Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cafe Jack in LA's Koreatown

Jack Shin took his love for the movie Titanic to a different level; he built a replica of the ship in a parking lot on Western Avenue and opened his coffee shop Cafe Jack in it. I saw the story in the Los Angeles Times while visiting California and went to go see it immediately, I love this kind of stuff, without daring people like him the world could be a boring place. Inside there are at least five different comfortable dining rooms, one of which is decorated with movie stills of DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Come at night and in some rooms you feel like inside a Christmas tree. I wanted to photograph patrons of the restaurant, but Jack, who claims to have seen the Titanic over one hundred times, said 'we Koreans are kind of shy'...


  1. I went there last night. A friend took me. I loved it!

  2. I've been there with a friend who refused to tell us what it was until we got there. It's unbelievable—especially at night when the whole place seems light with strings of mini-bulbs.