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IOTA Brew Cafe

IOTA Brew Cafe

Café and Coffee Shop · Wilshire Center - Koreatown
528 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–5:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

~ The IOTA BREW CAFÉ is a premier Los Angeles Culture Destination. ~

6.8/10

Based on 171 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Pauline T.
    "The french almond macaron latte is to die for!"(5 Tips)
    Bill C.
    "Grape Fruit Green Tea for $5.00 was excellent"(11 Tips)
    Lisa L.
    "Crepe cake is no good."(2 Tips)
    오미헤
    "their KIMCHI CABORNARA is the best!"(4 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • desserts
  • tea
  • good for a late night
  • cake
  • green tea
  • kimchi
  • lattes
  • crêpes
  • trendy
  • free Wifi
  • cute
  • lively
  • comfortable
  • good service
  • good for dates
  • casual
  • Hawaiian pizza
  • outdoor seating
  • quiet
  • DJ MoJoe (.
    Order their green tea latte if you love green tea as much as I do. Best one I've had. For their dessert, you can't go wrong with their crepe. Very well made and deliciously different than other crepes
    DJ MoJoe (Joe) · January 12, 2013
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  • Nutty Nomads
    So, the atmosphere is awesome (pop videos on all screens), the blended mocha is perfect and they have a large variety of baked goods (including cute cakes!) Oh, and free wifi and open late...fabulous!
    Nutty Nomads · August 21, 2011
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  • Ivy
    Great place to hang out if you want a coffee place where you could chill, eat great food & sip some coffee. It's not too crowded, it's more of a relaxed homy ambiance. People are great too.
    Ivy · November 20, 2012
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  • 오미헤
    their KIMCHI CABORNARA is the best! its an interestin taste of italian & korean fusion together its a popular thing! oh yeah, their mitshutgaru drink is fantastic with super sweet taste for all ages
    오미헤 · September 10, 2012
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  • LA Weekly
    Iota looks like a reality show waiting to happen. The walls pop with color, the menu groans w/ salads & the display of sweets is big enough to give diabetes to every boy band in Seoul. - Jonathan Gold Read more
    LA Weekly · September 13, 2011
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  • Christine R.
    The Guatemala coffee is nice and simple. Service is always great. Internet is sometimes shoddy. But this is an overall great place to study, eat, and drink coffee!
    Christine Ro · June 23, 2012
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  • Michelle L.
    Mochi waffle is good. If you check in be prepared to see it blasted on one of the large screens. Eh I could do without check in advertising. slow wait staff who kept "working on the bill" after paying
    Michelle Lee · February 27, 2014
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  • Ash P.
    Wow. Not sure why they changed it, but the atmosphere has been ruined. The fun K-pop music, video screens, and colorful lights are gone, replaced with a jazzy, quiet restaurant vibe. Not coming back.
    Ash Paulsen · January 26, 2012
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  • 오미헤
    i love their real fruit juice ! strawberry fruit juice so aithentic itz the best & their hawaiian pizza is two thumbs up ! love the fanvy big comfy cafe like this ! all ethcity welcome !
    오미헤 · August 23, 2012
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  • Logan V.
    The food was great, service horrible. Our waiter disappeared for over 20mins, the desert came first, and each of us got our food at least 10mins apart. Our server was replaced by a better guy tho.
    Logan Vaughn · August 31, 2014
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  • Christine R.
    They changed their menu and now all the food is 6.99. The food is pretty good for the price. Their wifi doesn't work at times, so be weary if you need to do work here.
    Christine Ro · May 27, 2012
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  • Emily L.
    Excellent coffee with even more excellent baristas. Desserts are fabulous and reasonable, and all the servers are friendly. Try talking to them!
    Emily LaPan · February 14, 2012
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  • Michelle L.
    Honestly the macarons are just ok, too sweet to be honest. I've had better macarons elsewhere. The shaved ice is also slightly too sweet (Blockheads is way better)
    Michelle Lee · February 27, 2014
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  • John
    The fish rice burger was good! Great with kimchi. Avoid the kimchi Fried rice, it was overloaded with onions and no kimchi in sight!
    John · August 31, 2014
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  • Erica C.
    Cool place... But the staff needs to be more knowledgable of wine etiquette. They also needs to learn how to serve craft beer
    Erica Chang · March 16, 2014
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  • Suejin P.
    The vanilla latte is not so great but would come again for the Green tea latte and pastries.Comfortable place to chat with friends.
    Suejin Park · March 3, 2012
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  • Ryan M.
    The food was not good and the service was downright awful. Can't speak for the bakery but if you're in the area go around the corner to Loft.
    Ryan Matteson · January 15, 2012
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  • Benji K.
    With the exception of some pastries, the menu doesn't taste that great. Ambience is good, but am yet to have something impressive.
    Benji Koshy · September 15, 2011
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  • Sunny P.
    Their service is horrible. Make sure you get their attention when you come in or else they won't even take your order for a long long while.
    Sunny Pang · May 23, 2012
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  • Ash P.
    Great place, but will suddenly close early with no regard to business hours. Be forewarned if you plan to go late.
    Ash Paulsen · September 9, 2011
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  • Pauline T.
    The french almond macaron latte is to die for! And it also comes with a cocoa macaron!
    Pauline T. · August 24, 2013
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  • AshleyJaded
    Cream cheese & Pistachio Macaroons are a must! Sit back and enjoy the K-pop videos!
    AshleyJaded · July 29, 2011
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  • Emily L.
    And if you see a guy in a baseball cap, talk to him about give him feedback - hes the owner! there'll be perks in there for you!
    Emily LaPan · February 14, 2012
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  • Daniel
    The non-coffee lattes are a bit sugary. Get real coffee instead
    Daniel · September 7, 2014
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  • Roger
    Valet park your car at Han Sae Bank. Just $2 with a validation.
    Roger · April 10, 2015
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  • Connie C.
    Nothing special but outdoor patio is fresh for a sunny day.
    Connie Chiu · March 15, 2015
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  • Ted T.
    not cheap, baristas are learning, but tasty coffee and treats. Read more
    Ted Timmons · August 22, 2011
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  • John C.
    What is in this "green tea latte"? Milk and green tea. Wow. They even charge you $3.50 for it. Wow.
    John C. · August 5, 2011
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  • Ross S.
    Don't forget to check in and see your beautiful face on their social media screen!
    Ross Schapheer · November 4, 2013
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  • Daniel K.
    Terrible long line and overwhelmed service on Saturday night.
    Daniel Killam · January 18, 2015
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  • Allan B.
    peach ice tea, kpop being shown all over the ceilings is super amusing
    Allan B · March 28, 2012
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  • Bill C.
    Grape Fruit Green Tea for $5.00 was excellent
    Bill Cusack · August 27, 2012
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  • Aura V.
    The strawberry cake is fantastic
    Aura Vasquez · February 18, 2012
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  • Cindy K.
    Patbingsoo is sooo good n delicious ~
    Cindy K. · September 15, 2012
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  • Emily L.
    Sweet milk shaved ice is soooo good. So good. Nom.
    Emily LaPan · May 21, 2012
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  • Jacqueline L.
    The espresso is crappy and overpriced. Welcome to K-town
    Jacqueline L. · February 28, 2012
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  • Joe E.
    The Wifi never works for me here.
    Joe Edmonds · February 18, 2012
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  • Jessica N.
    Green tea shaved ice with red bean! (;
    Jessica Nguyen · January 1, 2013
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  • Leigh H.
    Loved the spiced chai latte!
    Leigh Holmes · January 3, 2014
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  • Maureen G.
    great for late night conversations
    Maureen Garanganao · September 6, 2011
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  • Ilya M.
    $10 minimum for credit cards.
    Ilya Monroe · October 19, 2011
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  • Valerie B.
    Try the Mini Fruits Tarts
    Valerie Bello · July 7, 2012
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  • Julian F.
    The wifi password here is: iloveiota
    Julian Fang · July 24, 2012
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  • Brian I.
    Sumatra coffee is pretty good.
    Brian Ilagan · December 2, 2012
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  • catelouie
    Honey lavender macaroons 😋
    catelouie · July 7, 2015
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  • Eunha K.
    Crepe cake and chrysanthemum tea!!!
    Eunha Kim · December 4, 2011
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  • Lance M.
    If you like Haus, same owners here.
    Lance Mayfield · July 30, 2011
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  • Lisa L.
    Crepe cake is no good.
    Lisa Lin · September 29, 2013
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  • Mickey B.
    Here with Saudy
    Mickey Bowers · September 8, 2013
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  • Lance M.
    Peach ice tea!
    Lance Mayfield · July 30, 2011
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  • Hola P.
    Milk bingsoo
    Hola P · August 11, 2014
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  • Lance M.
    Good place
    Lance Mayfield · July 19, 2011
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  • Bio Oh lunla 
    First time
    Bio Oh lunla  · September 24, 2014
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  • Anna C.
    Bom para um início de happy hour com os amigos na sexta!
    Anna Cantarelli · August 2, 2014
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