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Square Cafe

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1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1250
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

diverse unique breakfast menu. all 6 in my party loved the food. try the waffle biscuits for a one of a kind treat.

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

Yay, thanks so much. Those little waffle biscuits certainly are addicting. Looking forward to seeing your crew again. Peace Sherree More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scrumptious green eggs & ham included 3 eggs with pesto (thus green eggs) and tasty ham steak with toast. If you are a big coffee drinker, get fresh, bottomless coffee as well. Also protein chocolate chip pancakes and crepes were enjoyed by other guests in my party. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Great way to start a day. 1st... More 

Thank Michael C
sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Whooooop! Thanks so much. We try to do everything with a little bit of love in our step! Looking forward to having you back Peace Sherree More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they were very busy but were still able to accommodate a table for 10. Mostly soup, salads and sandwiches but good food and cold beer. Waiter helped me decide and steered me in the right direction. I hear they have a fantastic brunch.

Thank dallastraveler03
sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there Dalaetraveler..... Thanks for the review. We do have a fabulous brunch (if you ask us). The food was good, so glad to hear but....... we don't serve BEER. Maybe it was our ice cold water you loved so much. Come back when you're around and we will dazzle you with a fantastic S'moreo Milkshake or Banana Mocha Chillatte.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hit Square Cafe with a couple of friends for breakfast this past Saturday and it was great. We got there about 9:15 in the morning and they were already busy. You could tell that it was a place with a following because of how busy they were. We waited maybe five minutes and then got seated. Our server came... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Went there to try the pancakes, they were great but had to wait for 30 minutes for our food. Would recommend when they aren't as busy

1 Thank Rose S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This diner in Regent Square is a treat. Unique breakfast options and stepping up the classics. Usually crowded in am but service is superb. A go to place for sure. Never been there for lunch but would give it a try!

Thank Kathleen M
sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Kathleen- We appreciate your generous review and are sooooo happy you enjoy coming the the cafe. Peace Sherree More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant while visiting Pittsburgh, because it was Pup friendly. We sat outside, and they very much welcomed our little one, and service was fabulous! Food was delicious, and we wish they'd open for dinner too. Good came very timely, was fresh and this cafe is busy. We will def be frequenting Square every time we are in... More 

Thank beth c
sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Yippeeee! Thank you so much. See you soon Peace More 

Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Oh, how to choose which meal to order....flip a coin and keep coming back. At 9:30 on a Monday morning. this place was hopping! Lot's of waitstaff working their butts off, bright, clean and good 'real' food. Try one of their shakes, smoothies, chillattes, lattes or teas. Open for breakfast and lunch (breakfast always served). Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options... More 

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

Whoooo-hoooo Thanks a million. Looking forward to seeing on your next trip through Pittsburgh. Peace Sherree More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Square Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, only. It is always crowded and full of happy people conversing loudly--in a good way. The service is always friendly and good. I always get breakfast and it is never a disappointment. My favorite is the French Toast. You don't feel like you've had a serving of French Toast after eating... More 

Thank Patricia C
sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

Patricia- Thank you! We love what we do here at the cafe and are thrilled you feel it when you come. We get all of our bread, including the Challah for the French Toast at Allegro Hearth in Squirrel Hill, always fresh and delicious. Peace Sherree More 

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Always fresh, always interesting, always made from scratch menu. Expect to wait on the weekends but I assure you it's worth it. Very good specialty coffees. We've tried a number of menu items, eggs, pancakes, crepes. All sure to please.

Thank 1600Penn
sherree g, Owner at Square Cafe, responded to this review

You are OUTSTANDING too. Thanks for the sweetness and taking time to review us. Keep on showing up! Peace Sherree More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 14122448002
Casual, fun, fresh, dog & family friendly

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