Arriate Tea House [아리아떼]

I’m Not A Robot (2017-18)

This is one of Ye Ri-El’s (Hwang Seung-Un) favorite cafés where she likes to come to drink apple tea in I’m Not A Robot (로봇이 아니야) (MBC, 2017-18).
In episode 21 she comes here with Kim Min-Kyu (Yoo Seung-Ho) and confesses that, “as we meet people and as we go through experiences, we learn about our real selves.” She tells him that she is not materialistic enough to be with him and promises that her dad will keep being supportive business-wise even if their marriage falls through. Also, she is apologetic about her dad on sending the birthday cards over 15 years written under her name. Kim Min-Kyu is impressed by Ri-El for making the discussion and their goodbyes easy. He also acknowledges the happiness he felt whenever he had opened the cards each year and they decide to become drinking buddies from here on (even is she is disappointed about not getting his necklace, but happily hopes that the necklace will find a good owner).
In episode 24, Ri-el is back here; this time with her father, trying to convince him to re-think her marriage with Min-kyu.
Arriate Fresh Herb Tea House /Ramejongdeupeulre is a café by Maison de la fleur located in Gangnam’s neighborhood Yeoksam-dong [역삼동], Seoul.

Address: 520 Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 논현로 520
(서울특별시 강남구 역삼동 668-3)
Geolocation: 37.502992, 127.036199
How to get here: Yeoksam Station, Line 2, Exit 7 and keep walking straight for 1,5 blacks until it comes up on your right hand side.
— submitted by ruffeecola
— Photos taken by © ruffeecola, [November 2017]. View more of her photos of the location here.

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