IMPORTANT NOTE: In early 2020, The Loveliest sadly had to close its doors. You can't visit IRL anymore, BUT you can appreciate the photos of this admired little spot.
The Loveliest Coffee & Clothes in Sewickley is part coffee shop and part clothing boutique—all under one roof. The space is filled with tons of light, pink decor, greenery, cute quotes, super friendly faces, and all of the instagram-worthy photo opps you could ever want. In fact, The Loveliest prides itself in being "the most instagrammable coffee shop" around and I am totally here for it!
The menu at The Loveliest falls right in line with the shop's adorable aesthetic. They're known for crazy (and delicious) lattes. We're talking flavors like Lavender Honey, Rainbow Marhsmallow, and Rose Matcha. It doesn't stop there either. It gets better. All lattes can be customized with extras like pink coloring, edible gold, edible glitter, and whipped cream. You also get your pick of a hot or iced drink, so no matter what season I promise your coffee craving will be satisfied.
It's hard to be believe, but it actually gets EVEN BETTER. For a small fee, you can add customized latte art to your drink! It's a pretty simple process. All you have to do is download the Ripples app, select The Loveliest as your location, and then choose what you'd like "printed" on your drink. You can choose from a variety of pre-made quotes and designs OR you can really get creative and upload your own artwork. If you have a blog or a business, uploading your logo makes for a great content opportunity! (If you can't tell, my blogger brain is always on.) In my experience, simple and clean designs turn out the best. I would avoid script fonts or anything with intricate detail. Thick, bold text is the way to go!
It's also worth mentioning that if coffee is not your thing, The Loveliest also offers ombré lemonades! They're super colorful and just as insta-worthy as the lattes. Caffeine fiends and non-coffee drinkers alike are welcome!
I went right for the coffee (as usual), but the boutique aspect of The Loveliest is just as important! In the back of the shop you'll find racks full of beautiful, super trendy pieces. The inventory covers everything from tops and jackets to skirts and jeans. In addition to their seasonal collections, their staple Loveliest Collection features a variety of Pittsburgh gear, graphic tees, jewelry, and more! You can head to the shop for the full experience or snag yourself some new looks online as well.
It took me months to finally make the trip out to Sewickley and I have MAJOR regrets. I was missing out! Jump in your car and head to 545 Beaver Street ASAP to treat yourself to a latte, some new swag, and some new photos for the 'gram. If you can't make it there just yet, give The Loveliest's IG a follow to keep yourself motivated. That neon sign just might make you clear your calendar...