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Nov 19, 2008 06:32 AM

Looking for a new bfast place near shadyside - pgh

Have some family in town this coming weekend. Everyone wants to have breakfast in or close to Shadyside. As we have a group of about 10 that includes young children and elderly, I was shying away from Pamela's - unpredictable and long wait times may be too much for the group to handle (and my experience there is that they will not even think about seating you until the whole group has arrived). Ritter's is a possible back up. We are trying to stay in the price range of Pamela's or Ritter's. Is there somewhere I am missing? We would really like to be in the Shadyside area.

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  1. I know you stated Shadyside area, but is the Squirrel Hill Eat 'n Park too far?

    How about Cappy's?

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    1. re: k squared

      Brunch at Pino's in Point Breeze is pretty good and not that pricey. They also have room for large parties and are not usually that crowded.

    2. It's just a regular chain, but there's always Panera on Centre Ave. or on Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill.

      1. How about crepes?

        Always had a good experience there, though the seating might be tough with 10 people unless you get there right when it opens.

        1. not in shadyside, but in nearby lawrenceville... try coca cafe on butler st. kind of offbeat breakfast place, has a great brunch. very price reasonable.

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          1. re: wdaniel127

            Unfortunately it would entail driving but 2 of the other "Pamela's" are larger, 21st St. Strip District and in Millvale. And if Squirrel Hill an option the Bagel Factory on Forbes.

            1. re: 42duffy

              The one in the strip gets really busy on the weekends. If you go on a Sunday before 10 you can usually beat the after church crowd.

          2. You might get lucky at Enrico's Tazza d'Oro in Highland Park, not too far hike from Shadyside. 10 folks might be a trick, but if you call ahead, they might be able to take you. Great coffee, brunch menu changes with seasons.