Breakfast places in Pittsburgh
Duffy did a great job of laying out the land for you. I would echo the same, offering the following:
DeLuca's and Pamela's are diner-style restaurants. You will probably have to wait at either before you are seated, but both are worth the wait. I am with the President and David - best pancakes ever at Pamela's. DeLuca's serves a delicious vegtable omlette and great sausage.
La Prima is a wonderful coffee shop. There is a counter to order and pay, a high table or two to stand and drink, and some outdoor tables. If you are there on a Saturday moring, you will likely find the place packed (and rightfully so...) and at least a table or two of people speaking Italian. The bakery next door/attached (Colagnelo's)is amazing as well. If you are in the mood for a frittata panini or a mele (or a coconut chocolate cookie, or a Sfogliatelle...you get the point) instead of some pancakes or an omlette, you may want to consider La Prima and Colangelo's. Enjoy!
Here's an interesting story about our President and his stop at Pamela's in the Strip District. I also saw a story on this mornings news that he is bringing in the crew from Pamela's to cook Memorial Day breakfast at the White House.
I've tried Pamela's pancakes and love them, but the best ever? I'm not sure about that!!!