This is the “retro café” that Kim Sang-sik (Jung Jin-young) looked up online as a good dating spot for older couples and where he brings his wife Lee Jin-sook (Won Mi-kyung) in episode 11 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020). Following the dating advice he’d read online, he shows her photos on his phone while drinking coffee — until the situation becomes more earnest with some heart-to-heart conversations.
Coffee Hanyakbang — Hyehwa Branch [커피한약방 혜화점] is a ‘newtro’ café that offers hand-drip coffee. It is located east of Marronier Park in Seoul’s neighborhood Ihwa [Ihwa-dong/이화동] in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It sits in close walking distance to/from Di Matteo — Daehakno Branch [디마떼오 대학로점].
9 Dongsung 2-gil, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 동숭2길 9
Geolocation: 37.580861, 127.004800
Hyehwa Station [혜화역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 2
(5 min. walk)
— submitted by Marion KDL