Uptown Whittier


Fun doesn’t stop where the campus ends. Just a few blocks from the College, Uptown Whittier boasts cafes and restaurants, a movie theater, clothing stores, a farmer’s market, and dozens more shops for students to explore and enjoy.

Here are just a few slices of Uptown life. What hangout will you discover?

  • Unwind over a delicious latte at La Monarca, Starbucks, Lift Coffee Roasters, or The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. (Because college life runs on coffee. So much coffee.)
  • Catch the latest movies at Whittier Village Cinemas. ($5 all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
  • Update your look at Melrose, Haute Mess, Ember and Stone, Laura's Boutique and more. (New school, new you, right?)
  • Find your next jam at Lovell’s Records or your next ride at Legends Boardshop.
  • Browse the shelves of Undercity Comics or Friends of the Whittier Public Library Bookstore.
  • Grab delicious boba at Chillin' Tea House, sushi at Maki Yaki, tacos at La Chiva Jr., or pizza at Brickhouse.
  • Expand your night life at The Whittier Brewing Company, The Bottle Room, or The 6740 (for students 21 and over).
  • Savor the food of award-winning chefs at Poet Gardens. (Don’t forget the Instagram photo.)
  • Surprise your friends with a dozen donuts from Winchell’s or the perfect gift from Local Fixture.
  • Buy locally-grown produce at the weekly Farmer's Market, every Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.