Brunch—like twilight, sporks, skorts, friends with benefits, and so many other things that make life worth living—is not quite one thing and not quite another. Celebrate everyone's favorite hybrid mealtime with today’s deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of innovative breakfast, brunch, and lunch eats at Square Café. Though this Groupon is not good on Sundays, it can be used any other time this cozy eatery is open (Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
The menu contains tasty bites for feasters of all inclinations; vegan and vegetarian options comfortably coexist alongside their counterpart, Meaty McMeaterson. If the rooster's piercing wail is still freshly reverberating, direct your eyes toward the breakfast menu. Start your day with an egg dish, griddle selection, or savory crepes ($7–$9.50), among others. Delicious day-starters also include a stack of pumpkin-walnut pancakes ($9), a vegan breakfast burrito (soy chorizo, onions, peppers, mushroom, and avocado, $9 with potatoes), or the chicken-apple sausage and gruyere cheese omelette ($9.25 with homefries and toast).
Starting at 11 a.m., the lunch menu joins the party. Snag a sandwich such as the half-pound, fan-favorite square burger (Black Angus served with greens and tomato on a brioche roll, $8), an easy-to-manage wrap like the poached salmon salad wrap ($9), or a vegetarian-friendly salad such as the roasted beet salad ($8 for a small). There's also a menu made for kids (as opposed to from them) and a lengthy list of beverages that provide the liquid half of a dynamic dining duo.
The welcoming venue provides indoor and outdoor seating in an environment that's friendly for all walks of life, including dogs. Square Café is also a proud supporter of the surrounding community. It sponsors various groups and organizations such as the local artists whose artwork is on display around the restaurant.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette likes Square Cafe's brunch:
- The Square Cafe in Regent Square is one of the most popular brunch spots in town, especially among the stroller set. A diverse crowd of diners, quirky touches such as the squared-off oversized coffee mugs, and scrumptious brunch food with a slightly healthful spin give this place the feel of an upscale diner in Berkeley, Calif. – China Millman
- Scores of hungry urbanites queue up, clamoring to enter tiny Square Café. Bold colors and the circle logo brighten the walls. Vintage dinette sets shape the dining room. Under the motto “square meals, square deals,” the vibrant eatery serves generously portioned, cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch items on huge square plates. The long and eclectic menu encompasses eggs, pancakes, waffles, salads, wraps, sandwiches and more---including vegetarian fare and a kid’s menu.
When guests walk into the bright blue confines of Square Café, they find owner Sherree Goldstein and her friendly crew serving up smiles and steaming cups of custom-blended Kiva Han coffee. Preparing eclectic breakfast and lunch dishes, chefs crack shells for three-egg omelets, green eggs and ham with homemade pesto, and form their own housemade veggie burgers. Attentive servers endlessly refill freshly brewed ice tea and help health-savvy diners find the best menu options. Inside, colorful local artwork fuels discussions about which colors deserve to be primary, and on the sidewalk patio, diners can scan the street for signs of Square Café's vegetable-oil-powered Mercedes.
Gayot proclaimed Square Café a "vibrant eatery," describing the "generously portioned, cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch items on huge square plates." In addition to the well-crafted eats, the staff's energy and enthusiasm keep the café's sizeable crowd of regulars coming back—the manager, Kevin, even sports a Square Café tattoo as evidence.
1137 S Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218Get Directions