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From a Cafe Slushy to Pea Blossom Matcha Lemonade, Pittsburgh coffee shops have put together some cool drinks for the summer.
Summer is finally here, and as more of us head back to the office, the more we need coffee! With the temperatures rising, there’s no better way to start your day than with a cold beverage. Whether you’re heading into the city for work, or need a pick-me-up on your way home, there’s a local coffee shop with a cold drink waiting for you! From a Campfire Cold Brew to a fruity Matcha, here is a list of 7 places in Pittsburgh with refreshing drinks on their menu.
Delanies // South Side
Delanie’s Coffee is a classic choice for coffee and tea lovers who reside in the Southside. If you’re looking for a fun summer drink to cool you down in this heat, try their Frozen Strawberry Matcha. Made with pure matcha, strawberry and vanilla syrups, this drink is a must-try on their summer menu.
La Prima // Strip District & CMU Campus
La Prima, with locations in the Strip District, AC Hotel, and CMU, is a coffee lover’s dream. Give their delicious Cafe Slushy with French Whipped Cream a try in the Strip District this Summer. The cold slushy with the sweet whipped cream makes for the perfect treat on a hot day!
Tonic Coffee // Lawrenceville
Tonic Coffee, located on Penn Ave, opened in May of 2021. Stop by their inclusive coffeeshop on your way to work for a coffee, or on your way home for happy hour. Try their signature drink, the Tonic Coffee, made with espresso, elderflower tonic, simple syrup and other ingredients.
Rock n’ Joe // Downtown
Rock n’ Joe’s Coffee, located on Penn Ave, has some fun Artisan espresso drinks that you can order hot, cold, or frozen. From Cookies & Cream to White Mocha Raspberry Cold Brews, there is a hand poured drink for everyone on the Rock n’ Joe menu.
Urban Trail // Mobile Coffee Trailer
Urban Trail’s coffee trailer can be found all over the Pittsburgh area! Their menu is full of coffees and teas that will be sure to satisfy your cold drink needs this summer. Their Campfire Cold Brew is a popular choice on their summer menu! Check out their upcoming schedule here.
Adda Coffee House // Shadyside, Garfield & Northside
Visit Adda Coffee House this summer on Western Ave, Penn Ave, and Highland Ave. Give their featured drink, the SisTers Pea Blossom Matcha Lemonade a try. Sales made from this refreshing lemonade drink supports SisTers in their mission to improve quality of life for trans people and QTBIPOC in Western PA.
Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange
Head down to the Strip District to the Allegheny Coffee & Tea Exchange. This locally owned shop will have something on the menu whether you prefer coffee or tea. For a cool way to get your day started, order their Iced Mocha or Iced Chai.