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Home Grown Café
Home Grown Café

Home Grown Café Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.homegrowncafe.com
  • Phone: (302) 266-6993
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Chef Lee Wroten Jr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Enjoy items from Home Grown Café's menu prepared & presented on a larger scale.
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday through Sunday, including weekly Jazz Sunday.
    Wednesday to Saturday, music begins at 10 pm, Sunday at 7 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Haines Street
  • Public Transit: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public parking lot is located directly behind Home Grown Cafe. Parking is validated based on dine in & take-out.
A word from Home Grown Café
"Newark's most coolly sleek, vibrantly accented & adventuresome fine-dining destination." - The News Journal
Home Grown Café 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Good selection for brunch or lunch. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 10/12/2014
  • "We had brunch at Home Grown Cafe during UD parent weekend. It was recommended to us by a recent graduate. After reading the reviews I was concerned it might be "too vegetarian" for my group of omnivores. We were more than pleasantly surprised at the variety in the menu. There was something for everyone and everyone enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 10/12/2014
  • "Good food. Nice place. Will definitely go back. Near UD on main st. Fish tacos were very good."
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "Visited on Delaware Parent's Weekend. Rustic place, interesting diverse menu (short ribs, grilled cheese and lots of other choices). Full bar also. Everything was good. Not outstanding but not bad. Casual dining. (Park in the lot to the rear and they will validate your ticket when you leave.)"
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "We always visit Home a grown when we are in Newark. We don't have anything like it near us. The vegetarian options are abundant and delicious. It's our daughters favorite place to go with friends for lunch too."
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "This place was absolutely perfect for our group. I'm vegan, my sister is vegetarian, plus there were two omnivores and a toddler in the party. The toddler wasn't chastised or made to feel out of place (nor was she overly annoying or loud). But the food was exceptional for all. The vegetarian/vegan food here isn't an afterthought like some places. And there are plenty of options for meat eaters as well."
    Dined on 9/21/2014
  • "Home Grown Cafe has good food and good beer with reasonable prices. We go there fairly often, especially when we have a group with a vegetarian since they have a lot of vegetarian and vegan options. The menu has seasonal changes but some standard fare is always available. This is the Main Street restaurant I recommend most to friends who visit and people who ask me where to go in Newark for good eats."
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "I've been to Home Grown multiple times, this time was no different. Good food, good service, decent prices."
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "Excellent food, great beer/wine/cocktail selection, cool decor and ambiance. The only real downside was that the jazz band was too loud."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Always a good meal at a reasonable price. Even on a busy Saturday night the service is quick, efficient and friendly. I like the option of adding whatever protein you want so it makes things more flexible to salads and sandwiches. LOVE the charbroiled brussel sprouts."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Outstanding variety of mix and match food choices for all tastes. Salmon steak was fantastic, seared crisp on the outside and delicious inside. Will return often."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I was in vegan heaven. The vegan omelette was amazing complete with homemade vegan sausage. The vegan desserts were also fantastic! And the tea was piping hot, which is so hard to find in any restaurant. Our waiter was superb!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I meet people here a few times each month. Lunch is always very good. Excellent service sometimes. Food always fresh. Salads very good. Vegan and vegetarian options on the menu."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We miss the old menu at Home Grown and think that the food, and the presentation has declined since the restaurant changed its menu format. As long-time veggies, with many carnivorous friends, HomeGrown is always our first pick for dining out in Newark, but some of our plates seemed to lack care in presentation and seasoning. The Pad Thai was a glob of noodles with virtually nothing showing with color or texture. It was left virtually untouched. There were no garnishes on any of the plates. The waitress was very good - knowledgeable and efficient."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We found this cafe while on vacation. Loved that it catered to all diets--vegan, vegetarian, and meat lovers. The Spring bisque was especially good! They have jazz on Sunday evenings which was a nice bonus."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for large groups of varied eaters. We love to come here with vegetarians and meat eaters. The food was very good. The falafel is always a winner. Never fails. The desserts were disappointing though. We had the pistachio puffs and they were extremely dry and bland, very little filling at all. Also we came on a Sunday night which is apparently music night, and while we did enjoy the band, it was EXTREMELY hard to carry on a conversation while they were playing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Brunch was delicious in a quiet atmosphere. Server was attentive and the morning was a great celebration for my Mom's 70th birthday."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Home Grown is my favorite Newark lunch place. Good variety, food always fresh and well prepared, lots of options for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We love brunch here. I have some dietary restrictions, and can always get so many things here to eat! And they're always wonderfully made, not something just thrown together by the kitchen. My vegan daughter and vegetarian daughter love it here too! And sitting outside on a glorious Sunday is the BEST!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Homegrown always has interesting menu items, and they're always delicious. The brunch many is no exception. Drinks were also excellent, and at a fairly good price."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place is a "must-try" when you're in Newark. Delicious, healthy food that's reasonably priced. My favorite Main Street restaurant by far!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We love HomeGrown Cafe! It is the restaurant that everyone in our family (including both kids) always choose for all of our special occasions, and everyday dining."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were disappointed with our eating experience at Home Grown. Business was not very active on this Tuesday, yet we waited forty-five minutes for our food. Signs all over the restaurant advertise the weekly food specials, with $2 off all weekly specials. Yet when we asked the waitress about them, we were informed that there are no weekly specials this week. My wife and daughter ordered an appetizer from the menu. Ten minutes later the waitress informed us that the appetizer was not available. When the food finally came, it was very tasty. However we felt that the wraps were considerably smaller than they had been."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We loved the place. It was great for us with a toddler, even on a "pub crawl" night. Service was very good and the food was right on. Love the vegetarian options and the carnivorous ones. I've never been to a place where you can get such a tasty variety of vegan, vegetarian and carnivorous options. The drinks were good too. A little strong, but that's not always bad. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food and service is always great! My My favorite brunch place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I remember eating at Home Grown ten years ago and I loved it. My most recent trip was not as memorable. The decor and ambiance was great. The waiter was friendly but slow. I ate with just one friend of mine and it took awhile for our entrees to come out. I remember the previous menu having more options. The new menu seemed pretty paired down. I liked what I ate but it wasn't very memorable. Maybe I should have ordered something else, but I would recommend it to healthy and vegetarian/vegan eaters."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit to Home Grown Cafe. We had been there for dinner & brunch in the past and both meals were very good, especially the brunch. On Saturday, we were there for brunch. I got the same meal for brunch this time that I had on my previous brunch visit. The BLT w/ fried egg and home fries. On my first brunch visit, this meal was DELICIOUS!! This time, it was awful! Not bad, awful. The home fries were burnt and hard and tasted like they had been sitting around for hours. I actually had tons of 'home fry' crumbs mixed in too. The fried egg on the BLT was completely overcooked. Three of the five people in our group had this meal...and all three of them were awful. Our other 2 diners had different entrees which were ok."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I think that the seating should be set up better for a more romantic setting"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "we love this place. not only is the food fresh and healthy but the service is great and they really seem to care about their customers. my college-age daughter has a food allergy and they never make us feel like we are inconveniencing them about it, they always make us feel like they will take great care of her. i'm a vegetarian, so i'm always happy to eat here knowing i can get something healthy and meat-free but the rest of my family eats meat and loves all kinds of things on the menu. Highly recommend for awesome food and a nice time! we have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great fun! My salmon was great. They handled my special order well. Nice sunny day to sit outside."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten here before, and every time was great, food and service. This time, we sat outside, and waited almost 40 minutes for a breakfast burrito and some chili hash. We were going to leave, and the food came, so we stayed. Of course, brunch was delicious. Never a problem with the food, always terrific. Kitchen was way too slow this time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food & service were sub par,.music wasn't particularly good & entirely too loud."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I don't think I've ever had a bad meal here. It's definitely a place to check out! They have new weekly specials starting every tuesday and I highly recommend getting the hummus. It is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "nice to have the options for vegetarians, and the food is quite good."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Took our son here for his 33rd birthday. He enjoyed the beer selection as well as the food. Interesting way to order wraps and sandwiches. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was good. Menu changed recently but plenty of healthy choices."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The salmon wrap with apple dressing was an outstanding treat. The vegetables were entirely fresh and the salmon was extremely tender."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to homegrown many times and the food is always amazing! However, this particular time I went it too about 45 minutes for our food to come out after ordering, and the orders were simple, straight from the menu. Because it took so long the manager took care of our bill (we didn't even complain/mention that it took long, they just did it for us so they obviously pay attention to their customers). The food was amazing as always and we got to sit in a roomy booth. SO although we were there for a while, it was worth it because the meal was free and taste just fine."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I come to Home Grown 3-4 times a month for lunch. Always good service, reliable menu choices plus seasonal dishes. Food always fresh, well prepared and well presented. Best place for real food in Newark."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I am a newly diagnosed celiac, requiring gluten-free foods. Not only was there a special menu for gluten free, the server was knowledgeable, and also said he chef was willing and able to prepare some of the specialties (brussell sprouts) to be celiac friendly. I knew Home Grown catered to both carnivorous and herbivorous diets, and happily, now also gluten free. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
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