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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/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth the Wait

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
mjcseh
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Flint, MI
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Flint, MI
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Be prepared to wait to get in because it seemed as if everyone wants to go to Square Cafe. The line spilled out into the street but things moved along quite quickly and we were able to be seated within a few minutes. The restaurant only does breakfast and lunch but they serve breakfast till closing. I had the veggie... More 

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Pittsburgh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was our second visit and we loved it as much as the first. Be prepared for a wait if you visit on a weekend, but it will be well worth the time spent! Our party has two vegetarians, and they are thrilled with the selections offered. This visit we tried the following: Overstuffed vegetarian omelet (my husband said it... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a great spot for a cozy Saturday morning brunch. It was grey and rainy outside but warm and friendly in the Square Cafe. Uncle Charley's sausage burrito was delicious and more than I could eat and the pumpkin pancakes also looked yummy. Excellent coffee and kid-friendly too.

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

Thanks so much for the kind words, we are so glad you had a great experience and look forward to having you back at the cafe next time you're in the area Peace Sherree More 

Orlando, Florida
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We loved it the first time and returned the day after. It is crowded and you will have to give your name and wait but not long. Fantastic espresso. Enjoyed a great omelette caprese on day 1 and the gluten free pancakes which were delicious and filling on day 2. Will return again next time in Pittsburgh hoping it does... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

In Pittsburgh on biz and used Trip Advisor Find Near Me and ended up here. Yummy! I had the grits with brussel sprouts, bacon, mushrooms and leeks. Cleaned the plate! Interesting menu sort of brunch lunch. Eclectic decor and the place was hopping. A play it forward was going on and a stranger bought my meal. So cool!

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Western Pa.
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, stopped off at the Square Cafe for brunch. My companion ordered the pumpkin walnut pancakes while I opted for the savory crab and spinach creeps. It was our intent from the outset to share the dishes so that we could both enjoy each of the items. The creeps were delicately prepared, with an abundance... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?