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Home Grown Café
Home Grown Café

Home Grown Café Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.homegrowncafe.com
  • Email: eat@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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food was good. Service was good. Menu changed recently but plenty of healthy choices."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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
  • "Overall the experiance was good. The service was a little slow considering we went on a Monday night and there wasn't many people there. We were seated right away but it took our waitress about 10 minutes to come see us and another 20 for our appetizer to come out. There was plenty of fondue but not enough bread. When we received our main entree our waitress asked if we would like more bread for the fondue of course we said yes. We were then informed it would be $1 more for the bread. I know its only a dollar but I don't think that there should be a charge for extra bread on the appetizer considering there wasn't enough bread in the first place. Overall good food, decent service. We will be going back again."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "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
  • "On my most recent visit to Home Grown I had fantastic service. Even better than the service was the taste of the falafel sandwich. It was mouth-watering. The brussel sprouts were cooked to perfection. And who could know how pomegranate sauce can make it all come alive?"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been to Home Grown a few times now and I'm always pleasantly surprised by not just the wide variety of foods offered (love the Punjabi hash global bowl) but by the mere fact that there is a vegan/vegetarian option (usually in the form of a proffered protein of choice) for pretty much every dish on the menu. This time around I particularly enjoyed the crispy brussels sprouts for an appetizer (amazing!). The staff was friendly and efficient, the prices aren't terrible (especially not for what you get), and the restaurant itself is a pleasant unassuming space in a busy college town. I'd recommend Home Grown to anyone, omnivores and herbivores alike!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Different from my usual restaurant but enjoyed our meal. Liked the variety of heathy choices, gluten free breads and other dietary needs. I would go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a recent nice lunch with a vegetarian friend and, importantly, there were plenty of choices. Very good service. Our food was good; dishes were very large and we took doggy-bags home. Nice desserts."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The grilled cheese I ordered was exceptional. My table ordered a portion of hummus. Not only was it delicious, but the portion was large enough for all of us to share. The waitress was extremely acomodating."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Numerous choices for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diners. Glad we found it."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I am on a detox program right now and was glad to find the various vegan and gluten free options at Home Grown fit my diet. My wife was very excited that we'd still be able to go to a fantastic restaurant on Valentine's Day and still eat well prepared and interesting food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Home Grown used to be part of a small rotation of restaurants that we went to because of how well they handled my daughter's food allergies. The restaurant has always been a bit pricey but it feels like they've raised their prices on the simple items (hamburgers, wraps), resulting in a bill of over $100 (with tip) for four with no alcohol, no dessert and two "pot of fries" as appetizers. We tried the new (for us) Macaroni and Cheese and found it woefully under-seasoned and (at best) lukewarm. Given how long it took to get the meal, we decided not to send it back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We came there with a baby, 1 vegetarian, 1 vegan. Your menu is wonderful, and they served our baby carrots gratis, which was so kind. The food was amazing, as always. Flavorful and healthy. The service, though, was lacking. It took a very long time for our order to be taken, and a long time for it to come out. Then, we never saw her again. We got our own ketchup and sriacha, which caused some eye rolling by some of the other servers, but we had no choice. This happened another time at brunch, also. We do love it there, because we have such varied dietary needs!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "With so many great menu items to choose we have to keep coming back until we have tasted them all! The service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were very happy with our dinner at Home Grown. Our one year old son had an amazing Lo Mein that he just devoured. And the apple fritter appetizer was oh so good. No complaints what so ever. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My hubby is a chef and this is one of his favorite places to dine out. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and the menu changes enough to keep you from getting bored. We haven't found a meal on any of the menus that we wouldn't recommend. They give you enough options that you can mix it up if you are able to get there frequently. My personal favorite is the powerhouse sandwich, it can be made vegetarian and is substantial enough to be filling. I often take half home for later."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Three of us ordered seared Ahi tuna over lo mein. The tuna was overcooked and the sauce on the lo mein was overpowering. The salads were pretty good. Our server was pleasant and efficient. I wish I had more variety of foods to report on, because the menu certainly had a lot of variety. But we didn't love it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The service at Home Grown on this visit was excellent, but I was a little disappointed in my once favorite brunch dish, the BLT. I can't put my finger on what was wrong with it, but something just wasn't right. Like I said, service was excellent, so that and the new Crackaccino libation will likely keep me coming back."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We got to Homegrown at 8pm and our table was ready. They seated us right away and came and took our order. We had drinks, and entrees and after dinner drinks. The food was good and the ambiance was excellent. A duo called Mean Girl played a set before we left the rest of the partiers. Nice music and early evening fun."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The best thing about this spot is that it provides you with clear gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Many of the items on the menu can be converted to these options and they are very good! So, this spot can accommodate carnivores as well as vegans and do it well!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Neat, colorful little place. We went for brunch and had a great time."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I am a Home Grown regular. 3-4 times a month for lunch. You cannot go wrong. Everything fresh, well prepared and served promptly. Decor is a bit outdated and waitstaff funky. But I always go back and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Best value on Main St., Newark. Nice atmosphere, great service, and great variety in menu, including gluten free and vegetarian options galore. Consistently best priced compared to other sit down options on Main Street."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Home Grown Cafe is a vegan-friendly, fun, college town casual restaurant. I enjoyed it very much. The food was good. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Consistently very good. Lots of choices including vegetarian and vegan Food always fresh and well prepared."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "We came to Homegrown to see Quimby Mountain Band, and I requested a table near the stage so that we could see the band. The hostess was very attentive to this need, and gave us first pick on a table! Our waitress, Kristen, was also very attentive to us throughout the night, despite her busy shift of many tables, she always came to check on us. Thanks Homegrown for making our experience a good one!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This is a personal favorite among friends. It is a great place to eat and drink with friends. They are quick and attentive."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "I've been to this place a couple of times to meet up with long lost friends. Everyone has a different taste and food they crave. Homegrown has something for everybody. I was afraid, at first, the food would be tasteless and "earthy". I was so wrong. The food was prepared great. The flavors were amazing. This is my "go to" place for Newark now. (To seal the deal, they had pumpkin soup. And it was to die for. I love anything pumpkin. So they hit it right out of the ballpark.)"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Wrapped perfection. The salmon wrap was mouth-watering and delicious."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I was wild about the salmon, even though it was farmed. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The menu is super accommodating for food allergies/intolerances. This is the first time I was able to be choosy about what I ordered. I have gluten and lactose intolerances and could even order dessert. There were so many choices which were gluten/vegan/allergen friendly and the choices which weren't gluten/vegan/allergen friendly had substitutions which could be made. The good was great too! (that doesn't always happen with gluten choices). Home Grown clearly knows how to make great food."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Service friendly and attentive, nachos ok as was cr. mushroom soup. Shephards pie was like soup with a dollop of liquid mashed potatoes. Not really enough for dinner and definitely not enough to justify a $17 charge. Serve something with it- salad? Soup?"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The restaurant was as impressive for its original format as it was for its excellent food. Its create-your-own sanwiches and salads were as creative and imaginative as they were fresh and delicious. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/17/2013