White Birch Story Tea House [자작나무이야기]

Kiss Sixth Sense (2022); Touch Your Heart (2019); Dae Jang Geum Is Watching (2018-19); Goblin (2016-17)

After a team dinner, a drunk Cha Min-hoo (Yoon Kye-sang) and Hong Ye-seul (Seo Ji-hye) sit down on a bench in front of this café in episode 10 of Kiss Sixth Sense/Sixth Sense Kiss (Kiseu sigseu senseu/키스식스센스) (Disney+, 2022) and [SPOILER] after some bickering about his first love, he leans in to kiss her.

Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook) and Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) walk onto the alley outside this café in episode 2 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019), after having dinner. He tells her here that he’ll officially give her a chance to be his secretary, and a delighted Yoon-seo starts to run up to him — only to trip and fall into his arms. This scene also briefly appears in the illustrated opening credits of the show.

Han San-hae (Shin Dong-wook) passes by this tea house in episode 17 (full episode 9) of DaeJang Geum Is Watching / The Great Jang-geum Is Watching / Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma (대장금이 보고 있다) (MBC, 2018-19), while following Bok Seung-ah (Kwon Yu-ri of Girls Generation) to their lunch destination a short distance away.

Sunny (Yoo In-na) and Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) come here in episode 11 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17) and Sunny asks Eun-tak if she believes in previous lives, to which she answers yes.

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White Birch Story Tea House [자작나무이야기], open at least since 2012, is a café located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sogyeok [Sogyeok-dong/소격동] —under the administrative neighborhood of Samcheong [Samcheong-dong/삼청동]— in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It is just an alley away from Italy Jae [이태리재].

74-15 Yulgok-ro 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 종로구 율곡로1길 74-15
(소격동 157-4)
Geolocation: 37.578640, 126.981829

Getting here
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
▶ Walk in the direction of Gyeongbokgung Palace [경복궁]
▶ Turn into the second street right to Yulgok-ro 3-gil
▶ After you’ve passed the We Are Young Mural, turn left into a tiny alleyway.
▶ Walk a little bit more and it’ll be on your right hand side.

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 22/06/2022
— Photos taken by © Iris27, February 2018 and © Mich KDL, September 2019

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