Return to Amazing Cafe

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Vegan Mocha (with Almond Milk) from Amazing Cafe!

*Note*: Neither Karen Conley, Sean Conley, Amazing Yoga nor Amazing Cafe asked me to write this blog post. I am just a Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie & Yogini, who enjoys sharing her foodie adventures with others. Photos captured on an iPhone 5s; edited with Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended with Instagram.

I’ve been waiting to return to Amazing Cafe for 10 months! Ever since my last brunch visit to Amazing Cafe (which, if you were anticipating Tulum Tacos, the Blue Zone Smoothie and a brownie from Gluten-Free Goat Bakery, please click this upcoming link: first brunch post on Amazing Cafe), I am been anticipating the opportunity to brunch at this local establishment once again. Thanks to Susie Popovich‘s Pop-up Rocket Yoga class (which was INCREDIBLE) in the South Side, my brunch dreams came true.

As you can tell, I started off my brunch with a vegan Mocha. I must admit, there was an adjustment period to enjoying this Mocha, due to all of the regular sweeter Mocha’s I’ve had in my life. Once I got past that moment, I really appreciated this healthier version of a mocha!

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Couldn’t resist another snap of this beautiful Mocha! 😉

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The whole reason why I convinced my yoga buddies to go to brunch with me: The Smile! This is a vegan French toast with maple cashew cream and seasonal fruit. Ever since Amazing Cafe opened, customers have been RAVING about this dish!

Once again, I did have to get over the fact that there was neither any butter, regular milk nor maple syrup involved in the making of this French toast. Once I did, I enjoyed the lightness of the toast, the creaminess of the maple cashew cream (it tasted so good; you would never know it was vegan unless someone already told you lol), the crunchiness of the granola, and the sweetness of the fruit. So worth the wait (and the presentation of this dish was BREATH TAKING)!

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Close-up of my beautiful brunch!

I floated out of the cafe on a cloud of happiness (well, you know, in my imagination).

 

Well there you have it, foodies! Whether you live in either the South Side or the North Hills, Amazing Cafe is certainly worth the trip!

 

Next post: a mindful and healthy brunch at Eleven Contemporary Kitchen.

 

Cheers to Food & Fitness,

 

-Friendly Fitness Foodie

 

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How Amazing Cafe Quickly Became one of my FAVORITE Restaurants!

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The AMAZING menu at Amazing Cafe in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood!

*DISCLAIMER*: I do not seek monetary benefits from neither Amazing Cafe, Karen and Sean Conley, nor Gluten Free Goat Bakery. I am just a Pittsburgh Foodie, who enjoys sharing her foodie adventures. Photos were captured with an iPhone 5s, and edited with Instagram and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

One Sunday in April, a friend and I signed up to take a yoga workshop at my friend’s yoga studio in the South Side. Beforehand, we dined for brunch at the LOVELY Amazing Cafe, owned by Karen and Sean Conley of Amazing Yoga. I had only been to Amazing Cafe once (for the chocolate Vegan Bliss cake, which was INCREDIBLE); I made it my personal mission to return to Amazing Cafe for brunch. Here was my golden opportunity for brunch (cuz Lord knows that I love to brunch, especially in the ‘burgh)!

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THE best brownie I’ve EVER had, from Gluten Free Goat Bakery (her baked goods are featured at Amazing Cafe)!

First: a brownie! I have been DYING to sample some of Gluten Free Goat Bakery‘s food; once again, the golden opportunity arrived! I must say: this was the best brownie I’ve EVER had! You would never know that this brownie was vegan, gluten-free, and soy free! Recently, I had the honor of meeting Jeanette (the Owner and Baker/Executive Chef of Gluten Free Bakery) at the Pittsburgh Public Market (where she know has a permanent space Wednesday- Sunday, from 10am-3pm). She is such a sweetheart; I really enjoyed talking to Jeanette about her business and her plans for the future! Whether you’re a vegan or a meat-eating carnivore, I suggest that you either track down a location that sells her baked goods, or go meet her down at the Pittsburgh Public Market!

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Another shot of my LOVELY brownie!
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The Blue Zone smoothie from Amazing Cafe- delicious!

My brunch beverage of choice was the Blue Zone smoothie, which contained: blueberries, almond butter, banana, hemp milk, dates. This smooth really was AMAZING! What really wowed me was that I did not miss the typical cow’s milk that is in a smoothie. The Blue Zone smoothie was still nice and thick, and I LOVED the purple color (so beautiful)! Plus, you can’t go wrong with blueberries, bananas and dates!

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Glamour shot of my lovely Blue Zone smoothie!
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The legendary Tumlum Tacos (only offered at brunch on the weekends)!

The main event of brunch: Tumlum Tacos! This dish is only featured at brunch on the weekends. It’s definitely worth the wait! Vegan, local and sustainable ingredients! Lots of vegetables, bright colors, and great homemade fries in there, too (it’s Pittsburgh folks- you gotta have fries, even in your tacos lol). This was so refreshing; I didn’t miss the meat for one minute! Although, two tacos is a whole lot (I wouldn’t been happy with just one). It took every fiber of my being to finish the second one (lol). Maybe if I wouldn’t have already consumed a brownie and a smoothie (lol), I wouldn’t felt this way. Nevertheless, this was an EXCELLENT dish!

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Inside the Tumlum Taco!
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Last glorious shot of the Tumlum Tacos!

I really loved that the food left me feeling light; my body and soul were both so happy! I wish I could eat this like everyday (no joke). REAL food- no chemicals, no preservatives, no scientific ingredient names, just really good quality food, made with love.

Also: I LOVE that the two times I’ve been there for brunch, the owners have been brunching with their kids at the counter. Now THAT’S a sign of good business owners; not only are they selling and endorsing the product, they ARE living the product! I wish every business owner was so hands on; rock on, Sean & Karen!

I will definitely return to Amazing Cafe for brunch soon, and I have already purchased another baked good from the Gluten Free Goat Bakery at the Pittsburgh Public Market (and I plan to buy more from her, too)!

Three Cheers to good food, fabulous art and cultural events,

-Friendly Pittsburgh Foodie

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