i-Style Cafe [아이스타일]

Love In Contract (2022); The Glory S1 (2022); Big Mouth (2022); Again My Life (2022); Ghost Doctor (2022); Nevertheless (2021); Doom at Your Service (2021); So I Married An Anti-Fan (2021); Good Casting (2020); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019)

Jung Ji-ho (Ko Gyung-pyo) and Choi Sang-eun (Park Min-young) make marriage plans at this café in final episode 16 of Love in Contract (월수금화목토) (tvN, 2022).

Moon Dong-eun (Song Hye-kyo) meets up here with the doctors who helped her during her school days in episode 4 of The Glory S1 (Deo Geullori/더 글로리) (Netflix, 2022).

Kim Hee-woo (Lee Joon-ki) meets up with Kim Hee-ah (Kim Ji-eun) at this café in episode 12 of Again My Life (어게인 마이 라이프) (SBS, 2022) and she gives him “a case”, i.e. confidential information on her company.

In a flashback, Cha Young-min (Rain/Jung Ji-hoon) explains to a teary Jang Se-jin (Uee) about how he hurt his hands — leaving out important details, like being beaten up by masked men — while sitting on a bench outside this cafe’s building in episode 11 of Ghost Doctor (고스트 닥터) (tvN, 2022).

Yang Do-hyeok (Chae Jong-hyeop) signs an exclusive contract with an entertainment company at this cafe in episode 9 of Nevertheless/I Know But (알고있지만) (JTBC/Netflix, 2021). It is also at the same time Do-hyeok spots Park Jae-eon and Yoon Seol-a (Lee Yeol-eum) walking in and heading up to the second floor.

This café’s building —with digitally added floors on the top— is owned by Cha Joo-ik (Lee Soo-hyuk) in Doom at Your Service/Destruction Doom (어느 날 우리 집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다) (tvN, 2021) and houses the web novel publisher at which Tak Dong-kyung’s (Park Bo-young) works as well as a café on the first floor (i-Style in reality) run by Lee Hyun-kyu (Kang Tae-oh). In episode 2, Dong-kyung’s colleagues have a short get together at this café after her ex-boyfriend made a scene at their office and in episode 3, Lee Hyun-kyu (Kang Tae-oh) is seen working here.

Lee Geun-young (Choi Soo-young) meets up with two PDs of a variety show who propose her to take part in the show “So I Married an Anti-Fan” together with Who-joon (Choi Tae-Joon) at this café in episode 2 of So I Married An Anti-Fan (그래서 나는 안티팬과 결혼했다) (Naver TV, 2021).

It is at this café that Dong Gwan-soo (Lee Jong-hyuk) broke up with Baek Chan-mi (Choi Gang-hee) as seen in the epilogue of episode 4 (full episode 2) of Good Casting (굿캐스팅) (SBS, 2020).

Ji Seo-joon (Wi Ha-joon) and Song Hae-rin (Jung Eugene) meet up here in episodes 8-9 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019) to discuss Seo-joon signing a book contract with Gyeroo Publishing — and suddenly it starts to snow.

Also seen in episode 9 of Big Mouth/Big Mouse (빅마우스) (MBC/Disney+, 2022).

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i-Style Cafe [아이스타일 카페], opened in 2018, is a three-storey cafe located in Paju Book City in Paju’s [파주시] neighborhood Munbal [Munbal-dong/문발동] — part of its administrative neighborhood Gyoha [Gyoha-dong/교하동].

It is part of Paju Pro_Studio [파주 프로_스튜디오] and sits just next to Hesse Boulangerie 152 [헤세브랑제리152]. Both are about a 5 minute walk away from Forest of Wisdom library.

160 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 파주시 회동길 160
(문발동 513-14)
Geolocation: 37.709251, 126.687451

Getting here
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2 and 6, Exit 1

▶ Head to the Hapjeong Station bus stop [합정역 정류장] (14-895)
▶ Take bus #2200 for 6 stops (approx. 29 mins) to the Dasan Bridge bus stop [다산교앞] (30-660).
▶ From there, it’s a 3 minute walk to the cafe.

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 25/03/2023
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, March 2019 and © Mich KDL, October 2019

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9:00 to 21:00 Open all year round --- Parking lot available