Tom N Toms (Wilshire & New Hampshire) – Closed

Address: 3240 Wilshire Blvd 90010
Phone Number: (213) 380-3875

This branch of the South Korean cafe chain is at Wilshire & New Hampshire, a block west of Vermont. Free wi-fi. Coffee Zone. Closes by 9:45 pm on most nights.

LaB Coffee & Roasters

Address: 429 N Western Ave 90004
Phone Number: (323) 465-6788

LaB Coffee & Roasters is a Korean coffeeshop that opened in North Koreatown in early 2015. Business Hours: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm, everyday Associated with the Los Angeles Barista Academy (LAB Academy), which is known for teaching latte art. 429 N Western Ave, Suite 5 About three blocks south of Melrose Avenue. Note that the address of the coffee shop is NORTH Western Avenue, in the Western Rosewood strip-mall where the 12cm pastry shop used to be. Their academy (LaB Academy) is at another location, just outside of Koreatown’s formal borders, at 621 S. Virgil Ave. #460. Los Angeles CA 90005. Phone number: 213.534.7790

Café O’LA

Address: 3109 W Olympic Blvd 90006
Phone Number: 213 637-2375

Cafe Ola opened in 2014 in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Patio. Coffee, green-tea latte, hot cocoa, milk tea, peach juice, strawberry banana smoothie, honey tea, ice cream, lemonade, soda, and boba drinks… Open seven days a week, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

It's Boba Time at Madang on Western

Boba Time @ Madang

Address: 621 S Western Ave 90005
Phone Number: (213) 385-2622

Franchise of a chain of boba places that’s been operating in Southern California since 2003. This location at the Madang Mall opened in late March 2013. Milk tea, iced tea, smoothies, pistachio frappe, passionfruit slush… Make sure to get a Frequent Buyer Card — purchase of 10 gets you a free regular-sized drink up to $3.45 in value.

Sul & Beans

Address: 621 S Western Ave 90005
Phone Number: (213) 385-5510

Sul & Beans is a dessert cafe that opened at Madang Courtyard in October 2014. 설앤빈스 The specialty is Korean shaved-ice (bingsoo) with red beans. Open seven days a week, 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm.

Cafe Korobokgur

Address: 3464 W 8th St 90005
Phone Number: (213) 388-8818

Cafe Korobokgur in the space formerly occupied by Caffe Village.

Coffee, ddeokbokki, kimchi fried rice, green-tea patbingsoo…

Brew You

Address: 808 S Western Ave 90005
Phone Number: (213) 382-0305

Korean-run coffee shop in the strip mall known as IB Plaza. Has become a hangout for ajosshis. No longer serves rice rolls. Does have patbingsu and smoothies on the menu. Usually open seven days a week, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Does not pick up the phone.

Drips & Swirls in LA

Drips and Swirls

Address: 3073 W 8th St 90005
Phone Number: NA

Drips and Swirls soft-opened on August 25, 2016, where BBQ Crown / WellQ Duck used to be on 8th Street. Coffee and Soft Serve = drips.swirls Ice Pour-Overs / Ice Coffee Kalita Wave Charcoal Crispy Rice

Red Bean

Address: 3525 W 8th St 90005
Phone Number: (213) 388-7600

Red Bean in the building where Assi Market used to be. This is arguably the least liked of the patbingsu cafes in the Koreatown area.

In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.