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Looking for a new bfast place near shadyside - pgh

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shadysider023 Nov 19, 2008 06:32 AM

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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    k squared RE: shadysider023 Nov 21, 2008 05:06 AM

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

    How about Cappy's?

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      meatmaster RE: k squared Nov 21, 2008 06:26 AM

      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. goldy12 RE: shadysider023 Nov 21, 2008 10:38 AM

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

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        Rick RE: shadysider023 Nov 21, 2008 07:23 PM

        How about crepes? http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitts...

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

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          wdaniel127 RE: shadysider023 Nov 22, 2008 02:29 PM

          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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            42duffy RE: wdaniel127 Nov 22, 2008 04:03 PM

            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.

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              Rick RE: 42duffy Nov 22, 2008 05:17 PM

              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.

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            Panini Guy RE: shadysider023 Nov 23, 2008 04:53 PM

            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.

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