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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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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“seitan” (9 reviews)
“veggie burger” (11 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711-7308
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped for an early dinner on a Saturday (after 4pm, before 5pm). We were the only ones there when we arrived - 6 when we left. Sat at the bar. Upon looking at the menu, we didn't see anything that we were interested in....More

Thank MyTravels033
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear MyTravels033, Thank you for coming in and trying Home Grown. I am sorry that your visit was not what you would have liked. I am surprised and saddened that you didn't like the crab fondue, it is one of my favorite items. The bread...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

2 vegans and 2 meat eaters go out together and all have choices of delicious food! Had the Brussel sprouts without the salami. Great taste but could have been hotter . Had the summer risotto with vegetables and Romenesco sauce. Great taste, but again it...More

Thank parmalat
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Parmalat, Thank you so much for the review. You hit the nail on the head with the variety of food we offer - and our desire (and success!) in people with different dietary preferences being able to dine together and all enjoy their meals....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this spot on a regular basis. The staff is always friendly and attentive. There is a special every day so one never tires of the menu. Salads with a protein are always delicious and fresh. Crab dip served with sliced green apples (yes,...More

Thank Pat2507
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Pat2507, Thank you for the glowing review. The Crab fondue is one of my favorite items too. I'm glad you love the variety, and we are your go to spot to bring friends too. Also good to hear that you are enjoying our $2...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here twice in the last month - once with our vegan daughter and once with my vegetarian brother and his wife. Vegan and vegetarian dish reviews were average - nothing particularly wrong with them, but nothing special. My meat...More

Thank EllisAndersen
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear EllisAnderson, Third time is a charm. Hope to see you again on your next visit and we wow you. Please contact me offline - sasha@homegrowncafe.com - I'd love to follow up with you a little more on your experience, so that we can improve....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my son there for his birthday, he is veagan, we had the crab dip and I must say it was so darn good, almost licked the bowl. My husband had the hen and he nearly skinned it to the bone. The waiter was Dillan...More

Thank biggbaby12
HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the great review. Happy Birthday to your son, as well. So glad that you had a wonderful experience with your meal, and that your server was attentive. Please say hello next time you stop in. Sasha Aber, Owner

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 4 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
"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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