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Biddle’s Escape
Yelp average rating of 4.5
128 Reviews
401 Biddle Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
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Category: Coffee & Tea

Yelp Reviews

2017-10-08 - Teresa R.
Love coming here, especially meeting friends, catching up. Special orders NEVER fluster them. In lots of ways I feel transported back to San Fran and the 70's.- Read More
2017-11-26 - Nick L.
This is a coffee place, not a food place, for vegans or non-vegans alike. A lot of miscommunication between the cashier and our barista. Lukewarm cider,...- Read More
2017-11-09 - Vineet J.
Great place to work. The coffee is above average, could steam their milk better, not just foam it. The upper level gets cold though, not well heated so...- Read More
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Accessibility Review Number 1

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2017-05-18 20:06:28 - mcairns21(1)

Biddle’s Escape is a local coffee shop located at Regent Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There is an outdoor patio where pets are welcomed and two level indoor seating. There are no elevators in the building to get to the second floor if unable to take stairs. A visitor should also be aware that all parking is parallel parking on the street. There is no specified handicapped parking or parking solely for Biddle’s.
Biddle’s Escape has clearly made an effort to make an old building more accessible, but there are still concerns to be aware of when visiting. Though there is a wheelchair ramp and a large enough landing to access the main entrance, once the entrance door is open there is very little clearance to maneuver the wheelchair. The facility does have an optional upstairs seating area that is only accessible by stairs, but there is plenty of accessible seating on the bottom level both inside and outside on the patio. The counter customers order at is very high and may be difficult for someone in a wheelchair to see over when reading the menu or ordering. To add to this, the building is very cluttered, making it difficult to maneuver.
There are two single stall bathrooms on the bottom floor. Neither restroom has an %u201Caccessible sign%u201D, but one does have a braille sign indicating restroom. Unfortunately, the restroom with the braille sign is less accessible, has far less space to maneuver if in a wheelchair, and does not have grab bars. The restroom without the braille is slightly larger and gives a person in a wheelchair more room to maneuver around. It is equipped with grab bars, but the doorway is partially obstructed by a shelving unit. It is recommended that someone in a wheelchair have a friend or family member with them when visiting Biddle’s to help maneuver around the entrance to the facility, as well as locating the most accessible restroom.
It should also be noted that the shop is dimly lit and there are decorations hanging from the ceilings, which could pose as a fall risk. Food and drink orders as well as condiments are placed on a certain area of the counter top, which may be too high for someone in a wheelchair to reach. Overall, Biddle%u2019s Escape has made many modifications in an effort to make the shop accessible to everyone, however the above information addresses concerns that people should be aware of before visiting, specifically, those in a wheelchair or with low vision.

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2016-05-19 20:47:56 - huffmanhm(2)

Biddle’s Escape is an unique neighborhood coffee shop located at 401 Biddle Avenue in Regent Square. They sell a variety of artisanal hot and cold beverages from several countries along with pastries and a few substantial food options. Customers can purchase international gifts as well. Biddle’s Escape is open 7 days a week throughout the year. The coffee shop offers both indoor and outdoor seating options for their customers and appears to be a key gathering spot for locals but is still very welcoming to out-of-towners. Biddle’s Escape is involved with their community through hosting weekly events such as food truck Wednesdays and other live music groups, etc. There doesn’t seem to be one consumer group being targeted by this business, instead it seems like there is a mix of demographics occurring at this one spot.
-Biddle’s Escape offers two unisex single restrooms, one of which is accessible and met all but a few applicable ADA restroom requirements. Out of these few, the primary concern for this area would be the single restroom sign throughout the entire shop .
-There is an accessible ramp up to Biddle’s Escape main entrance from the sidewalk. Although the main entrance does contain two doors in series of one another, a glass door and a wooden door, both do require strength to open.
-Biddle’s Escape relies on the utilization of free street parking but doesn’t have a designated handicap parking spot. The curb leading up to the store may be difficult to navigate due to rocks and small holes