When driving home in episodes 9-10 of Undercover (Eondeokeobeo/언더커버) (JTBC, 2021), Han Jeong-hyeon/Lee Suk-kyu (Ji Jin-hee) sees Kim Do-hee/Ko Yoon-joo (Han Go-eun) sitting on the terrace of this café (facing Naksanseonggwakseo-gil [낙산성곽서길]). He stops and she thinks aloud how her/their life could have turned out differently, if they had become a couple and seeks comfort in embracing him. Meanwhile, Choi Yeon-soo (Kim Hyun-joo) and Kang Choong-mo (Lee Seung-joon) drive back home after an evening home and having to pass by this café they see the scene play out in front of them.
Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum) asks Cha Soo-hyun (Song Hye-kyo) for marriage in front of this café on their reunion date in final episode 16 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19).
This café appears as Oh Cho-rim’s (Shin Se-kyung) house in Sensory Couple/The Girl Who Sees Smells (냄새를 보는 소녀) (SBS, 2015).
VARIETY SHOW filmed here
— Episode 203 of My Neighbor Charles (이웃집 찰스) (KBS1, 2015-present)
Café Gaeppul [개뿔] is located in Ihwa Mural Village [이화 벽화마을], which is itself part of Seoul’s neighborhood Ihwa [Ihwa-dong/이화동] in the Jongno district [Jongno-gu/종로구]. The café is situated close to Naksan Park [낙산공원], and is also a short walk away from the Ihwa-dong Village Museum [이화동 마을박물관] and this house.
Aside from being a café, it also houses a small museum, which documents the history and structure of Naksan Castle and other buildings in Ihwa-dong through photographs and drawings.
26 Naksanseonggwakseo 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 낙산성곽서1길 26
Geolocation: 37.578150, 127.008073
Hyehwa Station [혜화역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2
Prepare for a little walk — about 14 mins.
— submitted by Maitha
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, February 2019
— Second Husband; Because This Is My First Life, Encounter added by Marion KDL