Work and study in comfort at Café Mak in Los Angeles Koreatown
612 Shatto Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90005
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It feels like you’re working in a large home
Right next to Wilshire / Vermont Metro station is this popular late night cafe. It is open until 12am everyday, serving drink, hot food and cakes. Cafe Mak feels like a large, vintage home with its wooden furnishings, 20th century decor, and roomy spaces. It’s a wonderful spot to camp and get seriously productive, but it can at times be too conversational with university students passionately chatting about an upcoming project.
Its outdoor entrance reminds of a pub, with simple brick architecture and a glowing sign. The patio is a pleasant area to chat and work on warmer days. The menu serves Korean cuisine including fried rice, tteokbokki, stir-fried noodles, as well as western favourites like spaghetti meatballs, salads and sandwiches. Drink-wise, there is a lot on offer, including fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, and milkshakes.
If you are a digital nomad or looking for the perfect place to work away from home, Cafe Mak is a serious contender for the best that Koreatown can offer. It is comfortable, spacious, has bathrooms and if you want to order anything, it’s a simple task. There’s a button on every table and you just need to press it for a staff member to come over.