In 1975, young Park Chul-min confesses his love to Sharon (Seo Ji-hye), requesting if she can wait for him until he turns 25 years old to do his proposal at this café in episode 5 of Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (흑기사) (KBS2, 2017-18). Sharon tells him that she is waiting for someone. Also, she shared her secret about not getting old, and not dying.
This was where Se-hee (Kim Min-ki) and Ji-ho (Jung So-min) came to after their date out at Gyeongui Line Forest Park (경의선숲길공원 / 경의선공원), in episode 12 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017). It was here that Se-hee gave Ji-ho a pair of earrings as a gift. While trying out her earrings in the washroom, she meets Go Jung-min (Lee Cheong-ah), who helps her with them. Little does Ji-ho know that Jung-min is Se-hee’s ex-fiancee, and that this was where they had broken up more than 10 years ago.
In My Love from Another Star (별에서 온 그대) (SBS, 2013-14), Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) meets up here with his lawyer friend Jang Young-mok (Kim Chang-wan) in episode 1 and 10.
Yoon Chang-young’s (Kang Min-hyuk) dad and Rachel Yoo’s (Kim Ji-won) mother both come to this café independently in episode 19 of The Heirs (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들) (SBS, 2013); thinking back to the time when they first met each other here.
This café was also seen in Unstoppable High Kick/High Kick! (거침없이 하이킥) (MBC, 2006-07).
Hakrim Dabang [학림다방] is a cafe that has been around since 1956. It is located along Daehak-ro [대학로] in Seoul’s neighborhood Myeongnyun 4(sa)ga [명륜4가], in the Jongno district [Jongno-gu/종로구].
2F, 119 Daehak-ro, Myeongnyun-4ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 대학로 119
(서울특별시 종로구 명륜4가 94-2)
Geolocation: 37.5818924, 127.0016664
Hyehwa Station [혜화역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 3.
if you get out of the station turn in the opposite direction of where the exit points to and walk a little bit and this café will be on your left hand side.
— submitted by Mich KDL & Marion KDL
— Black Knight added by ruffeecola