This year, we’ll be visiting a different coffee shop in and around Pittsburgh and writing about it. (Expect us to post about it on the final Monday of each month.) To kick things off, we thought we’d start with a familiar, much beloved spot: Squirrel Hill’s 61c Cafe.*
Named for the bus line that runs past day and night, the 61c Cafe is a place near and dear to our hearts — it has lovely outdoor seating for nice weather, a variety of good drinks and tasty treats…oh, and Fox and I met there, and a few months after that, I proposed to her there as well, with the help of a staff member who turned off the music and made the whole place shut up upon my signal.
But in addition to all that personal history, the 61c is just a good coffee shop. They keep a rotation of two different varieties of coffee brewing all day, though you can also buy any of their beans whenever you like.
On top of all that, the 61c has delicious muffins that are baked onsite every morning and smell like heaven, as well as cakes, biscotti, several kinds of granola, and cookies. This is one of their gigantic oatmeal raisin cookies, which, even though I’ve been having them for 17 years at this point, still bring me glee every time I have that first bite. (In fact, the positioning of the mugs and cookie above pretty well approximate my facial expression whenever I realize they’ve got cookies in stock.)
The 61c Cafe is located at 1839 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. It’s open daily, 7am – 10pm. And seriously, bring cash.
* Quasi-legal disclaimer: This post represents our personal opinion. We have not been paid by the 61c Cafe (or any other persons or entities) to promote it. We just like the place.