START your day with a sweet
from Lincoln Bakery [543 Lincoln
Ave., mylincolnbakery.com]. The
nearly 70-year-old institution is
known for its doughnuts, cinnamon buns and éclairs.
Pair your confection with a
cup of coffee — try one of the
specialty mixes or the flavor of
the day — from the charming
Muddy Cup Coffee shop [541
Lincoln Ave.] next door.
The Shepherd’s Door [563
Lincoln Ave., theshepherdsdoor.org]
has been around since the 1970s.
In 2007, Bellevue Christian
Church took over the store,
staffed it with volunteers and
turned it into an independent
nonprofit store. You’ll find Christian gift items and books as well
as Fair Trade goods ranging from
coffee to jewelry. The money goes
toward the shop’s maintenance
shopping to puffy
pastries to a hearty meal
to a Fair Trade store.
as well as community initiatives
such as after-school programs, a
resource center and food distribution.
Get lost in Antiques and
Uniques of Bellevue [494 Lincoln
com]. Owner Joyce Kuruce and
her employees are happy to give
you the scoop on items in their
eclectic collection of merchandise
from toys to art to Pittsburgh
Enjoy a selection from a
wide menu at Joe’s Rusty Nail
[560 Lincoln Ave., northborosnews.
com]. The homestyle restaurant
is cozy, with hearty portions and
longtime waitresses who treat you
Berry Quool [600 Lincoln Ave.,
berryquool.com] has opened a
branch of its self-serve frozen yogurt emporium that offers about
50 toppings. You can top yogurt
flavors including raspberry,
cheesecake, chocolate and vanilla
with mango bubbles, Mike and
Ikes or honey granola — all for
only 49 cents an ounce. PM
While You’re There
Reading Material: Around the Bend
Books [174 Lincoln Ave.] is a multilevel
used-book store that also carries CDs
and DVDs. Take your time — there’s
a lot to look through, but odds are
you’ll find something to catch your eye
among the many shelves.
The town with a “beautiful view” is full of quaint
shops and eateries whose owners are proud to show
off their hamlet.
BY LAUREN DAVIDSON
HIT THE STREET Living