Pastel de nata [파스텔드나따 안국점] (closed)

Run On (2020-21); True Beauty (2020); The Secret Life Of My Secretary (2019); Twelve Nights (2018); My Golden Life (2017); The Heirs (2013)

Ki Seon-gyeom (Im Si-wan) and Shin Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) pass by this shop on their way back home in episode 7 of Run On (런온) (JTBC/Netflix, 2020-21).

This exterior of this store appears as ‘Prince Comics’ shop in True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21) — first seen in episode 1, when Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo of ASTRO) comes here to look for a specific comic but then is annoyed as the first page is missing. Later, at the end of the episode, Im Joo-kyeong (Moon Ga-young) and Su-ho fight over a comic at this store and fall on top of each other as a result.

Jung Gal-hee (Jin Ki-joo) and her brother Jung Joong-hee (Seo Dong-won) pass by here in episode 28 (full episode 14) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019), followed by a jealous Do Min-ik (Kim Young-kwang) after having seen their sister in a stage play.

This store appears as ‘D&N-24 hour store’ in Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018) and most of the characters pass by here. Lee Baek-man (Jang Hyun-sung), for instance, comes here for a drink in episode 1 of Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018) after his supposed son Yoon Chan (Hwang Jae-won) has presented himself at his guest house in 2010. Cha Hyun-o (Shin Hyun-soo) joins him a little when passing by here on his way to the guest house he is staying at. In episode 2, Han Yoo-kyung (Han Seung-yeon, formerly of Kara) comes here for a drink an Yoon Chan also finds ‘refuge’ here after having left his father’s guest house until Beak-man finds him here and brings him home.

Sun Woo-hyuk (Lee Tae-hwan) passes by this shop on his bike — chased by Seo Ji-soo (Seo Eun-su) — in episode 4 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017). In this scene, there’s only a glimpse of a tiny corner of the shop, and its flower pots.

This shop appears as the dream catcher shop in The Heirs/The Inheritors (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들) (SBS, 2013). In episode 18, Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye) and Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho) come here individually because they miss each other, but they also pass by each other without a word.

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–closed down, new tenant in location–

This repurposed hanok was formerly the egg tart shop Pastel de nata [파스텔드나따 안국점], which means ‘egg tart’ in Portuguese, up to around early-2020. The other shop that shares this space is bag shop Y & Anima [Y&아니마] and fashion accessories shop C&B [씨앤비].

The building is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Anguk [Anguk-dong/안국동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구] — itself part of Samcheong-dong [삼청동].

As of April 2020, it seems like Pastel de nata’s egg tarts are now being sold just opposite of this place at the cafe Samcheong Couque [삼청동쿠크], though it is uncertain if they are the same entity.

Address
31 Yunposun-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 윤보선길 31
(안국동 175-57)
Geolocation: 37.577371, 126.983725

Getting here
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
(3 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Iris27, February 2018
Run On added by Micah

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