King’s Bag Barber Shop [킹스백바버샵] / Cafe Area [에리아]

Melancholia (2021); How To Be Thirty (2021); Encounter (2018-19); Terrius Behind Me (2018); Are You Human (2018); Longing Heart (2018); My Golden Life (2017-18); Marriage Not Dating (2014)

Cafe Area [에리아]
Floor B1 (지하1층): 2017~

Noh Yeon-woo (Oh Hye-won) meets Ryu Sung-jae’s (Choi Dae-hoon) mother at this cafe in episode 14 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021), to ask her to convince Sung-jae to move forward with the marriage plans.

This appears as the cafe/restaurant run by Hong A-young (Cha Min-jee) in web drama How To Be Thirty/Not Yet 30 (아직낫서른) (Kakao TV, 2021) — as seen in episode 1.

King’s Bag Barber Shop [킹스백바버샵]
Floor 1: 2018~

From episode 6 of Terrius Behind Me/My Secret Terrius (내 뒤에 테리우스) (MBC, 2018) onward, this becomes the NIS’s ‘King’s Bag’ operation center, led by Yoo Ji-yeon (Im Se-mi) to find the the witness of Moon Sung-soo’s (Kim Myung-soo) death.

Also seen in episode 15 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19).

Vegebox [베지박스 백현카페거리점]
Floor 1: 2013 ~July 2018

Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) and human Nam Shin (Seo Kang-joon) come face to face outside cafe ‘Vegetable’ in episode 25 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018), Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon) waits inside. Nam Shin III manages to successfully fend off his human counterpart in deceiving So-bong, and goes to look for her after that.

After meeting again after 10 years, Kang Shin-woo (Lee Jung-shin of CNBLUE) and Han Ji-soo (Lee Yeol-eum) come here to have a chat in episode 1 of My First Love/ Longing Heart (애간장) (OCN, 2018). He tells her he has missed her and she cuts the meeting short in saying she has not a lot of time to spare.

This restaurant appears as ‘Gegebox’ in episode 8 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017). It is where Seo Ji-tae (Lee Tae-sung) and Lee Soo-ah (Park Joo-hee) have their great fall out when Ji-tae sees his girlfriend on a date with somebody else — at the restaurant where they first met and fell in love.

This is also the restaurant that Lee Hoon-dong (Heo Jeong-min) runs in Marriage Not Dating (연애 말고 결혼) (tvN, 2014).

CF filmed here

TONYMOLY Floria Nutra Energy 100 Hours Cream CF with MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) (11.11.2018)

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This was formerly a branch of Vegebox [베지박스 백현카페거리점], established in 2013 and designed by Interior and Architecture Design Studio Still Works, located at Baekhyeondong Cafe Street [백현동카페거리] in Seongnam’s neighborhood Baekhyeon [Baekhyeon-dong/백현동], in the Bundang District [Bundang-gu/분당구]. It sits right next to La Chinata [라치나타], which can be partially seen in the Are You Human scene.

Since around July 2017, the basement of this building has been taken over by ‘Cafe Area’. As for the shop at ground level, it appears to have been taken over by ‘King’s Bag Barber Shop’ [킹스백바버샵] since the filming of Terius.

Instagram: @cafe.area

12, Pangyoyeok-ro 18beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 성남시 분당구 판교역로18번길 12
(백현동 577-3)
Geolocation: 37.384442, 127.111075

Getting here
Pangyo Station [판교역 (판교테크노벨리)], Shinbundang Line / Gyeonggang Line, Exit 3
Prepare for quite a walk, or take a taxi.

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, July 2018
Encounter; Terius Behind Me added by Thom Musni

2 reviews

  1. Encounter (남자친구) Episode 15 was also film here.

  2. It is also Location for Terius Behind Me Episode 6 it appear as “King’s Bag”

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