When in Pittsburgh, our go-to coffeeshop is Constellation. High ceilings and white walls make it feel like a sanctuary. There’s a long bar for chatting up the super-friendly and locally plugged-in baristas, a sunny front room for reading and working, and a parlor in back for meetings and board games. The roasts here come from Baltimore’s acclaimed Ceremony, the delightful pastries from Threefiftyº, and the gorgeous flower arrangements from Gold Dust Floral. The menu, of course, covers the full spectrum of third-wave experiences: Chemex manual brew, lattes, macchiatos, cortados, and single-origin “destroyer” espressos. Caffeine to the people!
4059 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA; 814-419-9775.