Terrain Garden Café fka Styer's Garden Cafe
Terrain Garden Café fka Styer's Garden Cafe

Terrain Garden Café fka Styer's Garden Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shopterrain.com/garden-cafe
  • Phone: 6104596030x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm



    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm



    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm



    BYOB
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jared Frazer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it's hors d'oeuvres on the terrace or dinner in our antique glass greenhouse, your event will be remembered fondly for years to come. We can accommodate a birthday or engagement celebration, an exuberant holiday party.
  • Private Party Contact: Brianna Alcorn Brianna@shopterrain.com 8882696308
  • Special Events: Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers and Special Events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Evergreen Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two on site parking lots are available for your use.
A word from Terrain Garden Café fka Styer's Garden Cafe
At Terrain Garden Café fka Styer's Garden Cafe we celebrate the cycle of the seasons & beauty & bounty of the land. We take pride in crafting menus using hand selected local produce, meats & dairy products at their peak of freshness, from farmers we know & trust.



Terrain Garden Café fka Styer's Garden Cafe offers an experience, not just a meal. Enjoy lunch in our lush greenhouse, brunch on our cafe terrace or a memorable dinner under the stars after the retail store closes, Wednesday through Saturday. Lunch diners should come prepared for a natural dose of vitamin D in our sunny greenhouse. Sunglasses and hats recommended. BYOB.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Terrain Garden Café fka Styer's Garden Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
245 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (133)great for lunch (129)fit for foodies (124)great for outdoor dining (122)special occasion (112)romantic (90)neighborhood gem (69)scenic view (57)good for groups (37)kid-friendly (24)hot spot (17)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We loved everything served. The service and ambience attentive and soothing, respectively. Only complaint is noise level was loud when full for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    Thumbelina44
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Such a lovely place, great food and service. The staff knows the menu so well and all of the lovely little nuances really lend to making this palce a real gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rustic Enchantment
    Takemeout
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Styer's Garden Cafe at Terrain makes the most of it's location in the garden store. The walk from the parking lot to the cafe winds through the artful displays of seasonal plants and garden sculptures. When you enter the vintage greenhouse, you are surrounded by rustic charm and carefully blended casual and upscale ambience. The food is delicious, served by warm attentive staff and presented beautifully. The local mushroom soup and perfect summer salads upstaged the entrees but were almost eclipsed by the stunning desserts. The only disappointment was the filet which was too chewy on the outside to enjoy. Bring your own wine and enjoy a special meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Princess
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was my first time here. I would definitely come back. I thought it was a quanit place to enjoy a lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Lousy service. arrived 5 minutes early rudely told to come back in 5 minutes only to be seated at the table that was empty when we arrived. Waited 30 minutes for a waitress after starring at the two hostess and then another 40 for our meal which did not come prepared as ordered. This service was not because they were busy as there where many empty tables. Experienced slow service here before but this was beyond slow. The rude welcome did not start it off well as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Place
    ILikeFood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As a self proclaimed foodie, the food is good and has some unique elements however the store/garden steals the show. The restaurant is part of amazing garden and home store. The store itself is worth the trip to have lunch or brunch there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Sunday Brunch
    TommyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Styers again pleased us with a perfect setting for a tasty Brunch. The service was great as was the food. On a warm Sunday we were treated with with a wonderful array of goodies to keep us cool.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    Claire
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I loved our dinner at styer's. The greenhouse was a charming room to dine in. Our waitress was attentive and very kind. The food was delicious. I had the mushroom soup and scallops. For dessert we had s'mores in a jar which was tasty and cute! Perfect light ending to our filling meal. I am planning to go back, especially since the menu is seasonal. Great non-chain, local, organic restaurant in Delaware county- wish I had come here sooner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent evening
    Freqtourist
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We came here after receiving a gift card from a friend. I was more than pleasantly surprised. We ordered the tasting menu and are treated to a series of dishes that were exceptional. The atmosphere was also exceptional, almost Disney like in that you are immersed in a quant garden far removed from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. We walked outside through the gardens, peaceful and quiet. All in all it i is one of the best choices in the tristate region.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sad to say goodbye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have been going to Styer's for years for lunch/brunch, often combined with a trip to Longwood Gardens. Sadly, this last trip will be our last due to the price for brunch, too high. Thanks for the good food and lovely atmosphere, we will miss you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb place to be
    colombia64
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been here quite a few times since moving to Wilmington, after some new friends introduced us to Styer's several years ago. My wife and I come occasionally by ourselves, but we mostly love bringing out of town company to Styer's. Everyone we've come there with just love it, as do we
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anita
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Lunch was unusal and good in a lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Bisquette
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Charming ambiance and good Charming ambiance--bright, filled with greenery; service is friendly and efficient but food is overpriced and mediocre at best. Fish and chips are all greasy batter and little fish.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem of the area!
    Linda
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service have been excellent every time I go. That is such a nice feeling!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "New Favorite"
    Didi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything we ate was fresh and absolutely delicious. The wait staff was eager to help, friendly, and very competent. A unique environment and a beautiful evening. Be sure to spend time looking at the flowers and patio furniture for sale. The store wasn't open when we were there but I'm sure it will be worth making an extra trip just to see it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service, great food
    NHPS812014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our large group (13) was accomodated for lunch during the busiest time of the day. Our waiter was calm, responsive, kind and so helpful! The setting was peaceful, the meals were absolutley delicious and a nice portion size for lunch, some even requested a "doggy bag." 8/1/2014
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need reservation
    Bardoboy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My favorite local restaurant. Great food. All baking done on site with fresh, locally grown berries, etc. need a reservation as it is always busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic yet refined.
    FreshandFoodie
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food is never disappointing, and if you're lucky enough to go on a nice day, it's great outdoor dining among the herbs & plants. However, it's quite pricey for lunch, and seems to get more expensive each time we go, which is why it's more for a special occasion than an everyday lunch option. The food is great, but they included more reasonable lunch options. Only a handful of people were there for lunch on a beautiful day! $12 for a small mixed green salad on their Small Plates menu is about as low as you can go.. $5 for 3 tiny battered cauliflower flourettes for appy (very yummy & I'm not a big cauliflower person, but looked ridiculously small on the plate). Check out menu before you go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JcatVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fantastic ambience in an interesting setting. BYOB is always a plus. We started with the cheese board which was good. Entrees were the chicken, the filet, the scallops, and the Speatzle(spelling). All were good, but a little on the expensive side. Service was good...but I have to ask...what is up with the water sans ice?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A declining gem
    lbird
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been to Styers many times, but was unimpressed in this latest visit. The food quality was lower than prior visits. The biggest offender was the hamburger - which was black on the outside and despite falling apart while I ate it, was definitely burnt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Styer's is a winner!
    Edan4food
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Love the greenhouse seating, the rustic feel, the flower pot bread and interesting flavor combinations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Styer's
    Scarlet
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Setting is lovely but is that enough? Prices are high and I found food not that good, presentation seems to take precedence over flavor. My salad came in small bowl and was awkward to eat, it kept spilling out. It would have been better served on plate.Service was abysmal. Our server just didn't seem engaged . It 20 min to get beverages. After waiting 45 min for our lunch I asked the bus boy if could check on our order. He immediately reappeared with our order. Had it been sitting in the kitchen waiting for our absent server?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View vs Climb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    $40 for ice tea, rice salad and a shared dessert. Food was very fresh, very well prepared and beautifully presented. I'm not an "all you can eat" diner. I don't want to feel full but my appetite wasn't satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the repeat visit
    mamalin
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I've been to the Cafe several times. You can depend on interesting food, well-prepared with good service. The prices are fair for the quality although some may say it's a little expensive for luck.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    dinamite
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Lovely atmosphere and wonderful interesting food. The brioche is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    sarah1d
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    the refreshing sparkling drinks, the flower pot bread and delicious butter, the cheese platter, the unique pork belly eggs benedict were all outstanding.the menu has many unique expertly prepared items to choose from...it is always a treat to the palate. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Lunch!
    cv8913
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I took my friend here for her Birthday and she loved it! It was something new and fresh. The food was very good and the service was good except for that they forgot to bring bread to our table so we had to ask for some.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    DaniJ
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ate outdoors and a lovely summer day and enjoyed spritzers. You can mix and match your own flavors and we had lime/mandarin and lime/raspberry. Delicious bread arrived first, baked in a flower pot. Maple and salted butter was a tasty spread for it. Then burgers arrived, piled high! The only complaint was the burgers were so HUGE. Melted gouda cheese, grainy mustard, and caramelized onions made it one of the best burgers I've had, however. It was full of flavor. The fries were great too, sprinkled with herbs. Would love to go again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would be a great spot but too HOT
    LocavoreLady
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I LOVE terrain and the cafe and the food is always great; however, I really couldn't enjoy my brunch on Sunday because of the unbearable temperature of the dining room. I understand the dining room is in a greenhouse but on a hot summer day I really expected there to be fans or an air conditioner keeping diners cool. Unfortunately I spent most of my meal sweating and I couldn't wait for the check to come so I could get the heck out of there. I will definitely be back, just never in the summer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best tasting menu in the area
    TryNewFoods
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We love to try the tasting menu. If you order 5 courses, it is equivalent to getting 10 different items since they bring out two completely different dishes. We share and get a chance to taste 10 items. What fun! Food was delicious. The setting is very natural with lots of live plants, mostly ferns. You need to bring your own alcohol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    DDeAngelis
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife wanted to eat here for her birthday. I booked through open table and added comments to the reservation as I always do. I asked to be seated away from high traffic areas as well acknowledge her birthday. Neither request was acknowledged. Service is always hit or miss. It ranges from great to terrible. It all depends on the server. Absolute beautiful place to eat and full of character. At this scale of restaurant I would expect a few gluten free options in this day and age besides "salad". Eager to throw any bits and pieces on a salad but it's still a salad. If service was monitored just a little better and offered a couple gluten free options this spot would be a 10! Not the "go to" spot for use anymore which is very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jjjjj
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Creative dining in a greenhouse! A bit too warm, but cheerful. Tasty food, excellent service. Expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We went here to celebrate my son's birthday. Three generations and everyone was equally pleased with their meal. My sister had never dined at Terrain and she enjoyed her meal very much. We celebrate all our special occasions at Terrain. Everything was incredibly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2hot2stay
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Sorry but this time it was ruined by the fact that it was too hot and noisy in there. It made me feel ill and in a hurry to leave. I won't be coming in the summer again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Heaven is a seat at Styer's
    hm1191
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I read about Styer's from several trendy lifestyle blogs that I follow. After pouring over the posts, I made it my mission to trek from our home in Washington, DC to the little garden getaway. This place lived up to ALL of the hype. From the moment my husband and I walked in, we knew that we were in for a treat. It was dreamy and artsy and felt so Anthropologie-esque. The food was amazing and the service was seriously top notch-- especially for being called a "cafe." Reserve the day to tour around and walk the garden area, as it is an experience in itself. I don't garden, but I certainly left there with an urge to start one!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with the menu
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had several vegetarians in out party. We've been there before where there were several options available, but this trip, EVERY veg option was mushroom-based (and 2 in our party don't eat mushrooms). There were also no specials, so the menu was very limited even for the non-veg in the group. Considering the price, will probably not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Terrain.
    DiningPleasures101
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Not my first time, and will not be my last. Always come here when I am visiting from CA. Love Terrain. See you next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time I have been disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was mediocre. My quiche was dry although the potatoes were good. Salad was ok. Quinoa dish left a lot to be desired. All in all it was not worth the price. The bread was also over baked. I have been really happy in the past but very disappointed this time. I am coming again onThursday with some friends ( I recommended your restaurant) sure hope I am not disappointed again. If I am not happy I will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best brunch & ambience in the area
    hyperdineVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Farm-to-table style restaurants seem to be all the rage these days but this is easily the best I have tried so far. The first thing you'll probably notice is the ambiance. If you can, try to get a table in the greenhouse for the full experience. I absolutely love the natural beauty and the design of this place. While great ambiance is always nice, the most important thing is the food and Styer's does not disappoint. You really can't go wrong with any of the items on the menu because everything I have tried here is superb. If I had to choose, I would recommend coming for brunch and having the fluffy and delicious pancakes. If breakfast food isn't your style, come for dinner and have the 5-course Chef's Tasting selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service are horrible!
    CHKCVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I LOVE terrain but the food and service at styers garden is overpriced and the service of the waitresses is worse than a Wawa. I love bringing guests here to visit but the price of what you get is pretty ridiculous. A tiny salad is $15 and a side of bacon is $8 to go with my $20 pancakes. The menu could also use some work!! This particular visit I had friends in town so I made a reservation on open table and showed it to the check-in desk and somehow they did not have it. So they rescheduled me to a later time and I had to wait around until they called me... I would take friends to terrain visit, but skip styers and go somewhere with better food and service!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate