Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in Pittsburgh's Central Lawrenceville neighborhood

Merchant Oyster Company | Photo: Sher Y./Yelp

Spending time in Central Lawrenceville? Get to know this Pittsburgh neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a bakery and pastry shop to a seafood spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Central Lawrenceville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. La Gourmandine Bakery & Pastry Shop

photo: la gourmandine bakery & pastry shop/yelp

Topping the list is patisserie/cake shop La Gourmandine Bakery & Pastry Shop. Located at 4605 Butler St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 421 reviews on Yelp. 

The Pittsburgh City Paper named this spot one of the top three bakeries in the Best of Pittsburgh 2019 awards. On the menu, expect to find bread, cakes, pastries and more. Look for the clafoutis, a traditional French dessert topped with cherries and a Flan-like batter. 

2. Geppetto Cafe

photo: geppetto cafe/yelp

Next up is creperie, breakfast and brunch spot Geppetto Cafe, serving coffee, tea and more, situated at 4121 Butler St. With 4.5 stars out of 223 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

This spot offers bites like sweet and savory crêpes, French toast and panini sandwiches. Look for the tiramisu crêpe topped with Italian cream cheese, strawberries, chocolate crumbles and graham crackers. 

3. Merchant Oyster Company

Photo: Sher Y./Yelp

Merchant Oyster Company, a cocktail bar that offers seafood and sandwiches, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 109 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4129 Butler St. to see for yourself. 

Visit Pittsburgh named this spot one of the top five places to eat oysters in the city. This seafood spot offers East Coast and West Coast oysters, clam chowder and lobster rolls. 

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