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Small Businesses in Pittsburgh We Can’t Get Enough Of

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The small business scene in Pittsburgh is POPPIN! We think it’s one of the best in the country but we may be a little biased. There’s so much to explore, eat, and do in the Burgh that we couldn’t possibly be able to list them all. So we put together some of our favorite small businesses in Pittsburgh. We think there’s a little something for everyone but let us know what your favorite small business is on Facebook or Instagram!

Food & Drink

small businesses in pittsburgh

Adda Coffee & Tea House

We love sipping on a hot cup of coffee on our way to the office. With 5 different locations, Adda Coffee and Tea House is one of our favorite places to aid our morning ritual. If coffee isn’t your thing, have no fear! Adda also has some also tea options including chai and matcha. You can even grab a breakfast sandwich or pastry to pair perfectly with your morning beverage! Try their newest location in the heart of Downtown!

Sunday | 8:00am–6:00pm
Monday | 8:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–4:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–4:00pm
Friday | 8:00am–4:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–6:00pm

📍725 Penn Avenue

Sunday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Monday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Friday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–3:00pm

📍4905 Penn Avenue

Sunday | 8:00am–5:00pm
Monday | 7:30am–4:00pm
Tuesday | 7:30am–4:00pm
Wednesday | 7:30am–4:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–4:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–4:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–5:00pm

📍200 South Highland Avenue

Sunday | 8:00am–3:00pm
Monday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Tuesday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Wednesday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–2:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–3:00pm

📍926 Western Avenue

PNC Plaza
Sunday | CLOSED
Monday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Tuesday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Wednesday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–3:00pm
Saturday | CLOSED

📍225 Fifth Avenue

small businesses in pittsburgh

Barb's Corner Kitchen

Imagine going to your grandma’s house for breakfast. That’s what it’s like at Barb’s Corner Kitchen in Lawrenceville. The staff treats you like they’ve known you for years and the food never disappoints. It’s no secret we love brunch on the weekends but Barb’s hits the spot any day of the week. Our favorite is the eggs benedict or the corned beef hash. But anything you get will hit the spot! 

Sunday | 11:00am–3:00pm
Monday | 11:00am–3:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00am–3:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–3:00pm
Thursday | 5:00am–3:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–3:00pm
Saturday | 5:00am–3:00pm

📍4711 Butler Street

📷 Pink Box Bakery

Pink Box Bakery & Cafe

DYK that the word pink means ‘sweet and love’? Well that’s all they’re serving at Pink Box Bakery & Cafe in Squirrel Hill! They specialize in creating Taiwanese delicacies including breads, buns, cakes and drinks! We highly recommend the Taro Almond Bun, Peanut Buttercream Bun, Chocolate Roll and basically everything on the menu. Because trust us, it’s all delightful so satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Pink Box!    

Sunday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Monday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–10:00pm

📍2104 Murray Avenue

de fur coffee & tea - small businesses in pittsburgh
📷 De Fer Coffee & Tea

De Fer Coffee & Tea

Embrace your inner hipster at De Fer Coffee & Tea in the Strip District. They’re all about bringing sustainably sourced coffee to yinzers at affordable prices. Alongside being coffee masters, they also serve simple foods, cocktails, wine, and craft beer! Just picture it…a much-needed cup of coffee in one hand and a glass of wine in the other…PERFECTION!

Sunday | 8:00am–5:00pm
Monday | 8:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 8:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–5:00pm

📍2002 Smallman Street

More Food & Drink

Squirrel Hill Market | Squirrel Hill 

El Paso Mexican Grill | Bridgeville

Café on the Corner | Woods Run

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company | Downtown

Macaron Bar | East Libery & Ross Park Mall

Carson Street Deli | South Side

La Prima Coffee | The Strip District, Downtown, CMU

La Palapa | South Side

Pittsburgh Sandwich Society | Food Truck

The Black Cat Market | Bloomfield

Convive Coffee | Multiple locations

Dobra Tea Pittsburgh | Squirrel Hill

TsaoCha | Squirrel Hill

Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33 | Squirrel Hill

Panda Supermarket| Squirrel Hill

Good L’Oven Cookie Shop | Bellevue & Ross

Retail & Boutiques

small businesses in Pittsburgh

Shop Emily M

We don’t know about you but we like to put stickers on everything. Shop Emily M is in the Lawrenceville Market House on Butler Street. There is a little something for everyone and everything is made to last. Make sure you check out the Pittsburgh collection and follow on Instagram to see all the new sticker and magnet designs!

Sunday | CLOSED
Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–7:00pm

📍4112 Butler Street

small businesses in pittsburgh


Pittsburgh is known for a lot of things and Zeds should be one of them! Whether you’re a seasoned thrifter or just looking for something cool and retro, you have to check it out. They have everything from shoes, to clothes, to outerwear and everything in between. It’s also one of our favorite spots to find vintage Pittsburgh gear for when we cheer on the black and gold!

Sunday | CLOSED
Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–7:00pm

📍1931 East Carson Street

📷 One Cat To Many

One Cat To Many

Who doesn’t love online shopping?! One Cat To Many is an Etsy shop run by Emmalee Schattauer, a Burgh native. She’s an expert in handmade jewelry using beach glass collected by her and her husband. Most of the glass was found on their frequent trips to Lake Erie but there are also a few pieces that feature glass from California, Puerto Rico, and the Finger Lakes. We love a new piece of jewlery to spice up our wardrobe, don’t you?

📍Order via their Etsy shop!

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📷 Pavement


The cutest little shop that you ever did see! Pavement is perfect spot for a little shopping adventure in the city. Their clothes and accessories are so cute and comfortable while their staff goes above and beyond to make sure you have a good experience. Grab some friends and head to Lawrenceville to feed your shopping addiction and get some super cute stuff!

Sunday | 11:00am–4:00pm
Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | 11:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–4:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–4:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–4:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–4:00pm

📍3629 Butler Street

Ruby Flora

Calling all green thumbs! Head to  Ruby Flora for all your plant-parent needs! If you’re looking for new pots and planters or just trying to find the perfect addition to your home, this is the place for you. The staff is knowledgeable and super helpful so you won’t have any reservations about your new green friend.

Sunday | 12:00pm-5:00pm
Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 11:00am-6:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-6:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-4:00pm

📍5159 Brightwood Road

More Retail & Boutiques

Mix Candle Co | Lawrenceville 

love, Pittsburgh | Multiple locations

PSquare Scents | Bellevue

Mystique Moon Antiques | Butler

Liberty Street Antiques | Franklin

Katie’s Clay Studio | Hampton

Wildcard PGH | Lawrenceville

Artist and Craftsman Supply | Squirrel Hill

Modern Mercantile | Carnegie

White Whale Bookstore | Downtown

Games Unlimited | Squirrel Hill

Posh Local | Brookline

Shift | Verona

Kat & Willie Boutique | Treesdale

Let’s Puzz | Online Ordering

Glam Picnic Company 

5.4.11designs | Online Ordering

Buildings by Shane | New Kensington

Hazel Grey Boutique | Downtown

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