Good morning! The third location of La Colombe opened near our apartment last week. Natural light, bar stools, tables for two. I like this table the best, the one I’m sitting at. Back against the wall, a view out. Peppermint tea and a slice of olive oil cake.
La Colombe doesn’t have the best coffee or tea. The breezy and carefree atmosphere however, makes up for both. It’s always busy, and yet you could spend hours here with no disruption. I recently joined Crunch – the gym next door, so this is my post-workout treat. Not a bad incentive to exercise, heheh. All the pastries are from Payard save for the olive oil cake which is a creation by Kate Jones, a local jeweler/baker.
Am fairly certain this sweet-savory slice of olive oil cake reverse any workout efforts. It’s hard to really care when you take that first bite. Golden, and incredibly moist with a dense crumb. Alas, it’s the thought that counts, no?
400 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003