La Colombe Coffee

La Colombe Torrefaction

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Center City West, Philadelphia
114 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • trendy
  • pastries
  • pure black
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  • Dennis H.
    Dennis Hansen3 weeks ago
    Late is on tap. Fluffy and delicious.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Ben M.
    Ben MartinezMarch 13
    Cheap lattes.
  • Mateusz K.
    Great Cappuccino :-)
  • Holly D.
    Holly DengFebruary 5
    perfect work space, friendly baristas & tasteful decor for a la colombe
  • Becki F.
    The "Papua New Guinea" coffee is really well balanced. truly this makes all buds on the palate happy & I'm not a coffee snob. Know what you want though bc the menu is tiny and the line is always long
  • Danley H.
    Danley HuDecember 30, 2016
    Coffee is SO average. The iced coffee I got was extremely watered down. And almond croissant was stale and dry. Don't understand why it has a good rating on here. Go to Joe's or Bluestone Lane instead
  • Lawrence C.
    Lawrence ChenOctober 30, 2016
    Pulchritudinous place, nice service and gorgeous coffee
  • Asya T.
    Asya TsaturyanOctober 9, 2016
    Coffee here was really good. I loved the atmosphere in the place.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BruhinSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite! Try the Pure Black or a Draft Latte.
  • Marios K.
    Marios KyriakosSeptember 23, 2016
    Amazing coffee plates!
  • Celeste M.
    Celeste MerriweatherJuly 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious coffee and breakfast treats. Always crowded.
  • Nohra M.
    Nohra MuradJune 28, 2016
    The third-wave East Coast standard. Take it black. Beautiful for-here cups and logo design.
  • Syl113
    Syl113May 16, 2016
    Draft latte- they even offered a taste so I could see if I liked it! Was delicious.
  • Gabriel E.
    Gabriel EvansMay 4, 2016
    The draft latte is an instant favorite. Ask them for a sample!
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ChungMarch 5, 2016
    Good coffee or tea spot near Ritten Square. Sloppy coffee art, solid pastries.
  • RC
    RCFebruary 25, 2016
    get the Coffee
  • Amol K.
    Amol KNovember 25, 2015
    Black and Tan coffee
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanNovember 3, 2015
    Lots of seating
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanNovember 3, 2015
    Amazing cold brew
  • Maria L.
    Maria LaurentiOctober 22, 2015
    I had a delicious coffee with almond milk and the moistest pumpkin scone for a great price! Love this spot!
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BaioneOctober 4, 2015
    Cappucino, pure black (cold pressed coffee), any pastry!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 3, 2015
    Great coffee shop in Center City Philadelphia.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Usually very crowded with the laptop crowd, but it's the Philly gold standard for cold brew and other caffeinated treats.
  • Sergio B.
    Sergio BenitezAugust 19, 2015
    When Sergio Benitez was young and in his 20s, he enjoyed traveling around the world just surviving and getting to know different places and different cities. Read more
  • Amber
    AmberAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee in Philly!
  • Khalil M.
    Khalil MannsAugust 13, 2015
    The Draft Latte was an amazing experience.
  • Mike K.
    Mike KowalczykJuly 1, 2015
    Long line but it moves quickly.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BreeseJune 23, 2015
    Get coffee, walk to Rittenhouse Square.
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LovelleJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee around. Way better than Starbucks coffee.
  • TheBackhaus
    TheBackhausJune 11, 2015
    Iced coffee - used to be $2.00, still a steal at $3.00. Comes with shot of espresso in it.
  • Gillespie G.
    Good quality coffee, 2 dollars for an espresso
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldMay 26, 2015
    Tooootally charming interiors. Big. Friendly. Clean. And, excellent coffee.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly By.May 18, 2015
    No wifi there and there's a single stall (unisex) bathroom
  • Bobbi B.
    Bobbi BookerMay 16, 2015
    Simply the best!
  • Brian
    BrianMarch 19, 2015
    Very trendy/hip, but good enough coffee and food to back it up. A good alternative to Starbucks. Consistently better than many of the newer coffee shops that have popped up.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a glass of seltzer from the tap to go with your coffee.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdFebruary 28, 2015
    A nice place for a $2 cup of coffee.
  • Jessica
    JessicaFebruary 26, 2015
    Perfect cup of cappuccino
  • Diana F.
    Diana FuFebruary 4, 2015
    Beautiful ornate tables at this location! Wish there was more natural light inside though.
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LovelleDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Just a regular half-caff coffee - $2!!! So much cheaper than Starbucks and WAY yummier:)
  • Nouri _.
    Nouri _November 19, 2014
    Friendly staff and nice coffee.. love their mugs ❤
  • Timothy G.
    Timothy GambleNovember 19, 2014
    Try the Flat White
  • Taylor V.
    Taylor VANovember 15, 2014
    Try the cortado here. Very popular so can be loud. The other location is much more quiet. That said, still a big fan of this location
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SteinbergOctober 16, 2014
    By far the best espresso drinks in town. The crowd is a bit rarefied, but the quality of the drinks and surprisingly low prices more than make up for it.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Tiamoyo S.
    Tiamoyo StevensOctober 11, 2014
    Best espresso and pastries in center city!
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're not down with dairy, ask for hemp milk or drink this delicious coffee black!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MaughanOctober 4, 2014
    Best coffee in Philly. New remodel is slick and has more seating.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BurnsAugust 12, 2014
    Best coffee in Philly!!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BesseyAugust 8, 2014
    Great espresso drinks. Best coffee in Philadelphia. Line is long during busy times, but worth the wait.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WuAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their coffee (and cortados) are so good I come here even despite the lack of wifi.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MahoneyAugust 6, 2014
    Great coffee and espresso
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    One of the most popular coffee shops in Philly with the same excellent sips you’ll find in NYC, but without the snarky barista attitudes.
  • Rich H.
    Lowkey spot.... love it
  • A B.
    A BeeMay 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    NO WIFI?!? WTF ... Also a bunch of posers
  • Kino
    KinoJanuary 2, 2014
    No credit card minimum here, but no WiFi here either.They have power outlets though. It's a nice neighborhoodly coffee shop that seats at least 30.
  • Kirk L.
    Kirk LoveDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always get it to stay here. The space is great, staff warm, but mostly they serve their coffee in the coolest china. Sit, relax a bit and enjoy.
  • estelle c.
    estelle carraz-bernabeiSeptember 28, 2013
    Awesome coffee . and sweets...MERCI!
  • Wil R.
    Wil ReynoldsAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you live coffee and are in Philly you must go here, don't even think about Starbucks
  • Bill T.
    Bill TobinAugust 4, 2013
    Nice afternoon double cap and biscotti. ..
  • David
    DavidJuly 13, 2013
    Their lattes are not hot, but only warm
  • Luca S.
    Luca SalviJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    the almond pastry is to die for!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 14, 2013
    Sip on a China-cupped cappuccino or a cold-pressed iced coffee. Read more
  • Ken S.
    Ken ShapiroJune 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy some ground coffee to go!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenJune 6, 2013
    Doesn't seem to have the same quality control as in NYC.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CarrollApril 24, 2013
    This is a great place with fantastic espresso…that's what really matters. I must offer fair warning: They do not have WiFi!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GApril 14, 2013
    They are kicking someone out for using the bathroom without buying something. A little pretentious and ridiculous.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LandauMarch 11, 2013
    Very good and inexpensive. Destroys the need for Starbucks.
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JulienFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cinnamon danish is delish. More of a croissant which is awesome!
  • Brian A.
    Brian AndersonFebruary 17, 2013
    Good iced coffee (made w/ extra shot of espresso) but even better Almond Croissant. Best. Pastry. Ever.
  • BB M.
    BB MadiloggovitFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee here is the best in Philly!! Only $3.75 for hot cafe latte but no wifi :(
  • David C.
    David CullenSeptember 13, 2012
    The best of the best! Probably the most flavorful and full bodied coffee I have ever tasted.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CoslettAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious coffee and a great spot near the square. Enjoy!
  • Meghan L.
    Meghan LeighAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    for such an elegant cafe, the bathroom sure is disgusting. best to be avoided.
  • Rootless C.
    off Rittenhouse Square
  • Rootless C.
    Hours: 8am - 7pm
  • Rootless C.
    Best coffee in Philly
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SeawellApril 27, 2012
    Great service, inexpensive and delicious!
  • Bill D.
    Bill DeeryApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best iced coffee ever.
  • Penny T.
    Penny TarrantApril 8, 2012
    Skim latte has such awesome crema you'd think it was regular milk. These guys know coffee
  • Sophi r.
    Sophi reaptressFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Better than any other coffee
  • Michal J.
    Michal JonesJanuary 24, 2012
    Soooo good
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RizzutoJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    luvs espresso
  • April D.
    April DuncansonJanuary 7, 2012
    No soy (or love) for the lactose-intolerant or vegan. In 2012!!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GilperDecember 29, 2011
    Outlets against wall near alley has a broken socket. Make sure your laptop is charged.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GilperDecember 29, 2011
    Refills cost .50
  • graceygoo
    graceygooNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Their coffee is so good I see cafes all over NYC carrying Colombe. Buy a bag for a friend to share the love
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler ShapiroNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best iced coffee in the city and it's only $2.
  • Larry D.
    Larry DavisOctober 1, 2011
    great art exhibit here, this artist is awesome!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 23, 2011
    Inarguably the originator of Philly’s first wave of coffee, La Colombe remains the go-to spot for rich Italian-style espressos and excellent machiattos. Read more
  • Justin N.
    Justin NachodSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A great coffee shop if you want to read while you enjoy your beverage or have a good conversation. It's not unusual to see 60 people inside, none of whom is using a laptop.
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 25, 2011
    Hands down, La Colombe is the most delicious coffee I've ever tasted!
  • Kate X.
    Kate XJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the new, bottled coffee: Pure Black! 16oz of excellence.
  • kazahel
    kazahelJuly 16, 2011
    Macchiato is not quite right
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LJune 29, 2011
    Nicest people. Great coffee.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 22, 2011
    Even the drip coffees, whether to stay or to go, are served with a proper spoon and saucer.
  • Rescue R.
    Rescue Rittenhouse SpaFebruary 3, 2011
    We brew their coffee at the spa daily! It smells and tastes heavenly first thing in the morning.
  • Roxy L.
    Roxy LangeJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The nicest (and fastest) staff ever! Such amazing customer service and the best espresso ever.
  • Shereef Z.
    Shereef ZakiDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    This is the place to see and be seen. Great coffee and fantastic staff.
  • Karin R.
    Karin RDecember 3, 2010
    Try the Cappucino
  • Nick M.
    Nick MontoyaNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee around, but if you're looking for a wifi connection and a place to plug in, this isn't your spot.
  • Layla A.
    Layla AlotaibiJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee. Hot looking staff ❤️_❤️
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyNovember 16, 2014
    Kahveler guzel fiyatlar uygun
  • Xavier T.
    Xavier TreviñoJanuary 13, 2014
    La única razón para no venir a este café es no estar en Filadelfia.
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