Brunch blends the best of two worlds, like jazzercise which combines jazz and exercise, and football, which combines European soccer with professional wrestling. Oversee a comestible coalition with today's Groupon: for $8, you get up to $20 worth of eclectic brunch and lunch fare if used Monday–Friday, or $16 worth of brunch and lunch if used on Saturday or Sunday, at Square Café.
Owner Sherree Goldstein and her cheerful crew craft singular breakfast and lunch bites such as savory omelets and crêpes, served up in Square Café's jovial interior bedecked with primary colors and hardwood accents. The café's breakfast menu awakens taste buds with innovative dishes such as pumpkin-walnut pancakes ($9) or french toast ($9) forged from thick slices of challah, drenched in egg custard, and dusted with powdered sugar like a judge's wig in Victorian-era Candy Land. A braised-leek, goat-cheese, and pancetta frittata ($11) leaps from the lunch menu to placate grumbling bellies, and the house-made veggie burger ($10+) corrals black beans, cilantro, curry, and cumin to lasso herbivorous appetites.
Square Café's lively interior pops with emotionally extroverted blue walls, playful chartreuse accents, and barstools made out of bubble wrap, and its patio seating is brimming with complimentary fresh air. As live music hums, the friendly staff bops around the café, chatting with customers about the local artwork that peppers the walls.
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