Millvale Food Hub Tazza d'Oro Café designed by evolveEA

Millvale Food Hub

Tazza d'Oro café entranceThe Millvale Food Hub is a mixed-use building located on the main street of Millvale’s Town Center. The project called for the renovation of an historic building that had been left vacant for over a decade. Our community visioning process helped establish the goal of attracting a food-based business as a primary tenant, since Millvale had previously been dubbed a food desert.

The building features second floor office space and a cafe by Tazza d’Oro on the ground floor that focuses on providing fresh prepared foods and high quality coffee beverages. This project is an anchor project in a larger Ecodistrict Pivot Plan that evolveEA developed with the community of Millvale. The Plan envisions Millvale as a “foodie paradise” known for local food production and a food-based entrepreneurial culture.

The design of the building preserves the historic character of the surrounding context while opening the building to the sidewalk to foster a greater connection with the community. As much as possible, original materials were salvaged and reused inside and outside the space. Local artists were engaged to provide art for the building in the spirit of collective effort, spurring the nickname, “Stone Soup Cafe.”


Millvale Food Hub exterior with public art
Millvale Food Hub exterior with public art
Tazza d'Oro Millvale Interior
Renovated interior of the café
Millvale Food Hub Before Renovation
Millvale Food Hub Before Renovation

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6020 Broad Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206