Recent Press December 2012 Edition

Daily Candy wrote about 14 Ways to Get a Java Jolt in Chicago including our cafe:

“This West Loop favorite has our hearts (and many other people’s, too). Serious coffee is a big reason it’s so loved. There’s no menu; instead, baristas hear what coffee drink you crave and then deliver. The slightly smoky blends pair well with pastries from Alliance Bakery and Hannah’s Bretzel, sold in the cafe.” Read more.


Time Out New York  wrote about our recent partnership with Warby Parker Annex:

“…Although there’s a showroom in Soho for trying on purchases, we suggest you head here instead and sip a complimentary fresh-brewed La Colombe coffee while you browse the full collection of optical and sunwear acetate frame…” Read more.


Photo by Melissa Murphy,

Philadelphia Magazine wrote about our cafe in Rittenhouse square, Philadelphia

“65. Those People Who Sit in La Colombe All Day Long
Try this little experiment: Head to the Rittenhouse cafe at around 10 a.m. As you stand in line, peruse the room. You will see people, mostly men, generally with good hair and nice clothes, occupying the tables, sipping cups of coffee, perhaps pulling flaky pieces from croissants. Return at 3 p.m. and marvel at how many of them are still there, by now sipping espressos, having accomplished … nothing. We love everything about these people and their highly caffeinated total lack of productivity. And wish we were one of them.” Read more.

Lady Iron Chef wrote about a customer of ours in Hong Kong in her article about 10 best cafes in the city.

“Within a corner of Lane Crawford at HarbourCity Shopping Mall is Library Cafe, a stylish coffee place (opened by the same owners behind Yardbird yakitori bar) which serves simple and well-executed comfort food like sandwiches and salad. Try the Tuna Melt (HKD78), and during tea time, they have a cake set for HKD70.” Read more.

Library Cafe

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Refinery 29‘s favorite coffee places includes the La Colombe on 400 Laffayette Street.

“Whether you limit yourself to one cup a day or refill your mug on the regular, chances are that if you’re a New Yorker, you’ve got a favorite local coffee shop keeping you going all day long.”

Read the article here.

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Here’s a wonderful illustration of a fashionable customer of ours by another talented customer Lindsey Mayer-Beug. Check out her website here.

Fashionister at La Colombe.

And last but not least co-founder Todd Carmichael was on CNN. Click on the photo below to go to for the video.

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2 Comments on Recent Press December 2012 Edition

  1. Beautifully interior, warm and considerate employees, with great coffee!


  2. We need a cafe in Denver, Colorado!!


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