Nam Se-Hee’s (Lee Min-Ki) father asks to meet Yoon Ji-Ho (Jung So-Min) here in episode 14 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017). He tells her not to keep her job as a writer and become a housewife and mother but also a mediator between him and Se-hee.
Hong Do-Hee (Ra Mi-Ran) passes by this café berating herself not to have a crush after she has passed by Park Seung-Woo’s (Kim Sa-Kwon) furniture workshop in episode 5 of Avengers Social Club (부암동 복수자들) (tvN, 2017). In episode 9, Lee Mi-Sook (Myung Se-Bin) gives an interview here explaining that her son committed suicide.
Lee Hyun-Soo (Seo Hyun-Jin) and Ji Hong-Ah (Jo Bo-Ah) meet up here in episode 17 of Temperature of Love (사랑의 온도) (SBS, 2017) to talk things out.
To be able to buy couple mugs for Yoon So-ah (Shin Se-kyung), Habaek (Nam Joo-hyuk) models for the vendor, with The Forest Garden as shooting background in episode 10 of Bride of the Water God 2017/The Bride of Habaek (하백의 신부 2017) (tvN, 2017). In episode 12, So-ah passes by here wistfully, after having bought the fitting doll to the couple cups.
This is where Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji-Hyun) was supposed to give her answer to Noh Ji Wook (Ji Chang-Wook) regarding the status of their relationship in episode 22 of Suspicious Partner (수상한 파트너) (SBS, 2017). But she finally decides not to do so and turns around just before entering the café. She takes Ji-wook’s ex-girlfriend Cha Yoo-Jung (Nara) as an excuse who is also present.
Do Hae-Gang (Kim Hyun-Joo) and Choi Jin-Eon (Ji Jin-Hee) come here in episode 15 of I Have A Lover [애인있어요] (SBS, 2015-16).
The fake bus stop (yes! they existed already in 2009!) that Seon Woo-Hwan (Lee Seung-Ki) waits at in episode 16 of Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산) (SBS, 2009) to go back home from his job (looking wistfully at the place where Ko Eun-Seong [Han Hyo-Joo] would normally sit at the bus stop) is located in front of this café.
Also seen in: Our Gap-soon/Perfect Bride (우리갑순이) (SBS, 2016-17); Working Mother, Babysitter Father/Working Mom Parenting Daddy (워킹맘 육아대디) (MBC, 2016), Good Person (좋은사람) (MBC, 2016); Begin Again (다시시작해) (MBC, 2016).
The Forest Garden [숲속정원] is an Italian restaurant that is located in Ilsan’s neighborhood Jeongbalsan-dong [정발산동]. Formerly, and until at least August 2016, it was Cafe Vintage Attic [빈티지다락방]. And even before that and at least until 2009 (as you see in Brilliant Legacy), it was a children photo studio named ‘Bonnie Baby Studio’.
Adress: 경기 고양시 일산동구 무궁화로141번길 8-8
(경기도 고양시 일산동구 정발산 1186)
Geolocation: 37.669845, 126.777358
To get here: Jeongbalsan Station [정발산역], Line 3, Exit 3
10-minute walk from the Ilsan Police Station Intersection
— submitted by Timi
— Bride of the Water God (2017) and the also-seen-in-section added by Marion KDL
— Avengers Social Club (2017), Temperature of Love (2017), Because This Is My First Life (2017), Brilliant Legacy (2009) added by Marion KDL