This is where Han Song-yi (Park So-dam) worked part-time at in episode 1 of My First Time/Because It’s The First Time (처음이라서) (Onstyle, 2015). Yoon Tae-oh (Choi Min-ho of SHINee), who was meant to meet a blind date, chanced upon Ryu Se-hyun (Jung Eugene) instead, thinking he’s her date. While buying coffee, Tae-oh overhears the cafe manager (special cameo by Hong Seok-chon) being overbearing towards Song-yi, and confronts him in a fist-fight. Song-yi ends up being sacked on the spot.
Known as ‘Purple Coffee’ in 49 Days (49일) (SBS, 2011), this cafe is where Song Yi-kyung (Lee Yo Won) worked at in the evenings as a part-time barista.
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This Coffine Gurunaru outlet [커핀그루나루 내방점] in Seoul’s neighbourhood of Bangbae [Bangbae-dong/방배동] in the Seocho District [Seocho-gu/서초구] is no longer open for business. It was replaced by a seolleongtang (설렁탕), or beef bone soup restaurant in 2016.
99 Seochodaero, Bangbae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 서초구 서초대로 99
(서울 서초구 방배동 874-8)
Geolocation: 37.487801, 126.993020
Naebang Station [내방역], Seoul Subway Line 7, Exit 5
(and you’d be standing right in front of the place)
— submitted by Mich KDL
— photos by © Mich KDL, 2011