Lihuazhongxin [이화중심 — 梨花中心]

My First First Love (2019); Encounter (2018-19)

Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) and Ryu Se-hyun (Hong Ji-yoon) come here on their date in episode 6 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019).

Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum) snaps a photo of Cha Soo-hyun (Song Hye-kyo) in front of this café on their reunion date in final episode 16 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19).

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Lihuazhongxin [이화중심 — 梨花中心] is a art gallery café focusing on cats; or, as the café states: “cats work and cats are drawn here”. It is located in Ihwa Mural Village [이화 벽화마을], which is itself part of Seoul’s neighborhood Ihwa [Ihwa-dong/이화동] in the Jongno district [Jongno-gu/종로구].

It sits right opposite of the Ihwa-dong Village Museum [이화동 마을박물관] and rather close to 508 Shop [508샵].

18-4 Naksanseonggwakseo 1-gil, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 낙산성곽서1길 18-4
(이화동 9-70)
Geolocation: 37.577762, 127.008170

Getting here
Hyehwa Station [혜화역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2
(14 min. walk)
Dongdaemun Station [동대문역], Seoul Subway Line 1 and 4, Exit 1
(13 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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