30+ Quotes From Cafe Minamdang

Here’s a collection of quotes from the series, Cafe Minamdang (2022):


On justice, social issues, and protection

“I heard you wanted to become a cop so I came to teach you a lesson. A true cop isn’t someone who beats up neighborhood thugs. It’s someone who knows how to love people.” – Nam Han Jun

  • “Investigations are all about timing.” – Nam Han Jun
  • “A true cop protects both civilians and criminals within the law. After all, we are the people who enforce the law.” – Nam Han Jun
  • “We’re not going to be fortune-tellers. We’re opening a cafe. Cafe Minamdang.” – Nam Han Jun

“We find exactly what our clients need and solve their problems. We’ll even offer great customer service. How can that be fraud? We utilize our strengths to male sure our clients’ lives go smoothly. It’s philantrophy. We do good and make a lot of money.” – Nam Han Jun

“A detective must keep an open mind to all possibilities when investigating. Nothing is out of bounds and nothing is impossible. Do not assume. Isn’t that the fundamentals of investigating?” – Nam Han Jun

“Look at you. You are blinded by prejudices. If you’re just going to believe what you want, quit being a detective. You’ll end up ruining people’s lives.” – Nam Han Jun

“Leave the exciting stuff to me like bending and breaking the rules, and just keep being a good cop as you always have.” – Nam Han Jun

“Let’s work together to catch my brother’s killer.” – Lt. Han Jae Hui


On life and humanity

“I am the wonder of Yonghae-dong. Shaman Nam Han-jun.” – Nam Han Jun

“Cheer up. The world is a rough place. You can do it!” – Nam Han Jun

“Why are you doing this? Is it money?” – Lt. Han Jae Hui

“Who does’t like money? Why can’t I live chasing my base desire?” – Nam Han Jun

“You lost, but that was incredible.” – Nam Han Jun

“Her distorted affection has now turned into loathing.” – Nam Han Jun

“Winter never lasts forever. Spring always comes around once again.” – Nam Han Jun

“It’s better to get a hen tomorrow than an egg today. Don’t be so upset just because you didn’t get a hen today.” – Nam Han Jun

  • “I though they were like cats and dogs. But they’re like fire and oil.” – Detective Na
  • “You’re clueless and obsessive. Women hate that. If you want to get a girlfriend, fix your personality first.” – Nam Han Jun
  • “It’s true that you need more than just willpower to run a business.” – Nam Han Jun
  • “Kids nowadays are pretty scary.” – Hye Jun
  • “The name of the cafe feels pretty narcissistic.” – Prosecutor Cha

“Don’t overanalyze things and give yourself a headache.” – Nam Han Jun

“If you’re going to agonize over it, at least do it on a full stomach.” – Nam Han Jun

“When women tell you that they’re fine, it means things are not fine at all. When they say they don’t mind, it means they do mind a lot. When they say they want to be alone, it means they really want you to be by their side.” – Prosecutor Cha’s officemate

“You’re asking the wrong question. No wonder you can’t find an answer.” – Nam Han Jun

  • “Knowing when to brake is a skill you only need when driving. Finding the truth isn’t something you give up on.” – Nam Han Jun
  • “It’s not your fault. Don’t torment yourself. It must have been so hard on your own this whole time.” – Lt. Han Jae Hui

Genre: Mystery, Comedy, Romance
Synopsis: The series follows the mysterious events experienced by a former profiler who became a shaman and his colleagues.
Based on: a web novel titled Minamdang: Case Note by writer Jung Jae-ha
No of episodes: 18
Starring: Seo In-guk, Oh Yeon-seo, Kwak Si-yang, Kang Mi-na, Kwon Soo-hyun
Written by: Park Hye-jin
Directed by: Go Jae-hyun
Network: KBS2, Netflix
Date: June 27 to August 23, 2022

Netflix subtitle translation by:
So-rang Kang, Soo-ji Kim, Jung-in Park