California Coffee Bar | Welcome! Expansive Coffee Menu & Neighborhood Events

Located in Brighton Heights

our mission

Welcome to California Coffee Bar, an independent café dedicated to nourishing the mind, body and spirit. As two Pittsburgh-based small business owners and environmentalists, we created California Coffee Bar to help our local community thrive. We pride ourselves on serving organic, fair-trade coffees, teas and light bites sourced from local food purveyors, in an environment that enriches the creative and community-oriented spirit of Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh.  

our vision

At California Coffee Bar, we are guided by a single goal: to offer our community an inclusive, warm environment, in which gathering over a great cup of coffee comes naturally. We opened California Coffee Bar to serve as a home away from home, where visitors and neighbors can spend time together, share ideas and space, and enjoy beverages and bites that have been crafted with care. Because we believe in supporting and sustaining the health of our community, we give back as much as possible – to our patrons, our neighbors, and to the environment. Our commitment extends throughout every aspect of our Brighton Heights café, from the physical space to our integration with the local community. Housed in a light, airy, brick-walled setting, we offer organic roasts that have been sustainably sourced and brewed. Our coffee bar is complemented by a variety of teas to suit individual tastes.

As environmentalists, we maintain the organic quality and integrity of every ingredient that we use. Our extensive juice bar includes healthy, high-quality shots and juices that will refresh and reinvigorate. We also offer a rotating stock of light bites and tasty treats. Our breakfast and lunch bars feature delectable soups, salads, sandwiches and pastries, all of which are sourced from several of Pittsburgh's beloved food purveyors and our own edible garden.

Inspired by the Penny Universities of 17th and 18th century Europe – the affectionate name for coffee houses – we believe that well-being within a community comes from sharing information and ideas. Our café is designed to engage the community and foster creativity. We spotlight local artists, host readings and musical performances, and educate our patrons on environmental sustainability.

We are proud to welcome you to California Coffee Bar, and look forward to sharing a cup of coffee and conversation with you!