Adda is a Bengali word; it means to indulge in informal or friendly conversation with a group of people, such as friends, family, or colleagues. It also refers to the place to have that conversation.
Our aim at ADDA is to create a community space for our neighbors, local artists and innovators for relaxation, conversation, peaceful working, and warm company.
Our mission is to share a slice of the world with our community. ADDA features and spotlights a particular region of the world every month. Through the drinks and food we serve and the help of local artists we showcase, we aim to share the rich culture of various US regions and the rest of the world through our space. As part of this spotlight program, we serve special coffees or teas from the region and host other cultural or educational events a few times each month.
We are also paying it forward by donating a percentage of our proceeds each month to two charities — one local Pittsburgh-based and a second tied to the current chosen spotlight region.
We want to support local artists, innovators and entrepreneurs like the many who have helped us in getting ADDA up and running. We are creating a peaceful working space for our local inhabitants. We have dedicated a portion of our space to the artist / entrepreneur community where individuals will be able to book a table without fee to work collaboratively with others or meet clients. To aid this endeavor, we will be providing a writing wall and other technology support to help increase productivity.