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Home Grown Cafe

) #15 of 278 Restaurants in Newark €€ - €€€ American, ,
126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
+1 302-266-6993
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“seitan” (9 reviews)
“veggie burger” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service and accomdating when changed dish a bit. Had salad excellent . Other guests with me had sandwiches . All of us enjoyed.

Thank suspec
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to seeing you next time you visit your daughter. -Sasha Aber Owner

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Amazing!!! I was in town for the weekend running a nearby trail half marathon and, based on the reviews, opted to try the veggie burger, which is my typical pre-race meal. I have tried many housemade veggie burgers, and this HAS to be in the...More

Thank Jodi R
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Jodi, Thank you so much! We make the veggie burger from scratch, and it has over 10 different ingredients in it. Woo Hoo - Top 3 out of 100 is pretty darn good :) Glad to hear about your great service, and that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Very good food from local sources. Unique menu & flexible on customization. Staff is very friendly and you can find a good local music there sometimes. Popular spot with the University crowd, especially vegetarians. Fun decor, comfortable & good bar atmosphere too.

1  Thank Jennifer N
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Jennifer, Thank you for such a great review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. See you again soon! -Sasha Aber Owner

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Really cool people and very chill atmosphere! Bartender was really cool about making a couple new drinks so i can try them out!!!!! Really chill place:)

1  Thank Alexandra D
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you Alexandra! So glad that you are enjoying the bar options. We have been exploring a lot of infusions lately, you should stop in soon and check them out! Thank you for the great review, Sasha Aber Owner

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and were so impressed by the food. We asked for a recipe for the unbelievable mushroom soup, and they hand-wrote the recipe for us. It's a bit rowdy on the day after St. Patrick's but we enjoyed the music, drinks...More

1  Thank coconuttipelli
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

So glad that you found us! Hopefully we will be a lifelong favorite. The mushroom soup has been a staple here at Home Grown Cafe for almost 17 years! Let us know how your batch turns out. Looking forward to seeing you back in soon,...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Upon seeing the exterior of Home Grown one is thrown for a loop of what to expect. However, upon entering you are greeted by a warm and eclectic environment. The walls are covered in unique pieces of art and the flow of the restaurant is...More

1  Thank Sally_P101
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Sally, What a glowing review!! Thank you. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your experience so much. We have two local artists that rotate their work here, and think they are a perfect fit for HGC. So glad that you enjoyed brunch (it's a favorite)...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The atmosphere was mellow, great service, and the food was very impressive!! AHI TUNA cam with a Crab Cake and a great Kale salad!! Would definitely visit again!!

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HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Richard, Thank you for sharing! Glad that you enjoyed your food. We pride ourselves on making everything from scratch, and feel that the flavors really shine because of that. Please say hello next time you visit. -Sasha Aber Owner

Reviewed 29 January 2017

We met a good friend for brunch before heading to the University of Delaware, 2 min walk! We all shared the Yukon Gold Fries, Outstanding and very hot. Served in a clay pot that kept them Hot. My wife and I both had the corned...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is definitely not a meat-and-potatoes style of restaurant. The menu is contains unique entreses and a good variety of sandwiches, salads and the like. A nice beer selection as well. This restaurant is well suited to vegetarians and vegans.

1  Thank pufkast
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I've eaten here many, many times for good reason. Great selection, good-natural foods, and a pretty good craft beet selection ----- last time had Love Stout by Yards. Just waiting for the Cafe to get some locally made Meads to make the meal perfect.

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Theodore K
Hi, what is the price for the buffet?
28 August 2015|
Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
Not aware of a buffet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
    (Hains Street)
  • Public Transportation: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-266-6993
  • E-mail
"Newark's most coolly sleek, vibrantly accented & adventuresome fine-dining destination." - The News Journal Home Grown Cafe is the destination for internationally inspired cuisine with a local flair. Enjoy award winning gourmet salads, home made soups, fresh seafood & steaks & a variety of vegetarian & vegan options.
Unique martinis, eclectic beers a great wine list & mouth-watering desserts deserve a special trip. Best of Delaware 2005 - Best Martinis upstate.
Enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
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