PITTSBURGH, PA – After a process that took more than two years, Food & Wine Magazine has rounded up nearly 100 of the best cafes, coffee shops and espresso bars in the United States and two of them are in Pittsburgh.
Writer David Landsel visited thousands of different coffee shops over the past two years, describing his experience as “a wild, highly-caffeinated road trip across the country.”
Here are the coffee meccas that made the list in our city:
- Commonplace Coffee, North Side.
Pittsburgh is a coffee town, to say the least, and this is one of the city’s best roasters,” Landsel wrote. “But even if that weren’t the case, their relentlessly charming Buena Vista Street cafe, deep into the North Side’s magnificently-named Mexican War Streets neighborhood, is one of the city’s finest cafes.”
- Espresso a Mano, Lawrenceville
“Opened in 2009 in now very happening Lawrenceville, this shop feels like Seattle, but with that classic Pittsburgh warmth that just comes built-in, they don’t even have to try,” Landsel wrote. “The coffees are very up to date, but the prices are positively retro. After a decade, as important as