Coffee lovers, this one’s for you.
In the past year, Pittsburgh has been lucky enough to get over a dozen (!) specialty coffee shops all over the city, most brewing local coffee and serving specialty baked goods. Looking for your coffee fix? From the Northside to Swissvale, we’ve got you covered.
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Pittsburgh’s Best New Coffee Shops:
Commonplace Coffee Point Breeze
The latest Commonplace Coffee house to open in Pittsburgh is located on Reynolds Street in Point Breeze. In July of 2018, the Commonplace team took over the former Make Your Mark ARTspace & Coffeehouse. At this cozy new location, Commonplace offers their traditional menu of beverages, made using their own beans. This is Commonplace’s sixth location in the city. The local roastery also has outposts in The Strip, the Mexican War Streets, and Squirrel Hill.
Commonplace Coffee (6736 Reynolds St)
At the end of 2018, Pittsburgh gained Schoolhouse, a storefront, coffee shop, and office space, owned by the design company of the same name.
This Portland Oregon-based brand sells vintage-inspired homeware, including lighting, hardware, and furniture. Three years ago, the Schoolhouse team began renovating the long-abandoned Detective Building in East Liberty. Now open, the first floor of the building is occupied by the Schoolhouse shop, as well as The Bureau, a new café operated by team behind The Vandal. The Bureau offers coffee, local pastries, and a menu of fresh and rotating dishes in a beautiful and bright setting. The café features decor and furniture from Schoolhouse.
The building also offers three floors of coworking office space operated by Beauty Shoppe.
The Bureau (224 N Euclid Ave)
The Southside is now home to Astroid Cafe, a boutique coffee shop on the 300 block of East Carson Street. The cafe is operated by Pittsburgh’s Beauty Shoppe coworking company, and is located inside of their Terminal office building. The space is extremely accessible for the South Side, and very aesthetically pleasing, including murals by Pittsburgh-artist Seth LeDonne.
Astroid Cafe (333 E Carson Street)
Constellation Coffee now has a satellite location (get it?) at the Switch and Signal Skatepark in Swissvale. According to coffee news side Sprudge.com, this cafe, located inside of a former bowling alley, repurposed elements from the alley in its design. The menu is all-plant-based, featuring baked goods from Pittsburgh shops like Onion Maiden and Gluuteny. The drinks are also plant based, substituting dairy with oak milk, coconut whipped cream, almond milk, and other dairy-free alternatives.
Satellite Cafe (7518 Dickson Street)
Redhawk Coffee Downtown
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Inspection ✅ We are super excited about Redhawk Coffee downtown. Please join us tomorrow (Tuesday the 30th)from 4-7 for our friends and family opening. Wine, beer, and cortados! Beginning Wednesday the 31st we will be open from 7a-4p M-F. Come see us at 536 Smithfield St 15222. We are sharing the space with @shoppgandh come through to see locally made goods and art. 🥂 #redhawkcoffeedowntown
The beloved Oakland coffee shop Redhawk now has a Downtown outpost! The shop is located on Smithfield Street inside the PG&H homegoods shop. The cafe is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. and is a great new spot to grab a cup of gourmet coffee Downtown!
Redhawk Coffee Downtown (536 Smithfield)
Big Easy Dog Daze & Cafe
Want to grab a cup of coffee with your dog? Who doesn’t! At Dog Daze Cafe in Lawrenceville, you can do just that. The cafe is part of the Big Easy Dog Daze complex, which also offers doggy daycare and a full, in-house veterinary hospital. The cafe serves Cuban-style coffee drinks, like cortadito (espresso with a splash of steamed milk), cafecito (a Cuban coffee shot), and Cafe Bonbon (a specialty drink made with sweetened condensed milk, espresso, and milk foam or heavy whipping cream). The beans are from Grounds & Hounds, a Pittsburgh-based coffee company that donates 20% of all of their proceeds to animal rescue partners
Big Easy Dog Daze & Cafe (12 McCandless Ave)
The Black Cat Market
Purrfect for any cat lover, this new Lawrenceville market offers a public cafe with a separate space partitioned for guests to interact with adoptable cats. The name is an ode to the fact that even today, old superstitions make black cats less likely to be adopted. At The Black Cat Market, guests are reminded that all cats, including black cats, are worthy of love. The cafe offers an inclusive menu of coffee and snacks with gluten-free and vegan options.
The Black Cat Market (5171 Butler Street)
HLane Dry Goods & Coffee
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Awesome little #coffeeshop in #Swissvale @hlanedrygoodsandcoffee surprising close to the parkway, with so many great coffees. Worth visiting, awesome crew! ~ #shopsmall #coffeeshopvibes #localcoffee #coffeeshots #shoplocal #coffeeandmore #drygoods #pittsburghcoffee #coffeehouse
Swissvale has another new coffee shop: HLane Dry Goods & Coffee. In addition to being a coffee shop, the space is also a market, focussed on highlighting local businesses, and offers an on-site seamstress shop, providing tailoring, alterations, and custom work. Talk about a one-stop shop!
HLane Dry Goods & Coffee (2009 Noble St)
Adda Coffee Northside
Adda has expanded to the Northside! The beloved East Liberty coffee shop now has a second outpost in Allegheny West. The new location is beautiful, offering an expansive drink menu, a charming interior, and a back deck. The shop frequently hosts food pop-ups (think: Wise County Biscuits and Pigeon Bagels), so keep an eye on their social media.
Adda Coffee & Tea (926 Western Ave.)
Macaron Bar Pittsburgh (Serving Passenger Coffee)
Macaron Bar shop and kitchen recently opened in East Liberty. At this colorful macron shop, patrons can much on homemade cookies (or take them to-go!), as well as sign up for macaron-making classes and workshops. In addition to the cookies, the shop has a full service cafe, offering specialty drinks and pour-overs, using acclaimed PA-based roaster Passenger Coffee.
Macaron Bar Pittsburgh (6101 Penn Ave)
The Shiny Bean Coffee & Tea
Etna has a new neighborhood coffee shop: The Shiny Bean Coffee & Tea! Located on Butler Street, this quaint cafe is a community-oriented establishment, offering coffee drinks, baked goods, and homemade food.
The Shiny Bean Coffee & Tea (333 Butler St)
Coffee and food in Pittsburgh’s West End! The aptly named Café 412 is a is a casual coffee shop serving locally sourced gourmet coffee, fresh-made pastries, speciality sandwiches and more. According to their website, the shop’s goal is “to create simple, delicious food that’s easy to grab & go, or sit down, relax and enjoy in our homey little corner of Pittsburgh’s historic West End Village.”
Café 412 (400 S. Main Street)
Black Forge Mckees Rocks (Coming Soon)
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Progress and perseverance. . . We are so close and we can not wait to give you an opening date. We truly want to thank all of you for supporting us through this crazy experience. We have so many friends and supporters to thank for helping us make this happen! We will update all of you soon. Thank you!! ⚒️ 🖤⚒️ . . . #blackforgecoffee #blackforgepgh #blackforge #metal #coffee #progress #coffeeshop #pgh #pghcoffee #pittsburgh #mckeesrocks #music #venue #hail #paintitblack #smallbusiness #supportlocal
Not open yet (but coming very soon!): Black Forge Mckees Rocks. This popular punk-rock coffee house, which has other location in Allentown, is expanding to open a second, bigger space inside a historic building. Once open, this new shop will allow Black Forge a new place to service their patrons and offer live music. Updates can be found online. The cafe frequently offers popup events and food specials.
Black Forge (701 Chartiers Ave)
Willow Ave in Castle Shannon is now home to Coffee, Etc., a barista owned and operated coffee shop. The shop offers friendly service, great coffee, and fantastic breakfast and lunch options. Keep an eye on their social media for new flavors (did someone say snickerdoodle coffee?) and upcoming events.
Coffee, Etc. (3754 Willow Ave)
Located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Spring Garden Avenue in East Allegheny, this quaint cafe is a great spot to hangout and enjoy a cup of coffee. The cafe frequently features local artists on the wall, and has a great menu of drinks and snacks.
Kaffeehaus Café (1022 Chestnut St)
Okay, it’s not a coffee shop per say, but Good Food Pittsburgh is once again hosting it’s brunch festival, BrunchBurgh, at Hitchhiker Brewing this summer! The festival highlights a wide range local coffee roasters (who give out samples!), as well as all your favorite brunch foods. We’re talking waffles, biscuits, Bloody Marys, juice, and MUCH more. Tickets go on sale very soon (and will sell out!) so follow our social media and sign up for our email list to be the first to know!
Did we forget a new coffee shop? Please leave it in the comments below!