Pio Pico Koreatown Library


Address: 694 S. Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90005
Phone: (213) 368-7647

Named after Pío de Jesús Pico, the last Mexican governor of Alta California, who died in 1894.

This library branch has the largest Korean-language collection in LAPL system.

Closed November 1-14, 2022, for electrical work.

Wilshire Branch Library

Wilshire Branch Library


Address: 149 N. Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, 90004
Phone: (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 a substantial amount of Korean-language materials.)

Free Wireless Internet

Friendship Motor Inn


Address: 1148 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: (323) 937-1600

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

SouthKorean chain Tom n Toms Coffee Los Angeles

Tom n Toms – Vermont


Address: 440 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: (213) 738-9134

South Korean coffee chain that’s the equivalent of Starbucks.

Cafe Scent: Coffee & Flowers

Cafe Scent


Address: 3680 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 383-9440

Flowers and Coffee Shop.

Free Wi-Fi.

Wine Cafe Koreatown LA

Cafe Mak


Address: 612 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 252-9898

Many young people come hereto study…

Serves coffee, tea, sweet-potato cake, patbingsu (shaved ice)…

Cafe Loft on 6th


Address: 3882 West 6th Street Los Angeles California 90020
Phone: (213) 383-3006

Quiet “study” cafe

Café Home


Address: 3377 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 383-0102

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