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Cafe Raymond - May 2024 (AcrossPittsburgh)-09
Restaurants May 14, 2024 341
Rescue Brew: A Surprising Coffee Sanctuary at Cafe Raymond
Overall rating
 
4.6
Food
 
5.0
Atmosphere
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Pricing
 
4.0
Location
 
4.0
 Last week, while strolling up Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's vibrant Strip District, a sudden and urgent predicament—courtesy of a hearty "City of Champions" breakfast at De Luca's Diner—had me scrambling for a nearby refuge. Too embarrassed to return to De Luca's just to use their facilities, I sought sanctuary in Cafe Raymond, under the guise of needing a quiet spot for coffee and some emails.

Upon entering Cafe Raymond, I was immediately struck by the friendly service. The staff welcomed me with open arms, no questions asked, even though it was clear I wasn't their typical breakfast or lunch crowd. They seated me at a cozy spot where I could "check my emails," which was code for making a beeline to the bathroom. Crisis averted, I returned to my table to genuinely enjoy a cup of their freshly brewed coffee.

Sipping on the delicious coffee, I had a chance to really take in the surroundings. Cafe Raymond boasted an eclectic atmosphere that blended casual comfort with a touch of artistic flair—perfect for both a quick visit or a leisurely meal. The coffee itself was remarkable, rich and robust, just the right pick-me-up I needed after my earlier ordeal.

As my stomach settled and the coffee soothed my spirits, I appreciated the cafe even more for their hospitality and the high quality of their brew. The service at Cafe Raymond was not just friendly but genuinely compassionate, providing a safe haven without a second thought.

In the end, what was intended as a quick escape turned into a delightful discovery. Cafe Raymond not only saved the day with their amenities but also impressed me with their superb coffee and inviting ambiance. It's a place I'll definitely revisit—next time, hopefully, under less pressing circumstances! 
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