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Home Grown Café

4.1
503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Fit for Foodies (730)
  • Neighborhood Gem (713)
  • Great for Lunch (555)

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About

Home Grown Cafe is a downtown Newark staple, residing centrally on Main St. for over 16 years. Enjoy made from scratch food for vegan, vegetarian, carnivorous & gluten-sensitive lifestyles in a family friendly environment. Our bar features a large array of spirits including house crafted libations, over 65 beers, and boutique vineyard wines. Colorful walls are adorned with local art, and local music fills the space Wednesday through Saturday evenings. HGC hosts an amazing weekend brunch - available both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am - 3 pm. Local delivery is available. Catering with customized menus and staff is available for any style of event.
City parking lot in the rear.
Owner: Sasha Aber
Executive Chef: Brian Callahan
Sous Chef: Shawn McGriff
General Manager: Matt McConnell
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian / Vegan, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11 am - 1 am
Saturday 9:30 am - 1 am
Sunday 9:30 am - midnight

Brunch Sat. & Sun. 9:30 - 3
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Phone number
(302) 266-6993
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Cross street: Haines Street
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4.1
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4.2
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Really good food and atmosphere. Perfect for those of us with eating restrictions or a different lifestyle. The service was 'meh,' our guy was really slow however overall I think we'd definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Overall it was good. But fryed Potatoes in plane plants pots taste good, but lookes weird. Good beer selection.

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vipDeedee (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on February 21, 2017

It is great that Home Grown has a Gluten Sensitive menu. So important these days. Our server was delightful and made the lunch even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on February 3, 2017

Great selection of ingredients - healthy and delicious!

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vipDelaware27 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 21, 2017

Pre- theater. U OF D

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KatieRose (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 4, 2017

Home Grown is usually a go-to favorite of mine when I visit from New York, but with a new chef and a new menu, I'm not as impressed with the vegan options. Overall, the food was good (I got the "bang bang" rice bowl), but I miss the old menu!

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AKM77 (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2016

Home Grown has offered consistently very good to outstanding food since they opened. They had a little menu issue a few years ago but that seems to have been cleared up. They appear to have tweaked their mushroom soup recipe in my most recent visit, making it THE BEST mushroom soup I have ever had, including that at Longwood Gardens.

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vipDelaware27 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2016

Food selection is great. Our go to restaurant on Newark when we attend plays at U OF D. Sometimes the service is slow and forgetful. Can wait a while getting coffee / check.

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vipHeidi (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined on November 13, 2016

Great Vegetarian menu!!! Lots of variety! Great wait staff!

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vipDolly (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on November 2, 2016

Our server was funny, personable and recommended some great choices. Our party was made up of out of town visitors there for business.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian / Vegan, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11 am - 1 am
Saturday 9:30 am - 1 am
Sunday 9:30 am - midnight

Brunch Sat. & Sun. 9:30 - 3
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Cross street
Haines Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(302) 266-6993
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Entertainment
Live music Wednesday through Saturday beginning at 10 pm
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Catering
Enjoy items from Home Grown Café's menu prepared & presented on a larger scale, as well as custom menus for a variety of occasions and dietary needs.
http://www.homegrowncafe.com/CateringMenu.pdf
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Parking details
A public parking lot is located directly behind Home Grown Cafe.
Street parking may be available
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Public transit
Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
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Executive chef
Brian Callahan
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine