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.
Square Café's mouthwatering early day menu is stacked with tasty bites for famished carnivores and their vegan or vegetarian counterparts. Start a day of spelunking in the neighborhood caves with a hearty plate of the shrimp and grits ($11) or the vegan tortilla de patatas, a baked bounty of seasoned tofu, potatoes, herbs, and kalamata olives slathered with tomato relish and fresh greens ($9). Lunch fare is served all-day at the eatery, and the selection of fresh salads ($9+) and hearty handhelds, such as the 8 oz. Black Angus–beef Square burger ($8.25+) and the fresh vegetable wrap ($9), hold the promise of filling empty bellies with a bounty of fresh flavors. 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.
Square Café boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with a jovial waitstaff to enhance the distinctive 1950s vibe. A rotating selection of colorful, locally produced modern art adorns the walls, and the eatery's indoor and outdoor seating makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers and retired pet detectives alike.
The 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
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.