La Colombe $
130 S. 19th St., 215/563-0860,
HOURS: Mon.–Fri. 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.,
Sat.–Sun. 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
COST: Most entrées less than $10
The most popular Center City coffee shop caters to one type only—coffee lovers. Just off Rittenhouse Square, La Colombe filled with the Rittenhouse elite, hipsters, bohemians, and regulars that look like they might be homeless—basically, everyone comes to La Colombe.
One of the few coffee shops where the coffee is so good that they don’t need to offer WiFi or a large food menu to keep customers happy, La Colombe keeps it simple with strong fresh-roasted gourmet coffee and espresso drinks and just a tiny case of croissants and scones at the counter.
A medium-sized roaster, La Colombe proves that not everyone is looking for Starbucks.
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition