130 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thanks to the Starbucks onslaught, everyone's drinking lattés, cappuccinos, skinny iced decafs, and occasionally a mocha frappuccino (whatever that is). But the perfectly balanced macchiato hooked up by buoyant barrista Doug Wolfe at La Colombe is the surest path to coffee heaven. Wolfe, who seems to know the quirky orders of two-thirds of the thousands of customers who pass through the shop, pulls a single one-and-a-half-ounce espresso and tops it off with just a dollop of foamed milk, producing a shot of pure coffee flavor possessing appropriately great body. And once he learns your order, your macchiato will be waiting on the bar by the time you reach the front of the line.
Best of Philly 2002 Coffee
Thanks to the Starbucks onslaught, everyone's drinking lattés, cappuccinos, skinny iced decafs, and occasionally a mocha frappuc...
User Reviews (1) :
LaColombe was the best coffee in town in 2002, but if you want a barista from Nice, France to make you the absolute best Italian espresso with espresso foam 1/2 inch thick and the taste that speaks of robust coffee bean flavor, try the Italian Market barista king at the 2007 Best of Phlly winner for his hot chocolate, and once Philadelphia mag discovers his espresso, will be the best Barista of 2008.
Posted by Theo: May. May 20th, 2008 at 10:48 PM