La Colombe Torrefaction

130 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0860

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  • Primary: Coffeehouses
  • Others: $, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Cash, Restaurants, Diners

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  • By almost 5 years ago on Gayot

    Done in terra-cotta and warm woods, with original artwork adorning the walls, La Colombe is a true French coffeehouse that roasts some of the best coffee in the city. The relaxed, smoke-free atmosphere encourages customers to savor rather… Read more »

  • By cbell11 over 6 years ago on Citysearch

    Good food and good service. we will be back. Read more »

  • By 5369 about 8 years ago on Citysearch

    I go to La Calombe about once a week and everytime I am amazed at the efficiency & consistantcy. I went yesterday the line was out the door but that doesn't matter, I got there at 8:34 there were 12 people in front of me. I had my… Read more »

  • By Thomas S over 8 years ago on Insider Pages

    They do it right - from roasting the beans all the way to their service at the counter.\r \r La Colombe keeps it simple - one size for drinks - exceptional quality - no extraneous junk like syrups and milk alternatives.\r \r Hang out,… Read more »

  • By Christa C over 8 years ago on Insider Pages

    The coffee is really super and I love the whole style even the little touches like the ceramic dish and spoon given to you to stir your to go coffee. I would go here more if they had some good food options. Read more »

  • By Cynthia L over 8 years ago on Insider Pages

    Awesome! The best coffee in the city by far! This coffee shop is not just your average coffee shop. The atmosphere is European. It's an artsy place displaying local artists' work. They also serve scrumptious pastries. You will not be… Read more »

  • By Carole B almost 9 years ago on Insider Pages

    In a city as large as Philadelphia there are a lot of coffee shops but not one of them can hold a candle to La Colombe. Whether you decide on a latte, a cappuccino, an espresso, a mocha, the world's greatest hot cocoa or just a plain cup… Read more »

  • By snickerss almost 9 years ago on Citysearch

    good coffee, bad service.. yea. rude baristas. my recommendations: know what you want and don't ask questions. Read more »

  • By hpn975 about 9 years ago on Citysearch

    Since I like La Colombe coffee, I usually tolerate their brisk, unsmiling staff. However, after today I will not be returning. When I took out my wallet to pay for my coffee, the barista bluntly asked if he could see my social security… Read more »

  • By cristofero over 9 years ago on Citysearch

    To Qualify.. espresso fan since the late 70`s, family in the restaurant biz... SLOWFOOD mmbr and have traveled Northern Italy extensively.. \r home machine GAGGIA.......\r Finally someone that gets it.. Lets me stand up for my double shot… Read more »

  • By sg101 almost 10 years ago on Citysearch

    It is very simple to like La Colombe coffee if you have no clue about what coffee is supposed to taste like. La Colombe is nothing but an industrial roaster that just pumps out cheap coffee and charges alot of money for it. Its all how… Read more »

  • By ang2921 almost 10 years ago on Citysearch

    Never though I would say this but, I will NEVER go back to La Colombe. While placing my order this morning by the only female that works the register I was distracted by a phone call from a friend who wanted me to pick up a bag of coffee… Read more »

  • By cocoverdos about 10 years ago on Citysearch

    I have used La Colombe, first as a retail customer, and then for my business in Brooklyn. As a matter of fact , several major restaurants in New York City began using their coffee after tasting it at my place. I will no longer be using… Read more »

  • By ket006 about 10 years ago on Citysearch

    Delicious strong coffee, gorgeous italian ceramic mugs, great big windows, and changing artwork on the walls. The croissants are incredible - i am afraid to mention my favorite (not the plain) because it is so often sold out as it is! … Read more »

  • By jbowen25 over 10 years ago on Citysearch

    La Colombe's coffee is superior to any coffee shop ive been to or even worked at. I felt a little awkward the first time i went in there. i had never been to a coffee shop that put your lid and spoon to stir on a dish. One time i went in… Read more »

  • By Contributor about 11 years ago on Citysearch

    In Short
    This off-Rittenhouse location is filled with the sorts who thrive on equal parts coffee and cigarette smoke: dancers, students and artists. That said, just about everyone who works west of Broad Street comes here for a… Read more »

  • By wlevitt about 11 years ago on Citysearch

    Sinmply the most outstanding coffee in Philadelphia and probably most cities! Read more »

  • By jasonmlips over 11 years ago on Citysearch

    If you truely love espresso DO NOT believe the hype about this place. I've given it many chances and always feel ripped off and dissapointed. They have beautiful La San Marco espresso machines, which can pull thick rich shots that are like… Read more »

  • By parking_ticket over 12 years ago on Citysearch

    What else is there to say about this place? It's just the best cup of coffee that I have found anywhere. In a city with a great number of fine coffeehouses, this just stands above the rest. The quality is consistent, as is the service. The… Read more »

  • By aharon10 almost 13 years ago on Citysearch

    Simple as that. One of the few drawbacks to living in NYC (which I do) is the 96-mile commute to La Colombe. Surprisingly efficient, kind (but in no way coddling) service, nice interior, decent pastries...but who are we kidding? We're here… Read more »

  • By tmj_athens almost 13 years ago on Citysearch

    Most amazing latte I have ever had. In Philly for a meetign at teh covnention center, I walked 15 minutes and back every morning to have one. Service was wonderful. Read more »

  • By mbenzgt over 14 years ago on Citysearch

    Hands down best coffee I've had. Good amount of choices and friendly service. If you want any type of coffe, this is the place to go. Read more »

  • By pretty_woman over 14 years ago on Citysearch

    you have to try it yourself (i bet that you drank this coffee before, most restaurants in philadelphia serve it) Read more »

  • By caribbea over 14 years ago on Citysearch

    perfect atmosphere to have a perfect cappuccino and get some studying done..... friendly service, $1 for a cup of coffee, and ALWAYS interesting people to watch! Read more »

  • By hookedinsf over 14 years ago on Citysearch

    Good coffee, friendly barista, tastefully done although be prepared to smell of cigarette smoke. Read more »