Coffee Prince cast reunion


13 years have passed since one of the most iconic Korean dramas Coffee Prince graced our screens. And if you’ve been wondering what the hit drama’s cast members have been up to recently, you’ll need to check out MBC’s upcoming documentary, Youth Documentary 20 Again, as it reunites the talented actors and actresses who shot to fame after the drama aired


Coffee Prince’s cast members reunite on Youth Documentary 20 Again after 13 years


Coffee Prince cast reunion - Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun-hye, Chae Jeong-an, Kim Jae-wook
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After 13 years, the cast members of Coffee Prince have reunited for MBC’s new documentary called Youth Documentary 20 Again. In the first teaser that was released on 15th September 2020, cuts included Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun-hye, Lee Seon-gyun, Chae Jeong-an, Kim Dong-wook, and Kim Jae-wook re-visiting the drama’s original filming locations.

Coffee Prince cast reunion - Youth Documentary 20 Again
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The documentary will follow an interview format where cast members will share their life experiences from 2007 and what new perspectives they have formed over the years. It will focus on the meaning of “youth” to each of them.

While the broadcast date has not been revealed, it is scheduled to air this month.


Youth Documentary 20 Again is filmed at the cafes which appeared in the drama


Coffee Prince cast reunion - Youth Documentary 20 Again, Sanmotoonge Cafe
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One of the prominent filming locations of Coffee Prince is Sanmotoonge Cafe, located in the Jongno district of Seoul. Set atop a hill, the cafe offers a panoramic view of Korea’s mountains such as Inwangsan and Bugaksan – hence, the cafe is named 산모퉁이 which means “cafe at the corner of the mountain”.

Coffee Prince cast reunion - Sanmotoonge Cafe
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Address: 153 Baekseokdong-gil, Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Coffee Prince cast reunion - Youth Documentary 20 Again, Sanmotoonge Cafe
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Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-hye can also be seen in the trailer appearing at the 1st shop of Coffee Prince Cafe located in Hongdae, Seoul, where the love story between their characters blossomed.

Coffee Prince cast reunion - Youth Documentary 20 Again
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The cut with Gong Yoo at the cafe counter brought with it major nostalgic feels – as anyone who has watched Coffee Prince will remember Gong Yoo brewing coffee at the counter and stealing looks at Yoon Eun-hye after realising his feelings for her.

Coffee Prince cast reunion - Episode 7
Screenshot from Episode 7 of Coffee Prince
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Address: 337-2 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea


Coffee Prince was a hit drama in 2007


Coffee Prince cast reunion - Coffee Prince
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When Coffee Prince aired in 2007, it was immensely popular and gained around 27% in national viewer ratings, which is considered very high. By comparison, Gong Yoo’s most recent K-drama hit, Goblin, garnered 20.5% in national viewer ratings at its peak.

The drama tells the love story of Choi Han-kyu (Gong Yoo) who runs a cafe that only hires handsome young men and Go Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye) who cross-dresses as a man in order to work there.

Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-hye, who were in their 20s then, rose to fame through the drama and went on to star in other popular dramas such as Lie To Me (2011) and Goblin (2016). Gong Yoo will also be acting in Netflix’s upcoming drama, Sea Of Silence.


Coffee Prince cast reunion through a documentary


Cast members have grown older but the way they charmed us through Coffee Prince remains etched in our hearts. Now that the documentary’s 1st teaser has been released, we are eagerly awaiting the release of the full episode – so that we can indulge in nostalgic moments with the cast members.

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