Cafe Island in the Woods [숲속의 섬]

My Strange Hero (2018-19); Another Miss Oh (2016); Cinderella and Four Knights (2016); Signal (2016); Beautiful Gong Shim (2016); Valid Love (2014-15)

Kang Bok-du (Yoo Seung-ho) meets up with teacher Park (Cheon Ho-jin) here and give shim evidence about the corruption at their school in episode 22 of My Strange Hero/Bok-Su’s Back (복수가 돌아왔다) (SBS, 2018-19).

This is the café Kang Ji-woon (Jung Il-woo) notices when looking through old family photos in episode 14 of Cinderella and Four Knights (신데렐라와 네 명의 기사) (tvN, 2016). Actually it is a cafe his parents frequented and where his mother left notes for him and his father — which is what he discovers when he goes there.

In Signal (시그널) (tvN, 2016), this café is part of the ‘Shin Da-hae’ case in episode 4. Though she was thought to be dead, a man had seen her alive here and took a photo of her.

Gong Hyuk (Woo Hyeon) and Suk Dae-hwang (Kim Il-woo) meet here in Beautiful Gong Shim (미녀 공심이) (SBS, 2016).

This is also where Park Do-kyung (Eric) goes with his team after work in episode 15 of Another Miss Oh (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016). He is lost in thought and picks up a photo album of customer photos of 2014 and finds a torn photo showing only himself with “Thank you for your love. June 10, 2016″ written next to it – a note recently added. He remembers that the other Oh Hae-young (Jeon Hye-bin) was on the other half of the photo.

Jang Hee-Tae (Uhm Tae-woong) and Kim Il-ri (Lee Si-young) comes here in episode 13 of Valid Love (일리있는 사랑) (tvN, 2014-15) and have a heart-to-heart talk as he wonders if Il-ri still loves him.

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Cafe Island in the Woods [숲속의 섬] is located in Goyang’s neighborhood of Pung [Pung-dong/풍동] in the Ilsandong District [Ilsandong-gu/일산동구].

Address
14-14 Aenigol-gil, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 고양시 일산동구 애니골길 14-14
(풍동 1121)
Geolocation: 37.668656, 126.790542

Getting here
Pungsan Station [풍산역], Gyeongui Line, Exit 2
Take a right into Pungsan-ro (you want to leave E-mart behind you) and the next left into Aenigol-gil and the second right again (it’s a very tiny alley street; don’t walk pass it).

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, August 2018

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  1. Is this the same one too as in oh haeyoung again (episode 16 or 17) where do kyung (eric) remembered going there with pretty oh haeyoung (jeon hye bin)?

    1. True! You’re so right, Curiouscat0921. It’s the memorable facade, right? Anyhow, many thanks — I added it.

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