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When it comes to food news in Pittsburgh, there’s a lot to chew on. Find out where The Speckled Egg, Commonplace Coffee, Recon Brewing and Adda Coffee & Tea House are opening new locations.

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The Speckled Egg and Commonplace Coffee coming to the South Side

Two of Pittsburgh’s favorite spots for morning fuel are opening new locations inside the same building at SouthSide Works.

The Speckled Egg and Commonplace Coffee have signed a 10-year lease agreement to occupy a 6,120-square-foot space located on 27th Street in the Town Center at SouthSide Works.

The Speckled Egg, a Downtown brunch and lunch restaurant, opened in 2019 inside the Union Trust Building. Commonplace Coffee, a local roaster with multiple cafes throughout Pittsburgh and Indiana, helped the fledgling eatery’s owners, Jacqueline and Nate Schoedel, launch their coffee program.

“We’re excited to open our first South Side location alongside the incredible team at The Speckled Egg,” says TJ Fairchild, founder of Commonplace Coffee. “We’re proud to be part of this collaborative project, which represents the next step in a wonderful relationship. We look forward to serving those who work and live in the South Side and building community through coffee with craft and care.”

SomeraRoad, the owner and operator of SouthSide Works, is investing more than $37 million in capital improvements and over $130 million in new development on the property and riverfront parcels as a part of its master plan to revitalize the area.

Recon Brewing now open in South Fayette

On Feb. 4, Butler-based Recon Brewing celebrated the grand opening of its third location.

The new spot is nestled in The Crossroads at Hastings, a Charter Homes & Neighborhoods development located at 1401 Hastings Crescent in South Fayette. The area boasts 500 homes, green spaces and a central shopping area.

Recon’s Cranberry Township site debuted last April at The Crossroads at Meeder, another Charter community.

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Adda Coffee & Tea House opens Downtown location

There’s a lot to love about Adda Coffee & Tea House … and now there is one more thing.

The local chain’s fifth location opened Downtown on Valentine’s Day at 725 Penn Ave. Similar to the company’s Garfield location, the new site features a bazaar showcasing sustainably sourced goods by local makers. The shop will also expand Adda’s work to support social causes, artists, musicians and fellow small businesses, and to play a hands-on role in the community whenever possible.

“We look forward to highlighting Adda’s South Asian roots by celebrating the holidays of Holi, the Festival of Colors, in March, and Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in October,” says Chandni Patel, Adda’s marketing director.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.