6 Best Pittsburgh Breakfast Spots
Enjoying breakfast during the week is a beautiful thing. The hustle of the weekend isn’t deafening. The pace is manageable. And the food tastes twice as good. Mix in perfect weather and a location that has outdoor seating and it’s like a dream come true.
This isn’t your fancypants weekend brunch. This is breakfast. And here are six of our favorite Pittsburgh breakfast spots to hit during the week.
1. Marty’s Market, Strip District
While its whole menu is a welcomed delight, we go for the pancakes and bacon. The pancakes are slightly sweet and come with a cinnamon butter we just can’t quit. And the bacon is thick cut and beats the sad flimsy bacon found anywhere else.
2. Bluebird Kitchen, Downtown
We’d eat the daily quiche all.day.long. Or a breakfast sandwich. Or pastries. Or anything really.
3. The Dor-Stop, Dormont
A classic breakfast stop, the Dor-Stop has it all: Eggs, pancakes, french toast. The inside is small and the chatter is loud but there’s something so comforting about a no-fuss breakfast. Plus the portions are large enough to feed your man-sized hunger.
4. Square Cafe, Regent Square
There’s nothing “square” about the food here. Its spin on classic breakfast fair is stellar and the service is always friendly. Plus nothing beats coffee in its signature ceramic mug.
5. Deluca’s, Strip District
When you see the giant chicken on the roof, you know you’re in the right spot. You’ll be joined by regulars if you hit up Deluca’s during the week which is a nice change from the weekend crowd and long lines to even step foot inside. The greasy spoon breakfast is large enough to fill up your hunger pains until dinner. So bring cash and come hungry.
6. Pamela’s Diner, multiple locations
The ladies behind Pamela’s have been serving Pittsburgh breakfast for over 30 years. They’ve served their signature pancakes to President Obama, local celebrities, and everyone in between. While there are classic diner items on the menu, it’s all about the pancakes here. More on the crepe side, the pancakes at Pamela’s are light and fluffy but crispy on the edges. And don’t forget, it’s cash only!