Three café streets in Bundang are now becoming a popular draw for the city. Thanks to easy accessibility via subway and bus, more and more people are now considering Bundang's café streets as one of the best places for a leisurely brunch or a cup of coffee with friends. Although all three streets are dotted with many restaurants and coffee shops, each street has its own character. Jeongja-dong Café Street is known for being the first and original café street while Baekhyeon-dong Café Street has an atmosphere similar to a European café district. Bojeong-dong (Jukjeon) Café Street, the latest addition to the café street scene, is the one frequently used as a filming location.
▲Coffee and pastry from Cafe Drawing
▲Interior of Cafe Drawing
▲Jeongja-dong Café Street
Surrounded by apartment buildings, Jeongja-dong Café Street is home to establishments and shops that collectively create a unified atmosphere throughout the entire street. Most cafes and restaurants here have outdoor patios built in a similar style. After the sun goes down, the street is illuminated by the glow of lights from the stores, luring customers with not only a chic atmosphere but also quality food offerings.
A particular brunch place called Café Drawing is popular for its handmade tarts. What makes this café different is that one of the walls inside is used for projecting movies, combining dining with a movie experience. Whether they are having pasta or just enjoying a simple dessert, customers have the comfort of coming in and being able to see a film and eat at the same time.
• Café Drawing (카페드로잉)
Address: 220 Jeongja1-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
Business hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00–01:00 / Friday-Sunday 09:00-02:00
Menu items: Handmade tart, pizza, brunch food, sandwiches, beverages (coffee, juice, soda, tea), yogurt, brownies, ice cream, shaved ice with toppings, etc.
▲Brunch from I'm home
▲ Baekhyeon-dong Café Street
▲ European café on Baekyeon-dong Café Street
Lined with restaurants and cafes on both sides, Baekhyeon-dong Café Street is well-known for having a European ambience. Located around the end of the quiet and quaint street is the charming and cozy I'm Home. The place mostly serves brunch items, but its vintage-inspired interior makes it a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening too.
• I'm Home (아임홈)
Address: 3-1 Pangyoyeok-ro 10beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
Business hours: 10:00 – 24:00 (Last order is 30 minutes before closing)
Menu items: Tarts, shaved ice with toppings, homemade brunch, beverages (coffee, juice, etc.), brownies, salad & sandwich, ice cream, beer & wine, etc.
▲ In front of Eco's Library
▲ Café Eco's Library, well-known as a filming location for Gentleman's Dignity
▲One of the cafes on Bojeong-dong Café Street
With around 50 unique little cafes and shops, Bojeong-dong Café Street has gotten more popular after it was used as a filming location. The oldest book café on the street, Eco's Library (에코의 서재), was one of the places where a television series (Gentleman's Dignity) and a movie (Very Ordinary Couple) were filmed. Inside, the books, wooden furniture and high ceilings give the place a warm and cozy ambience for sipping a cup of coffee while reading a book.
• Eco's Library (에코의 서재)
Address: 11-3 Jukjeon-ro 15beon-gil, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
(Bus – get off at Jukheon Village/ Subway – get off at Jukjeon Station (Bundang Subway Line), exit 1 or 2
Business hours: 11:00 – 23:00 (open all year round)
Menu items: Waffle and Americano Set 19,000 won/ Café Freddo 6,000 won/ Eco Brunch Set 1 13,500 won