Oh! ..a perfect sip of a perfect latte! Fortunately, I only have to wait one more week before indulging in a cup of the best coffee in the world. Or two. Or three! At the original La Colombe on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, it is all about that. People make runs there not to just get caffeinated, but to enjoy a good conversation, get lost in their thoughts, while sipping on that perfectly-roasted and perfectly-brewed goodness. There is something magic in this place (I've been to a couple of others, and it just wasn't the same). The coffee simply tastes better here. The place attracts a certain kind of crowd, the one you feel a part of.
The selection is very straight forward: coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte. With or without milk (there are no soy or almond milk options, and don't even mention a flavored syrup.) It is all about purity & simplicity. The real deal, the sure thing. One size. Plus the freshly-baked croissants.
This week, an antique coffee truck is parked in front of La Colombe to make sure their fans are not going to run out of coffee while the shop is restoring their floors. How cool is that?