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This is something of a personal post and an invitation for everyone in the Pittsburgh area to come along and have a good time and wonderful people and great coffee (and more).
Affogato is one of the area’s best kept little secrets. Located on Lincoln avenue in Bellevue, Affogato is a great, artsy, friendly, inexpensive little coffee shop.
The owner, Victoria (a friend and my Cadbury Chocolate supplier)  is looking for new business and decorating ideas to keep the business running.  She’s reaching out to the local Twitter and Social Media Community for ideas and hosting a TweetUp.

It’s businesses like Affogato that any town, large or small needs to keep it alive. Yes, there’s a time and a place for chains and franchises but small businesses like this, they’re special.
Where else can you find a whole lunch for (truly) less than $5, free Wifi, and such friendly personal service. Every time I go in there I get my ‘usual’ – it’s a Vietnamese something – the point is that the staff there know what it is and that I don’t have to remember to ask for it!
Stop by, check it out. See what Victoria has to say below:

Come by Wednesday evening to hang out at your favorite Pittsburgh coffee shop. Affogato’s in trouble, and we need you to help! Just coming out and buying a coffee will help, or brainstorm with Victoria about ways to redecorate and promote the biz. Of course, you’re also welcome to just show up and say hi too. 🙂
We’ll have plenty of panini options, some homemade soup, a variety of baked goods, and of course all our delicious espresso drinks, coffee, loose tea and unique sodas.
We’ll be playing the Pens game on the radio, and you are welcome to BYOB (or wine or liquor or whatever you like).

Wednesday March 24th 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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