colline [콜린]

May I Help You (2022); The Law Cafe (2022); Crazy Love (2022); Kill Heel (2022); The One and Only (2021-22); Dali and Cocky Prince (2021); Nevertheless (2021); My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021); Vincenzo (2021); How To Be Thirty (2021); A Love So Beautiful (2020-21); True Beauty (2020-21); Lie After Lie (2020); Was It Love (2020); When My Love Blooms (2020); Itaewon Class (2020); Class of Lies (2019); Mother of Mine (2019); Dear My Room (2018-19); Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19); Devilish Joy (2018); About Time (2018); Marry Me Now (2018); Longing Heart (2018); Prison Playbook (2017-18); My Golden Life (2017-18); Two Cops (2017-18); Revolutionary Love (2017); Because This Is My First Life (2017); Age of Youth 2 (2017); Man Who Dies To Live (2017); The Sound of Your Heart (2016-17); Gogh’s Starry Night (2016); Laurel Tree Tailors (2016)

It is on the second floor of this café that Kim Tae-hee (Lee Jun-young/Jun from U-KISS) of Ildangbaek breaks up with Baek Dong-ju (Lee Hye-ri/Heyri) on her boyfriend’s behalf in episode 1 of May I Help You/One Hundred Won Butler (Ildangbaekjipsa/일당백집사) (MBC, 2022).

Kim Yu-ri (Lee Se-young) and Kim Jeong-ho (Lee Seung-gi) meet up the person who filed a law suit against one of Yu-ri’s client to test water for a potential settlement in episode 5 of The Law Cafe (법대로 사랑하라) (KBS2, 2022).

Baek Soo-young (Yu In-young) and Lee Shin-ah (Krystal Jung) meet up at this café in episode 9 of Crazy Love (Keuleiji Leobeu/크레이지 러브) (KBS2, 2022) and tries to get more information about Shin-ah’s relationship with Noh Go-jin (Kim Jae-wook).

Woo Hyun (Kim Ha-neul) meets up with CEO Yoo Hye-Rim (Lee Hye-Eun) of a rival home-shoppping channel and asks her about the possibilities to join her company in episode 1 of Kill Heel (Kilhil/킬힐) (tvN, 2022).

Pyo In-sook (Ahn Eun-jin), Sung Mi-do (Joy from Red Velvet) and Kang Se-yeon (Gang Ye-won) have afternoon tea here after their shopping spree in episode 14 of The One and Only/Only One Person (한 사람만) (JTBC, 2021-22).

After the video of Kim Dal-ri’s (Park Gyu-young) assault went viral in episode 6 of Dali and Cocky Prince/Dal-ri and Gamja-tang (달리와 감자탕) (KBS2, 2021), people are seen at this café watching and discussing it. In episode 12, Jin Moo-hak (Kim Min-jae) meets Ahn Chak-hee (Yeon Woo) here and asks her to consider moving out from her family home to live on her own.

In a flashback, Yoo Na-bi (Han So-hee) tries to pacify her older lover — who was annoyed at her changing the colour of her nails — at the entrance of this cafe in episode 1 of Nevertheless/I Know But (알고있지만) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021). Na-bi also consults with her friends here about his risque artwork that was apparently inspired by her. Later in the episode, Yoon Sol (Lee Ho-jung) has a gathering here with her high school friends.

Lee Dam (Hyeri of Girl’s Day) and Choi Soo-kyeong (Park Kyung-hye) meet at this café in episode 4 of My Roommate Is A Gumiho/Frightening Cohabitation (간 떨어지는 동거) (tvN, 2021).

Vincenzo Cassano/Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki) and Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-bin) have a drink at this café after going bag shopping in episode 15 of Vincenzo (빈센조) (tvN/Netflix, 2021), and she tells him that he should gift the bag to his mother himself — much to his surprise.

Shin Sol-i (So Ju-yeon) and Kang Ha-young (Cho Hye-joo) meet for coffee here in episode 18 of A Love So Beautiful/Beautiful Us (아름다웠던 우리에게) (Netflix/Kakao TV, 2020-21), and where Seol-i gushes about finally dating Cha Heon (Kim Yo-han from WEi). It is also here in the same episode that Woo Dae-sung (Yeo Hoi-hyeon) meets with his manager, and catches the eye of the customers as he leaves.

Im Joo-kyeong (Moon Ga-young) comes to this cafe to meet her blind date in episode 4 of True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21). In episode 9, Lee Soo-ho (Cha Eun-woo from ASTRO) and Kang Soo-jin (Park Yoo-na) come here after leaving the lunch meeting with their parents.

Noh Ae-jung (Song Ji-hyo) and Oh Dae-oh (Son Ho-joon) meet up at this café in episode 6 of Was It Love/Did We Love?/We, Were in Love (우리, 사랑했을까) (JTBC, 2020).

In a flashback, Han Jae-hyun (Yoo Ji-tae) meets Sung Hwa-jin (Kim Joo-ryung) at this cafe in episode 1 of When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020), where she asks him for a loan, but he turns her down. It’s seen again in episode 2 when Yoon Ji-soo (Lee Bo-young) meets a mother whose son studies at the same school as hers.

Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi) and Oh Soo-A (Kwon Na-ra) have a serious talk about Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) at the winter garden of this café in episode 8 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020).

Gi Moo-hyeok (Yoon Kyun-sang) meets up with his former colleague Shin Hye-soo (Kim Ye-won) at this café -appearing as Café CoMine– in episode 6 of Class of Lies /Mr. Temporary/Undercover Teacher (미스터 기간제) (OCN, 2019).

Kang Mi-sun (Yoo Sun) comes here to meet her mother-in-law Ha Mi-ok (Park Jung-soo) in episode 39 (full episode 20) of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019) to clear the air, and Mi-ok tells Mi-sun that the person she’d seen her with is just a teacher figure and has no ill intentions.

This café appears as ‘Olli Café’ in episode 7 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018) at which Sung Ki-joon (Hoya of Infinite) wants to confess to Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) but is interrupted by a watermelon street seller outside the café who announces his prices. Ki-joon trips up in his confession and finally ‘confesses’ that he loves watermelons. In revenge, Gi-bbeum tells him that she likes Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk). Before, Ki-joon meets up here with Lee Ha-im (Lee Joo-yeon) on the 2nd floor.

Bae Soo-bong (Im Se-mi) asks Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-kyung) to meet her here in episode 7 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018). Soo-bong says she’s curious about Michaela’s reaction over her “gift” that’s why she called her. The “gift” is casting Kim Joon-ah (Kim Gyu-ri) as the lead actress for the musical that Lee Do-ha (Lee Sang-yoon) is producing and Soo-bong confirms Michaela’s hunch that Joon-ah really is Do-ha’s first love who he can’t seem to forget. Soo-bong tells Michaela that their (Do-ha and Joon-ah’s) failed love story is similar to Michaela and Do-ha’s current relationship and tells her that Do-ha wil never be able to protect her like how he couldn’t protect Joon-ah so it’s better to stop their relationship now.

Kang Shin-woo (Lee Jung-shin of CNBLUE) comes here in episode 1 of My First Love/ Longing Heart (애간장) (OCN, 2018) to meet his friend Kim Min-seok (Kim Min-seok), only to be told that a blind date had been arranged for him at the café.

Seo Ji-soo (Seo Eun-su) and Sun Woo-hyuk (Lee Tae-hwan) get Ji-soo’s father’s permission to date at this café in episode 45 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017-18).

Cha Dong-tak (Jo Jung-seok) — with Gong Soo-chang (Kim Sun-ho) tagging along in ghost-form — meets a potential informant here in episode 25 of Two Cops (투깝스) (MBC, 2017-18).

PD Yong-seok and Nam Se-hee (Lee Min-Ki) meet up here in episode 14 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017). Yong-seok tries to get on Se-hee’s good side so that Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min) would withdraw the lawsuit against him. Se-hee quickly puts two and two together and when Yong-seok is about to leave, he hits him hard.

Jo Eun (Choi Ah-ra) meets up with An Ye-ji (Shin Se-hwui) here to introduce Seo Jang-hoon (Kim Min-suk) to her in episode 5 of Age of Youth 2 / Hello, My Twenties! 2 (청춘시대 2) (JTBC, 2017). But he totally changes the situation in playing Eun’s boyfriend. Both girls are troubled, Ye-ji leaves without notice and when Eun and Jang-hoon leaves the café, he offers to carry her bag and makes a indirect love declaration (which she doesn’t get though).

Go-ho (Kwon Yu-ri/ Yuri formerly of Girl’s Generation) meets up at this café with model Yang Jin-kyung who gives her insider information on a client in episode 11 of Gogh’s Starry Night/Gogh, The Starry Night/Go Ho’s Starry Night (고호의 별이 빛나는 밤에) (SBS, 2016).

Also featured in episode 8 of Lie After Lie/Lies of Lies (거짓말의 거짓말) (2020); Dear My Room/Eun Joo’s Room (은주의 방) (Olive, 2018-19); episode 6 of Clean With Passion For Now (일단 뜨겁게 청소하라) (JTBC, 2018-19); Marry Me Now?/Shall We Live Together (같이 살래요) (KBS2, 2018); episode 15 of Prison Playbook/Wise Prison Life/Smart Prison Living (슬기로운 감빵생활) (tvN, 2017-2018); episode 8 of Revolutionary Love (변혁의 사랑)(tvN, 2017); Man Who Dies To Live (죽어야사는남자) (tvN, 2017); episode 1 of The Sound of Your Heart/Sound of Heart (마음의 소리) (KBS2/Netflix, 2016-17); episode 5 of Laurel Tree Tailors/The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (월계수 양복점 신사들) (KBS2, 2016).

Web Drama Filmed Here

In a flashback, an annoyed Lee Ran-joo (Hani from EXID) is seen at this cafe surrounded by a bunch of suitors in episode 1 of How To Be Thirty/Not Yet 30 (아직낫서른) (Kakao TV, 2021). In episode 13, Lee Seung-yoo (Kang Min-hyuk of CNBLUE) meets Lee Hye-ryung off to confront her about the post she had put up about Seo Ji-won (Jung In-sun).

Variety Shows Filmed Here

Show Me The Money/SMTM (쇼미더머니9), Season 9 (MNET, 2020)
Player Season 2 (플레이어2) (tvN, 2020)
— final episode of ‘궁민남편’ (MBC, 2019)
— Flower Intern (꽃인턴) (Dingo Music, 2019) — feat. Rowoon, Chani, Inseong, and Dawon
— Blackpink House (블핑하우스) (JTBC, 2018)
The Boyz’ Flower Snack (더보이즈 꽃미남 분식집) (MBC Music, 2017)

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colline [콜린], opened in 2015 as De bowlbi [드볼비] and changed its name to ‘colline’ a year later, is a café and flower shop located in Hongdae [홍대], which is part of Seoul’s neighborhood Seogyo [Seogyo-dong/서교동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]. It sits right next to Droptop — Hongdae Branch [카페드롭탑 홍대점], and opposite Funny Land – Hongdae branch [홍대 퍼니랜드].

Most drama scenes are filmed on the cafe’s first floor, with the second floor space making occasional appearances.

45 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 어울마당로 45
(서교동 403-13)
Geolocation: 37.549176, 126.920404

Getting here
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2/6, Exit 6 – 600m
Sangsu Station [상수역/上水驛], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 1 – 500m

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last update 21/10/2022
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, August 2018
— Detailed description of About Time added by Toni

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