This was the setting for Yoo-jin (Joo Won)’s mother’s cafe in Naeil’s Cantabile/Tomorrow’s Cantabile/Cantabile Tomorrow (내일도 칸타빌레) (KBS2, 2014). Nae-il (Shim Eun-kyung) and Min-hee (Do-hee) both worked part time at the café. While the exterior is indeed from the original store, it appears that the interior of the store was a recreated set.
This branch of Café Droptop [카페드롭탑 홍대점] is located in Hongdae [홍대], in Seoul’s neighbourhood of Seogyo-dong [서교동] in the Mapo district [마포구]. It’s next to colline [콜린] and opposite Funny Land – Hongdae branch [홍대 퍼니랜드], and the store’s exterior can occasionally be seen in some drama scenes filmed there.
45-1 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울 마포구 어울마당로 45-1
(서울 마포구 서교동 403-17)
Geolocation: 37.549298, 126.920538
Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2/6, Exit 6 – 600m
Sangsu Station [상수역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1 – 500m
— submitted by Mich KDL
— photos by © Mich KDL (2017)