Redhawk Coffee in Downtown - Best Mocha in the 'Burgh?

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Redhawk Coffee

Downtown Pittsburgh

How did Redhawk originate?

Braden Walter Jr. was driving to Espresso A Mano — where he worked as a barista — on a Sunday morning in February 2015 when his car slid into a telephone pole on Butler Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mary Gonzales, Walter’s wife, said she went to the scene of the crash to see the damage done to the car. The entire coffee community in Pittsburgh helped Walter and Gonzales through the difficult time post the crash.

Walter knew he wanted to become an even larger part of the coffee community post the incident. In early 2016, Walter and Gonzales took a major step toward that goal. The couple bought a 1969 food truck with an odometer that had already logged about 700,000 miles. Over the course of six months, they rebuilt and revamped the truck into Redhawk Coffee Truck, which they debuted on the streets of Pittsburgh in September.

Then on December 30, 2016, Walter and Gonzales opened a brick and mortar coffeehouse on Meyran Avenue under the same name as their truck — Redhawk.

Now you can book the truck for an event or have the coffee truck stop by your office by emailing!

Redhawk Coffee

Downtown Location 536 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Oakland Location 120 Meyran Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Established Downtown location opened October 30, 2018 and they share the space with (locally made goods and arts)

Date of Trial April 2, 2019

Purchased 12 oz Mocha

Scrumptious dessert-like caffeinated delicacy

The Ratings

Overall - A

Items below are rated on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest)

  • Presentation - 5

  • Boldness - 3

  • Sweetness - 3

  • Price - $4.75 (for 12 oz)

Heartwarming heart outlines the fabulous mocha made with warm chocolate milk, no chocolate syrup here!

Downtown Location Pictures!

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Nancy “Brew” Geronian