Most Popular Book Cafe in Korea – When discussing Korea, it must have crossed our heads regarding Korean dramas, the book cafe below has become popular because it is used as a Korean drama shooting location.
Talking about KDrama’s shooting location, there is no end. These locations will usually become the target of fans after being the setting for KDrama shooting featuring their idol actors and actresses. Some locations have even become tourist destinations that can attract tourists from inside and outside South Korea.
One of the “types” of locations that fans often visit is a cafe with a library concept, aka a book cafe. This certainly spoils KDrama Lovers who have a hobby of reading books as well as hanging out. Moreover, the cafe is very instagrambale. Definitely more at home!
1. Sogeumbit Book store
Fans of the drama The King: Eternal Monarch are definitely no stranger to this one bookstore. Yup, this Sogeumbit Bookstore appeared in the third episode of the drama starring Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun, to be precise when the scene of Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) was looking at a collection on a bookshelf then bought a book of Kim So-wol’s poetry collection. entitled Azaleas. After that, he returned to the Corea Kingdom.
Sogeumbit Bookstore not only sells books, but also tableware, various handicrafts, and of course, is a cafe serving delicious snacks and meals. The location is at 7 Nammunan-gil, Sinmun Village, Ganghwa, Incheon, South Korea or about 48 km from Seoul.
The architecture still maintains the concept of traditional Korean houses or commonly known as hanok. Built in 1918 to 1928, this hanok uses wood from the Baekdu Mountain pine tree, which is known to be of the highest quality wood.
2. Book cafe Noon
Bookacafe Noon has been the shooting location for several KDramas, including Familiar Wife (tvN, 2018); Romance Is A Bonus Book (tvN, 2019); and Moments of 18 (JTBC, 2019).
In the drama Familiar Wife episode 14, Cha Joo-hyuk (Ji Sung) met Lee Hye-won (Kang Han-na) at this cafe. They are depicted in a second alternate universe. Hye-won confesses feelings for Joo-hyuk but Joo-hyuk chooses to ignore him and leaves.
Meanwhile, in the drama Romance Is A Bonus Book episode 2, this bookcafe is seen across the parking lot of Gyeoroo Publishing where Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) was arguing with Kang Dan-yi (Lee Na-young).
Book cafe Noon is located in Paju Book City, a cultural complex located in Munbal District, Gyoha, Paju City, Gyeonggi Province. In the region there are about 250 publishers who create, publish and sell South Korean books.
3. Hesse Boulangerie 152
Still in the city of Paju and not far from Bookcafe Noon, there is a book cafe as well as a bakery and a hangout place with a unique concept called Hesse Boulangerie 152.
Hesse Boulangerie 152 is a bakery as well as a cafe that is part of Cafe Hesse. The location is in the Paju Book City area, Munbal District, Paju City, Gyeonggi Province or a five-minute walk from the Forest of Wisdom.
The name of the cafe is inspired by the classic German writer and poet Herman Hesse. Even a Hesse poem written in 1918 entitled “Bücher” (meaning: book) is printed on the interior walls and is definitely an instagramable attraction!
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4. Jinsun Book Cafe
From the outside, this book cafe looks attractive and very eye-catching. It’s no wonder that there have been shooting locations for several K-Dramas, such as Find Me In Your Memory (MBC, 2020); 3 Twelve Nights (Channel A, 2018); and Queen of The Ring (MBC / Naver, 2017).
Jinsun Book Cafe is a cafe as well as a library that has around 2500 book collections. This cafe, which is located on Samcheong Street, Samcheong area, Jongno District, Seoul, is also part of Jinsun Publishers, a book publishing company that is quite well known in South Korea.
5. Mr. Vertigo Books
Mr. Vertigo Books became one of the shooting locations for the phenomenal drama that aired in 2017, Because This Is My First Life (tvN, 2017). On episode 14, Nam Se-Hee (Lee Min-Ki) bought a book called “There’s Nothing Wrong With Changing Things” by Park Joon at this book cafe. Yoon Ji-Ho (Jung So-Min) came a little later and was about to find the same book but the seller told him that the last stock had just been sold.
At the time of shooting the drama Because This Is My First Life, this bookstore was on Gangsong 73beon-gil Road, Baekseok Ward, Ilsandong District, Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province. However, since 2019 the location has moved to Bella Citta [벨라 시타] which is only 15 minutes away from the previous location.