Sosohan Gwansim Cafe [소소한관심] (2019-2020/21)

My First First Love (2019)

Sosohan Gwansim Cafe [소소한관심]

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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— new tenant in location —

The Sweet Story of Brown Sugar [Heukseoltangui Dalkomhan Iyagi/흑설탕의달콤한이야기] is a handicraft shop that has been open since around 2021. 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].

It was formerly Sosohan Gwansim Cafe [소소한관심], a cafe that specialized in sweet treats like macarons, scones and cookies.

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, 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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