It’s shaping up to be a delicious fall.
Square Café, a longtime fixture on Braddock Avenue in Regent Square, was scheduled to open its East Liberty location Oct. 1, but a small adjustment in the construction timeline has delayed the debut for a few days. A new date will be revealed soon.
The café’s sister store, My Goodness market, will take over the old space within the next month.
Owner Sherree Goldstein is excited about her new digs at 134 S. Highland Ave., a space recently vacated by BRGR and Spoon.
The eatery, which will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer takeout, delivery and dine-in service, including on the rooftop deck.
Loyal patrons can still gobble up their favorite dishes such as the breakfast burrito, brunch bowls and crepe and pancake features. Recent additions to the menu include avocado toast on homemade sourdough bread and an array of freshly squeezed juices.
“People are really passionate about their favorite Square dishes,” says Square Cafe’s General Manager Kevin Kelley. “We have a few things coming off the menu and great new additions coming on, but they’ll be back eventually.”
By the end of the year, Goldstein hopes to obtain a liquor license and be open for dinner. Other plans include a walk-up window for carry-out orders and to-go beverages.
Square Café has served as a neighborhood hangout in Regent Square for more than 17 years, but the building’s size constraints and the Edgewood Borough’s restrictive outdoor seating ordinance made it hard for Goldstein to meet customer demand. The COVID-19 crisis made things worse.
Moving the restaurant was a necessity, but Goldstein is still giving back to the community that gave her so much. A portion of the proceeds from carry-out and delivery sales at the Braddock Avenue spot will be donated to Frick Park via the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
She’ll continue that philanthropic spirit in East Liberty, which is a six-mile round trip from Regent Square.
“We love Regent Square and always want to support our friends, our community and our neighbors everywhere we go,” Goldstein says.