La Colombe has begun its expansion plans across greater Los Angeles, including a big new push into Beverly Hills. The East Coast newcomer technically already has an outlet open inside the Westfield Century City mall, but the new standalone storefront along S. Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills that just opened on Monday is meant to be something of a flagship for Los Angeles.
The results are easy to see. This new La Colombe outlet is a warm, inviting space despite the busy foot traffic out front. The front half of the space is laced with light thanks to tall windows lining the street, while the back is a cooler, dimmer place to chat over coffee.
There’s a long, wide table for group meetings, plus an assortment of small wooden stools and heavy tables for gathering elsewhere. The coffee bar itself sits in the middle at an angle, with pastries and sandwiches in a case to one end, and the service counter wrapping to the right from there.
Hours for the new La Colombe run 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with an 8 a.m. opening on weekends. The shop may experiment with later hours down the line as well, and in the meantime is hard at work on future locations across Los Angeles. There’s Santa Monica for one, as well as a big new roastery and shop headed for Frogtown early next year.
La Colombe Beverly Hills
9606 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA