Seeking a hip lunchtime spot to meet friends? Or how about a quick place to grab an espresso before work? Look no further than Plum's newest establishment, Cafe Lola.
Fox's Pizza owner Jim Fox and his wife Deana noticed the spot opening in the Holiday Park Shopping Center a few doors down from one of their pizza shops and decided to give their coffee shop idea a whirl. A few short months later, Quiznos became the freshly redecorated Café Lola and is bustling with customers.
“When I moved to the area a few years ago, I found that it was a struggle to find a place that offered a nice atmosphere, tasty food and a good cup of coffee. I wanted to bring that here,” said Deana Fox of her inspiration for the Café.
Named after the couple's 2-year-old baby, Cafe Lola boosts a hip, chic and trendy atmosphere not found too often in restaurants of the East Suburbs. In addition to the indoor and outdoor seating, there is a sitting area complete with leather armchairs and a flat screen television.
However, the Cafe's stylish decor merely sets the tone for the delectable items found on Cafe Lola's unique menu. Ranging from a full breakfast menu to salads, soups, sandwiches, and flatbreads, Cafe Lola has something for even the most particular customer. They feature daily specials, as well as an extensive coffee menu.
“I wanted to offer a unique menu that appealed to all customers. All of our products are of the highest quality and always fresh,” Deana Fox said. “The dressings are made in-house and our soups are all made from scratch.
"I have so many favorites. I tend to go for the chef's daily special because I like to try new things. Our chicken bruschetta panini is outstanding. It's kind of a spin-off to our breakfast caprese omelet. I also haven't seen a real freshly squeezed orange juice maker quite like ours.”
A customer favorite at Cafe Lola are the sweet potato fries served with a honey glaze dipping sauce that come as a side option with any of the sandwiches.
In a time crunch? Cafe Lola also offers a variety of on-the-go type snacks such as Nancy
B's cookies, oatmeal containers to-go, Naked juice drinks, in addition to a full take-out menu.
This family owned and run establishment is a must-visit for all Pittsburgh suburbians looking for a new and fresh place to dine. I promise, you will not leave hungry or disappointed.
For contact information, visit Cafe Lola's website at www.cafe-lola.com.