who is riding off the fame of an old beloved TV show, you’d think he’d be more understanding of people excited to visit the shop as a tourist. It seems more like he doesn’t care about making a good impressions, because he knows people will freely visit and give him money. Well screw that. I had lots of money to spend there, and I won’t give him a dime of it, and I strongly suggest none of you do so, either.

After all that, the waitress changes the story and tells me, “oh you can take pictures, but no video.” Okay, so which one is it? And what’s the reason for photos but no video? You’re still going to get my money when I buy your over-priced coffee. So I said, okay, thank you, and we went across the street instead to Coffee Lab, one of the most famous coffee shops in Hongdae–famous for making good coffee, not for having an asshat for a manager being the filming location of an old TV show.

Being rude to someone who hasn’t been rude to you and who has expressed how excited they are to be in your coffee shop is just a flat out dickheaded move in my books and I will not recommend anyone waste their money at this shop. The prices on the menu were so overpriced (as in, $7.00 for a latte..whhhhaattt??). Only one floor was open, the patio was dirty and closed, and the rest of the coffee shop was in dismally poor condition. This coffee shop certainly doesn’t embody the happy and light feeling of the true Coffee Prince Coffee Shop. Go there if you want your memories of the Coffee Prince drama to be crushed.

After this experience, we told our Korean friends about how disappointed we were and how rude this guy was, and it turns out there supposedly was a scandal a few years back about this owner. So MBC (the Korean TV station that had hosted the Coffee Prince show) had paid the coffee shop owner to keep the coffee shop with its memorabilia in tact, since it was such a popular location for tourists to visit. However, the owner was secretly charging tourists (especially Chinese and Japanese visitors) extra money to take photos and to be in the coffee shop. When MBC found out, they pulled their support of his shop and tried to open up a second location that wasn’t run by a shady manager. I remember seeing the other shop opening and being surprised that Coffee Prince would open a second shop, but now I don’t know what happened to the other shop. I’m guessing it closed down due to lack of visitors since it isn’t the original one. We also heard from other people who know the managers from nearby stores, and they all said they won’t support that shop because the manager is such a jerk. So there you have it! Essentially, this coffee shop is only in business because of the sign tacked above it. Stay the hell away from it.

OK I’M FINISHED PRINCE COFFEE SHOP RANT NOW!

Anyhow, after all was said and done, and the curse of the Coffee Prince had finally beat us into submission, we did the only thing that we could logically do at that time: went to a kitty coffee shop and played with kitties. Much better experience, with lots of nice kitties. What are these kitties with such stubby legs?!?!?! Has anyone seen such cats before? I don’t know. All I know is all my feels are better after playing with them.

Ah! Sorry this WANK sucked, guise. Hopefully next WANK won’t be so sucky. Otherwise, we have some bloopers. Moar kitties involved!

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  1. So, my husband and I were in Hongdae on Saturday and thought, “Hey, let’s check out the Coffee Prince coffee shop that Martina and Simon said was crappy! Maybe the manager had a colonoscopy and had his unfortunately situated stick discovered and surgically removed! Go health care in Korea!” So we went. We started out with a selfie out front under the watchful (and, dare I say, distrustful?) eye of an employee. We crossed the treshold into the outdoor area and were immediately “greeted” by said employee who escorted us inside (read: made sure we made it to the take-our-money place before going photo rogue). The prices were still steep so we debated for awhile which drink we would split. We gave our order to the barista who gave us a telling “and…” look. “That’s all,” we said. To which he informed us they have a strict one person, one order policy. What the what? So we instituted our own zero person, zero order policy. Honestly, I’m kind of glad we had an excuse to leave without giving them any of our business while still getting to see inside. Ridiculous. And the last time I don’t take your warnings seriously!

    2 years ago
  2. We just went there the first week of October, our experience was very fast and notorious, simply just we were taking pictures and planing to walk in to the shop and have some sip of coffee, then a woman opened the window and yelled at us, “No PHOTO, GET OUT”. that place is fucked up.

    2 years ago
  3. What was the cat place called?

    and the owner just had a bunch of cats there you could play with?? thats really coool :3

    2 years ago
  4. So what’s the review of Coffee Prince? It’s like the best drama ever, but does their coffee live up to their name? Do they deliver, and make it really authentic just like the drama?

    3 years ago
  5. Whaaa??!! How? Which video/article was on reddit? This one? Did you submit it? :O

    4 years ago
  6. I know that some camera batteries are not cheap but you guys should really invest in a charging station and have all your batteries on there so when you’re going out you have a battery in the camera and a back-up battery if the first one drains. THE ONLY reason why I suggest this is because that’s what my husband does for his cameras. We have a sofa table in our bedroom that basically is the battery charging station. There is nothing but power strips and battery parks all over the table and most of the time there are batteries parked in every spot that requires one. He never runs out of power on his camera(s) now. Peace!

    5 years ago
  7. wei

    I want to go to the KITTY COFFEE SHOP.

    I WANT DIRECTIONS….

    5 years ago
  8. O.o There are places in Korea where you can just go and pet kitties?!? Is that right? If so…..THAT IS SO FUCKING AWESOME!

    5 years ago
  9. this manager is hell disgusting~ yuck~

    5 years ago
  10. Not sure if anyone has told you guys yet, but the kitties with the short stubby legs are called Munchkin Cats!

    5 years ago
  11. Best. Bloopers. Ever. I <3 cats so much.

    5 years ago
  12. S-Mart couple, you guys are the bestest. 

    5 years ago
  13. Kitties with tiny, stubby legs?? Munchkin kitties?! :D I think that’s what you’re talking about! I love those kitties, they’re my favorite! I will have one of my very own! One day…

    5 years ago
  14. Ehhhh. Except that, as an owner of something with stubby legs due to genetics, they have lots of joint problems. Especially in the hips.

    5 years ago
  15. S&M Even though things didn’t go as planned this is one of the reasons why you WANK, to show us different parts of Korea and tell us about your experiences. Since you told us about your experience with the place and how you were treated we know that if we’re ever in South Korea to never go there unless we like being treated like crap. They don’t even let you sit down to order and the coffee isn’t that great (which make the prices even more outrageous) so I know that you guys (especially Martina) wouldn’t have liked it anyways.

    5 years ago
  16. awwe they are munchkin kitties!

    5 years ago
  17. I’ve been there! And it’s really so overpriced! Unfriendly staff, bad coffee (seriously, as a coffee drinker, I’d say the coffee is really bad!” unkept shop. We all were pretty moody by the time we finished there. And decided to cheer up our day cycling around Han River. Hahaha.

    Anyway, I’m glad you’re telling people not to go there. It’s definitely not worth it, and just crushes our fascination over the drama!

    5 years ago
  18. Aw sounds like an awful experience. I’m glad that MBC doesn’t support the guy so that’s good! I wonder what got up his booty? Seems like it’s disappointing. :( It would still be fun to go and see the actual shop in person though. It’s my favorite drama ever and I’m such a Eunhye fan girl for so many yrs now so it would be just a great experience being on the same step she stepped on lol. The kitties were so super cute! I love how some had bowties on omg aw. 

    5 years ago
  19. Guys! Don’t feel bad!!! i still loved this wank… and i mean what person doesn’t have a bad day every once in a while right?

    5 years ago
  20. OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE THERE’S A CAT COFFEE SHOP IN KOREA!! seriously what am i doing here wherever i am?! seoul seems like the most idyllic place for a urban freak like me!

    and you know guys, your wank was awesome! even with all the difficulties, to end up at a cat coffee place! i’d be crying joyful tears lol and those popsicles seemed like the most delicious things ever too… buuuuuuuuuut i got so excited to hear u were going to drink later! lol you should do a drunk w.a.n.k some time!! or have you already?! :P

    5 years ago
  21. Your batteries died, and then your camera went “I NO WANNA WORK FOR YOU.”

    I wonder if it was a sign from Korea to not go there, like: “I AM GOING TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T GO THER OR EL–I WAAAAAAAAARNED YOU! TWICE!”

    5 years ago
  22. BEST.WANK.EVER.
    Sorry to hear about all the suck, but in the end, making a wank about kitties and ice cream was amazing! :D and also – not sure if someone already answered this, but those short-stubby-legged cats are a breed called munchkin :D so cute right!?

    5 years ago
  23. I went to the ‘1st shop of coffee prince’ before. The staff insisted that we must order a drink or a cake each (There were 4 of us) before we can sit down. They showed impatience when we were deciding what to buy, we can’t even take a seat 1st while we decide. But we did managed to take some photos. One trip is enough, won’t ever go there again.

    5 years ago
  24. awww, wow, that is SO lame… but sounds like this guy is digging himself into a bankrupcy hole with his douchey attitude… still sucks though :(

    but omg, homemade popsicles!!!! i wanna go there :)
    and the kitties were so adorably cute….
    and ending the whole day with gintonic doesn’t sound like it was such a waste of a day after all ^^

    5 years ago
  25. i hate mean jerks like that guy! but hey, if you are ever in tokyo again, there is this really awesome coffee prince shop in koreatown where they have cute servers and you can take pictures with them! i throughly enjoyed the eyecandy! ;)

    5 years ago
  26. man that really sucks… me and my friend were going to go there but didn’t get enough time to… can you please go to cube cafe for the next wank??? pretty please with cherry on top!!!

    5 years ago
  27. The kitties with stubby legs are called munchkin cats. They’re like the wiener dog of cats. They’re sooo cute!

    5 years ago
  28. kitties with stubby legs are called munchkin kitties! it’s a mutation, but they’re so adorable =u=

    5 years ago
  29. WAIT! Kitty coffee shops are a thing? I must go visit one. That has to be the most amazing idea ever, because everything IS better with cats.

    5 years ago
  30. OOOH! Can y’all make a video recommending good kdramas? I watched “You’re Beautiful” because you talked about it in a video and now I’m definitely watching “Coffee Prince”! There are soooo many too choose from and I just don’t have enough time to waste it on a bad drama. Plus I trust your opinion :) Sooo… please, please make a video on kdramas!?!? Kansamnida!!!!

    5 years ago
  31. I have GOT to go to this KITTY place when (ever) i get to KOREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :OOOOOOOOOOO THE KITTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    also, yes, there is a breed of cat that has the short stubby legs, but i forget what it’s called. <3 thanks for brightening my day, guys! <3

    5 years ago
  32. If the manager is such a jerk and it is well known, how does he stay in business?

    5 years ago
  33. The short legged kitties are known as munchkins they are basically the kitty equivalent of dachshund without the potential back problems!

    5 years ago
  34. that cat with really short legs is a munchkin cat!

    5 years ago
  35. The short-legged kitties are a breed called Munchkin, and the ones with the folded ears are Scottish Fold.

    5 years ago
  36. YAY another EYK video is out I’m so dissapointed about the coffee prince thingy, on your behalf. Stupid manager. By the way thank you for the heads up on that. However, it was an awesome video

    ermmm what’s wrong here … It seems more like he doesn’t care about making a good impressions …… has K-Pop finally gotten to you kekekekekeke

    5 years ago
  37. There are 7 Coffee Prince shops in total;
    http://coffeeprincekorea.com/ -> Store -> 매장 안내. This franchise is not owned by MBC and is still growing in the market. Also they do not overly use the fame from the drama like the way you are describing – if you ever visit their websites or other shops than the original one.Your rant is really 저질 and needs to be polished to be professional.

    5 years ago
  38. Now, you can’t deny this manager is a “Wanker” (with or without pun)

    5 years ago
  39. The kitties with the short legs are called Munchkin kitties! They’re one of my favorite kinds :) They’re adorable. I’m sorry your experience was so poor.

    5 years ago
  40. I’m sorry things did not go the greatest for you, but I must say I loved the Kitty Cafe and the ice cream shop. That Kitty Cafe looked so AWESOME!!! I love kitties!

    5 years ago
  41. You’d think a shop owner would like as much as possible PR. Good PR + more customers = profit. If he doesn’t like PR he might as well close the shop.

    5 years ago
  42. The stubby legged kitties are Munchkin cats :) Soo cute!

    5 years ago
  43. I’m glad that you guys made this trip because now everyone will know somethings are meant to be kept as a fantasy. I went to coffe prince cafe about 4 years ago, all excited like you were, but was devastated by how the owner was maintaining the place (the charm was definitely gone) ;((
    The coffee was ok, but no where near the price they were charging (yes, it was also over-priced four years ago) and all the staff, who were very dull btw, did not care that I had problems with their service. I don’t know what I was more shocked by, how the staff never approached the customers, or how the place sending out such sad vibe.
    I tried to settle with the pictures of framed autographs of the cast members in the cafe, but was disappointed nonetheless.

    5 years ago
  44. sorry for that crappy experience, but at least now we know the reasons to NOT go to that Coffee Prince coffee shop, thank u for the insights..wow, the manager, what a jerk..btw, it wasn’t such a sucky WANK guys, it’s pretty random n i love popsicles n i especially LOVE CATS~ :3 miauu~so i enjoyed watching this WANK too^^ those stubby legs kitties are called munchkin if i’m not mistaken, they are like the ponies of cats, the smaller n shorter groups of cats, like chibi ver :p the one with folded ears n stubby legs i think is called scottish fold? i’m not sure..cats are adorable creatures~ (^^)

    5 years ago
  45. They are called munchkins! If you go to the animal planet website you can look up breeds for when you get a kitty. There is also like a quizy survey thingy to find the best breed for you ^_^ .
    http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/catselectorindex.do

    5 years ago
  46. Nice idea. I should really try to do some WANA here in Amsterdam and visit some coffeeshops. Although, it will be a very different adventure. I had to come to Korea to find out that coffeeshops actually sell coffee…

    5 years ago
  47. Methinks Simon and Martina should get a big funding pool going so they can buy the shop from that manager and totally bring it back to the vibe that it was in Coffee Prince! ^^ *sighs longingly*

    5 years ago
  48. Virtual ((HUGS)) for that huge disappointment and the stupid asshattery. :(

    In other news, I had to pause at 7:37 because it is just full of WIN :)

    5 years ago
  49. So.. does that mean we don’t get to see ZE:A’s interview with you? and we won’t get the Limited Edition CDs? :(

    5 years ago
  50. The kitty with stubby legs is called a munchkin. Yeah it’s funny! They got that name for how short their legs are.

    5 years ago
  51. I think the cats are from the munchkin breed, they have short and fat legs.. It’s a pretty rare breed. I would like to visit that shop because of the cats, cause I haven’t seen one :)) Do you guys know if they breed them in Korea?

    5 years ago
  52. The cats with stubby legs are called munchkins ^_^

    5 years ago
  53. OMG I can’t believe it! Stupid & rude manager!! X/ I’m sorry for all the craziness that happened while you guys were filming~
    well at least you discovered a delicious popsicle store!!! :D

    5 years ago
  54. wow.. what a rude owner! No
    one that rude deserves to own such a popular place. I’m sorry your trip
    didn’t turn out the way you wanted. Although I have never visited
    Korea, if I did go one day I would NEVER go to that shop now that I know
    what the owner of that place is like.

    5 years ago
  55. wow.. what a rude owner! Can’t they force him to be out of business? No one that rude deserves to own such a popular place. I’m sorry your trip didn’t turn out the way you wanted. Although I have never visited Korea, if I did go one day I would NEVER go to that shop now that I know what the manager of that place is like.
    Thanks for sharing!

    5 years ago
  56. I hope that the guy has to sell the coffee shop somehow, and then people should know that it has a new owner. THEN I think that the Coffee Shop will be a hot spot in Hongdae:D

    5 years ago
  57. Am I the only one who actually found this WANK enjoyable? What made this WANK was Simon’s random kitty coffee shop idea hahahaha

    5 years ago
  58. Oh man that sucks I DK that drama, I’ll make sure not to visit the place at least :P Incidentally the weather that day looked appropriately crappy and I noticed the table with the dumplings for that day was totally barren….another sign! eek! BTW I totally LOVED the big bang parody video. It is like a fanfic come to life! I’ve seen the boys over flowers one too hilarious! TOP and G-dragon camping it up with some excellent subtitles.

    5 years ago
  59. lol at the kitties with stubby legs! I experienced the same thing when I when to Japan. I went to the Calico Cafe and a few of the cats have just little nubby legs. like cat dachshunds haha. maybe it has something to do with being in asia? bred that way? Idk they’re still cute with their nubby legs ~<3

    5 years ago
  60. Thank you so much guise, for trying so hard to Wank for us! We love you!

    5 years ago
  61. What a pity, a store like that could’ve been so popular with the right staff. I know where I’m NOT going for the remainder of my vacation in Korea

    5 years ago
  62. IKR! soooo many people been saying abt this. Nothing like in the drama!! Grr ,their waitress (my experience) are so rude. I was there last time, so while waiting for other to make their order, me & my sister snapping some pictures before we’re rudely told not to. They said we must order first b4 taking any pic or anything, BUT WE’RE IN FREAKIN LINE ALREADY!! cuz of that, we just went out,crappy services deserve none of my money >:( & I din went inside the 2nd branch near the Hello Kitty Cafe

    5 years ago
  63. wooow what a butthole! >:( just mooching off the fame… (shakes my head in digust).. he should die from…. poop…. ing. or something =_= some ridiculous reason as well :O

    5 years ago
  64. well, you know, sometimes bad things have to happen, but either way you had fun with the kitties, you’ll find a better place to do another W.A.N.K episode, so don´t be too disappointed Martina, and have fun with little Spudgy hahaha

    5 years ago
  65. KITTEHSSS!!!!!!!!!! *o*
    When I go to Korea, I’m definitely going there. *o*

    p/s: that manager suck. he should be fired

    5 years ago
  66. oh wow. what a complete jerk. I never even watched the drama cuz kdramas aren’t my thing, but i can totally see how crushed fans can be by the description. Such shame that it’s only famous for it’s name.

    5 years ago
  67. Could you guys possible do a WANK at Kona Beans? I’ve seen people talk peoples from in there and as someone that can’t get to Korea i would love you forever, not that i don’t love you guys already. But I would LOVE you guys. ^^

    5 years ago
  68. that manager sucks.

    5 years ago
  69. Same thing happened to me. I’m surprised you guys were even allowed to film outside. One of my friends from Taiwan came to visit and I took her there. She was just taking a pic outside by the sign before going in (to buy horribly overpriced coffee) and two of the “princes” rushed out and told us it wasn’t allowed and basically shooed us away before we could even go in. Grrr… When I saw “Coffee Prince” on the title of ur vid, I knew it was ill-fated. ㅠㅠ

    5 years ago
  70. Wow, what a crappy excuse for a human being. I’m glad you guys at least found something to do after such a crappy experience. I will be honest those cats were freaking adorable! What was that place, was it like the Doggy Cafe you took Teh Spudgy to, or did those cats leave there and people just come in to get some happy?

    5 years ago
  71. Well Coffee Prince was my first K-Drama, and so I’m uber bummed over the shop situation, but nothin’ doin’. I’ll have to visit the kitties when I visit/move there instead, and keep the story in my heart.

    5 years ago
  72. Don’t feel bad guys! Sorry it was so frustrating, but you did the right thing by not supporting his business! The kittens were adorable! ^_^ All of your videos are great; don’t worry about the manager troll!

    5 years ago
  73. The kitties are munchkin kitties! They are so adorableeee!

    5 years ago
  74. “rudeness towards international blogger” don’t make me laugh simonandmartina. You two seem to never try to overcome the language barrier. I am most certain that manager had no idea what the F you guys were saying.

    5 years ago
  75. Well even though you have had a lot of trouble with this “WANK” I still enjoyed it :) I want to try one of the ice creams! ^^

    5 years ago
  76. Thanks guys, I won’t go to that Coffee Prince Shop when I go there… even though I really loved the drama :(

    cute kitties <3

    5 years ago
  77. The kitties with the short legs are munchkin cats!! They’re actually a relatively new breed created in the ’80s in the US and they’re sooooo cute!! You can find articles on them on wiki and such~ I was introduced to them by my Japanese friend! :D

    5 years ago
  78. Wow, as a Korean myself, I feel sorry for you instead. He should’ve been polite to you guys, sigh :( That ignorant manager should be spanked ^^ and learn his lesson. How can he not be aware that his behavior can affect future customers or the reputation of the coffee shop? I hope he sees your videos! and apologize! (i guess i’m expecting sth too big from an ignorant guy)

    5 years ago
  79. WTH?! i can’t believe such rude, selfish, and blatantly money-hoarding people exist. thanks for saving us all from what couldve been a crushed coffee prince dream!!

    5 years ago
  80. Aw~ What an unfortunate event >.<' Now I won't bother to go to that cafe. I love the cat cafe segment! :D Munchkins are so cute…short stubby fast little legs ♥

    5 years ago
  81. Bah, i was going to head there this weekend, but now I won’t bother. Detest rudeness, there’s never a need for it. Kitty cafe it is instead!

    5 years ago
  82. Thank you Simon and Martina for going through the hardships like this for us. I wanted to go there but after what ur experiance was like, I’m not. Thank you for telling us and I’m sorry that had to happen to you.

    5 years ago
  83. please take me to the place with the kitties

    5 years ago
  84. Damn that’s horrible :( I loved Coffee Prince and dreamt of going there one day to take pics and video! But after reading about your experience, I don’t wanna go there anymore :( Anyways, hwaiting! And I agree that the manager should just stop and gtfo -.-

    5 years ago
  85. Aww…but kitties do make everything better. My two always give me love and laughs and help me act civilized toward people after a bad day. Wish we had kitty cafes in the states.

    5 years ago
  86. Eva

    Awe I’m sorry you guys had such a crappy experience with the coffee shop, but eventually that business owner will get what he deserves.
    About those cats with the stubby legs they are called Munchkins- heres a very informative youtube vid about them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rDCHxLh6IM

    5 years ago
  87. You have the power to make it happen- Michael Soward 9:55 ;)

    5 years ago
  88. Man, there goes my Coffee Prince dreams.-_- And to think I really hoped to visit that shop when my family and I visit Korea! Argh. >.<

    Anyway, don't worry about this WANK, Simon & Martina. This didn't suck at all. The cute cats made up for it and of course, the popsicle shop! You guys still made my day with your vids! Keep making 'em! :)

    5 years ago
  89. The breed of cat with the “stubby” legs is called a munchkin. The long-haired variety is called a napoleon.

    5 years ago
  90. I LOVE COFFEE PRINCE I CAN”T BELIEVE THIS I agree with everything you said Martina^^ Rant away :D

    5 years ago
  91. this was one of my favorite WANKs ever!!!!!!!!!!! don’t discredit yourselves!!!! Your fans love you so much that there is no way (in our eyes) that you guys could make a bad video. LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  92. Wow and I was going to go visit when I heard that it even existed! But…7,000원 for a cup of coffee (latte or otherwise)??? Hell no. That’s worse than another coffee shop which I won’t mention…If the owner really did charge tourists more money for pictures then something is definitely wrong with his mentality -__-

    5 years ago
  93. Nawwww. Well done guies!! :D

    5 years ago
  94. that guy sucks. never going there

    5 years ago
  95. I think those kitties are called Munchkins, no lie.

    5 years ago
  96. Those kitties are called Munchkin cats, they’ve been bred to look extra cute! Sort of the like the sausage dog of the cat world!

    5 years ago
  97. I also liked the drama, but I like cats more, so kitty coffee shop sounds like almost heaven to me <3

    5 years ago
  98. Wow, that guy was just an all around jerk, that deserved the famous k-drama slap in the face!

    5 years ago
  99. well the coffee prince shop has something that the other shop doesn’t, cats. >.<

    5 years ago
  100. props for your persistence!

    5 years ago
  101. I’ve already read a few frustrating stories from people who visited the shop. From over-priced coffees to dirty, ugly conditions. There were really no good feedbacks of the shop. So, I decided straight away not to go there when I visited Korea last summer.

    5 years ago
  102. Those cats are called Skookums..well, they were on a tv show I saw about cat breeds.

    5 years ago
  103. yes, this is cat… hahhahahha

    5 years ago
  104. Aigoo >.:(

    5 years ago
  105. Kat

    Martina, you look really good :D so does simon and I really loved your har with the braids and two pigtailssss soooo cute >.< and the kitties were cute too :D it sucks that you guys couldnt film -__- but hope you guise are okay. your wanks are the best thanks for filming :D

    5 years ago
  106. Those kitties are called Munchkin kitties and it is apparently caused by a “naturally occurring genetic mutation” according to Wikipedia. I want one!

    5 years ago
  107. Jerks will be jerks wherever you go, they just ruin our days. The fact that you guys tried to show us a good experience in the Coffee Prince shop means a lot because i know that i wouldn’t have had the patience to deal with that manager! I love you guys for that :)

    5 years ago
  108. It sucks that you had to go trough that, I feel like hugging you now ;_; and omg kitties *_*

    5 years ago
  109. Awww man,sorry your camera had problems and the manger was a poopie head.I love you guys!!

    5 years ago
  110. Oh wow. And I was actually so SAD that we didn’t have time to stop by while we were in Seoul a couple months ago, now I don’t feel so horrible. I have the same level of love for Coffee Prince like you do and I *also* annoy husband to death about how I LOVE IT. But anyway, sorry for the really awful experience. I seriously hope fans would come across your video and not support his business. But it doesn’t change the fact that this makes me really sad as a fan of the series. I sincerely hope the owner a lifetime of spoiled milk and burnt, day old coffee.

    5 years ago
  111. the kitties with cute little stubby legs are munchkin cats I believe. So adorable! I want a munchkin scottish fold!

    5 years ago
  112. The awkward feeling when the ‘cat-counselor’ looked at the camera while Simon was pouring his heart out…

    5 years ago
  113. I didn’t know they had cat cafés in Korea as well! The ones with the short legs are called Munchkins, they’re adorable!

    5 years ago
  114. Soompi reviewed that shop aswell, and had the same bad experience.
    The cat with short legs are called Munchkin ^^

    5 years ago
  115. wow, that guy was rude…!
    but why are korean people so racist with foreigners, really? i mean, before i watched your videos about korean information and stuff i was really excited about going to korea for 9 months this summer for a student exchange, but then i saw the bully video and the friends in korea video and i was like….YOU MAKE ME CRY..!! haha, and it really made me feel bad…i don’t get it, why are they so racist and why do they have the whole hyung and sunbae stuff??
    Now im not really into the korean culture anymore…but it’s not like i hate them or anything and im not blaming simon and martina, it’s just that it seems really hard to live in asia without being left out…
    and sorry for my crappy english…

    5 years ago
    • Confucianism is the reason, and that doesn’t make any culture worse than another. The differences in world cultures are what makes the planet interesting. Also please don’t lump one set of people’s experiences on making friends as how an entire region would act … people are different in Taiwan, Japan, China, etc. “racist?” Seriously? Just one guy who acted like an ass, doesn’t mean racist.

      5 years ago
  116. The kitties with the “stubby legs” are a breed called Munchkins. :) They’re one of my favorite breeds.

    5 years ago
  117. Aw Martina! That guy needed a punch in the face..with brass knuckles. I’m glad you guys got to enjoy ice cream though at the end. I’m putting that on a list of things to do when I visit Korea.

    5 years ago
  118. The manager still charges extra to be in the coffee shop. My friends visited last summer and said they had to pay extra to drink their coffee INSIDE the cafe instead of just drinking and leaving. What a scammmm.

    5 years ago
  119. So many munchkins!!!!

    5 years ago
  120. The kittehs with stubby legs are munchkin cats! (no joke!) I’d love to visit a cat cafe, but I have horrible allergies. -_-

    5 years ago
  121. Martina!!! You’ve been look extra-super-pretty, as of late…

    ….thought you out to know……<3

    5 years ago
  122. Maybe you should go to Secret Garden’s coffee shop instead! The coffee kiss place!

    5 years ago
  123. wow…I was really planning on visiting that coffee shop to relive my ultimate obsessed kdrama at the time. Thanks for making this video/post, guys! Won’t be getting my money or support for an overpriced latte. Boo. :(

    5 years ago
  124. the kitties with the short legs are a new breed called munchkins. It’s sorta the same reasoning behind making doggies short legged also [like the Spudgy!]…a lot of cat breeders think it’s horrible to limit cats, and compare it to declawing. The legs are short so they can’t run away from danger as quickly.

    5 years ago
  125. I love how you can hear Lovey Dovey in the kitty shop (I REALLY WANT TO GO)!!! and those popsicles look amazing!!!

    5 years ago
  126. hi simon and martina!! i went to the coffee prince shop and i had the same unfortunate experience..the manager was awfully rude and very unpleasant..if it wasn’t for the drama i would not waste a second of my time there..the place was shabby which made me super sad..and judging from your video of the front yard..i guess it has become shabbier..not daebak :((((

    5 years ago
  127. Ah no! =/ I’m sorry that you guys had such misfortunes. Whether or not you put out a new vid this week (I know it’s very tiring) I hope it’s a better week for you than this was. Also, I’m still sending you coffee and other fun things (this is Keetani from the chat), where can I get the address to send you my package? ^^

    5 years ago
  128. I has also disappointed by the coffee prince shop, when I went to korea, the set has very degraded but at least they let us take pictures in front of the sunflower.

    5 years ago
  129. I’ve been there with my family about 2 years ago. That ***** manager probably wasn’t there at that time since we managed to snap quite a lot of pictures. Thank God

    5 years ago
  130. stubby legs kitties are a new breed called the Munchkins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchkin_%28cat%29
    And that rude owner is getting what’s coming to him f you ask me… his shop is slowly but surely going decrepid…

    5 years ago
  131. my friends experiences the same too!! Instead of being greeted with handsome and cute GUYS like the drama did, they were greeted with RUDE and ANNOYING GIRL staffs. It should be fixed soon or the hallyu fan would totally be pissed off

    5 years ago
  132. Its okay Simon and Martina! That was definetly one of my stops for Korea for next year but I guess I can cross that off my list! This is the exact reason I watch you guys! Thanx and keep up with the great work!

    5 years ago
  133. You guise, this is my favorite WANK by far! I love the sexyhae reference and the whole video was really funny. Thanks for making these!

    5 years ago
  134. omg this was actually one of my favorite WANKS! I LOVE CATS XD omg, but I’m totally going to that kitty coffee shop when I visit Korea, omg it would my heaven! ^^*

    5 years ago
  135. I laughed when Martina almost ran into that dude. He was like wut? XD

    5 years ago
  136. i think you guys need a cat in your lives. you can get a long-haired cat and dye it pink!

    5 years ago
  137. Some people just make horrible decisions without rhyme or reason… I’m sorry you two please have a happier week … being disabled and not leaveing my room there are places i long to go (Korea!!!) And you bring that to me… you shall never know how much that means to me !!! Miriam oh ans simon will you be my friend ??? Martina too ???

    5 years ago
  138. While I’m sorry you guys had such a rough time, I just have to say you make even a crappy day look totally fun and amazing. Thanks for all you go through to bring us such amazing videos and lots of laughter!

    5 years ago
  139. cats make any bad situation better

    5 years ago
  140. Where is the cat place???

    5 years ago
  141. Coffee Prince is not only my all time favorite drama, but one of my all time favorite TV shows. The character development, the conflicts between the characters were so real and believable even in what at first seems like a ridiculous situation. Yoon Eun Hye’s performance was so incredible I get tears just thinking about it. T_T

    5 years ago
  142. The cats with short legs have a genetic mutation and are a new breed called Munchkins. All of the cats were so cute. Hope they could cheer you guys up. :)

    5 years ago
  143. wow wat a rip-off guy. i’ve run into ppl like that they are lame. hopefully his business closes. he’s so stupid even MBC and other shop owners stopped supporting him with their business. a name can’t keep that place open forever. they will close; eventually.

    5 years ago
  144. theres a coffee prince coffee shop in seoul (kangnam, yeoksamdong)! i wanted to go but never had the chance to go in while i was still in korea :( its in a pretty plain-looking building so the outside doesnt look anything like in the drama

    5 years ago
  145. Well that’s a bummer. :( CP was one of the first Korean dramas I watched and to this day remains one of my favs. Well, once the management gets turned over we can all flood the place again.

    5 years ago
  146. ahhh don’t u just hate ppl like that? retarded. even MBC knew he was crap and the other store owners knew he was crap that they pulled all their support and business from him. u_u wat a retard manager. makes no sense. mayb the place will close soon hopefully.

    5 years ago
    • Please don’t use the word “retard” like that. It’s so incredibly derogatory. I don’t care what an assface the manager was. That word is just as bad as “fag” or “nigger”.

      5 years ago
  147. Wow, you guys that really sucks that the manager did not let you do your stunt there, but okay better thing will come and besides you researched the situation a little further and realized that it was not worth it. So what I am saying is that the cats where 100% better than the original plan. Thanks for that WANK!

    5 years ago
  148. The kitties with short legs are munchkins! They weren’t bred for any specific purpose. It just so happened a cat gave birth to a litter of kittens and half of them ended up having short legs. One of those kittens grew up and had short-legged kittens again. And the breed was created :)
    They are very sweet tempered cats and deal well with children and people handling them, which is probably the reason the coffee shop had some. You don’t want a coffee shop full of angry or shy cats. Bad for business o.o
    Sorry about all the crap ya’ll dealt with with the shady owner. Poo poo on him. Booze and cats solve all of life’s problems!

    5 years ago
  149. i was totally planning to go there when i’m in seoul this fall :/ and re-enact the man-or.alien-scene :D hmmmmm maybe i’ll take some videos secretly and in-your-face them to the grumpy manager :D

    5 years ago
  150. You guys are awesome! Thanks for going on that crappy wank to give us some laughs and show us some cool parts of Hongdae. And I will try in my heart of hearts to not let that awful manager ruin my love for Coffee Prince. What a clown shoe!!!

    5 years ago
  151. Haha those popsicles looked amazing!! At least one good thing came out of your horrible day…

    5 years ago
  152. ahahaha simon you have to open your legs for the camera XD?

    5 years ago
  153. come on guys! it didn’t suck. it was a fun video to watch and informative nonetheless. plus, there were kitties involved! enough said!
    … aaah, and seeing the Hongdae streets again, with all the colours and cute clothes and cafes and gorgeous edible stuffs… T_T i so wish i was there right now.

    5 years ago
  154. About those cats. I’ve heard that they’re called munchkin cats, hence the stubby legs. They’re super duper cute in my opinion :D

    5 years ago
  155. wow, sorry to hear that :( evil people will be evil -_- but hey, i really enjoy the vid and im sure many other did too, so no worries :) thanks!

    5 years ago
  156. No Engrish? No dire consequences? I’m so sad… :(

    5 years ago
  157. Now I am dissapointed. You guys made funny video anyway. I want more. I am planing to go to Korea next year

    5 years ago
  158. We’ve been in Coffee Prince in Tokyo ahaha and one of them even took a picter with me. I filmed a bit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqoal0KSYj8&feature=relmfu

    5 years ago
    • That place looks really nice and you can hear people happily talking and a good vibe with the place. Maybe Simon and Martina should go to Tokyo haha.

      5 years ago
  159. Wow, that’s disappointing :/ I wanted to visit that coffee shop too…Thanks for your advice though..sucks the manager was such a jerk.

    The kitties were really cute though and the popsicle looked delicious!

    5 years ago
  160. now i have a new goal in my life as a freshly graduate – to become a manager of that coffee shop to make things better xDD

    anyway, thanks a lot for your video! kitties a so lovely *______*

    5 years ago
  161. The stubby legged cats are called Munchkin Cats!!!! So cute!!! But seriously, why is that place still open? I mean, if I worked there and had such a terrible boss i would quit, revolt, have picket signs everywhere, play some Big Bang “Fantastic Baby” to show I am revolting while also looking like I’m “cool”, and bring justice to all Coffee Prince Lovers.

    5 years ago
  162. KITTIES~!

    5 years ago
  163. Well, that sucks. I thought that I was unlucky…

    5 years ago
  164. Yay! I know what kind of cats those were. They are called munchkins. Such a cute name for such cute kitties.

    Sorry about the manager guy. I get so grouchy when I encounter rude people. I’m a nice person. You guys are nice people. We could have a nice people party. But then there are rude people who are rude without provocation. Grrr……

    I enjoyed your wank even though it didn’t go as planned. Yummy ice cream! Cute kitties! Funny Simon and Martina! Learned about where not to go in Korea! All wins for me.

    5 years ago
  165. Munchkin cats!!!

    5 years ago
  166. whats that guys’s attitude, why he so damn rude? HUUUHHHHH?!?!?!??!?!?! btw thanks for the videos guys!! :D Love the bloopers and KITTIES!!! :DDDD

    5 years ago
  167. Those cats with short legs are munchkin cats :D If u search scottish fold munchkin on google so many cute cats pop up :D

    5 years ago
  168. The stubby-legged kitties are called Munchkins. The breed became popular after it was officially recognized by the TICA in the mid-90’s.^^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchkin_(cat)

    5 years ago
  169. AWW such a shame you guys didn’t get to film there, but oh well. At least people know that it isn’t a good place to go now.
    I looove cats so much!! <3 they are such stress relievers when you pet them haha. I think that cat is called a Munchkin. They come in different shades and coats, they are soo cute! Anyways hope you guys make more WANKs :D

    5 years ago
  170. Awwww I love dwarf kitties. They are born like that.

    5 years ago
  171. woah, really bad luck! I feel so sorry for you guys .__.
    if I were anywhere near you, I would give you cookies now! <3

    5 years ago
  172. i am so sad, I love that drama, EYK buy that damm place and show them how to do a real drama coffee shop, we could have big screen tv playing drama all day and EYK yep I think we should. :)

    5 years ago
  173. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchkin_(cat)
    All about the cute short legged kitties

    5 years ago
  174. I’m sorry that you guys had a bad experience, but thank you for pulling through it and posting this video! Much appreciated! (^_~*)b

    5 years ago
  175. Oh wow… I went here last year and though I thought everything was expensive, there were a good amount of visitors. I can totally say that you can take photos (my friends and I took a ton), but I honestly went because I’m a fan of Coffee Prince and it was an accident (we were walking around the neighborhood and then I saw a familiar looking sign). ^^ Sort of saddened that the manager’s such a jerk, though. I actually wasn’t going to visit again but this gave me a good reason. The staff that were on duty the day I went were pretty nice – and multilingual. :]

    5 years ago
  176. I can’t stand rude people. Excuse me while I go buy plain tickets to punch someone.

    5 years ago
  177. Wow! Sorry bout to Wank bad things….. they should b nicer to yall

    5 years ago
  178. OHMYGOD! THOSE CAAAAAAAAAAAAATS! I’m gonna die. TT_TT They’re so cute. Why are they so cute and princess-y?! Those legs! I WANT THEM!!!

    Even though you had a pretty bad time with that douchebag of a manager, those cats and that delicious pops so made up for it. I really enjoyed this video. :))

    5 years ago
  179. Yeah, it’s so disappointing… Anyway, after your first vid (and next, and next, and…) about Cafe with cats I think that it must be my first step in Korea… I really like cats. (I’ve got two lovely cats)

    5 years ago
  180. Martina, you dont you two take us with you for the clubbing, drinking and nightlife in Korea? I think viewers are curious about those aspects of Korea too. Hope you can do a video about that one day :D

    5 years ago
  181. What a shame about the coffee shop, but seeing the cat cafe was so awesome. I’m hoping you guys will do a full on WANK at a dog/cat cafe sometime!

    5 years ago
  182. I was planning to go there when I visit Korea >.<
    After reading this article, I decided not to go there..
    This is what they get because of their rudeness towards international blogger LOL

    5 years ago
  183. OMG THE CAT HAD A BOW TIE!!! That right there would make me forget about all the bad luck. Then Simon started grooming himself and I remembered it again along with gaining a permanent image in my head…. But I think the cameras were acting up so that wonderfully awesome place(excluding the butt coffee shop places) is kept a secret from the unworthy.

    5 years ago
  184. Wow, I really wanted to visit that shop one day but I trust your judgement and since you guys seem so nice and they were so rude, I don’t think I’m gonna go there anymore.

    5 years ago
    • I totally have the same thinking as you :( I’ve seen many bloggers that visited Korea that did not visit the cafe due to the price and many kind of just don’t wanna say much about it,I have a feeling it may got to do with this.

      5 years ago
  185. FAVORITE WANK. KITTTIEEEES.

    5 years ago
  186. i loved that drama too!!!!!!!!!!
    aaawww i wish you guys were allowed to record!!!Hello Kitty Cafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *_*
    aaahhhh kitties!!! kitties everywhere!!!!!!!!!!! so cute!!
    too much kitty cuteness in this vid!!!…….and then Simon……
    wow those ice creams looked delicious!!!

    5 years ago
  187. Loving Simon’s stance to fit into the intro’s shot with Martina. xD

    Super sadness about the coffee shop, but at least kitties and homemade ice pops help to make things better~

    5 years ago
  188. awww I’m sorry! D: It was still funny though!

    5 years ago
  189. haha i gotta say that was my favourite wank ever LOL

    5 years ago
  190. sadly, shit happens bro.

    5 years ago
  191. aww that sucks :( that manager sounds like the biggest jerk ever.
    but at least you got to see the cats! so cute! :3 I really want to go there now and cuddle them all! xD and the ice cream looked good too :P

    5 years ago
  192. Aww, such a hard day for you guys. Kitties will always make things better!

    I do believe that the cats with stubby legs are Munchkin cats. They’re bred to have short legs.

    5 years ago
  193. Wow, Coffee Prince is also my favourite drama. Hong sisters really wrote a good scenario. Of course actors (Gong Yoo is awesome, Yoon Eun Hye did a great job! I don’t like Korean actresses in general bcoz of specific way they act in dramas but Yoon Eun Hye is a big big exception!) were brillant as well. Not to mention the music… Anyway, such a pity about the Coffee Shop :c. Who would expect that, wow ><

    5 years ago
  194. Nev

    Wow. Thats a bit sucky :( ahh well, we can just remember it the way it was… by watching the drama again :)

    5 years ago
  195. Everything was against you this week
    How can it be so different?
    ~I almost did not believe it. O-M-G.

    5 years ago
  196. Wow, never knew the coffee prince shop had so much drama! MBC should make another drama about the coffee prince shop drama, lol.

    5 years ago
  197. The guy needs a high five.. in the face… with a chair ^^ But at least there’s a new EYK video out ^^

    5 years ago