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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

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Friendly, tasty, reliable

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
BakerNomi
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Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Pittsburgh, PA
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 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
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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 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 

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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?