This is a shameful admission, but I've never made it to Voluto until this morning. I pride myself on not being neighborhood bound, but we just never made it over here. This morning, I had some time to spend while Ledcat went to another commitment so I popped in and was delightfully surprised and incredibly remorseful at my tardiness within the same second.
The location is great, right along Penn Avenue and the space is great, too. It is actually warm in here, even near my window seat. Decor is modern and sleek without being too smooth. I've had a cup of the the dark roast house blend which really perked me up, followed by a decaf Americano (I still don't know what this is). Both were flavorful and rich. I love strong coffee, even when I drink decaf. I love the cups …
Voluto serves 49th parallel coffees from Vancouver. I'm not sure of the source of the pastries, but I'm dropping crumbs from a delicious cranberry orange scone into my laptop as I type this (don't tell Robert Blackwell). And very grateful Ledcat gave me this treat.
Voluto's homepage features an interesting blog which is a great idea to keep the page fresh and people coming back, both virtually and literally. You can follow them on Facebook. They keep mostly daylight hours, but they are open on Sundays which is an advantage. It can be tough on a working person to find coffee outside of Squirrel Hill during non-work hours so the Sunday open is very appealing.
And service. The owners were very friendly and helpful, even when I was wandering around seeking a good spot to see my computer screen. I'm sure I looked foolish, but we must sacrifice in the name of blogging.
I regret that life got in the way of venturing this way from the beginning. I won't make that mistake again.
Voluto is high on my list of places to which I plan to return soon. I encourage you to do the same.