Pittsburgh knows how to do football and greasy breakfast, but Parisian crepes? Take a trip to the Shadyside and you’ll find a quaint, underground café that specializes in savory and sweet crepes. You can try either desert crepes, like chocolate/banana, or savory crepes like their smoked salmon and creme fraiche. All crepes are serve with either fruit or a nice green salad with house vinaigrette dressing. Apparently ordering and finding a seat here is the only real hassle.
I make a point to have breakfast here every time I’m in Pittsburgh. It’s just that good. Located in the up-and-coming, art-centric Lawrenceville, Coca specializes in breakfast, brunch, and lunch sandwiches. Some favorite entrees include French toast with goat cheese and smoked salmon omelet. Dishes are served with house-grilled potatoes and a side of fruit. The ingredients are really thoughtful and creative, which matches the atmosphere and ambience as well.
This is what Pittsburgher’s call “bread” on the food pyramid. You’re not a true local unless you grew up munching on slices of perfectly cheesy Mineo’s pizza. This restaurant itself is very ‘80s looking to this day. Fluorescent lights and bright red and green fixtures adorn the inside. They staff’s always friendly and there are always warm slices ready to go. Nice ice cream selection as well. Definitely a great treat for kids, young and old.
Located in Lawrenceville, Remedy is the go-to bar if you’re looking for a fun, mischievous night. Showcasing mostly ‘80s, new wave, and indie-pop jams, the eclectic DJs at Remedy know the formula to make you dance. With three floors available for you to scurry about, you can get into a lot of fun – or trouble – here on the weekends. Monthly theme nights like “Cure for the Restless Legs” draw a good, non-pretentious crowd. Toward the end of the night the dance floor gets really bouncy.
If you’re up for an adventure, travel to the back of this Days Inn to discover one of the best Indian buffets in the city of Pittsburgh. It’s dark, quiet, and an excellent place to take friends if you’re looking for a getaway. This family owned operation is very kind and will remember you if you choose to return. The booths are really comfortable too so if you’re planning on devouring four plates of creamy, succulent Indian food, then at least you have a comfortable place to crash afterwards.