Bookfriends Café [북프렌즈카페]

Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019); Player (2018); Familiar Wife (2018)

Park Hoon (Kang Ki-doong) meets colleague Oh Ji-yul (Park Gyu-young) at this café in episode 6 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019), after going for an unpleasant blind date. As Park Hoon drinks his orange juice, Ji-yul suddenly sees something different in him, and calls up her mother to announce that both of them are dating.

Yet another car chase with the police in episode 1 of Player/The Player (플레이어) (OCN, 2018), this time with Cha Ah-ryeong (Krystal Jung) stepping on the gas pedal of her dream car, with Kang Ha-ri (Song Seung-heon) in the passenger seat, as they zip past this café.

Cha Joo-hyuk (Ji Sung) stands on the street outside this café in episode 12 of Familiar Wife (아는 와이프) (tvN, 2018), after spotting Seo Woo-jin (Han Ji-min) across the street.


— CIX (씨아이엑스) ‘Hello, Strange Place’ Story Film (04. Abrupt Absence) (2019) (seen in the background)
This video contains mature themes of suicide and violence. Watch only at your own discretion.

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Bookfriends Café [북프렌즈카페], which opened in 2016 or 2017, is a book cafe located in Paju Book City in Paju’s [파주시] neighborhood Munbal [Munbal-dong/문발동], part of its administrative neighborhood Gyoha [Gyoha-dong/교하동]. It is based at the ground floor of the M Building [M빌딩] —where Phuket Table [푸켓테이블] is also located— just two doors away from Ramerit Cafe [라메리트]. Café Come On was located in this same lot until 2015 or 2016.

141 Munbal-ro, Munbal-dong, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 파주시 문발로 141
(문발동 530-1)
Geolocation: 37.707052, 126.685805

Getting here
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2 and 6, Exit 1
Head to the Hapjeong Station bus stop [합정역 정류장] (14-895) and take bus 2200 for 5 stops (approx. 29 mins) to the Eunseok-gyo Crossing bus stop [은석교사거리 정류장] (30-004). From there, it’s a minute’s walk to the cafe.

— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, March 2019
Romance Is A Bonus Book added by Thom Musni

5 reviews

  1. Hi! For the instructions on how to get here, I suggest you put the instructions of how to go to Forest of Wisdom instead because once you arrive at the bus stop “Eunseok-gyo Crossing” and walk from there to the FoW library (which is just a few minutes), you’ll definitely pass by this cafe, no need for a taxi ride. 🙂 Just suggesting as this is based from my experience hehe have a nice day!

    1. hi tfm! thanks for the suggestion. we’ve updated the listing accordingly!

  2. Yes that one!

  3. It was also location in Episode 6 Of Romance is a Bonus Book

    1. Thanks, Thom! I somehow can’t figure out when it was shown 🙁 Do you think that it’s the café where Park Hoon and Oh Ji-Yool met?

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