If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of enjoying a leisurely Sunday morning brunch or meeting up with a friend for lunch at Coca Café in Pittsburgh’s lower Lawrenceville neighborhood, your taste buds are missing out. This quaint spot has a charming diner-like feel with plenty of fresh produce and locally-sourced, seasonal menu items to go around, so the next time you find yourself on Butler Street, be sure to stop by.

In the meantime, here’s an overview of what you might find on the menu and in the atmosphere.

The Food

The Food

Currently, Coca Café offers breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch. This is the perfect spot to sip a hot coffee and enjoy a bright, freshly prepared meal, either with a friend or a good book.

For breakfast, you’ll find all sorts of delicious menu items that you just won’t see anywhere else. Try the to-die-for peach and mascarpone stuffed french toast topped with blackberry compote. Or, for a savory treat, the the crimini, shiitake, and oyster mushroom omelet with brie and arugula really satisfies. If you’re craving something a little more traditional, go with the locally-sourced chicken, which is fried with buttermilk biscuits with honey butter and sunny-side-up eggs.

If you’re looking for lunch, might we suggest a fresh heirloom tomato salad with burrata, basil pesto, and a balsamic reduction for starters? Or, for an entrée, choose from a number of bright, fresh salads with or without meat, or a signature sandwich like the cornmeal-crusted fried green tomato with peach chutney and brown sugar bacon or the curry chicken salad with granny smith apples, almonds, dried cherries, and mango chutney served on toasted brioche.

Every Sunday, Coca Café features five or six seasonal specials that change weekly, as well as a variety of featured breakfast menu items.

The Drinks

The Drinks

Everything about Coca Café screams fresh and local, right down to the coffee beans, which are locally roasted from Commonplace Coffee Co. The hot drink menu also features a variety of unique latte flavors, including almond coca mocha, the earl gray latte, and the chocolate chai latte.

Juice lovers will rejoice at the large selection of fresh juices available at Coca Café, including freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juices, as well as yummy juice blends like carrot apple lemon, kale pineapple ginger cayenne, and pear honeydew pineapple.

You can also choose from house sodas like pomegranate, ginger pear, and raspberry grapefruit hibiscus.

The Atmosphere

The Atmosphere

Prepare to kick back, relax and enjoy yourself at Coca Café, thanks to its bright, sunny interior, fresh local produce, delicious coffee, and friendly staff. This is the type of place that reminds you to stop and smell the roses once in awhile and treat yourself to a comfy, cozy breakfast or meandering lunch with friends.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for your new favorite brunch spot, Coca Café on Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood is where it’s at. You’ll instantly fall in love with its small-town feel, and your tastebuds will appreciate this café’s emphasis on including only the freshest ingredients in town. Don’t forget to check back for updates on their soon-to-come dinner menu.

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