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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHERE IS ASTROID LOCATED?
In the West Lobby of the Terminal Building at The Highline;
333 East Carson Street, Suite 135, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking is, for now, available for free on Terminal Way. Just tell the security guard you’re visiting Astroid.

WHAT ABOUT MASS TRANSIT?
Astroid is a short walk from Station Square Station and Port Authority Bus Stop on the 48 & 51 routes.

IS ASTROID NAR THE THREE RIVERS HERITAGE TRAIL?
Yes; this map shows how close the bike path is.

IS ASTROID ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Yes; you can find us on Instagram via @astroidcafe.

HOW DID ASTROID GET ITS NAME?
The name Astroid is derived from our signature floor tiles. Those hailing from Pittsburgh immediately notice the four-point star (a fairly famous symbol in Pittsburgh because of the Steelers). That geometric shape, a type of hypocycloid, is called an Astroid. Originally used by the US Steel Corporation, the star-like shapes were said to represent what “Pittsburgh Steel Could Do For You: Lighten your Workload, Brighten your Leisure, Widen your World.” Three things, we believe, a good cafe should do as well.

HOW DOES ASTROID RELATE TO BEAUTY SHOPPE?
Astroid is designed, created, and run by the team at Beauty Shoppe, a Pittsburgh-based coworking operator and hospitality company.

WHAT KINDS OF FOOD AND DRINKS DOES ASTROID SERVE?
We have a full selection of coffee and espresso beverages, loose-leaf teas, pastries, sandwiches, snacks, and bottle beverages.

DOES ASTROID DO CATERING?
Yes; we have a selection of coffee, pastries, and bagels that we can bring to your event or meeting.

DO I NEED TO BOOK A TABLE?
No need to make a reservation at Astroid – we’re a casual cafe, and typically have seats available at all times.

DOES ASTROID HAVE WIFI?
Yes; we have complimentary WiFi for our guests.

IS IT OKAY TO BRING BABIES AND CHILDREN?
Yes; we have highchairs and booster seats available for the little ones.

IS ASTROID DOG-FRIENDLY?
Not at this time, unfortunately. We may add outdoor tables in Spring 2019, so check back for an update!

CAN I RENT ASTROID FOR PRIVATE OR CORPORATE EVENTS?
Yes; please email sales@beautyshoppe.co for details.

CAN I SUBMIT A PRODUCT FOR YOUR RETAIL TEAM?
Yes; please email hello@astroidcafe.co with details.

CAN ASTROID ACCOMMODATE STROLLERS AND WHEELCHAIRS?
Yes; we are ADA compliant and are able to accommodate.

IN WHAT WAYS DOES ASTROID PRACTICE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY? 
Our to-go cups are carbon-offset and are made with post-consumer recycled materials by Georgette Packaging. Our compostable paper drinking straws are from Aardvark. We limit single-use plastics within the cafe. We recycle everything that Waste Management will permit.