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Dress Like a Korean Princess at Cafe Tiala Cebu

Right after Kawaii Cafe, I started to grow a liking for a cafe that allows you to dress up either as your favorite anime character or other countries traditional costumes. For this month’s JaVaMay Meetup, Janine brought us to Korea through Cafe Tiala. JaVaMay Meetup is a monthly activity that the three of us (Janine, Vanessa and May) get together. For the venue and activities that we are going to do on that day, we decided to have each of us have a say and to plan out our activities in advance. And for this month, it’s Janine’s turn.

I’ve heard of Cafe Tiala for a while now, unlike Kawaii cafe, Cafe Tiala has been in Cebu for almost 3 years now. There’s been a lot of Korean cafe in Cebu but what sets Cafe Tiala different from most of them are the costumes. And it’s not just that, since it’s a princess cafe, their staffs are wearing Lolita outfits which is really cute.

Exterior and Interior Setup

Before you get inside, you will be greeted with a very girly exterior with a pink signboard and pink chairs that goes perfectly with the green artificial grass floor.

Cafe Tiala is divided into different rooms thus giving their customers their well deserved privacy. It was a little cramp than Kawaii Cafe with a narrow pathway for the customer to walk through when ordering or when you need to go to the cashier but the rooms were enclosed in a way most customers will love because of a total privacy it provides.

Cafe Tiala has different types of rooms available – DVD player room, nail art room, relaxing room and study room. Since we went there on a weekend, almost all the rooms were occupied excluding the nail art room and study room which occupies all the second floor.


Their food tastes fine and looks fine. Since it’s a Korean cafe, their menu includes a Korean dishes. I don’t think you can say it’s an authentic Korean dishes but I guess the taste we’re kind of the same as the original or almost on the way there.

The prices were quite heavy on the budget but I guess that goes to all other cafes in the metro.


When I checked some later posts about Cafe Tiala, I saw some customers trying out other costumes like one from Olaf but when we went there, there’s only hanbok and some other Korean traditional dresses available. And majority of them were not in proper condition. That’s understandable ofcourse since there are some customers who doesn’t handle them with care.


Address: Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City Philippines

It was really my first time so I just blindly followed the map that I spent some time researching. Riding a taxi was never in mind since it’s going to be expensive. After successfully locating the place, I just realized how easy it could be located without the underpass blocking it’s signboard lol. So yep, I included the map I followed when I went Dora the explorer last Saturday. To make it so much easier, you just need to follow the Pag-ibig building and on the left side, follow the road then count for outmost 5 minutes (or more if you’re a slow walker) and look at the opposite road for the Cafe Tiala signboard. Believe me, you wouldn’t miss that out because of its very girly signboard.

Our experience

Almost all the rooms were occupied except the nail art and study room, and since the latter has so much space on them, we decided to head to the second floor. It was definitely meant for studying as you can only see tables and 4 amazing bears you can cuddle with while you’re studying. It was perfect for us too since we’ve got the whole floor for ourselves thus exhausting our time picture taking haha.

We only ordered individual drinks and the Tiala sandwich (which really tastes good) and the Tteok Bokki (which is quite spicy). They have no fries available unless you order their burger. I love Chinese and some Japanese foods but I dislike most Korean dishes.

Our stay there consists of some idle and quite boring moments because of the lack of things to do since we failed to get or at least reserve a DVD playroom for ourselves. But that changed when we decided to try out their hanbok costume. My! I may not be a fan of Korean dishes and their culture but I love playing dressing up haha.

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Cafe Tiala Cebu
Address: Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City Philippines
Wifi: Yes
Reservation: Yes
Stay: 3 hours
Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Contact #: (032) 260 5503
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6 years ago

I don’t think we have anything like that here in the US. At least nothing I know of.

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6 years ago
Reply to  Karen

Haven’t heard too. I guess for now it’s popular in Asia

6 years ago

Looks so fun and yummy food!!!

6 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Hehe it was. And the food was fine I guess 😉

Melissa (Books and Things)

What a fun experience. I wish we had fun cafe’s like the ones you have shown us. At least we get to see it though your eyes!

6 years ago

I guess for now these kind of cafes are available only here in Asia. And yes, we had a great time 🙂

Mary Kirkland
6 years ago

That sounds like a lot of fun.

6 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Hehe, it was Mary. It made me think we’re in a Koreanovela hehe

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
6 years ago

A cafe that lets you dress up sounds fun. You know… I can’t remember ever eating Korean food so I’m not sure if I’d like it or not. Thanks for sharing your friends’ fun visit.

6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I have tried twice now Sophia Rose and I still don’t like the taste hehe. Thanks for stopping by Sophia Rose 🙂

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