Pittstop Blog is fueled many cups of coffee. We are constantly on the hunt for new meeting spots, and we have discovered some lovely coffee shops along the way. Check out a few of our favorites below!
We love to meet at Delanie’s, because it’s conveniently located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the South Side. On warm days, you’ll find the doors and windows wide open, immediately welcoming you in. They serve delicious made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, and the menu now also features Just Good Donuts.
Favorite Feature: Delanie’s displays local art on the brick walls of the coffee shop, alongside bulletin boards showcasing fliers advertising Pittsburgh events. We love the local support!
We love the minimalistic aesthetic of this tiny shop, located on Penn Avenue in between the neighborhoods of Bloomfield and Lawrenceville. The bright white walls and yummy drinks helped keep us motivated on a very gloomy afternoon.
Favorite Feature: If you get overwhelmed by all the nonsense on the menu at the big name coffee chains, this is your ideal spot. Constellation Coffee keeps it simple, boasting just the basics on the menu board (but don’t worry, they’ll still hook you up with some sweet latte art).
21st Street Coffee and Tea
We were surprised by how peaceful the atmosphere inside the coffee shop was after stepping out of the chaos of the Strip District on a Saturday. The shop was the perfect meeting place for us, because it was quiet enough to focus on our work but not too quiet to make us feel uncomfortable chatting.
Favorite Feature: 21st Street Coffee has an upper level available to rent if you’re looking for an extra quiet workspace!
The Coffee Tree Roasters
You can smell this coffee shop through the open garage door facade that welcomes you in. From the outside, Coffee Tree appears small, nestled between neighboring Shadyside businesses. When you enter, you’ll find a spacious place to relax and sip. Take your cold brews to go and shop on Walnut afterward!
Favorite Feature: This spot is a bit and more social, which we enjoy while we are meeting! If you’re looking for a quieter spot to work on your own, there is a glass room to separate you from the louder coffee drinkers (like us).
Espresso a Mano
Don’t let the line scare you away. Some of Espresso a Mano’s regulars told us it is always busy, for a good reason: the coffee is just that good. You may have to wait for a table to get some work done, but you can always order your coffee to go and explore the trendy, thriving streets of Lawrenceville.
Favorite Feature: You’re going to want to bring some extra cash, because you’ll have a tough time leaving without snatching up a mug or t-shirt. Espresso a Mano has some adorable merchandise available for purchase!
Carnegie Coffee Company
This old post office was converted into an awesome and eclectic spot. We love that some features from the original building were maintained, like the mailboxes located at the base of the counter. There is plenty of seating, ranging from reading nooks on the first floor to a conference table on the upper level.
Favorite Feature: Carnegie Coffee Company has some delicious lunch options, including a variety of sandwiches and some daily specials! Come hungry, because we bet a pastry will catch your eye as you order.
Did we miss your favorite coffee shop? Comment and let us know where we should meet up next!