We’re bringing gourmet coffee and tea, paired with incredible pastries, and now Millie’s homemade ice cream, to Pittsburgh’s North Hills. Our journey began just a few months ago as grab-and-go destination — now we offer indoor and “outback” seating. Plus, we and have expanded to offer Millie's ice cream below the coffee and tea shop.
Koala’s owner, Nicki, is a native Pittsburgher who fell in love with an Aussie coffee-lover. After getting married, the two lived locally, grew a family, and moved to Australia. Over a decade ago they moved back to Ingomar. While Nicki’s husband enjoys his Pittsburgh life, he has not been able to find the "perfect flat white" coffee made popular in Australia. Nicki was inspired to open up the Koala Coffee and Tea House and serve the coffee and pastries her husband misses from his Melbourne hometown. And, thanks to the amazing support of the community, Nicki was able to expand and offer Pittsburgh’s own Millie’s ice cream.
At Koala Coffee and Tea House, we pride ourselves on providing fair-trade coffee and tea. We also work with local dairies and bakeries to source the freshest and tastiest treats. And, you probably already know the amazing taste and quality of Millie’s ice cream.
Our rotating menu of fresh savory and sweet breakfast bites and other fare will tempt you! Or, visit us later in the day and treat yourself to a cold Millie’s ice cream treat. And, if you are anything like Koala’s owner and have searched for special treats for family and friends with allergies, look no further. We will have ingredient lists on hand and on Wednesdays, we will offer gluten-free treats in the coffee and tea shop.
The Koala staff is dedicated to ensuring your visit is an enjoyable experience, whether it's with a coffee or tea upstairs or downstairs trying the latest Millie's ice cream flavor. We also hope get the chance to relax in one of our new inviting seating areas. Come and check out our latest expansion today!