In episode 1 of Our Beloved Summer/That Year We (그 해 우리는) (SBS/Netflix, 2021-22), Choi Woong (Choi Woo-shik) is waiting at a different table for top idol NJ (Roh Jeong-eui) whom he is supposed to meet here. When he receives a message that NJ cannot make it due to her schedule, he leaves the café leaving a drawing of its window view behind.
Park Joon-young (Kim Min-jae) thinks back to a recent meeting with Cha Young-in (Seo Jung-yeon) up at this bakery-cafe during which he asks her if she sees any possibility to book him a recital in episode 6 of Do You Like Brahms? (브람스를 좋아하세요) (SBS, 2020).
Han Seo-woo (Chae Soo-bin) comes here (seen as ‘M Coffee’) to meet Kim Ji-soo (Park Joo-hyun) in episode 1 of A Piece of Your Mind/Half of a Half (반의 반) (tvN, 2020). Moon Ha-won (Jung Hae-in), who happens to pass by, is stunned when he sees Ji-soo — whom he had not seen in years — through the window of the cafe. He continues to wait at the cafe for her in episode 2. In later episodes, Seo-woo and Ha-won visit the cafe together, with Seo-woo calling it “one of her favorite cafes”. The hug that takes place between them in episode 6 happens down the road from the cafe, along Gyeonghuigung 4-gil [경희궁4길].
This Gwanghwamun branch of bakery Bukhansan Atelier [북한산제빵소 광화문점], opened in 2019, is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Naesu [Naesu-dong/내수동] —overseen by the administrative neighborhood of Sajik [Sajik-dong/사직동]— in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구], a very short walk away from King’s Garden 3rd Complex [경희궁의아침3단지] and about 4-5 mins walk from Caffe Pascucci — Gwanghwamun Branch [파스쿠찌 광화문점].
10 Gyeonghuigung 2-gil, Naesu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 경희궁2길 10
Geolocation: 37.572805, 126.971228
Gwanghwamun Station [광화문역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 1
(5 min. walk)
— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, April 2020
— Our Beloved Summer; Do You Like Brahms? added by Marion KDL