Pattern Ethiopia [패턴에티오피아] (2011—2020)

Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020); Clean With Passion For Now (2018-19); The Beauty Inside (2018); The Great Seducer (2018); The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot (2018); My Husband Oh Jak-doo (2018); I'm Not A Robot (2017-18); Woman of Dignity (2017); Another Miss Oh (2016); Laurel Tree Tailors (2016); Healer (2014-15); Yoo-Na’s Street (2014); Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek (2013); You Are The Best! Lee Soon-Shin (2013); A Gentleman's Dignity (2012)

Han Kang-bae (Yook Sung-jae) sits down at this café with a woman who had just addresses him as ‘crown prince’ in the streets in episode 10 of Mystic Pop-up Bar (쌍갑포차) (JTBS, 2020) and it turns out that the woman is the incarnation of his mother, the Queen (Park Eun-hye).

Gil O-sol (Kim You-jung) invites Daniel Choi (Song Jae-rim) to this café in episode 8 of Clean With Passion For Now (일단 뜨겁게 청소하라) (JTBC, 2018-19) to thank him for a favor he did and also ask him about his love confession to her.

Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) and Han Se-gye (Seo Hyun-jin) meet up here in episode 7 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018) and Se-gye thinks it’s about the kiss they’ve shared the other night but he is only talking about the interview they have to give the next day.

Choi Soo-ji (Mun Ka-young) meets up here with Park Hye-jung (Oh Ha-nee) and her boyfriend (Kim Do-wan) in episode 27 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018) and they are happily chatting until Lee Ki-Young (Lee Jae-kyoon) — Hye-jung’s finance — comes along.

Puzzled Han Seung-joo (Uee) observes from outside this café how Oh Jak-doo (Kim Kang-woo), Jang Eun-jo (Han Sun-hwa) and Eric Jo (Jung Sang-hoon) have a meeting here in episode 14 of My Husband Oh Jak-doo (데릴남편 오작두) (MBC, 2018).

Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) meets up here with Madame X’s secretary in episode 29 and 30 of I’m Not A Robot (로봇이 아니야) (MBC, 2017-18) as Madame X is helping to corner the American investors who are about to buy the Santa Maria Team.

Kim Hyo-joo (Lee Hee-jin) and Cha Ki-ok (Yoo Seo-jin) meet up here for a friendly chat at the beginning of episode 20 of Woman of Dignity (품위있는 그녀) (JTBC, 2017).

Park Hoon’s (Heo Jeong-Min) girlfriend Yoon Ahn-na (Heo Young-ji) works here part time in Another Miss Oh / Oh Hae-young Again (또 오해영) (tvN, 2016) and this is also where Hoon meets Oh Man-seok (cameo by Oh Man-seok) in episode 18 and he is positive towards Hoon’s script ‘Passionate Bottle Opener’.

Seo Jung-hoo (Ji Chang-wook) meets up with his mother at this café in episode 13 of Healer (힐러) (KBS2, 2014-15). He is being trailed and tells his mother to role-play as if it is the first time in 10 years that they reunite.

Kang Yoo-na (Kim Ok-vin) and a friend of hers try to convince some beginner thiefs to join her enterprise at this café in final episode 50 of Yoo-Na’s Street/Yu-na’s Street/Steal Heart (Yuna-eui Geoli/유나의 거리) (JTBC, 2014).

Lee Tae-baek (Jin Goo) thinks back to a moment in episode 1 of Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek (광고천재 이태백) (KBS2, 2013) when he met at this café with his then-girlfriend Ko A-ri (Han Chae-young) just before she went to New York to studied and handed his portfolio over to her as a starting gift (which she takes with a kiss in return).

Lee Soon-shin (Lee Ji-eun/IU) meets up at this café with her best friend Park Chan-mi (Lee Seul-bi) after she got casted in episode 2 of You Are The Best! Lee Soon-Shin/The Best Lee Soon-Shin/The Best Lee Soon-Shin (최고다 이순신) (KBS2, 2013) and Chan-mi is surprised how easy the process for Soon-shin was.

It is at this café that Seo Yi-soo’s (Kim Ha-neul) stepbrothers want to force her into an inheritance settlement in episode 16 of A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) (SBS, 2012). But they didn’t count with the F44 who step in in Yi-soo’s support.

Also seen in episode 1 of The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot (마음의 소리: Reboot) (KBS2/Netflix, 2018); episode 6 of Laurel Tree Tailors/The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (월계수 양복점 신사들) (KBS2, 2016).

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Pattern Ethiopia [패턴에티오피아], opened in 2011 as Ethiopia and closed in 2020, was located at the first floor of the Morning Glory Building [모닝글로리빌딩]. The café was opened by by professional photographer Shin Mi-sik (신미식이) a few years after having opened café Madagascar [마다가스카르]. Shin Mi-sik had specialized on taking photos in Africa , hence the café-gallery’s name.

The café’s building is located on Wausan-ro [와우산로] at the northern end of Hongdae [홍대], which is part of Seoul’s neighborhood Seogyo [Seogyo-dong/서교동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]; a few steps away to/from Sammat Hongdae [삼맛호오떡 홍대점] and Gyeongui Line Forest Park [경의선숲길공원 / 경의선공원]. In 2021, the building became the headquarter branch of stationery and office supplies shop Morning Glory [모닝글로리], and was also renamed as such. The facade of the building was completely overhauled when the company moved into the building.

160 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 와우산로 160
(서교동 325-16)
Geolocation: 37.555084, 126.930521

Getting here
Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2 / AREX Line / Gyeongui–Jungang Line, Exit 7
(5 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL, last updated 29/05/2022
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, May 2018

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