When watching the drama, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful a certain filming site is. The very place where Do Jin and Yi Soo met and had their first interaction. Yi Soo’s skirt was unravelled and Do Jin came to the rescue. It is also the place where Do Jin proposed to Yi Soo in the last episode.
The filming site is called Eco’s Library (에코의 서재), located on the Bojeong-dong Café Street. This cafe is the oldest book cafe on the street, whereas the street is full of cafes, apparels and accessories shops. A good place to sit back and relax, and enjoy a quiet afternoon.
The cafe is filled with books and giving a warm, fuzzy feeling with it’s wooden furniture and high ceiling. (2 above pictures lifted off Korean Tourism Board website)
I went on a weekday afternoon and you can see the street is almost empty. It is really a good place for leisure and chillax.
I went online to search for guides on how to head to this place, and the furthest I came across doesn’t lead to the destination. Most people got lost trying to come to this place because it is quite a walk from the subway station. I relied on Google Map to get me there. Good old reliable Google Map heh~
The subway station itself is outside of Seoul. Prepare ample of time for travelling and I’m sure you’d want to spend some time here, considering the amount of time you travelled just to get to this place. Below, I’ve prepared a guide to the Bojeong-dong Café Street.
How to get to Bojeong-dong Café Street
Take the subway to Jukjeon Station, Seoul Subway Bundang line and take exit 1. You will see Shinsegae Shopping Mall.
Walk past Shinsegae, towards the E-Mart.
See the logo “e”? That’s the E-Mart. We are going to walk to the street behind the E-Mart. So cross the street and walk towards that building.
You can head in here to get some drinks to get you going for the long walk. The gate below is the entrance into the E-Mart.
If not, keep on walking past the entrance, and you will see the road below. Just keep walking straight.
And walk straight further… …
You will need to cross the road and get onto this bridge below.
Get off the bridge and cross the road junction. Continue walking straight.
The plants I saw on the way. I recalled at this point in time, I started wondering if I was lost. The kind where you start to self-doubt because there are no indications at all if you’re in the right direction? I wanted to ask for directions but the streets were almost empty. There were no other options except to trust the Google Map and continue walking straight.
When you see the Kraze Burgers, you’re halfway there. Cross the street and keep walking straight.
You will arrive at a big junction where you can even cross the junction diagonally. You need to get to the side where Caffe Bene is.
Keep walking straight and you will see this Japanese restaurant below. Turn to your right, after this restaurant and you’ll reach the Bojeong-dong Café Street!
The exterior of the Eco’s Library cafe. Look at all the books. Not a word I understand. LOL
Their menu and the waffle I ordered.
Hope this guide helps you find the street safely. Do share with me your experiences on this street too!
Eco’s Library (에코의 서재)
Address: 11-3 Jukjeon-ro 15beon-gil, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Operating Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Tel: +82 31 266 1138