Here are the perfect places to go for some brew in our neighborhood.
by Taylor Sweet
Cute coffee shops are not uncommon in Los Angeles, which is a good thing for students like me who need caffeine and a place to study. In the center of USC, UCLA, and Downtown L.A., Koreatown is home to some of the cutest and trendiest coffee shops in town. It is a great place to settle down with a good cup of coffee for a few hours to get some work done (or just to hangout!). A lot of these cafés make really good quality coffee, as well as provide really good ambiance and environment (which is key!). Usually, you can also get food and desserts to along with your cup of brew -- perfect for long periods of studying or working. Here are our recommendations for the best coffee shops in Koreatown. Enjoy!
Alchemist Coffee Project
698 S Vermont Ave Ste 103 Los Angeles, CA 90005 Koreatown, Wilshire Center
One of Team SnackFever's favorite cafes! The quality of the coffee and ambiance is top notch here, from the Intelligentsia beans they use to the hip, modern decor.
3464 W 8th St Los Angeles, CA 90005 Koreatown
Perhaps the most aesthetically-pleasing cafe to visit in Koreatown, and that's saying a lot, considering the other options! Pull up a chair to talk with a friend or get some studying done! We can't help but love the quirky artwork and design.
610 S Serrano Ave Los Angeles, CA 90005 Koreatown, Wilshire Center
It's not just coffee they have at Concerto! Grab a full meal and a dessert of macaroons, on top of the delicious Intelligentsia coffee. And if you're looking for a comfortable, pretty place to spend an evening with a date or a group of friends, this place is for you!
621 S Western Ave Ste 101 Los Angeles, CA 90005 Koreatown, Wilshire Center
Can't go wrong with the quality of the coffee here. Come grab a bottled cold brew and a bite to eat if you're in the plaza to watch a movie at the CGV Cinemas! There's plenty of seating outside to enjoy a pleasant evening!
612 Shatto Pl Los Angeles, CA 90005 Koreatown, Wilshire Center
Did someone say Hogwarts library? Because if you woke up suddenly in the middle of Cafe Mak, you would think you had apparated there. Along with a recently-revamped menu, Mak offers arguably the best study-friendly atmosphere out of our Koreatown cafes. Each room has their own theme, from an art studio, greenhouse, and the aforementioned library, where it's always quiet. Be sure to try their sweet potato (goguma
Yellow House Cafe
234 S Oxford Ave Los Angeles, CA 90004 Koreatown
Another cute cafe for a girls evening out, or perhaps a date! Evenings might be the best time to swing by, as you can relax on the outdoor patio under an array of beautiful lights with some Korean comfort food and coffee!
Document Coffee Bar
3850 Wilshire Blvd Ste 107 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Koreatown, Wilshire Center
If the quality of your coffee or tea is of utmost importance, then Document is the place to visit. The baristas pay attention to every single detail, and you'll get your money's worth for the drinks -- the flavors are strong and robust. And they make beautiful latte art, too!
Tom N Toms
3974 W Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 Koreatown, Wilshire Center
Tom N Toms is your basic standard for Koreatown coffee. But this location is open 24 hours, just in case you need a late-night pick-me-up!
300 S Hobart Blvd Ste 101 Los Angeles, CA 90020 Koreatown, Wilshire Center
Miss Coffee is convenient for everything. Wi-Fi, great atmosphere, tasty coffee and tea drinks, and generously-portioned shaved ice (patbingsu
) as a light, cool dessert. Always worth swinging by if it's close!
Do you have a favorite cafe? Tell us in the comments!