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“Best coffee in USA !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Colombe Torrefaction

La Colombe Torrefaction
319 Church Street, New York City, NY
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Ranked #309 of 11,748 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Reykjavik,
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best coffee in USA !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I was enjoying New York and had no direct destination in mind when I saw this big queue and I looked at what everybody was queuing for. Although I had already had two coffees that morning I thought to myself, let's give this one a try and my was I impressed, just so balanced and delicious and something for the eye as well. Served in a decorating porcelain cup with the milk being not too frothy, just perfect. I looked it up in Seoul as we'll and it was well worth the search, just like here in New York! My new favourite cafe!

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Just another La Colobme cafe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very small, not ideal to have a business conversation. Basically, get your coffee and be on your way type of deal. Nothing to brag about - just average.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Lafayette Street Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is, hands down, the best coffee in NYC. I stumbled upon it a little over a year ago. It's so much more unique than the Starbucks down the street (great atmosphere) and the coffee is also much better. It's old school- they serve your coffee in a mug when you drink there. The line can get long in the mornings but it's worth it. One of my favorite places in NYC.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“The only place where we had a good flat white in Manhattan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

After going to a few coffee places around Soho and Tribeca and being unable to find a decent flat white, we tried this coffee shop in Church Street. There was a long queue outside the door but it was so worth it. Service can be a bit rushed but I guess it was because of the long queue. Only negative comment is that they do not have soya milk but otherwise, the coffee was fab.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“to die for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Love the coffee from this place. This is what I call coffee. The place is very nice, looks like a rustic chic place, sort of! I always order cappuccino, it's my favorite. The baristas make designs in your coffee which is a plus!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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