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Pittsburgh Coffeehouses & Cafes

Gourmet coffee and tea isn't very hard to find in Pittsburgh. Most city neighborhoods have at least one or two coffeehouses or cafes where you can get a great cappucino, latte or steaming mug of green tea, along with baked goods and other light menu items. The next time you're looking for good coffee or tea, try one of these favorite Pittsburgh area coffeehouses.

Pittsburgh Coffee Houses
Looking for a great cup of coffee in the Pittsburgh area? These Pittsburgh coffee houses focus on coffee and tea as well as light snacks. There are plenty of Starbucks locations, of course, as well as dozens of local Pittsburgh coffee houses as well.

Affogato Coffee Bar
Great coffee is only part of the charm at Affogato Coffee Bar in Bellevue. There's also an ever-changing menu of salads, sandwiches, panini, and pastries, plus a gallery of art for sale by local artists and an on-site bookstore.

Aldo Coffee Company
This popular Mt. Lebanon coffeehouse is often the one asked about by Pittsburgh visitors who have heard about it through its active blog. The Italian-style coffee bar and cafe serves up espresso, fine coffees and teas from Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters, plus panini, Italian pastries. Live music on some Fridays and Saturdays.

Beehive Coffeehouse
One of the original Pittsburgh coffeehouses, Beehive on the South Side is still one of the favorites. It's an artsy-type hangout, the coffee is top notch, and the Wi-Fi is free.

Beleza Community Coffeehouse
This North Side coffee shop, located on the corner of Buena Vista and Jacksonia street in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, offers fair trade coffee, specialty espresso drinks, locally made baked goods and sandwiches.

Blue Horse Coffee
Washington Road in the Pittsburgh South Hills is home to Blue Horse Coffee, a restful coffee house offering house blend and single origin coffees, espresso drinks, organic teas, hot chocolates and chai lattes, freshly baked scones and pastries, fair-trade chocolate and other treats.

Cafe Cravings
Green tea frappes and smoothies are just one of many specialty coffee and tea drinks available at this Mount Washington cafe, located near Chatham Village.

Cafe Kolache
Located in Beaver, Pennsylvania, Cafe Kolache features Prestogeorge Master Roasted Coffees. Their full coffee bar offers espresso, cappuccino, latte and other specialties made to order. And, of course, their specialty - scrumptious Czech kolaches.

Coffee Tree Roasters
Founded in 1993 by father and son, Bill and Bill Swoope, The Coffee Tree Roasters started with one small in-store roaster and now boasts four retail locations in the Pittsburgh area - Squirrel Hill, Mt. Lebanon, Fox Chapel & Shadyside.

Cool Beans
With eight full-time locations around downtown Pittsburgh, Cool Beans coffee company offers a variety of interesting coffee flavors, with new ones each week. They even have a kiosk in the Steel Plaza subway station.

Craig Street Coffee
Frozen smoothies, a juice bar, espresso bar, and tea house all complement the great coffee at this popular Oakland coffeehouse. Grilled burgers, a wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches (including some really interesting ones), soups, salads and even quiche make this a great place for lunch too.

Crazy Mocha
Free wireless internet plus great coffee and espresso - what else could you ask for? Crazy Mocha Coffee Company, with seven Pittsburgh locations, offers a variety of coffees and espresso along with basic meals, such as wraps and desserts.

Enrico's Tazza D'Oro Cafe and Espresso Bar
This European barista often tops the list of favorite Pittsburgh coffeehouses for their true "cup of gold" coffee beverages. The rustic European-style coffeehouse and eatery offers pastries, panini sandwiches and salads, plus Sunday brunch. Live music and poetry readings Thursday-Saturday.

Katerbean
Coffee and espresso drinks, chai and other teas, plus fresh bagels, croissants, salads and sandwiches make this Regent Square coffee house and internet cafe a popular place to hang out. Open early in the morning until late at night, seven days a week. Smoke free.

Kiva Han Coffee
This open, airy restaurant on the busy corner of Forbes and Craig in Oakland brings in coffee beans from all over the world and roasts them locally. It's a popular place for the locals to hang out and people watch. When it's crowded, head to a quiet table upstairs where you can grab a board game or use the Wi-Fi (although it's not free).

MoJoe Coffee House
Enjoy coffee, sweets and other eats at MoJoe in Mt. Lebanon. They feature fresh coffees from around the world (including fair-trade organics), cappuccinos, lattes, chai and Tazo teas, specialty sandwiches, baked goods and an ice cream shop. Enjoy artwork from local Pittsburgh artists and live music most weekends.

Prestogeorge Fine Foods
This local family-owned business sells over 200 varieties of gourmet coffees and specialty teas, both in their store and online. While Prestogeorge is more of a specialty food store than a coffeehouse, they do roast all of their coffee themselves...and sell it the same day. Two locations - Miracle Mile in Monroeville and Penn Avenue in the Strip District.

The Quiet Storm Coffeehouse Restaurant
Casual, kid-friendly coffeehouse serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including vegetarian and vegan wraps, soups and sandwiches, plus a Sunday brunch by Herbs & Spices Catering. Great coffee and tea. Located on Penn Avenue in the Garfield neighborhood. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Vault Coffee & Tea Bar
The clean bright space in this former bank is a popular gathering spot for coffee and tea afficionados in Brighton Heights. Free wireless Internet access and a wide variety of open-face vegetarian sandwiches round out the nice package.

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