Café Momentum Fixed

Café Momentum Pittsburgh opened its brick-and-mortar restaurant in March 2023 and is an award-winning restaurant and culinary training facility.

Location: Pittsburgh PA

Architect: Fukui Architects

Engineer: Pedicone Engineering Consultants

Electrical Contactor: Lugalia Mechanical Inc

Manufacturer: Acolyte, Emergi-Lite, NAL, Wattstopper

Café Momentum aims to transform young lives by equipping Pittsburgh’s justice-involved youth with life skills, education, and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential. In building Café Momentum, the primary goal was to build a sustainable model that provides justice-impacted youth (ages 15-19) with the holistic support they need to TRULY THRIVE.

The restaurant is equal parts dining room and classroom: While their interns are working on providing thoughtful dishes with top-notch service, they’re also learning that they can rise to whatever level of expectation is set for them. While you’re enjoying the results of their hard work and determination, you’re also sending them a message that you believe in them.

The space has a modern feel, partially achieved by using NAL’s Branch MOD fixture. A mix of metal and glass, this fixture is both beautiful and durable. For more information please contact us at [email protected].