Pio Pico Koreatown Library

Address: 694 S Oxford Ave
Phone Number: (213) 368-7647

The library is named after Pío de Jesús Pico, the last Mexican governor of Alta California. He died in 1894.

Public libraries in Los Angeles will be closed on Thanksgiving and the next day, Friday.

Mr. Coffee on Western Avenue

Mr. Coffee

Address: 537 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-382-8911

Mr. Coffee is an iconic Koreatown cafe that keeps changing management. Latest change: summer 2011 Serves pastries from Porto’s Bakery, crepes, and patbingsoo. Known for staying open until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning.

Wilshire Branch Library

Address: 149 N St Andrews Pl
Phone Number: 323-957-4550

In addition to the Pio Pico Library, another LAPL branch that serves what is still considered the Koreatown area of Los Angeles is the Wilshire Library. It doesn’t have as extensive a collection of Korean books or resources, but it’s the next best branch. (The Central Library in downtown LA also has Korean materials.)

Friendship Motor Inn

Address: 1148 Crenshaw Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 937-1600

Modest hotel / motel in what is considered the western edge of Koreatown.

Cafe Scent: Coffee & Flowers

Cafe Scent

Address: 3680 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: 213-383-9440

Flowers and Coffee Shop.

Free Wi-Fi.

Cafe Loft on 6th

Address: 3882 W 6th St
Phone Number: 213-383-3006

A a quiet “study” cafe where readers and laptop users spend hours nursing a cup of coffee or oolong tea, with a large coconut macaroon or slice of Sweet Lady Jane cake…

Known for having soy milk available, which is a great consideration for the lactose intolerant.

Tom n Toms – Vermont

Address: 440 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 738-9134

South Korean coffee chain that’s the equivalent of Starbucks. This branch at Vermont Galleria opened in November 2011. Closes by 12 midnight on most days. No health rating in the County database as of January 2013. Inspected on 12/19/2012 as a Food Warehouse.

Café Home

Address: 3377 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 383-0102

On the ground floor of Brown Derby Plaza on Wilshire and Alexandria.

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.