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Square Cafe

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1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1250
+1 412-244-8002
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family came to Square Cafe for breakfast on a Sunday morning. We got there about 20 minutes after open and we got the last table available. By the time we ordered drinks there was a line out the door. I was very impressed with how was professional and on it the staff was with dealing with the crowd. I'm... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Jennifer- Thanks so much for the great review. We are proud of what we do here at the square. Looking forward to seeing you and your family back often. Sherree More 

New Delhi, India
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

1. I liked my Salmon Salad 2. Portions are generous 3. Fries are nice. 4. Fruit is fresh 5. Personalized Service 6. Busy, busy & cramped, cramped but still 4.5/5 7. Sides were good 8. Garbanzo Burger was outstanding 9. Scramble Eggs were good 10. Coffee is endless

Thank Simarprit
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Good service. Average food. Inedible corned beef hash. Many other much better options in the east end.

Thank T M
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

TM- We are soooooo sorry about your corned beef hash. Please send me a private message and let me buy your next meal!!! sherree@square-cfe.com. We had trouble with getting our regular product in over the weekend. We actually had to run to the Strip District and buy what was available. Turned out to be less that desirable!!!! We do braise... More 

Milan, Italy
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Loved the crepes! Had both savory( egg and cheese) and sweet( chocolate raspberry ). My only regret is sharing with my daughter😂It's a small place and closes by 5. They told us that after 4 no more savory crepes so be sure to get there earlier! Parking may be a bit of a challenge as well. Street payed parking, but... More 

Thank asilipo3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this lovely little cafe in Regent Square. Too cold to sit outside, but inside was friendly, retro decor, staff was attentive and knowledgeable, but the best part is the food. Portions are large and the take-out bags are the coolest things I've ever seen. Lunch for two with unlimited coffee came to about $38 after tax and tip.

Thank LikeARollngStone
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Hey RollingStone- Thanks so much for coming to the cafe. We appreciate your business and the nice review Sherree More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from North Carolina coffee was great and food was excellent alittle pricey but was good. Service was fast and friendly parking is limited outside of busy hour. May have to park and walk a block or so. Or just park across the street at the MDG building parking lot lol. Overall great

Thank Patrick G
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Patrick, thanks for the sweet words. We are so thrilled that you had a good time with us. That's what breakfast is all about-A GOOD TIME!. We look forward to you coming in whenever you visit our great city. Safe travels. Sherree More 

silver spring
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142 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

There is a very good reason why this cafe has a wait to get in. Very creative menu, and excellent quality smoked meats and eggs. Try the butterscotch bacon or lemon blueberry ricotta pancakes.

Thank sjtam
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We're proud to be a little different.Thanks for posting such a nice review. Hope to see you back soon Peace Sherree More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful gem of a restaurant with good service and a broad menu to suit any taste. Outdoor seating complete with blankets for cool fall weekend mornings. Can get crowded but lines move quickly. No reservations accepted.

Thank FranLutz
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Fran- It's so great when our customers can feel and taste our love. Sherree More 

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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast spot just off the highway. Outdoor seating available. I had the gluten-free berry pancakes ($4 each or 3 for $11) which were phenomenal. Also had the chorizo sausage which was served loose as opposed to a link or patty. The chorizo was well-flavored. My son had chocolate chip protein pankakes which were very good along with some eggs.... More 

Thank ThePoundcake
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Poundcake- We cook fresh from scratch and are proud to not be the NORM. Safe travels to you and come back whenever you're in town Sherree More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We were delighted to happen upon this quaint eatery with the huge choice of freshly and uniquely crafted items. Our breakfasts were delectable as well as wonderfully presented. Waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. We can't wait to return to try other items!

Thank Allyn I
Sherree G, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

YAY! Thanks so much. We try to be a little different than the average and of course super friendly. Looking forward to serving you often Sherree More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1250
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-244-8002
Casual, fun, fresh, dog & family friendly

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