Sosohan Gwansim Cafe [소소한관심]

My First First Love (2019)

This is the exterior of ‘Retro Bakery’, which is run by Han Song-yi’s (Jung Chae-yeon) mother’s boyfriend in My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). In episode 12, after the older couple locks up the bakery and leaves for the night, Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) and Song-yi approach the empty shop soon after.

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Sosohan Gwansim Cafe [소소한관심] is cafe that specializes in sweet treats like macarons, scones and cookies. It is located along Hyanggyo-gil [향교길] within Jeonju Hanok Village [전주 한옥마을], in Jeonju’s neighborhood Gyo-dong [교동] –part of its administrative neighborhood Pungnam [Pungnam-dong/풍남동]— in the Wansan District [Wansan-gu/완산구], around 3 hours from Seoul. It is a short walk down from Hyanggyo-gil Ceramics [향교길도자기].

In 2021, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism —announced through the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)— selected Jeonju Hanok Village [전주 한옥마을] as one of the ‘100 Must-Visit Spots in Korea’ for 2021-2022.

90 Hyanggyo-gil, Gyo-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
전라북도 전주시 완산구 향교길 90
(교동 140-2)
Geolocation: 35.811852, 127.154569

Getting here
View here for instructions on getting to Hyanggo-gil from the Jeonju Express Bus Terminal [전주고속버스터미널]; the cafe is a 2 min walk from that specific location.

If you’re coming from Jeondong Cathedral or the Hanok Village, it’s about a 10-15 min walk, depending on the direction you take. Be sure to check your Korean map app for walking recommendations!

— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, October 2019

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