Now open for takeout: Convive Coffee Roastery in Lawrenceville

Convive Coffee Roastery now has cold brew on draft at their Lawrenceville location

by Aadam Soorma
July 8, 2020

Update July 8, 2020: Convive Coffee Roastery now has cold brew on draft at their Lawrenceville location. The shop on Butler Street is open for curbside takeout. You must use the Joe mobile app to place your order. Use this link to save $5 on your first order.


This story was originally published on January 7, 2020

After a brief soft launch, Convive Coffee Roastery is ready to officially open in Lawrenceville.

Located at 4032 Butler St, the new coffee shop’s grand opening is set for Wednesday, Jan 8.

A look inside the new Convive Coffee Roastery in Lawrenceville. Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

Expanding from McCandless to Lawrenceville

Joe Burns, director of coffee at Convive, has been with the company for four years at their original location in McCandless (off McKnight Rd).

“It was January 2016 when we opened at McCandless Crossing,” Burns explains. “The only (coffee) option up that way was Starbucks. We wanted to bring folks a local option.”

The expansion to Lawrenceville brings with it a clean, friendly aesthetic with plants and seating for 18 people.

“We plan to unveil our back patio this summer,” Burns said. “That will give us some additional seating in the warmer months.”

Artwork inside Convive’s Lawrenceville coffee shop. Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

On the (Coffee) Menu

Guests who are familiar with Convive can expect the same high quality, third wave coffee selections at the new Lawrenceville space.

“We plan to use a single origin, direct trade from Honduras as our house espresso,” Burns explains. “Because we use a ‘long pull’ tactic, our team is able to have precise control over the entire process.”

Espresso is served alongside soda water at Convive in Lawrenceville. Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

A couple of drinks we’re very excited to see on Convive’s menu include cold brew (on nitro) and a draft latte. The team is aiming to have both of those offerings ready to go by summer.

“The draft latte is actually a vegan latte that we batch and serve on nitrogen from a keg. The nitro adds a smooth, frothy texture to the drink – which is served cold. We’re very excited to debut that soon.”

A look past the espresso equipment at the coffee menu inside Convive. Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

Seasonal Tweaks and What to Expect

Burns tells us that his vision for Convive is to eliminate the perceived pretentiousness of speciality coffee.

“Someone should be able to sit down and enjoy a great espresso shot next to someone enjoying a flavored latte drink,” he says. “A lot of times, folks will ask, ‘What’s good here?’ And it’s important for us to hear from you. That way, we can guide you.”

“If I am your barista, I am not drinking YOUR drink. My goal is to MAKE you something you’ll love.”

The soft launch at Convive Coffee Roastery in Lawrenceville. The coffee shop features window seating that faces Butler Street. Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

Burns and the Convive team have several seasonal menu items currently available at their McCandless location. Those (seasonal) items will not be part of the Lawrenceville menu upon launch.

Food and Pastry Options

Convive will continue to bake all their pastries, scones and cookies in-house (at McCandless) and transport a fresh, daily batch to Lawrenceville.

“The scones are an in-house recipe and – believe it or not – our banana muffins are fully vegan. Since everything is made fresh daily, we plan to introduce some new items and change some of the food options over time,” Burns explains.

Pastries are made fresh daily and delivered to Lawrenceville from Convive’s McCandless location. Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

Hours of Operation at Convive

Beginning Wednesday, Jan 8, Convive plans to be open seven-days-a-week in Lawrenceville.

Monday thru Friday: 7am to 9pm

Saturday: 8am to 9pm

Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Coffee and tea options at Convive. Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

“We are built for every coffee customer,” Burns says. “You will never get a bad cup of coffee here and we will never make you feel bad.”

Follow Convive Coffee Roastery on Instagram for updates and additions to the menu as they scale up the new Lawrenceville space.

Photo: Julie Kahlbaugh

 

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

More Local Stories

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Sanford

On this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando explore what’s new in the Northern part of town. Sanford has a plethora of breweries, bars, and delicious dining options to choose from.

Hometown Tragedy: The Pike County Massacre

On this episode of Hometown Tragedy: Missing in Milwaukee, we’ll explore what happened to Jerica Banks, her children, and how it impacted their community.

Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

Cheap Date Orlando: Punk Rock & Pooches

Two Orlando couples shop vintage, search for the perfect slice, visit a post-apocalyptic saloon, and take the stage on blind dates in Orlando.

Fit and Fab: Free summer workouts in Boston

Cover photo courtesy Getty Images Looking to get fit for the summer? Still wary of COVID-19 or just looking for some sunshine while you sweat? Here are some Boston free summer workouts across the city so you can keep moving all season long! Seaport Sweat May 2 to Sept. 29 Boston’s biggest free workout series…

What’s On the Menu?: Farm-to-table

The farm-to-table movement brings locally grown foods to your plate. Not only will enjoying farm-to-table meals allow you to indulge in fresh, nutritional, seasonal dishes, but farm-to-table dining helps the environment and supports the local economy.  Check out these delicious farm-to-table restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina on the latest episode of What’s On the Menu?. …

A guide to some of the best Black-owned brunch spots in NOLA

Gather the crew together, make those reservations, and celebrate all things Black at brunch. 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s summer events must-do list

Check out our roundup below for the can’t-miss events happening in the city over the next few months.

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Tarpon Springs

In this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando you’ll be transported to a thriving Greek community nestled on Florida’s gulf coast. From sponge diving to flaming cheese to a Greek bakery that supplies a ginormous amount of baklava to the entire country, you’re sure to fall in love with Greek culture in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Dorchester doughnuts that pack a paczki

These traditional Polish pastries are the real deal.

A grab-and-go food guide to the MSY New Orleans terminal

Time. Most of us don’t have a lot of that. Even less so when we’re rushing to make a flight. There are still plenty of tasty options for the less leisurely travelers among us, though it helps to know where to find them.

Not your typical Asian takeout — a guide to international takeout food in Pittsburgh

Let’s talk international food from Korea, Thailand, India, Uzbekistan and more! This isn’t your typical takeout box.

Homestead’s Golden Age Beer Co. is ushering in a golden age of lagers

Homestead’s Golden Age Beer Company is in business to shine a light on the time-honored brews.

What’s On The Menu?: Pittsburgh Staples

Pierogies Plus, Salem’s Market & Grill, Big Jim’s, and Max’s Tavern and staples in the Pittsburgh community. Find out what it takes to create a business that lasts in the Steel City.