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La Colombe Coffee

La Colombe Torrefaction

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
West Town, Chicago
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  • Susan T.
    Susan TranAugust 11
    Great Draft Coffee!
  • Subhro M.
    Subhro MJune 30
    Really high-quality coffee offerings, 3 cold brew options on Tap
  • Stefan T.
    The Pure Black and the Pure Tan cold brew coffee on tap is awesome!
  • PureWow
    PureWowMarch 28
    Morgan Green Line: A croissant and latte will briefly transport you to Paris...before you squeeze yourself into the crowded train. Read more
  • Jing C.
    Jing CMarch 20
    Coffee and scone
  • Max V.
    Max Van BelMarch 10
    Great Lattes!!
  • H R.
    H RDecember 28, 2016
    Great tea. No wifi
  • Paul T.
    Paul TziridesDecember 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great vibe, delicious coffee, and phenomenal location.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.October 19, 2016
    la colombe in chicago, yes!!!
  • C R.
    C ReySeptember 15, 2016
    Reigning "Best Coffee Spot in the West Loop". Iced coffee and Iced Latte served on Nitro Draft. Try them together for a Black and Tan. Few baked options make this a tasty coffee stop any time of day.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LiJune 28, 2016
    Yirgz pourover won my heart!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJune 19, 2016
    Pour over goodness at the West Loop craft coffee roaster. No wi-fi as your focus should be on savoring the handcrafted cup of coffee and great conversation at this neighborhood spot.
  • TO S.
    TO SolomonApril 8, 2016
    This place is awesome, good coffee and quintessential snacks that are always on point
  • Hank C.
    Hank CoutureMarch 1, 2016
    As of 1/16, no wifi
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleFebruary 23, 2016
    If you're lucky, your Barista will harmonize seamlessly with the Beatles background music. If you're not, the coffee with still be good.
  • Connie P.
    Connie PraterDecember 9, 2015
    Wonderful pour overs!
  • Maxwell H.
    Maxwell HendersonDecember 2, 2015
    Great coffee, unique atmosphere. No WiFi, and staying is not the most comfortable. I'm assuming they want to encourage conversation.
  • Noah M.
    Noah ManionOctober 3, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    The draft black & tan tastes just like a non alcoholic Guinness.
  • Ann P.
    Ann PanSeptember 26, 2015
    Try the draft latte!
  • Brittany W.
    Brittany WebbSeptember 15, 2015
    Amazing coffee!❤️
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduAugust 27, 2015
    Mocha really is a mocha. Delicious! The iced coffee on draught is pretty good, note the latte on draught is nearly straight milk. Croissants are pretty good too.
  • Alvaro
    AlvaroAugust 14, 2015
    Drip coffee
  • Irakar V.
    Irakar VatovskaAugust 3, 2015
    Very tasty cappuccino and latte.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaJuly 29, 2015
    I'm way into the coffee, but this location is somewhere you'd go to get coffee and chat or read versus work.
  • Rohan D.
    Rohan DsouzaJuly 25, 2015
    Best iced latte in Chicago
  • Neel B.
    Neel BhargavaJuly 20, 2015
    Good espresso but the drip is terrible...even more overbrewed than starbucks
  • Leland B.
    Leland BrewsterJuly 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee and espresso drinks in the neighborhood!
  • Molly L.
    Molly LynnApril 30, 2015
    Nice coffee option in West Loop
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzApril 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Basque cake is a great accompaniment to chai with steamed milk.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzApril 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    That Basque cake is delicious! A great accompaniment to a chai tea with steamed milk.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chai tea with steamed milk & a bit of sugar is really a wonderful treat. Much better than that stuff I usually drink at Starbucks, Peets, etc.
  • Adrienne W.
    Adrienne WangMarch 31, 2015
    Hot chocolate was good.
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorMarch 22, 2015
    Well made caffeine fused drinks. And the atmosphere is as hip as it gets.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Not many options if you are not a coffee lover.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HulburtFebruary 26, 2015
    Beans roasted in house. Neat little shop
  • Leonardo G.
    Leonardo GastmannFebruary 7, 2015
    Their coffee is amazing and so is the place... Simple but really cozy
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel Di TomasoJanuary 20, 2015
    Bold coffee. Croissants are good.
  • John K.
    John KhuuDecember 16, 2014
    Amazing coffee. Very limited space - small tables in the front, big communal in the back. No prices posted anywhere on drinks.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelDecember 2, 2014
    Barista #1 was kinda wack, checking his phone no less than 3x while "dealing" w us. Barista #2, however, was redeeming. V chill and cracking jokes. Macchiato was more foamy than frothed.
  • Gohar M.
    Gohar MargaryanOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, awesome service, pastries are good too.
  • Erica T.
    Erica TreaisSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Heads up - They don't give you a free cup of coffee with purchase of beans.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonSeptember 3, 2014
    No wifi, so you gotta actually talk to people or read a book. Ya know, like back in the olden days.
  • Malwine S.
    Malwine SteinbockAugust 15, 2014
    I'm having the iced hemp latte! I love it!
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 11, 2014
    Get the cortado, and you'll be in heaven.
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen MalloyAugust 7, 2014
    Pure Black, natch
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah K.August 7, 2014
    Cappuccinos. Pastries. Ambiance. Staff.
  • Faisal S.
    Faisal SalmanAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Gibraltar. Espresso in a glass with a bit if milk!! Great stuff
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The Philadelphia equivalent to Intelligentsia opened its first Chicago café quietly (though the location, across the street from a Starbucks, certainly sent a message). Read more
  • Ece
    EceApril 27, 2014
    No wireless
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderFebruary 24, 2014
    You can't beat La Colombe for coffee in the West Loop
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureFebruary 21, 2014
    This café serves some of the best coffee in town, thanks to its personal touch and unbeatable brews.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything through the steampunk is top notch. A genuine hipster atmosphere with some of the friendliest and knowledgeable baristas around. Two thumbs way up!
  • Jillian L.
    Jillian LambJanuary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    most favorite latte.
  • Keyona R.
    Keyona R.January 2, 2014
    Wonderful Apple danishes
  • Margaret L.
    Margaret LopezDecember 31, 2013
    Hands down, the best Americano I have ever consumed. My friends have often raved about this place, and now I know why! :)
  • trillateezy
    trillateezyDecember 15, 2013
    Cafe au lait's are on point. Executed well, so it's a good middle between straight coffee and a latte. Not a fan of the bakery, bc the can't warm anything up. Cold/hard croissant? Not tasty.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ChenowethNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The Steampunk Brews are legit. Very friendly baristas.
  • Athena C.
    Athena CeeSeptember 13, 2013
    Double shot espresso over ice with a small amount of half and half, mmm! Tastes incredible! Consistently friendly staff and right near my hair salon so I make sure to get me some!
  • Deanna M.
    Deanna MingoSeptember 3, 2013
    No wifi :(
  • Lili L.
    Lili LiaskasJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the almond croissant... Delicious!
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Plenty of seats past the main counter. Great little place with great coffee.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PereiraJuly 1, 2013
    Solid coffee spot near art galleries / design studios
  • Matt W.
    Matt WJune 1, 2013
    Get the Gibraltar. And a little cake. So GOOD!
  • Philippe
    PhilippeMay 6, 2013
    Their espresso kicks serious ass. I love that small chain. Been to the original location in Philly many times. Need to have wifi and less attitude in Chi Town. But come here for the coffee. Top notch
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Small spot but usually a few tables. They keep it simple here, and it works. I recommend the latte for here - comes in a ceramic mug and feels like home.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TurnerApril 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Steam punk!
  • Gabriela T.
    Gabriela TatarApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Almond croissants are to die for
  • Erica T.
    Erica TreaisApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the greggi (spelling?) it's literally worth the travel time!
  • Nate W.
    Nate WestheimerMarch 7, 2013
    Get the venti triple latte.
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WeislerJune 14, 2012
    Gibralter is divine. Everything is well priced for a cafe of such high caliber!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuchekMay 9, 2012
    The dark biscotti has their own espresso beans baked in. Yum.
  • Reynaldo
    ReynaldoApril 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee by far. I like not having wifi here ;-)
  • Kaper P.
    Kaper PerkinsApril 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Obviously the coffee is the best in the city but the true gems are the baristas! Tiffany rocks
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoApril 18, 2012
    La Colombe supplies coffee to West Loop restaurants as well as to cafe patrons. Try their Leonardo DiCaprio blend: proceeds go to the Actor’s foundation to support environmental sustainability.
  • Kaper P.
    Kaper PerkinsFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Easily the best coffee in the city, served in an open and warm environment.
  • Christie M.
    Christie McDonaldJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, great price, annoying creamer
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The iced latte is almost always great and the price is fair.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FreyJanuary 15, 2012
    A chill gem on Sunday's with a more amicable crowd than Starbucks across the street.
  • Louisa B.
    Louisa BalachDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Almond croissant is delish and goes well with the coffee!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the Pure Black, a deep, dark, bottled cold brew from our 100 Best list!
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BealeOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cappuccino with whole milk = perfection. No one else in Chicago makes it as well as they do!!
  • Billy D.
    Billy DOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with the Redeye, drip coffee with a shot of espresso.
  • Faisal S.
    Faisal SalmanSeptember 15, 2011
    Awesome refined place to enjoy coffee
  • Penny S.
    Penny SAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The bottles of iced coffee are amazing and you get $.75 off when you bring it back.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MillerAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    gibbie on ice. Read more
  • J C.
    J CJuly 30, 2011
    Great place. Fantastic espresso!!!
  • Tara B.
    Tara BouleyJuly 22, 2011
    You've come to the right place. Unless you're looking for low-cost sportswear.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 5, 2011
    La Colombe takes a much more scaled-down, European-style approach. making the recently opened spot a great place to wind down with a good book or simply stare at one’s delicious cup of java Read more
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezApril 4, 2015
    Cafe para el desayuno
  • Cristyam O.
    Cristyam OtavianoJanuary 30, 2012
    Cafe divino o mais bem pago de todos
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SteinOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
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