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1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1250
412-244-8002
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 50
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT meal-- so why haven't we been here before?!?

I know why. The half-dozen or so times we go to this area of Pittsburgh every year, there are just so many restaurants in the area it is hard to know where to go, so my husband will always opt for the Thai restaurant down the street. This time, I insisted on trying Square Cafe and we are now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Delaware
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Delaware
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82 reviews 82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I know why. The half-dozen or so times we go to this area of Pittsburgh every year, there are just so many restaurants in the area it is hard to know where to go, so my husband will always opt for the Thai restaurant down the street. This time, I insisted on trying Square Cafe and we are now kicking... More 

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Pittsburgh
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had breakfast on a weekday so was able to get a seat easily (weekends are packed and long lines form). Had the breakfast sandwich which was very good; the eggs were perfect and the ciabatta bun was fresh and soft. Hubby got the cheesesteak crepe which he enjoyed. The coffee is robust and good and the service was friendly. The... More 

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Portland, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This relatively small restaurant has a fun vibe and friendly staff. The service was excellent. The small muesli & fig jam comes with a really generous amount of yogurt-- very filling! The special was pesto scramble with tomato and mozzarella (Green Eggs) was generous in amount and quite delicious. The basic buttermilk pancakes were not particularly memorable, but people around... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Square Cafe is a nice place to go for lunch or breakfast. Their menu is vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, though they also have all the meat a carnivore could wish for. Their selections are always inventive and intriguing, and well-executed. There is almost always a glammed-up French Toast option that will leave you gasping with sugar shock and pure satiation.... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful breakfast selection including both traditional choices and egg and other dishes special to the restaurant. Service was very good and friendly. Adjacent to Frick Park where you can then walk off the calories. Obviously popular with locals.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The coffee is good, as were the crepes I ordered. The prices are a bit higher than I would have expected, but I would not consider them too pricey. There are many healthy food options as well as options for vegans and vegetarians. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The artwork on the walls is for sale and is... More 

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Flint, MI
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Menu offers many unique breakfast and lunch items including gluten free and vegetarian options. The food is great and decently priced with good sized portions. The atmosphere is fun and the staff was very friendly. This cafe gets very busy so be prepared to wait. Great place to stop!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just moved to the area and are so excited to have this gem of a restaurant right up the street! We've tried different items each visit and have enjoyed everything we've tried so far. There are a lot of different but delicious sounding items (like Brussels sprout grits) that I can't wait to try. Staff is... More 

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sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Welcome to the neighborhood. We love it in the SQUARE and hope you will also. Thanks for coming in regularly, we appreciate the business. Let us know what we need to do to get 5 STARS, we always want to know what we can do to improve. Sherree More 

Gibsonia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Last year my family and I searched the Pittsburgh area for great neighborhood delis (you can those reviews under Twistedintheburgh). This year, our quest is to search out great neighborhood breakfast joints and with that, we recently headed off to Regent Square to go the Square Cafe. The restaurant is a funky little place in Regent Square.Parking can be found... More 

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sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for taking so much time to chat about our little spot. We love what we do here at the square and are always so grateful when our customers can feel it and taste it. Of course we've heard that it feels pricey and we totally understand. So here's a little bit of a reason of why we are... More 

Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Back in the Burgh visiting a friend for the weekend. I'm lactose intolerant so my usual breakfast options eating out are limited. So when he mentioned this place and I saw it had some vegan, and therefore lactose friendly, options, I was all in! We were up and out a bit late so it was probably 10am by the time... More 

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sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

YAY! Making you happy, full and satisfied fills our heart! Thanks for coming in and taking time to write such sweet things about the square. Peace Sherree More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1250
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-244-8002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?