Coffee & Treats in Munhall

One or Two Dozen Lil’ Donuts and Coffee at Bella Christies Sweet Boutique (48% Off)

Bella Christies Sweet Boutique

Pittsburgh

$13.50 $7

Donuts, cakes, and pies made are made fresh daily at this quaint custom bakery.

Frozen Yogurt or Birthday Party Package at Sincerely Yogurt - Pittsburgh (Half Off)

Sincerely Yogurt

Robinson/North Fayette

$5 $2.50

Frozen yogurt flavors include vanilla, pumpkin, very strawberry and other varieties; fresh seasonal fruit and candy crown sweet swirls

Six-Dozen Donuts or Donuts and Coffee at Peace, Love and Little Donuts (Up to 55% Off)

Peace, Love and Little Donuts

Strip District

$20 $11

(67)

Far Out donuts include frostings such as vanilla, maple, and strawberry; Funkadelic donuts include toppings such as maple bacon and samoa

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Treats at Oh Yeah! Ice Cream & Coffee ($30 Value)

Oh Yeah! Ice Cream & Coffee

Shadyside

$10 $6

(646)

Quirky boutique mixes ice cream with ingredients such as candy and habanero peppers, and pours organic, free-trade coffee

Gourmet Cookies and Treats from Lady Fortunes (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Lady Fortunes

Online Deal

$30 $15

Hand-iced cookie bouquets, giant fortune cookies, and dipped Oreos are favorites among Lady Fortune’s celebrity clientele

Birthday Party Package for Up to 10 People or Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY

TCBY

Murrysville

$4 $2

Fro-yo flavors such as chocolate mousse, greek honey, and strawberry pair with toppings such as Heath pieces, mixed nuts, and blueberries

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for a Mini Gourmet Cake at Clarencedale Cake ($30 Value)

Clarencedale Cake

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

4-inch mini cakes offer pint-size indulgence at a bakery that specializes in creative cupcake flavors and custom specialty cakes

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at BabyCakes Cupcakes at Mack's Bakery (45% Off)

Mack's Bakery, Home of BabyCakes Cupcake

Hartville

$20 $11

Delectable gourmet cupcakes come in flavors such as chocolate bavarian and Velvet Snow Bunny—red-velvet cake with peppermint whipped cream

$11 for $20 Worth of Cookies, Cakes, and Baked Goods at The West Side Bakery

The West Side Bakery

Green Location

$20 $11

Award-winning pastries, lavishly decorated custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and grab-and-go lunches

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Deep Freeze Frozen Yogurt ($20 Value)

Deep Freeze Frozen Yogurt

Cuyahoga Falls

$10 $6

Guests customize their own desserts by choosing from 40 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and dozens of toppings

In Store Cupcake-Decorating Party for Up to 12 Children or Two-Tier Wedding Cake from Main Street Cupcakes (Up to 41% Off)

Main Street Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$120 $79

Cupcake shop with more than 350 flavors lets kids decorate their own cupcakes or creates an elegant, two-flavor tiered wedding cake

Select Local Merchants

The proudly independent family crew that runs The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory brings the same commitment to tasty food and early-rising work ethics that made their bagels a local staple to their new Craig St. location. After baking their bagels, which include everything from savory onion to multigrain wildberry, the kitchen staff puts them to work, schmearing them with cream cheese concoctions or sandwiching them with deli meats including oven-roasted turkey and kosher salami. Custom blends of eggs, morning meats, and cheese gussy up handheld comestibles, while burgers flip from sizzling grills to challah buns dressed with toppings ranging from grilled onions and mushrooms to fried eggs and peach barbecue sauce. Staff also pull shots of espresso to add to steaming mugs that vanquish sleepiness from faces.

420 S Craig St
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

In her bio, Margaret Harris jokes that she "may have had her first 'cup of tea' when she was only one day old." That's because Harris was raised in Poland, where tea, she writes, "is the primary household beverage." Today, she applies her training at the Warsaw Medical College to discuss the health benefits of her brews with customers at her tea-and-coffee shop, Margaret's Fine Imports. In addition to stocking more than 200 types of loose-leaf tea, from Chinese green tea to British teas such as Taylor's Yorkshire Gold tea and PG Tips, Harris completes proper tea times with German and Polish sweets, Asian-style tea sets, and napkins autographed by the Mad Hatter.

5872 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Bruegger's bagels are created using fresh, wholesome ingredients and then kettle-boiled in the New York tradition, resulting in chewy centers with crisp outer crusts. Awaken your taste buds with a savory combination such as the rosemary olive oil bagel smothered with onion and chive cream cheese ($2.39). Or, prove yourself to be a sweetie by adopting a family of 13 bagels and washing them up and behind the ears in the two tubs of garden-veggie cream cheese in the Big Bagel Bundle ($13.99). Bruegger's deli menu is flanked by an array of breakfast sandwiches and lunch fare. Bury thoughts of the snarky snooze button with the breakfast bagel bearing an egg, melted cheese, and a choice of bacon, sausage, or ham ($3.99), or wrap your mitts around the Leonardo da Veggie lunchtime sandwich and bite into tomatoes, roasted red peppers, red onions, and muenster cheese on an asiago Softwich ($5.49).

25 Market Sq
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

When a hot summer hit in 1984, Bob Tumolo wanted to help his neighbors cool down. But instead of crafting traditional ice cream or sticking a straw into a fire hydrant, he decided to formulate his own recipes for italian ice, using fresh fruit to craft each batch. Ices in a wide range of flavors filled chilly cases at the original Rita’s Ice shop, and those recipes still inform the treats at franchises across the country.

Larry and Steve, owners of Rita's Ice of Squirrel Hill, have been whipping up those icy treats for the past 10 years, drawing on ingredients such as key limes and root beer to create certified-kosher italian ice. Each batch is served within 36 hours of its creation, ensuring every cup of ice is fresh and hasn’t been sitting around in an Eskimo’s pocket for the last week. The shop also offers up scoops of creamy frozen custard customized with mix-ins such as M&Ms, Nerds, and Reese’s Pieces or layer the custard with italian ice to create the store’s famous gelati.

5880 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Oh Yeah! Ice Cream & Coffee encourages you to eat ice cream for breakfast. If you're a traditionalist, the shop will even slide a homemade waffle under the creamy scoops, though it's still your responsibility to hire bluebirds to sing on your shoulder while you eat. And if that doesn't cut it, visitors can customize their treats with nearly 100 different toppings, from classic candy and granola to fresh ginger and wasabi peas.

As unique as Oh Yeah!'s ice cream creations might seem, the shop's interior takes things to another level: every inch of space is covered by things that are edible, drinkable, readable, or watchable. In addition to ice cream, guests can dip into fat-free sorbets and sip on organic, free-trade coffees while kicking back around the shop's mismatched tables and chairs. The boutique eatery also features a library full of donated books, and hosts weekly movie nights and frequent debates?yes, debates?about environmental and social topics.

232 S Highland Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Kaleidoscopic Egyptian tapestries hang on the stone walls of both Sphinx Cafe locations, while tendrils of jasmine- and mango-scented smoke drift up to high, vaulted ceilings. Though it was once a church, the space now exudes an aura of opulence and leisure that matches the warmth of the coffee houses in Egyptian owner Remy and Syrian Amera's native homes. “Hookah bars are different from the norm [in the U.S.], which is either a restaurant or a bar. It slows you down. You just relax here.”

Plush cushions help patrons relax at both of Sphinx Pittsburgh locations, as do more than 30 imported tobacco flavors that servers can enhance with creative add-ons such as wine, fruit syrups, and talking caterpillars. On some nights, belly dancers, fire eaters, and live musicians wind their way between hookahs. On quieter nights, Ms. Andrawes says you can find people playing card games, chatting, and sampling platters of homemade hummus and kibbeh.

901 E Carson St
Pittsburgh,
PA
US