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Guide to Coffee Shops Downtown

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Whether you’re grabbing yourself a cup of joe before heading into the office, or need a mid-day pick me up, Downtown Pittsburgh has a ton of different coffee shops that provide you with just the right amount of boost☕️

We made it easy to find the right place for you to find your coffee ( and more) with this guide of Downtown coffee shops ⬇️

Did we miss a delicious must-visit coffee shop? Send us an email to get it added to the list.

Coffee shop hours are subject to change! Be sure to call directly to confirm.


Gasoline Street Coffee Company

643 First Avenue | Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tucked under the Liberty Bridge sits Gasoline Street Coffee, a comfortable spot that looks like a cross between a retro mechanic’s shop and a coffee joint.

Check out their menu!

📸 by @gas_st_coffee via Instagram

Creative Coffee & Supply

309 Smithfield Street | Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5p.m.

Creating a community from seed to cup, Creative opens its doors to various people from many different walks of life so they can learn of their mission. Stop by, grab a coffee, and say hello!

Check out their menu!

📸 by @crtvcoffee via Instagram

Rock ‘n’ Joe Coffee

524 Penn Avenue | Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Experience the blend of truly great coffee and rock ‘n’ roll energy. From the best beans and the perfect roast, you’ll want to enjoy first-rate coffee, outstanding sandwiches, and delicious pastries in a cozy and laid-back atmosphere.

Check out their menu!

📸 by @rocknjoepgh via Instagram

Nicholas Coffee & Tea Co.

23 Market Square | Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Coffee and teas not only rank among the greatest of all pleasures of the palate, but they also represent the outstanding gourmet bargain in the world today. Located in Market Square you can stop in the vintage coffee shop and enjoy a cup of your favorite drink.

Check out their menu!

📸 by @nicholascoffeepgh via Instagram

Starbucks – Multiple locations

7 Market Square | Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

202 6th Street | Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

301 Grant Street | Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Saturday 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

600 Grant St | Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1001 Liberty Ave | Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Saturday through Sunday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Not one, not two, but five different locations that you can visit no matter where you’re at in within the Golden Triangle. Enjoy a cup of your favorite coffee and make sure to grab yourself some delicious food while you’re there. Don’t want to wait in line? Place an order online, grab, and go!

Check out their menu!

📸 by @starbucks via Instagram

Crazy Mocha Coffee

801 Liberty Ave | Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

With sustainably sourced coffee, teas, and delicious espresso drinks as well as locally sourced snack and bites, you can enjoy food and drink in a comfortable atmosphere.

Check out their website!

📸 by @crazymochapgh via Instagram

La Prima Espresso Company – Downtown

1100 Smallman St | Monday through Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. & Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At La Prima Espresso Co., you’ll be offered the best Italian Style coffee and espresso available. They’ll make sure it’s made special just for you. As they say in Italy, “La vita inizia dopo il caffe” — “Life begins after coffee”

Check out their menu!

📸 by @laprimaespresso via Instagram

Apollo Cafe

429 Forbes Ave | Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This family-owned business, now operated by two sisters, offers a delicious selection of not just coffee but Mediterranean, vegetarian, and American cuisine.

Check out their website!

Bae Bae’s Cafe

945 Liberty Ave | Monday through Friday, 9a.m. – 3 p.m. & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bae Bae’s is a Korean inspired eatery focused on local, healthy, organic ingredients. Enjoy food and drinks made daily that you must try!

Check out their menu!

📸 by @baebaescafe via Instagram

Dunkin

28 Market Square | Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

601 Grant St | Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop into Dunkin and enjoy America’s favorite coffee and baked goods chain. Try their freshly crafted beverages, sandwiches, and snacks. If America can run on Dunkin, so can Downtown Pittsburgh!

Check out their menu!

📸 by @dunkin via Instagram

Adda Coffee & Tea

225 Fifth Ave | Monday through Friday, 7:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

725 Penn Ave | Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Saturday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Treat yourself to expertly crafted drinks at Adda! Enjoy the creative energy of their coffee shop as they serve the best coffee and tea you can find. Be apart of something that continues to give back that continues to give back to the community.

Check out their menu!

📸 by @addacoffeehouse via Instagram

Bruegger’s Bagel

429 Fourth Ave | Monday through Friday, 6 a.m – 2 p.m.

531 Grant St | Daily, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bruegger’s Bagels gives the world a much-needed taste of authentic NY culture at each of their locations. Their bagel recipes bring joy to anyone of any age, so make sure to stop in and grab something yummy.

Check out menu!

📸 by @brueggers via Instagram

De Fer Coffee & Tea @ Market Square

435 Market St | Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Coffee and tea are one of life’s simplest and most accessible pleasures, and De Fer is here to empower millions of people involved in coffee production! Not only do they serve great coffee, they also believe that cafe’s are uniquely positioned to enrich the communities of which they’re a part of.

Check out their menu!

📸 by @defercoffeeandtea via Instagram

Einstein Bros. Bagels

436 Seventh Ave | Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

3 PPG Pl | Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

As your neighborhood bagel shop, Einstein Bros. provides their guests with freshly baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, coffee, and more. Stop in and grab a fresh bagel and cup of coffee, all ready for you!

Check out their menu!

📸 by @einsteinbros via Instagram

La Gourmandine

308 Forbes Ave | Monday, Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A little taste of France right in the heart of Downtown! With delicious baked goods, breakfast pastries, take-out coffee, and lunch sandwiches, you’ll be able to find everything you need.

Check out their website!

📸 by @lagourmandinebakery via Instagram

Corner Mercantile

472 Wood St | Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m.

Located on the corner of Wood Street and Forbes Ave, you’ll find Downtown Pittsburgh’s premiere location for delicious breakfasts, homestyle meals, and so much more! You’ll be confident that the food and beverages you’re enjoying is real and quality-made, no questions asked.

Check out their menu!

📸 by @cornermercantile via Instagram

Bluebird Kitchen

221 Forbes Ave | Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

11 Stanwix St | Monday through Friday, 7:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

With the notion that food on the go should be both delicious and exciting, Bluebird’s strives to bring you innovative, french cuisine, and high-quality beverages from Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Tea. Enjoy high-quality ingredients that are grown or produced locally when possible!

Check out their menu!

📸 by @bluebirdkitchen via Instagram

Looking for more? View the full Downtown restaurant directory for a great cup of joe!

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