Why It’s Hot: Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti have outdone themselves with their new flagship on Frankford Avenue, supplementing their array of just-roasted coffee with a sandwich and salad menu full of wood-oven-roasted plates and fresh bread, baked in a special kitchen at the back of the 11,000-sq.-ft. cafe. Added bonus: booze. There’s a bar serving Different Drum rum, plus wine and beer.
Must-Order: “French onion soup on toast,” burrata and roasted fig salad, ham and butter baguette.
Insider Tip: You’re welcome to bring your laptop along, but a book might be more appropriate — like the other La Colombes, this location does not offer WiFi. It’s not about keeping you from lingering, but about making the cafe a refreshing escape from our always-connected life.