Parisian Chic Brunch in Pittsburgh

August 12, 2019
Rainbow umbrella patio

Warning: This may raise your brunch expectations.

The Neighborhood

You may not believe that in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Little Italy, lives a Parisian cafe with a gorgeous umbrella covered patio, but friends, it does exist. It’s located on 4200 Penn Avenue in Bloomfield.

European decor in the cafe.

The Ambiance

At the front of the restaurant is the cafe. You’ll see the baristas brewing all of the coffee fixings with a sign that essentially tells you to be polite. (How French.) Inside, the decor is very European with local art lining the walls, but walk to the back to find the most quaint patio Pittsburgh has to offer.

An array of colorful umbrellas keeps the sun out of your eyes and creates the most picturesque brunch atmosphere.

Rainbow umbrellas cover the outdoor patio at Caffe Mona

The Brunch

Caffe Mona’s menu offers a modern take on classic brunch meals. Their menu has everything from mediterranean omelettes to spanakopita French toast (?!) And of course, as a French restaurant, they have plenty of crepe options.

As a girl who wants to try it all, I was a HUGE fan of their brunch special. If you want to try a crepe, and an entree, I’d highly recommend this option.

As an entree, I ordered the Fig & Brie French Toast – two thick slices of French toast with melted brie cheese, topped with diced green apples and fig jam. (So good!) The portion size was gigantic, but every bite was delicious. For my dessert crepe, I was in the mood for fruit and tried their apricot jam. But, Nutella fans, you should indulge in the Nutella & Banana classic.

As any European cafe should, the coffee beverages are exquisite. (Any place that serves freshly brewed espresso is a 10/10 for me. The only downside is that if you want a mimosa, it is BYOB!

Gals That Brunch

Huge thanks to Gals That Brunch for organizing the reservation! Check out their chapters to enjoy brunch and meet fabulous women in your city once a month.

Caffe Mona La Bistro

Address: 4200 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA



  • Reply
    Where You Can Order Takeout/Delivery in Pittsburgh; Brunch Continues Despite COVID-19 – Endless Brunch
    March 17, 2020 at 8:07 am

    […] we’ll have to wait a bit longer to enjoy the colorful umbrella covered patio, but you can enjoy a crepe or two via carry-out or by placing an order through Grubhub or […]

  • Reply
    15 Brunch Restaurants with Takeout in Pittsburgh – Endless Brunch
    April 3, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    […] all know how obsessed I am with the umbrella patio, but we have to wait a while longer to enjoy it. Until then, order a crepe and sit in the sunshine […]

  • Reply
    Endless Brunch - Where to Order Brunch Takeout in Pittsburgh This Weekend
    December 17, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    […] Always love a good crepe and coffee for brunch! They offer takeout or delivery through Doordash, UberEats, and grubhub. Hopefully in the summer we’ll be able to dine together on their umbrella shaded patio. […]

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    %d bloggers like this: