Café Valor [발로]

The Undateables (2018); Eulachacha Waikiki (2018); Hwayugi (2017-18); You're Closer Than I Think (2017); Chicago Typewriter (2017)

Charlie (Jo Dal-Hwan) has a photo session here in episode 8 of The Undateables/Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum (훈남정음) (SBS, 2018).

Min Soo-a (Lee Joo-woo) has a shoot here and Kang Dong-goo (Kim Jung-hyun) comes to visit her while babysitting Han Yoon-a’s (Jung In-sun) baby in episode 1 of Eulachacha Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki/Welcome to Waikiki (으라차차 와이키키) (JTBC, 2018). It’s also here that she breaks up with him.

Ah Sa-nyeo (Lee Se-young) meets P.K. (Lee Hong-ki) here in episode 19 of Hwayuki/A Korean Odyssey (화유기) (tvN, 2017-18). She tells him that he is actually helping Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) not Kang Dae-sung (candidate for the presidential election). But P.K. just wants to kill her, he made her realize that Oh-gong is actually protecting Sam-jang, not her. This makes her angry and she yells and throws a lighter on the ground, but it lands next to P.K.’s feet and lights him in a blue fire. Alice (Yoon Bo-ra) comes to rescue, telling him that her power is weak, but coming from the Waterland she can still extinguish the fire. Alice hugs P.K. tightly and the flame starts to become extinct. Alice tells him that when the flame is gone, she will also disappear back to the Dragon Sea Palace. Bubbles started to float to the sky and P.K. cries over her.

Choi Woo-jin (Lee Sang-yeob) enters this store in KBS Drama Special: You’re Closer Than I Think (당신은 생각보다 가까이에 있다) (KBS2, 2017), and realises that he’s being followed by the lady who helped him at the hospital (Im Hwa-young).

While in Chicago, Han Se-joo (Yoo Ah-in) does a book signing in episode 1 of Chicago Typewriter (2017). It takes place at this café (of course in reality this place is in Seoul – but well, in the drama we’re in Chicago). He stays till after the event and ‘meets’ a ‘talking’ typewriter that conjures up some sort of memories in him.

Movie filmed here

This café was the setting for design/furniture store Mamastudio, where Hong E-soo (Han Hyo-joo) works in Beauty Within/The Beauty Inside (뷰티 인사이드) (2015).

MV filmed here

— ‘Strike It Up’ by Alex Christine ft. JRE & K-Tigers (LEGENDARY: Making of a K-Pop Star) (2018)

Variety show filmed here

Running Man (런닝맨) (SBS, 2017 October 22 – episode 373)

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Café Valor [발로] also goes by the name of Studio Valor and is located in Incheon’s neighborhood of Sipjeong-dong [십정동], Bupyeong-gu [부평구]. They started out by selling vintage furniture (and still do), and subsequently added the café. It is also a popular venue for music video shoots and is often used as a photo studio.

Café Valor now has two stores, both diagonally across from each other.

Address (Café Valor 1st store): 52 Baekbeom-ro 578beon-gil, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천 부평구 백범로578번길 52
(인천시 부평구 십정동247번지)
Geolocation: 37.476455, 126.691883

Address (Café Valor 2nd store): 47 Baekbeom-ro 578beon-gil, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천 부평구 백범로578번길 47
(인천시 부평구 십정동231번지)
Geolocation: 37.4764365,126.6889822

Getting here: Dongam Station [동암역], Seoul Subway Line 1 / Gyeongin Line, Exit 2

— submitted by Marion KDL
—  details for The Beauty Inside added by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © ruffeecola, November 2017 [View more of her photos of the location here]
Hwayuki and Running Man added by ruffeecola
KBS Drama Special: You’re Closer Than I Think added by Mich KDL

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