‘Coffee Prince’ is a South Korean television drama that is based on the best-selling novel by Lee Sun-mi, ‘The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince’. Directed by Lee Yoon-Jung, it follows the unconventional romance between a woman pretending to be a man and the young, somewhat irresponsible owner of a huge food empire. The series aired on MBC in 2007 and proved to be a massive hit — both on the national and international platforms.
Coffee Prince Cast: Who’s in it?
Yoon Eun-Hye (‘Lie to Me’, ‘Missing You’) stars as Go Eun-chan, a vibrant, bubbly girl, who loves food. She does several jobs in order to help her family. She resembles a tomboy, with her short haircut, baggy clothes, and flat chest. Most of the time, people mistake Eun-chan for a boy.
Gong Yoo (‘Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’, ‘Silenced’, ‘Train to Busan‘, ‘The Age of Shadows’) plays Choi Han-kyul, the privileged grandson of Bang, chairwoman of Dongin Foods — a leading coffee venture in South Korea. Brilliant and ambitious, he does not like being tied up to one job.
Lee Sun-Kyun (‘My Mister’, ‘Prosecutor Civil War’) is Choi Han-sung, Han-kyul’s cousin and a gifted music producer. He is in a complicated relationship with Yoo-Joo and yet starts developing feelings for Eun-chan.
Chae Jung-an (‘Suits’, ‘Legal High’) stars as Han Yoo-Joo, Han-kyul’s first love, and Han-sung’s former girlfriend. A skilled artist, she breaks up with Han-sung and leaves for New York with another man. Her return to Korea complicates the current situation even more.
Joining the lead cast in supporting roles are Lee Eon as Hwang Min-yeop, Kim Dong-Wook as Jin Ha-rim, Kim Jae-Wook as Noh Sun-ki, Kim Chang-wan as Hong Gae-shik, Kim Young-ok as Bang (Han-kyul and Han-sung’s grandmother), Kim Ja-ok as Han-kyul’s mother, Choi Il-Hwa as Han-kyul’s father, Han Ye-in as Go Eun-sae, Park Won-sook as Eun-chan’s mother, Lee Han-wi as Mr. Ku, Kim Jung-min as DK, Ban Hye-ra as Yoo-Joo’s mother, Choi Eun-Seo as a girl who wishes to learn the art of waffle-making, Nam Myung-ryul as Han-kyul’s real father, and Han Da-min as Han Byul.