Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wanderlust : Pittsburgh, PA 9.8.13 - Day 4

As we awoke on our fourth day in Pittsburgh, the city was beginning to feel familiar.  The day before, we walked so much that we were starting to get our bearings on the location of major landmarks.  Of course, day four was also the day we were leaving.  Isn't that always the case?  You get used to something just as it is ending.  Our flight was set for the afternoon, which gave us the opportunity to sleep in one last time, take our time getting breakfast, and say goodbye to this gem of a city that we were just starting to get to know.

Craig had heard about a little cafe around the corner from our hotel and was anxious to check out their "fantastic espresso".  Did someone say caffeine?  Count me in!  Forgetting that it was actually Monday, we were surprised to see that we were the only patrons in the approximately six table restaurant, City Cafe.

In Tuscaloosa, AL, City Cafe is this amazing little restaurant that makes the best {and, thankfully for students, cheapest} "down home cooking" that you can find, outside of my grandmother's house.  At any given hour, you could find countless students from the university there {Roll Tide!}.  Naturally, I was expecting the same kind of atmosphere {even though I know that it isn't a chain and they certainly don't have a monopoly on their name}.


City Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA is a tiny, charming cafe in the midst of this urban setting.  There were live plants, beautiful artwork, and just two employees that we came in contact with - one of which, I suspect, owns the place.  And, oh the espresso.  It was delightful, as was the rest of our food.  Let's just say we left fat and happy.

"Levonmade" is the drink of choice anywhere we go.  Naturally.

Comparison of size apparently starts at a young age for boys.  It never stops, does it men?

This french toast was to-die-for.

I believe Craig was trying to convince me that he needed to grow a mustache.  His demonstration did absolutely nothing to put me in the "pro" column.  Sorry 'stache. You're a no-go.

After finishing breakfast, we took the long way back to the hotel to squeeze every little bit of sight-seeing in that we could before having to leave.

 Thanks for a lovely stay, Pittsburgh.  We thoroughly enjoyed your sights and were pleasantly surprised with all that you had to offer.

*Note:  On my home computer these images appear bright, but on the monitor that I am currently using they appear much darker.  Please let me know how they appear to you, as I need to know how to adjust in the future.  Thank you!


  1. That french toast does look good! Wow!
    As for the brightness of the photos... to me they're "fine"?... I'm a pro ;)

    1. Thanks! Maybe it is just this monitor (I hope!)

      And yes, it was definitely the best french toast I have ever tasted.