Coffee Prince (Korean: 커피프린스 1호점; RR: Keopipeurinseu 1 Hojeom; lit. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince) is a 2007 South Korean television series starring Yoon Eun-hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun-kyun, and Chae Jung-an.
DIRECTOR – Lee Yoon-jung
WRITTEN BY – Lee Jung-ah, Jang Hyun-joo
EPISODES – 17
GENRE – Romance, Comedy, Drama
RELEASE DATE – July 2 –
August 28, 2007
LANGUAGE – Korean
COUNTRY – South Korea
NETWORK – Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
FULL STORY BY KOMOVIESONLINE STAFF
Choi Han-kyul (Gong Yoo) is the grandson of chairwoman Bang (Kim Young-ok) of Dong-in Foods, who is after him to marry and stop playing around with his life.
On the other hand is Go Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye) a hard-working young woman who looks (and acts) like a boy so much that people mistakes her for a boy.She works multiple jobs, delivering jjajangmyun (Chinese-style noodles) and milk, and teaching Taekwondo.
They briefly meet when Eun Chan delivers jjajangmyun to Han Gyul.Soon, feelings start to develop between Eun-chan and Han-kyul. As Han-kyul is unaware that Eun-chan is a woman.
- Yoon Eun-hye as Go Eun-chan
A cheerful, friendly girl with a large appetite, she works multiple jobs to support her family. With her short haircut, baggy clothes and flat chest, Eun-chan resembles a boy and is often mistaken for one.
- Gong Yoo as Choi Han-gyeol
The grandson of chairwoman Bang of Dongin Foods, a company that has a thriving coffee business. He is an intelligent man but is fiercely independent and abhors the thought of being tied down by one career in his life.
- Lee Sun-kyun as Choi Han-sung
A talented music producer and cousin of Han-gyeol. Despite being in a complicated romantic relationship with Yoo-joo, he develops feelings for Eun-chan as well.
- Chae Jung-an as Han Yoo-joo
Han-gyeol’s first love, and Han-sung’s ex-girlfriend. She is a talented professional artist who left Han-sung to go to New York with another man, but complicates his life by returning to Korea.
- Lee Eon as Hwang Min-yeop
Coffee Prince waiter. Strong and sweet-natured but not very smart, he is slavishly devoted to Eun-sae, who treats him with disdain, and is the first to discover Eun-chan’s true gender.
- Kim Dong-wook as Jin Ha-rim
Coffee Prince waiter. Outgoing and hot-tempered, he is fond of Eun-chan.
- Kim Jae-wook as Noh Sun-ki
Coffee Prince chef. A taciturn half-Japanese heartthrob, he is recruited to make his popular waffles at the cafe.
- Kim Chang-wan as Hong Gae-shik
Coffee Prince co-manager. His cafe is failing before Han-gyeol is ordered in to clean it up and relaunch it.
- Kim Young-ok as Han-gyeol and Han-sung’s grandmother
A stern and powerful woman, she is the head of the family and threatens to withdraw her financial support of Han-gyeol unless he proves he can run a business and be responsible.
Eun-chan’s younger sister. Eun-sae has dreams of becoming a rich and famous music star.
- Park Won-sook as Eun-chan’s mother
- Lee Han-wi as Mr. Ku, a butcher who is infatuated with Eun-chan’s mother
- Kim Jung-min as DK, Yoo-joo’s ex-boyfriend
- Ban Hye-ra as Yoo-joo’s mother
- Choi Eun-seo as Ha Da Young, the girl who wants to learn to make waffles
- Nam Myung-ryul as Myung Jae, Han-gyeol’s real father
- Han Da-min as Han Byul
- Yoon Seung-ah as girl playing cards with Han-gyeol on the plane (bit part, ep 1)