“The Law Cafe” was first created as a web novel by Noh Seung-Ah, and it was adapted into a webtoon in 2019. The title of the original novel and webtoon was “Love According to Law” or “Love by Law.” It tells the story of Kim Yu-Ri, a former lawyer who opens a cafe called “Law Cafe” where she sells coffee and also helps customers with their legal cases. She has a regular visitor named Kim Jeong-Ho, who is a long-time friend of hers and who is also her landlord!
The Law Cafe (Love by Law) Webtoon Synopsis
Kim Yu-Ri has an attractive appearance and a successful career as a lawyer, but she’s always wanted to try something new. She wished to open a facility where she could assist people. Kim Yu-Ri decides to leave her lawyer job and open a cafe called “Law Cafe,” where she provides legal advice to anyone who needs it.
Kim Yu-Ri chooses one of several suitable locations for a cafe and goes to sign the lease. Surprisingly, the landlord she meets there is someone she knows. The landlord is Kim Jeong-Ho, whom she has known since high school. Kim Yu-Ri is shocked that Kim Jeong-Ho is a landlord because he always dresses in gym clothes and lives on a rooftop.
Kim Jeong-Ho is also surprised that his prospective tenant is Kim Yu-Ri, whom he has liked for a long time. Kim Jeong-Ho is hesitant to let her move in, but Kim Yu-Ri negotiates the lease terms aggressively and opens her cafe.
Kim Yu-Ri was confident she had gotten a good deal. But there’s one thing she didn’t think about. That is, Kim Jeong-Ho visits every day and requests a refill on his own cup of coffee. He comes to the cafe daily because he still has feelings for Kim Yu-Ri and wants to make sure no other guys are pursuing her.
A long time ago, Kim Yu-Ri and Kim Jeong-Ho had a brief relationship. While they were in college, Kim Yu-Ri’s ex-boyfriend cheated on her and got another girl pregnant. Kim Yu-Ri was embarrassed and asked Kim Jeong-Ho to act as her new boyfriend. Kim Jeong-Ho agreed because he liked her.
After a few months, Kim Yu-Ri wanted to end the fake relationship. But Kim Jeong-Ho had strong feelings for her and kissed her. While Kim Jeong-Ho desired to be her true boyfriend, Kim Yu-Ri preferred that they remain friends.
Meanwhile, Kim Yu-Ri’s mother visits the Law Cafe and helps run the business. When Kim Yu-Ri’s mother hires part-time workers for the cafe, she has only one condition. She only considers outward appearances.
Kim Jeong-Ho becomes frustrated as handsome men begin to work in a cafe. Worse, Kim Yu-Ri appears to be interested in a handsome doctor who runs his clinic on the second floor of the same building.
Will Kim Jeong-Ho ever be able to be with Kim Yu-Ri? And, given her complicated relationship, could Kim Yu-Ri run her Law Cafe?