10.20.2015 23mStarted off at the Bastille with my wife Karen. Rode through downtown and Oakland to an appointment. Kind of a brisk morning, about 43F when we started; pretty and clear weather. Near PPG Plaza we saw the beginnings of a protest march forming up; so cool to be in a city.
We rode out to East Liberty and I took Karen to see Olive & Marlow, purveyors of artisanal olive oils and balsamic vinegars (also, ice cream sandwiches). It's amazing to me that a store selling those two products exists in East Liberty. Also pleased to see two Pittsburgh bicycle police officers, pretty much hanging on a corner and talking with locals; very cool.
On Colin's suggestion, we rode to Morningside (which I've never poked around in before) and The Bookshelf Cafe at 1806 Chislett St Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206. It's right down the street from St. Raphael's, which has an interesting exterior - I've never seen a Catholic church with that kind of architecture.
The Bookshelf Cafe has a bike rack out front, outside seating, wifi and all the things you'd expect. Great coffee shop.
For #Coffeeneuring, we had a Green Tea Chai Latte and a Double Espresso, along with Thai Pumpkin soup (which was excellent) and some sort of a crumb-bun which was also great. ++recommended.