Wonbang Building [원방빌딩]

Can You Hear My Heart (2011); Stairway to Heaven (2003-04); Beautiful Days (2001)

Caffe Pascucci — Apgujeong Branch [파스쿠찌 압구정점]
( ~ approx. May 2020)

Cha Dong-joo (Kim Jae-won) rides by this café on his bike when exploring Seoul after having been abroad in episode 5 of Can You Hear My Heart?/Listen to My Heart (내 마음이 들리니) (MBC, 2011), while Bong Woo-Ri (Hwang Jung-Eum) is walking down the street past this building on a business inquiry together with Lee Seung-chul (Lee Kyu-han).

This café is an important meeting point in Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001). On the first floor, the main characters meet up several times during the drama and it is also here where Lee Min-chul (Lee Byung-hun) breaks up with Kim Yun-soo (Choi Ji-woo) in episode 16 after not having shown up to their engagement ceremony. The second floor serves the the headquarters for ‘Muse Records’.

Also seen in Stairway to Heaven (천국의 계단) (SBS, 2003-04).

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Wonbang Building [원방빌딩] is a commercial building located on Seolleung-ro 157gil [선릉로157길] at S&K Square [에스앤케이 스퀘어] in Seoul’s neighborhood Sinsa [Sinsa-dong/신사동] in the Gangnam District [Gangnam-gu/강남구], in close proximity to/from Karaoke Pasha [가라오케 파샤] and Dalbit Suldam [달빛술담].

Until approximately March 2020, Caffe Pascucci — Apgujeong Branch [파스쿠찌 압구정점] occupied the first three floors of this building. Caffè Pascucci [파스쿠찌] is an Italian coffeehouse chain that was founded in 1883. The franchise in South Korea, which is operated by the SPC Group, opened its first branch in March 2002.

Since beginning of 2020, the clothes boutique ‘Arc’teryx’ is now located in the café’s place.

18 Seolleung-ro 157-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 선릉로157길 18 1~3층
(신사동 663-14)
Geolocation: 37.526193, 127.038375

Getting here
Apgujeongrodeo Station [압구정로데오역], Bundang Line, Exit 5
(4 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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