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Pittsburgh Eats: The Square Cafe

Jan 6

I love breakfast!

After all it’s the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast provides your body with fuel we need to get us through our day. Without it, it’s like running a car on empty. However, a breakfast that lacks the correct nutrition and is filled with sugar and bad carbs can be even more detrimental to your body than no breakfast at all.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love my daily breakfast protein power shakes, they are quick and easy to prepare and chalk full of powerful nutrients, but sometimes I need REAL breakfast food.

Buttermilk pancakes, bacon, syrup, eggs…..all so delicious, but filled with sugar and lacks key nutrients my body needs.

I’m always searching for forward thinking cafe’s.

I wanted one with vegan and gluten free options, locally grown organic food, and options on the menu I could have never thought of or made myself in my tiny kitchen.

And then one day, I stumbled upon the Square Cafe.

Being a former vegan,  I understand how difficult it is to eat out. I used to cringe when my friends would utter the words “Do you wanna go grab a bite to eat” because that meant I would be paying $12 for a salad with no cheese, no croutons, no meat, and sometimes even no dressing. So you can only imagine my excitement when I saw “Banana Vegan Pancakes” on The Square Cafe menu.

But wait, it gets better…

Their food is locally sourced from farms and businesses including Miller’s Amish Farm, Dave and Andy’s Ice Cream, and Monteverde Produce. That way you know your “Pulled Pork Benedict” breakfast isn’t coming from some factory in New Jersey, it’s from right down the street. The Square Cafe even caters to local artists by displaying their Pittsburgh-inspired work on the walls and using hand crafted ceramic coffee mugs anytime a customer orders hot tea or coffee.

Finding restaurants and cafes that can accommodate any diet are rare to come by. This is why the Square Cafe takes the number one spot in my heart for favorite place to eat breakfast in Pittsburgh….sorry Primanti Bros.

The Square Cafe is located on 1137 S Braddock Ave in Pittsburgh

Where are your favorite healthy restaurants in Pittsburgh?  We always like recommendations!!


//The Lokahi Sisters//


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