Hidden WiFi lounge at Blossom Market Hall and flavourful boba at Bopomofo Cafe
Make a productive day out of being in the city of San Gabriel in Los Angeles county. There are two local gems within walking distance of one another: Blossom Market Hall and Bopomofo Cafe.
Blossom Market Hall is located in the historic Mission District, and is relatively new (having been established in 2021). It’s a two-floor community space with food vendors, a performance stage, a WiFi lounge, and an art gallery.
With meal options including dishes from Caribbean, Korean, Japanese, Mexican and seafood cuisine, the ground floor features no shortage of multicultural options for lunch and dinner. The 13 vendors are operated by local chefs and mom & pop teams.
There is ample seating in a spacious environment, creating a comfortable vibe for community and conversation. Blossom Market Hall also holds events, which you can stay updated with via their website. If you enjoy Vietnamese drinks like egg coffee or pandan coffee, AK Fresh Roast is well worth a visit.
Upstairs is where you can get some serious work done, or complete that niggling college essay. In a sun-lit space with wooden finishings and neat furniture, you’ll find students and working professionals typing away on their laptops. WiFi is provided for free, and there is a restroom in the corner. If you’re in need of some mental space, the art gallery is next door.
You can order classics drinks like Brown Sugar Pudding Milk Tea and Strawberry Corn Milk, or there are a variety of Matcha options. There are teas and premium espresso too. To cure your hunger pangs, the food menu features shareables like Popcorn Chicken & Mapo Tots, as well as larger dishes like Heritage Lu Rou Rice and Taiwanese Fried Chicken.