Inspired by a fleeting burst of winter weekend sunshine (and an about to expire Groupon), I recently made my way to Square Cafe for brunch.
Square Cafe is located in Regent Square, a little P-burgh neighborhood sandwiched somewhere between Squirrel Hill, Frick Park, the parkway, and Swissvale. The houses here are cute and the stretch of S Braddock Ave where Square Cafe is located contains a few other popular and tasty restaurants (D’s Six Pax and Dogz, Legume (although they are moving), The Green Mango).
Square Cafe only serves breakfast and lunch. It is open until 3PM on Sundays. We thought we would be slick and go at 2:00 and have no wait. Not so much. We only waited about 10 minutes though and were able to snag counter seats.
Square Cafe was hopping. The place is decorated in very bright blues, greens, and oranges – this somewhat made me feel like I was in a Leaps and Bounds circa 1992. (Anyone?) I guess I felt the place was a little hectic and crowded but the menu looked good and I generally enjoy hustle and bustle – just be aware this is a super popular spot if you plan to take a group!
We were able to quickly place orders – breakfast quesadilla for him and cornmeal pancakes for her.
Ok, the food was really tasty. The cornmeal pancakes were cormeally (in the best possible way) and served with pure maple syrup (a must!). The quesadilla was huge and had some seriously fluffy eggs and delicious cheese in there.
Our bill (2 breakfasts, 1 coffee) was right around $20. Trending towards pricier for breakfast but well worth it. I would love to return in the summer and sit at their outdoor seating🙂