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Now Open: KLVN Coffee Lab on Hamilton Ave

Located two blocks from East End Brewing, the KLVN Coffee Lab team has opened their coffee shop (and roaster) in a revived, industrial space

by Aadam Soorma
February 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: Although the cafe seating section is temporarily closed, KLVN is open for curbside takeout (8am to 3pm). Check their Instagram for daily updates.


A specialty, Scandinavian style coffee roaster, KLVN Coffee Lab now has a full-service coffee shop you can visit in the East End of Pittsburgh.

Located at 6600 Hamilton Ave, KLVN officially opened their doors on Monday, February 3.

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KLVN Coffee Lab

After roasting small batch, single-origin coffees for four years, KLVN invites guests to be amongst their roasting process while enjoying a cup of coffee.

“You can watch us roast right from the bar,” explains Rachel Strongosky of KLVN. “It’s a laid back coffee shop vibe but – at the same time – also feels like you are part of something.”

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The large, industrial space – located on Hamilton Ave near Washington Blvd – features ample room for events and future pop-ups.

“We are getting some new baristas and team members trained before rolling out any events, but it’s definitely something that could be a good fit for this space,” Strongosky says.

Know Before You Go: KLVN Coffee Lab

Location: 6600 Hamilton Ave // Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Parking: on street

Hours: Monday thru Saturday: 7am to 5pm // Sunday: 7am to 3pm

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Follow KLVN Coffee Lab

Facebook: KLVN Coffee Lab

Instagram: @KLVNcoffeelab

Nearby: East End Brewing and Red Star Kombucha

KLVN is located behind Bakery Square, on the other side of the busway. Alongside their neighbors, KLVN completes a local beverage trifecta with coffee, kombucha and beer all within a short walk of one another. We recommend visiting neighborhood favorites Red Star Kombucha and East End Brewing.

Coffee: KLVN; on Hamilton Ave.

Kombucha: Red Star Kombucha, next door to KLVN; wrapping up final inspections & aiming to be open 11am to 8pm daily

Beer: East End Brewing, 1 block from from KLVN on Julius St; open everyday except Monday

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KLVN’s specialty focus: Single-Profile Coffee

Folks who have tried KLVN Coffee will note their focus on single-origin, single-profile coffee.

“We describe the coffee as clean and juicy,” Strongosky explains. “Since we don’t try to blend coffees, every cup carries its own (taste) profile.”

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Other Places Serving KLVN Coffee

KLVN coffee is currently available at a number of coffee shops and restaurants in the area.

Header image courtesy of KLVN Coffee Lab

KLVN Coffee Lab
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6600 Hamilton Ave Fl 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
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Mon-Fri 7am–5pm
Sat 8am–5pm
Sun 8am–3pm
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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.

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