Café Gaeppul [개뿔]

My First First Love (2019); Encounter (2018-19); Because This Is My First Life (2017); Sensory Couple (2015)

After being evicted from her house and on her way to Yoon Tae-oh’s (Ji Soo) house, Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) passes by on both sides of this café dragging her most important belongings behind her in a suit case in episode 1 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019) until sitting down exhausted on the stairs in front of it.

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).

Nam Se-Hee (Lee Min-ki) passes by here once when running up to Naksan Park to safe Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min) and afterwards when coming from Naksan Park; this time hand in hand with his wife in episode 9 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017).

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).

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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
서울 종로구 낙산성곽서1길 26
(이화동 9-443)
Geolocation: 37.578150, 127.008073

Getting here
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
Because This Is My First Life, Encounter added by Marion KDL

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