Friday, January 11, 2008

La Colombe Cafe

I was at Tribeca (short for Triangle Below Canal Street) in downtown Manhattan yesterday for a meeting. After the meeting, I came upon this beautiful cafe on the corner of Walker and Church Street called La Colombe. So I stopped in for a cup of coffee. Here is a photo of my coffee.

So do you have a favorite place to get your coffee? How many cups do you drink a day?

22 comments:

Annie said...

Today was the first time anyone ever told me what Tribeca stood for. Thanks, Ming.

Oh yeah, my favorite place to get coffee is in my own kitchen, first thing every morning, steamed milk and dark roast, 2 cups. Everyday!

Kate said...

I, too, loved to hear that Tribeca really has a meaning other than a geographical area. Two cups: one in the morning after I roll out of bed and then another at some point in the day. Wherever I go, I seem to find a favorite cafe. None, however, so far has china like the one in your photo.

pusa said...

frist let me say what a beautiful cup and saucer :)

i love coffee too and it actually doesnt matter where i get it as long as i can drink coffee :) but i do frequent starbucks

Blog by Ant said...

Oh, I love coffee. I probably have about 10 - 15 cups a day. My favourite coffee spot is Vida e Cafe - Best Skinny Latte's :-)

nazzareno said...

Passing by chance on your blog I have seen a motive similarity with mine... good day.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is good to see that you are not one of those whose cup looks like it is new without anything spilled. We used to sip coffee out of the saucers because it was too hot to drink otherwise. And we crunched up "soda" crackers and made "coffee soup." Don't try that with saltines or you will absolutely strangle.

Peter said...

Well, I guess I drink an average of 6 or 7 cups per day, but "real" coffee (sorry), espresso type; the first one as soon as I wake up, the last one just before going to bed - and always at the end of a meal. Depending on the day, I would take them in bars, cafés, on terraces... or at home. I must admit that I'm also a smoker and for me coffee and a cigarette always go together. This is now getting tough (not possible in restaurants etc..., but still at home). (Well, this was some kind of confession; should I feel ashamed?)

Monika N. said...

One big mug of frothy coffee first thing in the morning...in my kitchen, when everybody but the cats is still asleep.

Jim said...

No coffee here, only diet coke. The cup and saucer they use looks very nice. I do like to go into coffee shops for the pastries though.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Oh, I want to go to that coffee shop so much, I love the cup and saucer. Good china always makes the coffee taste better, yes? But I hope you didn't drip any on yourself, as there is some coffee spilled in the saucer!
Regarding your comment on my icy garden photos, yes, it was ice crystals, not thorns on the branches, Quite an amazing sight, I haven't noticed the detail in the ice before. Amazing what new things you can see through the lens of a cemera!!
Thanks too for your comment about Leon, he is absolutely priceless and keeps you laughing all day long with his antics.

Olivier said...

j'adore prendre le café du matin dans un bar (voir le post d'aujourd'hui d'Eliane, le même thème). sinon au bureau, une dizaine par jours de cafe.
une belle perspective ta photo.
Bon Weekend

I love to take morning coffee in a bar (see post today Eliane, the same theme). At the office, a dozen of coffee per day.
A beautiful perspective your photo.
Good Weekend

stilettoheights said...

I drink one mocha a day that I make for myself, if the day is rough I have two...I have another IF I go out to Starbucks, but only as a treat.

for years I worked in a coffee shop, all the caffeine I was so thin but very unhealthy.

Changes in the wind said...

Like so many others...love the cup and saucer. Nice to see something different from a old plain mug. However, I tend to drink my coffee from a insulated travel mug...I can sip longer that way:)

mimi said...

I drink one cup of coffee everyday and on some days perhaps two. I make it right in my kitchen. ;) Beautiful mug!

Sara said...

I love lattes and expresso - but, lately they don't love me...so, I am switching over to halfcaf! We have a small coffee shop here in town...but, I don't get there very often. Think I'm going to start going by at least once a week.

Oh, and next time you're in the shop having a coffee - do you think you could pocket that great cup and saucer...I'll be glad to send you my address so you can mail it to me! :) It is gorgeous!!! And, black and white - what can I say!

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Lori said...

Oohh....That looks good, especially on a rainy gloomy day like this! I love the photo. I'm going to have to make a special trip to that café!

citygirl15 said...

I am Ms. Coffee.

Nice cup though....I drink many, many cups....and it keeps me going at work.

I used to like illy coffee, but lately I've been into Irving Farms Sinful Delight.

There's an adorable cafe on a t71 Irving Place. Maybe you've already been there.

marley said...

I'm one of those odd people that doesn't drink tea or coffee! I do like hot chocolate now and again and Druckers in Cheltenham do a good one with marshmallows and chocolate flake!

J.C. said...

I will start my day with a cup of coffee every morning. Restrict myself to a maximum of 3 cups.

My favourite coffee places would be the local Chinese coffee shop which serves strong Kopi-O. They are usually strong and not too sweet as compared to those sell at the Mamak shop.

Chris said...

Love the cup and saucer!!

Oh, I have 2 cups maybe, per day. BIG cups, though.

I like Starbucks and Seattle's Best (now same owner) and Caribou Coffee. I found, however, two great *independent* coffee shops while on campus at Murray State last week - Fidalgo Bay and Frap House. Both had GREAT coffee. . . .and a LOT of sugar-free options.

• Eliane • said...

But-but-but, Ming: you spilled the whole thing! ;)