Best Pittsburgh-Area Coffee Shops Where You Can Work From Home
While many workers relish a return to the office following pandemic-era restrictions and lockdowns, others still enjoy the freedom of working from home — or from a cozy cafe near-ish to home. Here are my top three picks for local coffee shops you can make your home for a day. Bring your laptop, get a drink and enjoy.
1. Cafe Conmigo.
This cafe, situated just off of Route 19 in Pine, is a boho gem for anyone in search of a caffeine fix. Its warm, natural-inspired decor is both soothing and invigorating, and its wide variety of coffee drinks, teas, pastries, snacks and other treats are sure to give you the energy boost you need to get through that next Zoom call. Plants, wooden countertops and shelves and ample natural light give it an earnest and easy-going vibe that sets it apart from the bustling chain cafes around the area.
(10 North Meadows Drive; cafeconmigo.com)
2. Brother Andre’s Cafe.
Tucked away in the basement of Epiphany Roman Catholic Church, Brother Andre’s is serving up more than tasty lattes and freshly baked cookies (although those <are> both delicious). The cafe’s mission is to employ adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — a population that it says is dramatically underrepresented in the job market. The friendly service, community-like atmosphere and ample seating make this shop a great place to settle in to get some work done — and support a worthy cause in the meantime.
(164 Washington Place, Uptown; brotherandres.org)
3. Cafetano Coffee Roasters.
This Strip District locale is one of the newest additions to Pittsburgh’s coffee scene, bringing its Latin roots in Honduras to an eager population of local coffee lovers. It’s located conveniently along Penn Avenue at the end of the 16th Street Bridge, easily accessible by bus, bike, car or even just your good ol’ legs. The interior boasts exposed brick and a modern color palette to create a cool, hip ambiance. Local art displays add a pop of color and heart to the space, and its delicious offerings — ranging from specialty lattes and smoothies to a wide selection of sandwiches and paninis — will make sure you don’t go hungry during your workday.
(1601 Penn Ave.; cafetanopgh.com)