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La Colombe Coffee Roasters

130 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4632 (City Center West)
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Ranked #67 of 3,690 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: City Center West
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91 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Great place, great value. We had good cappuccino and reg coffee, almond croissant and sticky bun for $7. Nice atmosphere, crowd ranged from silver hair to kids in strollers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I love coffee and this place offers some great single origin varieties. You can take them to go too!

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Paris, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I was in Philadelphia for a conference and walked by the La Columbe Torrefaction on Penn Square one morning. I tried it, liked it, and went back several times before the conference ended. I prefer cappuccino and it was excellent here. It was also served in china cups which in my book makes a big difference. Had several pastries too,... More

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Don't be put off by the aloof greeting or surly service, the coffee is consistently excellent. If you enjoy a good cup of coffee--rich, roasted flavor without being too grainy or challenging--this is your stop. Lovely nibbles to go with your coffee as well. Whole bean bagged coffee ready to take home. Just expect to occasionally have a few things... More

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was looking for special coffee flavor and this place delivered. It also provided excellent service and value, in an open and sunny venue. The pastries didn't match the coffee but that was the only criticism.

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northern california
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

An Italian friend told us that Colombe offered the best coffee in Philadelphia and that we should check it out while visiting. While the rest of the experience of this place is average (I'm referring to food items, ambiance), the coffee is truly worth trying. I am picky about my espresso and believe this place offers some of the best... More

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Perth, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

La Colombe have 2 locations in Philadelphia.One off Rittenhouse Square and the other in Dilworth Plaza. I tried both and they deliver consistently good (espresso machine) coffee, although I think the Dilworth Plaza location does a better job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I came here at the recommendation of a Philly resident. The coffee and pastries are delicious. The coffee took me back to Barcelona. The flavor if the beans was amazing and the froth was perfected. I am town for a conference near city hall. As I sat near the window I could see the city move in warped speed, but... More

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Horsham, PA
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I used to love the strong, dark coffee at this place when it first opened many years ago so I jumped at the opportunity to visit again. I ordered a short double capuccino but what I received was all milk with barely any coffee. Very disappointing.

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garden state travellers
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

REAL coffee served in REAL china in a REAL coffeehouse even REAL coffeetables! Wish I had one of these closer to home. Loved it!

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