Milky Way Café [몽마르뜨언덕위 은하수다방]

Graceful Family (2019); My First First Love (2019); He is Psychometric (2019); The Third Charm (2018); Devilish Joy (2018); Hide and Seek (2018); Bad Thief, Good Thief (2017); Age of Youth (2016)

Mo Seok-hee (Lim Soo-hyang) asks Heo Yoon-do (Lee Jang-woo) to meet up here and proposes him to work for her in episode 1 of Graceful Family/Elegant Family (우아한 가) (MBN, 2019).

Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) has a blind date meeting here in episode 2 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019) and he mistakes Ryu Se-hyun (Hong Ji-yoon) for his blindeste who plays along with this mistaken identity.

Eun Ji-soo (Kim Da-som) meets up with a friend here after a blind date gone bad in episode 4 of He is Psychometric/That Psychometric Guy (사이코메트리 그녀석) (tvN, 2019).

Lee Young-jae (E-som) comes to this cafe in episode 14 of The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018) to meet Officer Ko — who Min Se-eun (Kim Yoon-hye) introduces to her — on a blind date.

It is in this café — shown as ‘Haemil Cafe’ (해밀카페) —  in which Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) buys a table for Joo Gi-bbeum (Song Ha-yoon) in episode 6 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018) — he could, of course, have bought the whole café but didn’t want her to feel uncomfortable. And she readily uses her table, heartbroken, in episodes 6-7.

Min Chae-rin (Lee Yu-ri) comes here to meet her mother, Park Hae-ran (Jo Mi-ryung), at her request in episode 11 of Hide and Seek (숨바꼭질) (MBC, 2018). When Chae-rin reaches, she tells Hae-ran how happy she was that she’d called her there — until Hae-ran sees Ha Yeon-joo (Uhm Hyun-kyung) dressed up as Min Soo-ah.

Also seen in episode 8 of Bad Thief, Good Thief (도둑놈, 도둑님) (MBC, 2017) and in episode 7 of Age of Youth / Hello, My Twenties! (청춘시대) (JTBC, 2016).

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Milky Way Café or ‘Milky Way Café on Montmartre Hill’ or ‘Cafe Montmartre Hill Above the Milky Way’ [몽마르뜨언덕위 은하수다방] is a café located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Hapjeong [Hapjeong-dong/합정동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구], and sits only a couple of doors away from vintage store La Retro [라레트로].

Previously located in Seogyo-dong till sometime in late-2015, it reopened around mid-2016 about 600m away, at its current Hapjeong-dong location. This café is also the inspiration for Korean indie duo 10cm (십센치)’s 2011 hit song Love in the Milky Way Cafe (사랑은 은하수 다방에서).

Address
33-1 Tojeong-ro, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 마포구 토정로 33-1
(서울특별시 마포구 합정동 368-11)
Geolocation: 37.545720, 126.914674

Getting here
Hapjeong Station [합정역], Seoul Subway Line 2 and 6, Exit 7
(8 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
The Third Charm, Hide and Seek added by Mich KDL
— Photo of old location taken by © Mich KDL, January 2014

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