No Starbucks, No Problem. Five Alternative Coffee Places To Get Your Fix

In case you missed it, Point Park’s campus Starbucks is moving across the street to 100 Wood. Because of this, our favorite overpriced coffee spot is closed for an indefinite amount of time. Rumor around campus is we won’t see our beloved Starbucks again until October, so in the mean time here are five local coffee shops you can patron to get your coffee fix.

Crazy Mocha

Just a quick walk up the boulevard and over a block on Smithfield Street you will find Crazy Mocha. The coffee chain offers a wide array of options, including espresso, lattes, mocha and more. It also has smoothies and teas for those that don’t enjoy java, and offers the usual bagels, muffins, and cakes.

Fort Pitt Coffee

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Looking to avoid the chains and get the experience of a traditional coffee shop? Fort Pitt Coffee is for you! A few blocks away on Market Street, Fort Pitt Coffee is a short walk and offers plenty of snack and baked goods as well. If you have time, sit and enjoy some relaxing music and the view of the Monongahela River.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

On Fourth Ave near PPG Place sits Einstein Bros. Bagels, a wonderful land of coffee and bagels. The shop offers more than just your typical coffee spread, with their menu including egg sandwiches, hot sandwiches, and signature sandwiches such as the Nova Lox. It’s definitely a place worth checking out.

Dunkin Donuts

I know, I know, how dare I suggest a Starbucks drinker enter Dunkin Donuts? But let’s be real here, they’re both good. Not to mention you can pick yourself up a donut while you’re at it, and who doesn’t love donuts?

Bruegger’s Bagels

Make your way over to Market Square to find Bruegger’s Bagels, the true heaven of bagels. If you’re looking for some breakfast to go along with your coffee, stop here. I personally recommend getting the honey walnut cream cheese on your bagel; it will change your life, I promise.

And of course, if you just HAVE to have Starbucks, you can find one on Fourth Avenue and one in Market Square. But let’s be real, what fun is Starbucks when you have to buy it with your physical money and not your flex dollars?