This post signifies the start of a new section at Foodmayhem, called Weekend Shout Out! I learn so much from other food blogs so each week, we’re going to feature a post from another blog that I loved.

La Colombe Torrefaction

I’ve had La Colombe Torrefaction 319 Church Street, New York, NY 10013 on “my list” since I read about it on Big City, Little Kitchen over 8 months ago. I know, I know. It’s ridiculous, but my list is so long. There’s just an endless number of places I want to go to. I want to publicly say thank you, because I loved it. The cappuccino was delicious at a reasonable price ($3 something). I think most places grasp that you have to use a lot of steamed milk but they usually forget to use a strong enough tasting espresso that won’t be washed out by the milk. So often, cappuccino ends up tasting like a big cup of steamed milk with a hint of coffee. Here, the balance of strong espresso and a generous amount of steamed milk creates the perfect full mouth feel while still tasting like an espresso-based beverage. (Big City, Little Kitchen has way more beautiful pictures of the cappuccino. I only brought out the point-and-shoot yesterday.)


I also really enjoy being able to watch the barista make the fancy designs. I saw a gorgeous leaf and I got a heart. Thanks dude!


I only have a few notes to add. The post mentions that chairs being bolted down but I guess the place has changed a little since then. There is a long bench along the wall, but on the other side of the little round tables is movable stools. My one complaint about La Colombe is that they don’t have a bathroom. First of all, you have to have a bathroom if you have over 19 seats (unless the law has changed since). Second, people are drinking espresso. I don’t know about you, but that makes me have to pee before I even finish the cup. But Still, I’d definitely go back to La Colombe. Lastly, they have a second location, La Colombe 270 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012, so make sure you visit one of them, and don’t take as long as it took me to go.

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