We share the same coffee roaster, bread baker and passion for good coffee, but those are about the only similarities you'll find between us and Intermezzo, a pocket coffeehouse which recently opened on Smallman right before it jogs left at the church toward Benkovitz Seafood.
Intermezzo is so tiny it could literally fit in the front half of just one side of our shop. But as they say, good things come in small packages. While there are no inside tables, there are several outside.
The shop's owners, Luke and Alexis, offer three different drip coffees from Intelligentsia Roasters daily plus Black Cat espressos, caps, macchiatos and lattes. They also have breakfast pastries brought over from the North Side and some panini made on Mediterra Bakehouse breads.
Everyone in Pittsburgh ends up in the Strip eventually. So when you do visit the Strip, make a note to stop by Intermezzo. Luke and Alexis are very interested in your feedback on their coffees and shop.
Alexis also turned us on to one of the bottled soft drinks they sell called "Pennsylvania Punch" which was featured on some QED program recently (we missed it) and has proven quite popular. We bought one along with a macchiato. Good stuff.