"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Six AM in the Strip District and La Prima Espresso is OPEN

A two hundred mile ahead of me so getting a bold cup of coffee (and an almond mele) seemed a great start to the trip.  The whole block was dark except for the welcoming neon and glass doors and window of La Prima Espresso and the neighboring bakery (Colangelo’s).  A standing coffee bar with the best coffee in Pittsburgh. A thought of the day on a chalkboard, written in Italian.  Italian TV playing above the barista making espresso, cappuccino, lattes. Fresh squeezed orange juice until 2 PM.  You can see the newspaper outside on the sidewalk by the front doors.

One of the most recognizable scents

I remember when I didn’t even drink coffee.
A hot cup in my hand before dawn–
all is right with the world.
Especially if it from La Prima Espresso!

A welcome sight at 6 Am Saturday morning.

6 responses

  1. karin

    love this shot… feel like i’m there with you. And know that quiet, solitary, sometimes lonely but optimist feeling that early mornings are good for.

    February 13, 2011 at 12:53 am

  2. Kristin

    A welcome light in the dark. Gotta have that cup of Joe!

    February 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

  3. Laura

    I love fresh oj

    February 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    spooky – but welcoming

    February 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

  5. erica

    I’m really laughing as I write this — a play on the billboard and TV ads!!! –

    “I’m a coffee addict. My name is Erica and I’m a Morman.” :-)

    February 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm

  6. Kay Comini

    Looks like a scene from a very sophisticated movie.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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