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Home Grown Café, Newark, DE

Home Grown Café

4.8
4.8
484 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Home Grown Cafe is an independently owned, award-winning, downtown Newark, DE staple, residing centrally on Main St. for over 23 years under founding owner, Sasha Aber. Matt McConnell leads an incredible staff and day to day operations. Award winning Executive Chef Andrew Thorne is the chef de cuisine who constantly pushes the envelope with locally made from scratch dishes of his own creations, as well as mentoring and showcasing our staff's talent. Home Grown has been named Best of Delaware Upstate for over two decades by Delaware Today readers including awarding the honor of Best Chef Upstate to Andrew Thorne (2022) Guests enjoy incredible service and made from scratch food for all dietary lifestyles, including carnivorous, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-sensitive in a welcoming environment for all patrons. Colorful walls are adorned with local pop art. The bar features a large array of upscale spirits including house-crafted cocktails and mocktails, over 65 beers, and great wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (302) 266-6993
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Thorne
  • Catering
    Home Grown offers wrap platters for pick-up Monday through Friday. Minimum of two days order confirmation is required for smaller orders, larger orders may require more time.
  • Private party contact
    Sasha Aber, Owner: (302) 266-6993
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Cross street
    Haines Street
  • Parking details
    A public parking lot is located directly behind Home Grown Cafe. <br />Street parking may be available
  • Public transit
    Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 484 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Healthy

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

  • Delaware

    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Best Value

  • Delaware

    Great for brunch

  • Delaware

    Good for groups

  • Delaware

    Healthy

486 Reviews
  1. Dionnedw48

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had some vegan friends visiting and they selection and taste was wonderful. The Seitan chicken wings are frankly tastier than actual chicken wings.

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  2. JillC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, April Hudson, was amazing. She is always a favorite when we come for brunch. The food was delicious, the experience did not disappoint!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch! Service and food was fantastic Will definitely return

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  4. CRMacDonald

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was friendly and attentive. My omelet was large (I took half home). Almost too loud to hear my friend with table of 6 right next to us. I would go again, but during a less busy time.

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  5. nativeDelawarean

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch at Home Grown and it was delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive. We did not feel rushed and were able to enjoy our meal.

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  6. Gibs

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently met two friends at Home Grown for lunch & we had a great time there. We shared the Cauliflower wings with plum pepper sauce & it was delicious. I chose the lunch special which included a cup of soup, half sandwich & side salad. It was excellent & a very good value. One friend got the classic burger that was cooked perfectly. The other friend had the falafel sandwich which she said was delicious. Our server Claire was helpful with menu selections & attentive but not overbearing as she could see that we were busy talking & catching up with each other. There were a good number of people seated in our area but the noise level was low. It was a great lunch break & we plan to visit again soon.

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  7. JSSMD

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff and service was great. The presentation of the food was great. Our appetizer was good - hummas. The our main courses were the Cobb salads, french toast, and the burrito - all were okay. The restaurant serves large portions.

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  8. SteveC

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Did not like that our entrees were delivered whilst we were still eating our appetizers.

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  9. TaylorS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and it was great! From the service to the food, everything was awesome. Our waitress, Becca, was on point and very friendly!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was amazing! The unlimited mimosas were exactly what we needed to close out date weekend. I had the country fried steak and gravy over biscuits, my husband had shrimp and grits. My meal was delicious. While I wish it would have had a bit more gravy (I would have loved to swirl my home fries in it) - it was still heavenly. My husband rarely eats seafood, and he couldn’t speak highly enough of his plate. Throughout the course of the day, he kept bringing up how much he loved brunch. That says a lot! Our waitress was phenomenal as well. She kept bringing us our champagne for mimosas, which was the shining star. Who knew pineapple juice in a mimosa was that good? The only part to the meal that made it a 9.5/10, and it wasn’t even the fault of Homegrown itself, was the persistent screeching of the child seated right next to us. I’m assuming our waitress knew that the noise wasn’t altogether pleasant, but she made it bearable with the flow of mimosas. 😂 We will absolutely return. Hopefully this time with a little less volume.

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FAQs

Home Grown Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 266-6993.

Home Grown Café is rated 4.8 stars by 484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Home Grown Café

126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Haines Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    A public parking lot is located directly behind Home Grown Cafe. <br />Street parking may be available
  • Public transit
    Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Thorne
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (302) 266-6993
  • Catering
    Home Grown offers wrap platters for pick-up Monday through Friday. Minimum of two days order confirmation is required for smaller orders, larger orders may require more time.
  • Private party contact
    Sasha Aber, Owner: (302) 266-6993
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