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
224 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (129)fit for foodies (126)great for brunch (122)great for lunch (114)special occasion (92)neighborhood gem (72)romantic (71)scenic view (50)good for groups (40)kid-friendly (20)hot spot (18)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Food was great, but...
    Anna20
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The cafe's website highly recommends a reservation, which we made. Upon arriving, a couple ahead of us hadn't made a reservation and was trying to get a seat, which took a long time to sort out. Once the couple was seated, the hostess disappeared. Finally someone arrived to seat us. The individual walked to a table, removed a reserved sign and promptly walked away. There was no indication from the individual that this was our seat, so we had to ask if this was indeed our table or if he was just clearing it for someone else. We had to wait another 5 minutes for a menu and a further 10 minutes for a waitress. When our waitress arrived, she was attentive and the food was delicious, but given the start of the service, we won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went for brunch to celebrate a birthday. The greenhouse is beautiful and the outdoor seating provides wonderful views of their grounds. The food was top notch and the service very attentive. The lattes were all delicious. The burger was cooked perfectly and had wonderful toppings. The stuffed French toast was also amazing. The only negative was that there were a couple of bees trying to share our brunch. Would probably sit inside next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always bought my Plants
    Hateseverything
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Let me start off by sayng I complain about everything. Salt shakers, glassware, uniforms of the waitresses, lighting...you name it I have something to say. Well this place hit the mark on every point. Service was perfect, food choices interesting and perfectly cooked and the atmosphere, while pleasant when we sat down at 6, was romantic and enveloped in a candlelight feel from all the Edison bulbs strewn across the canopy (yes canopy) Prices were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go to place
    Doug
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Always a great meal in a unique environment with outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant atmosphere
    PBV1VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The setting at Terrain is so lovely. The shop and gardens are very pleasant to wander through before or after a meal. Menu is limited but food is good and there is a variety of choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GaGa
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant is unique in every way and a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Falling in love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant is the best in my eyes! A beautiful garden! A delicious/organic food! Everything was overwhelmedly beautiful when I visited there! You must visit this one, no question.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ShareVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I ordered Fish and Chips. The fish was bland and fries were soggy. My husband ordered terrain burger. Overall, the burger was good except the meat was bland. The fries were also soggy. We ordered salted honey pie which was super sweet and couldn't finish it. The dinner was a disappointment. It was the first time we came for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely ambiance
    Carolcamille
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have been to this restaurant many times and found the food boring and the portions were on the small side although I did like the cheese board. The day before yesterday , I was pleasantly surprised because the menu had changed and the food was really good. The service could not have been better and I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    KaleQueen
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Mushroom soup was amazing! Also the bread baked in terra cotta flower pots was enticing enough to make me break my low carb plan for the day. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the ingredients in all the dishes, as we had some with special diets in our party. Great experience and charming atmosphere. The garden center is delightful - but very pricey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meeshie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Enjoyed the experience, the atmosphere was lovely!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistant.Creative. Comfortable.
    Edwin
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always good. What a great space. Our Open Table reservations were for noon. The place was packed. We were seated at noon. Great shrimp, omelette, and French toast dishes. BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    NSQdiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very nice place for brunch and dinner in the midst of a garden center. Ask to be seated in the room with glass ceiling
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique but expensive
    dmm12
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I visited Terrain this past weekend, after a friend had recommended the place. We ordered the Roasted Vege sandwich, which was overpriced for the few slices of vegetables in the roll. Overall the atmosphere is unique and different, but the food is not that great. I was really looking forward to my lunch but walked away disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing for Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We've been a Styers Cafe fans; having had excellent lunch/brunch experiences in the past. Our first dinner foray was an expensive misstep. We ordered mushroom soup ($9.00/cup)and a baby greens salad topped with apples, cheddar cheese, pistachios and pickled red onions ($12.00). This is a BYOB but we ordered iced tea. Our soup was good but the salad was an epic disappointment. Mostly consisting of greens, it had less than 1/2 of an apple and very little cheese. No pistachios could be found and to top it off, the greens were bitter tasting. But the shared bread pot was a hit. We told our server about our meal issues and although she was sorry we didn't enjoy it, left our bill for $50.00. Doubt we'll be back for dinner anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • glorious food and shopping
    megustabites
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Terrain is more than a restaurant, it is a plant nursery and store for the home and soul. I would say in general that it's a women's place but men who love plants will enjoy it as well. Every thing is made in house daily, and at the peak of freshness. The salads were perfectly crunchy and well dressed, the sandwiches on artisinal breads with unusual condiments that needed no additions, and the meats perfectly cooked to order. Our starter of barbequed cauliflower would please the staunchest vegetable hater. It, Iike many dishes at lunch was served on a wooden board. We ate in the courtyard but the greenhouse is equally picturesque and welcoming. The service was attentive but not obtrusive, and the ambiance divine, the food, heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed outside dining
    Misha
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    So beautiful; cafe at Terrain is outstanding! Was such a beautiful day : )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    lily
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were four friends for lunch celebrating two birthdays. Great beginning, mid course was very noisy. We could not hear across table but of course we are all in or near 80s. by dessert time the crowd had disappeared as we enjoyed our dessert and unwrapped gifts. The staff did not hurry us out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service is excellent.
    4GoodFood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Terrain is a local gem which serves healthy food. However, I wish they had a license to serve wine. The food although excellent is still somewhat over-priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Front row bathroom seats!
    FunnyfamilyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were seated basically in front of the bathrooms and watched 35 people come in and out of the bathroom. I had to get up several times to shut the bathroom doors because honestly looking at the toilet is not appetizing. We sat down at 8:15 and did not get our appetizer until 9:10. The waitress was not very attentive to our table. The service was slow and at that time of night the restaurant was slowing down so really no excuse.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beauty-Character-Vibe-Nourishing
    sarafaekVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Terrain is truly special...from the minute you arrive, enchanting decor, beautiful gardens and glorious employees set the scene for a wonderful experience. Thank you for creating a nourishing environment within the Philadelphia region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Until Next Time!
    MissMary
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was my second experience at Terrain, and the first time for brunch. I took my parents and grandmother there before an afternoon at Longwood Gardens. The two paired well for that horticulture/agricultural ambiance (we were seated in the greenhouse part). Our food was absolutely delicious, and the service was outstanding (kudos to Laura). Thank you, keep up the good work, and until next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls brunch
    snowdogVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My girlfriends and I had brunch at the café on Sunday& had a wonderful breakfast!! We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would not recommend anymore.
    Krispie8
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had eaten dinner here before and enjoyed our meal. We didn't enjoy it this time. The restaurant is lovely and waitstaff were friendly. But other than the fresh baked bread and flavored butter, the rest of the meal was over priced and flavor were just okay. My husband spent $27 for his entree and was served a 4" square piece of salmon, with some polenta and a tablespoon of eggplant. I ordered eggplant meatballs on toasted farro. The farro was good but the two meatballs were a tablespoon of mush with little flavor. My friends scallops were good but very tiny portion. It's a shame because it's a lovely garden setting connected to their beautiful nursery. I should have listened to the negative reviews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Brunch
    JanIAm
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Definitely one of the best lunch/brunch gardens in the city. If you can make it through Terrain without making purchases, I commend you. Mushroom soup is the best I've ever had. Their homemade bread with whipped maple butter is sinful. Pork belly Benedict is divine. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • garden scene
    MBDP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the peacha nd tomota sala was fabulous, the pickle starter was also great. My burger was fabulous but my freinds fried cod was soggy not crisp..always good service.. oh, mixed rasberry and ginger spritzer was amazing !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor Dining at its Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Enjoyed a delicious lunch in the outdoor area in the midst of a wonderful garden. Korean rice salad and spaetzle dish were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great space!
    eatsalot
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Terrain has the best of both worlds: great atmosphere and wonderful food. We loved everything they served us. It is a bit pricey but it is worth it! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic elegance
    jhsw
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great atmosphere, locally sourced and interesting food with many vegetarian options (delicious cauliflower fritters and eggplant "meatballs"), overall a very pleasant dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AngelVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Pleasantly unique dining experience. Dining in a greenhouse converted to a restaurant was creative genius, as was the menu. Healthy, natural ingredients served superbly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you LOVE creative food...
    BlueSkiesAbove
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Look no further than this restaurant. Creativity with local food that probably comes from farms and the sea from under 100 miles away. The creative team in the kitchen must be recognized for their years of training. You must experience this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jjlisa5683
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love Terrain, I go there all the time with my friends and family, however this past time was absolutely horrific! The server was the worst server I have ever delt with, she did not tell us about any specials on thet menu that we later heard another server tell the table next to us (all of which sounded wonderful). My mom and I both ordered Burgers cooked Medium and they came out raw, I am not talking rare I am talking RAW. We asked for them to be cooked longer and she took them and brought them back burnt to a crisp on the outside and still RAW on the inside. We sent them back and no longer wanted this lunch, no Apology from the server. They removed them from our bill and brought the check with 2 drinks on it! I found that insulting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique atmosphere great food!
    foodietravelmama
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    great experience again for dinner. love the fresh flowers in mason jars on the tables, beautiful planters all around and the cool lighting in the green house like setting….love the bread delivered in the terra cotta pots and the flavored butter. kids love to create their own flavor of spritzers. burger was outstanding. megan our waitress was great. can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten many meals in your café in the past and have always thoroughly enjoyed being there. This time Our waitress at brunch was a real sourpuss. We were very surprised at this as the waitstaff has always been unfailingly polite helpful and friendly before. I wish we had asked her name but she was a thin young woman with long straight dark hair pulled back in a ponytail. Perhaps she was Asian?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid place
    stultzy9
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    BYOB aspect is great. Ambiance is fantastic. Service was friendly and nice. Overall food was good. One meal came out cold but they happily warmed it up. Cheese plate wasn't amazing but was good. One cheese was awful and waitress agreed but for some reason they still serve it. Would def go back tho. Overall enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended to us. We drove almost an hour to get there. The restaurant was only about 1/3 filled when we arrived yet the service was incredibly slow. My "spicey" eggplant meatballs were bland and tasteless. My husband's flatiron steak, while tasty, was very small in portion. Our dessert, cinnamon bread pudding, was not bread pudding, but rather 4 small pieces of toasted bread that had no cinnamon flavor at all. We waited 30 minutes for it and paid $9. We were very disappointed in the restaurant and will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    hunter
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Visually rich plate, but my guest's entree was "tasteless". Too bad, sometimes the wrapping is more pleasing than the gift.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.