61C Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1839 Murray Ave

    Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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  • 412-521-6161

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not a bad place, unless you go when the neo-folk-hippie is working, than you have to deal with the same playlist of songs and smug attitude. but anyways, they tables are a nice color and the chairs are creaky, so there are some fine points

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★★★★★

not a bad place, unless you go when the neo-folk-hippie is working, than you have to deal with the same playlist of songs and smug attitude. but anyways, they tables are a nice color and the chairs are creaky, so there are some fine points

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I love 61C! The coffee and food/drink are nothing special, but they're perfectly decent (not as good as Coffee Tree Roasters nearby, but better than most other local joints, certainly than Starbucks or Dunkin D's). But the atmosphere is great, whether for meeting a friend or working on your latest project - and unlike for some reviewers here, that counts for a lot with me. The music's esoteric and sometimes quite loud, so it may occasionally grate unless you have very wide-ranging/tolerant tastes, but it's also introduced me to several great bands I hadn't heard before. It's not the perfect caf, but I (and many other regulars) love it.

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★★★★★

I love 61C! The coffee and food/drink are nothing special, but they're perfectly decent (not as good as Coffee Tree Roasters nearby, but better than most other local joints, certainly than Starbucks or Dunkin D's). But the atmosphere is great, whether for meeting a friend or working on your latest project - and unlike for some reviewers here, that counts for a lot with me. The music's esoteric and sometimes quite loud, so it may occasionally grate unless you have very wide-ranging/tolerant tastes, but it's also introduced me to several great bands I hadn't heard before. It's not the perfect caf, but I (and many other regulars) love it.

Pros: Great atmosphere, music

Cons: Music

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Frankly, it's turned into a hipster hell. the coffee is so-so at best, the tes is made with water straight from the espresso machine, leaving it lifeless and completely unenjoyable. the staff seem to enjoy some sort of rivalry with the other coffee shops in the area and even threw a few jabs at a tea house down the street. but hey, if you're a pretentious hipster who wants to "see and be seen" this is the place for you. the patio is a nice spot, but frankly, it's all they've got going for them. the bathrooms are rank and they've got a grand total of two outlets. the wireless often lags and the barista shave a habit of acting as if your order is interrupting their all important conversation. (oh, and don't even think of asking them to turn off the obnoxious noise they try to pass for music, you and your headache can p*ss off as far as they're concerned.) if you're in the area, try the coffee tree for a better brew or the te' cafe instead. better prepared coffee and teas, better service and better atmospheres.
oh my gawsh 06/19/2006

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★☆☆☆☆

Frankly, it's turned into a hipster hell. the coffee is so-so at best, the tes is made with water straight from the espresso machine, leaving it lifeless and completely unenjoyable. the staff seem to enjoy some sort of rivalry with the other coffee shops in the area and even threw a few jabs at a tea house down the street. but hey, if you're a pretentious hipster who wants to "see and be seen" this is the place for you. the patio is a nice spot, but frankly, it's all they've got going for them. the bathrooms are rank and they've got a grand total of two outlets. the wireless often lags and the barista shave a habit of acting as if your order is interrupting their all important conversation. (oh, and don't even think of asking them to turn off the obnoxious noise they try to pass for music, you and your headache can p*ss off as far as they're concerned.) if you're in the area, try the coffee tree for a better brew or the te' cafe instead. better prepared coffee and teas, better service and better atmospheres.
oh my gawsh 06/19/2006

Pros: free internet

Cons: rude baristas, burnt tea, few outlets and obnoxious "music"

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This is the place we have to stop-by for wonderful coffee whenever we take a ride to downtown.They have hundreds of variety of coffee selections.Tiny little place which makes wonderful coffee.It is always filled with people.Always busy shop.The staff are highly trained to do the job fast.Simply love this cafe.

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★★★★☆

This is the place we have to stop-by for wonderful coffee whenever we take a ride to downtown.They have hundreds of variety of coffee selections.Tiny little place which makes wonderful coffee.It is always filled with people.Always busy shop.The staff are highly trained to do the job fast.Simply love this cafe.

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The 61c Cafe is one of those cafes that seem plain when you first enter. But soon you realize that it is truly an amazing place. From their first rate coffee to their baristas, the 61c is one of the best cafes around.

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★★★★★

The 61c Cafe is one of those cafes that seem plain when you first enter. But soon you realize that it is truly an amazing place. From their first rate coffee to their baristas, the 61c is one of the best cafes around.

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The 61c has a very nice, broad tea selection that's visible in canisters on the wall. Their free wireless makes them very popular with students. There are generally 4 plug seats near the front (that people with laptops generally all try to take. The pastries they have are good (although expensive). The 61c is a great place to hang out. You will want to ask them to put ice in the teapot before brewing the tea, or you will likely get burnt tea (which is a pity given how good some of their teas are).

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★★★★☆

The 61c has a very nice, broad tea selection that's visible in canisters on the wall. Their free wireless makes them very popular with students. There are generally 4 plug seats near the front (that people with laptops generally all try to take. The pastries they have are good (although expensive). The 61c is a great place to hang out. You will want to ask them to put ice in the teapot before brewing the tea, or you will likely get burnt tea (which is a pity given how good some of their teas are).

Pros: Wide tea selection, Free wireless, Diverse crowd

Cons: Tea burnt w/o ice, Can be crowded

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Named for the 61C Busline that runs through its neighborhood, Squirrel Hill's 61C Cafe is the kind of place you frequent when you're looking for a real coffee shop experience. The drinks are excellent, as are the extensive pastry selections. A frendly staff and cozy atmosphere make this the kind of place you spend a rainy Saturday with the New York Times and a caramel latte. The patio outside is a nice addition as well--a little garden oasis in the middle of a crowded city street.

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★★★★☆

Named for the 61C Busline that runs through its neighborhood, Squirrel Hill's 61C Cafe is the kind of place you frequent when you're looking for a real coffee shop experience. The drinks are excellent, as are the extensive pastry selections. A frendly staff and cozy atmosphere make this the kind of place you spend a rainy Saturday with the New York Times and a caramel latte. The patio outside is a nice addition as well--a little garden oasis in the middle of a crowded city street.

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This place is great for an afternoon coffee. There is an outside patio for those who like to read in the sun. The quality of the coffee is wonderful and the prices are below the "national average" for a coffee. Great friendly service.

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★★★★★

This place is great for an afternoon coffee. There is an outside patio for those who like to read in the sun. The quality of the coffee is wonderful and the prices are below the "national average" for a coffee. Great friendly service.

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The 61C cannot be topped for its cheerful and cozy atmosphere! Their hot drinks are delicious, especially the chai latte!

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★★★★★

The 61C cannot be topped for its cheerful and cozy atmosphere! Their hot drinks are delicious, especially the chai latte!

Pros: atmosphere, value, taste

Cons: hard to find parking

 

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