Looking for a unique and casual way to spend a Sunday with your significant other in and around Oakland? We’ve got an affordable, adventurous Sunday date we’re sure you’ll love!

The day starts with an early breakfast at the Waffle Shop at the corner of Highland & Baum at around 10:00am. Part breakfast, part media and totally delicious! With nothing on the menu exceeding $6.50, you can’t go wrong with this one. Cost – $15-$18.

After breakfast, continue your date with a stroll through the Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland. $6 admission ($3 each) will allow you and your sweetie to experience Pittsburgh’s rich ethnic heritage through 26 rooms, each decorated in a style that exemplifies the country they represent. Tours begin at 11:00 am on Sundays and the last one departs at 2:30pm.

Next, head over to the Celebrate the Arts Sundays at the Carnegie Library. Shows start at 2:00pm and last for about an hour. From poetry, to readings, to live music… you’ll find a Sunday to fit the bill, because they’re all FREE.

If you’re not ready to call it quits and and you’re feeling like you might be ready for another meal soon, take a stroll around Oakland and stop in at some shops that are open on Sundays. Then at 4:00, head over to Joe Mamas. You’ll score drink specials from 4-6 and half-off pizzas daily from 4-5.  That means large pies for under 5 bucks!  (Dine-in only.)

If you’d rather go for Indian fare, we recommend India Garden on Atwood Street. India Garden has been voted best Indian food in the city by City Paper for 14 years! Every day they offer incredible specials such as 50% off dinners from 5-6, half priced house wines and draft beer from 5-7. A deluxe dinner buffet is also offered on Sundays for only $8.99 beginning at 4:00.

Your total for the day including entertainment, culture, music and two meals? $35 on the low end and $55 on the high end… per couple!

Don’t worry about driving or parking – take the bus! There are more routes than we can list that will get you to these Oakland destinations. The 75 bus will get you between the Waffle Shop and these Oakland destinations. Plug your address into Port Authority’s Trip Planner to get a quick, customized route. Getting there couldn’t be easier!




Waffle Shop
124 S Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms
157 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-6000

Carnegie Library: Main Branch
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Joe Mama’s
3716 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-7282

India Garden
328 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-3000


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