Milky Way Café [몽마르뜨언덕위 은하수다방]

The Third Charm (2018); Devilish Joy (2018); Bad Thief, Good Thief (2017); Age of Youth (2016)

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.

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).

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 added by Mich KDL
— Photo of old location taken by © Mich KDL, January 2014

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