Philadelphia-based La Colombe keeps digging its heels further into the Los Angeles coffee market, this time making a splash right by the beach. According to some paperwork now taped to the front of an unassuming storefront along Santa Monica Boulevard, the roastery and specialty coffee shop operators are landing in the heart of Santa Monica soon.
As you can see from the tipster-supplied photo below, some city-filed paperwork shows off the future exterior of the simple storefront, with a cafe space sitting just inside.
The expansion onto that particular block matters, as it puts La Colombe literally next door to Tar & Roses, which is back and better than ever after a long downturn following a kitchen fire in 2015. Just up the street is the bustling Wexler’s Deli, and steps away from both is the Santa Monica outlet of Eric Greenspan’s Maré. Combined with the La Colombe opening, there seems to be a bit of a mini restaurant row growing just opposite the city library, right in the middle of all the Santa Monica action.
No word yet on when La Colombe will move from paperwork to reality here, but expect it to take some time. After all, the company (which has outlets in several other major cities in the US), first hopes to expand into Beverly Hills, Silver Lake, and its own massive Frogtown roasting space.
La Colombe Santa Monica
604 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA