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21st Street Coffee and Tea

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2002 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
+1 412-281-0809
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Huntington, West Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here randomly while shopping in the strip district and I was very pleased with the quality of the coffee. I tend to be picky, but the cappuccino I had here was so good I went back the next day for another and picked up 2 bags of coffee beans to take home as well. The service is slower... More 

Thank Heyamyj
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Pittsburgh offers up it's own highly-skilled, knowledgeable, REAL coffee shop in the form of 21st street coffee! From the funky industrial atmosphere to the knowledgeable staff, you'll know immediately you've found the mecca for coffee in the 'burgh. Get the pour-over, you won't regret it! Also, don't be offended if the barista recommends you not put cream in that Rwandan... More 

Thank Feisqueen
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

My wife and I were walking in the Strip District and found this quaint coffee and tea shop. We really appreciated their cheerful service!

Thank Tracy M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Service is a little slow, but worth the wait. The coffee is fresh, bold and tasty. Those famous coffee chains have nothing on this little shop.

1 Thank Sarah D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Walking around the strip district on Easter Sunday can be pretty quiet. We were pleased to find 21st Street Coffee open. It's a beautiful spot with brick walls and wood tables. I had coffee and cream, sister had the mocha, husband had the peach jasmine tea. Everything was delicious. If you're looking for sweet drinks like you might find at... More 

Thank Jessica P
Enola, Pennsylvania
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308 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I visited with two friends. I ordered a latte which is what I get at every coffee shop. This latte was very good and a decent size. I also tried my friends coffee, which was just straight black coffee. This was the best black coffee that I have ever had! It wasn't bitter at all. The interior of the coffee... More 

Thank Alex A
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and everytime it's great! I always try a new blend of coffee or a great pastry while I'm there. If you're in the strip it's worth checking out.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

My husband and I stopped here during a visit to Pittsburgh's Strip District. It is a nice looking coffee shop in a renovated warehouse building. It's an attractive space with original brick walls and refinished original wood floors. It could be a great spot, but... ugh...the service was terrible! All we wanted was a cup of coffee to go. Nothing... More 

Thank 1Brit11
Windsor, Canada
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1,627 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

If there is one thing I've learned over the years it's that if you want a good cup of coffee you'll pay about two bucks, but if you want a great coffee then you're looking at closer to four bucks if you're not making it yourself at home. That's just the reality, but also part of the cost is the... More 

Thank James A
Trondheim, Norway
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Awesome coffee in a really cool atmosphere. They serve Intelligentsia along with an occasional guest roaster. I've actually been lucky enough to find Tim Wendelboe (Oslo, Norway) coffee here (which you can find in a very small number of shops in the U.S., Budin in NYC and Mockingbird Hill in DC among them)! This says a good deal about their... More 

Thank Lester N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4428
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-281-0809

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?