UPDATE: Closed in the wake of COVID… As of Spring 2022, there are signs that a Paris Baguette will be taking over the space.
In January 2017, Gong Cha (貢茶 or “Royal Tea”) took over the space formerly occupied by the Tom n Toms branch that had been located on the ground floor of the Solair Building on the northeast corner of Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard where the subway station is. It’s right across the street from the Wiltern Theater.
Founded in Taiwan in 2006, GongCha is an international beverage franchise specializing in Tea, Coffee, and Juice.
This Koreatown branch of Gong Cha serves boba, tea, coffee, and smoothies. The bathroom has colorfully heavy graffiti.
Coming soon to a Gongcha near you: boba noodles with white sauce!