Cafe Hanyakbang and Hyemindang Desserts are partner shops that pay homage to their buildings’ historic past. Cafe Hanyakbang was once a traditional medicine pharmacy, and Hyemindang Desserts was once a hospital. The hospital was named after Hye Min-Seo, the Joseon equivalent of modern medical associations. The organization formed in 1392 oversaw practitioners and standardized Korean traditional medicine.
You can find evidence of the past, from the turn of the century until the 1970’s in the building’s architecture and interior design.