About Terrain Garden Cafe

Terrain Cafe celebrates the cycle of the seasons and the bounty of the land. Using hand-selected local produce, meats, seafood, and dairy products, we take pride in creating seasonal menus using hand selected local produce, meats & dairy products at their peak of freshness, from farmers we know and trust. Our bright, open spaces reflect the beauty of nature, complementing a menu and experience created in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri and the Vetri Family team.

914 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00 pm


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



BYOB

Cross Street:
Evergreen Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 459-6030

Website:
http://www.shopterrain.com/garden-cafe

Parking Details:
Two on site parking lots are available for your use.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Bloome

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: (610) 459-6035

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers and Special Events

Terrain Garden Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (100)
Local Ingredients (99)
Great for Brunch (97)
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Good for a Date (91)
Special Occasion (87)
Casual (84)
Creative Cuisine (83)
Seasonal (82)
Worth the Drive (76)
Cozy (75)
Fit for Foodies (75)
Sunday Lunch (75)
Organic (69)
Healthy (67)
Fun (57)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Afternoon Coffee (53)
Romantic (53)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Afternoon Tea (48)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Authentic (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Scenic View (40)
Good Vegetarian Options (36)
Comfort Food (26)
Good for Groups (22)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Hot Spot (17)
People Watching (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Quick Bite (12)
Vegan (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Tapas (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Terrain Garden Cafe never disappoints. I enjoyed a relaxed lunch and some fun shopping with my sister for her birthday. We experienced courteous, friendly service from the host desk to the wait staff to the servers. Our meals were savory and well-portioned. I usually visit during spring or summer when the overwhelming sea of green makes the dining area a paradise, but even in the dead of winter, it was a lovely, cozy experience.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Most favorite spot. The decor is gorgeous, atmosphere dreamy, and the food is really tasty (and they have great menu options, something for everyone). The fettuccini was amazing, as was the pork belly/brussells sprouts/scallops dish! And for drinks, the spritzers are out of this world. The honey pie (seasonal) was also delicious. 10/10 - would recommend this to everyone!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

This place was amazing!! We went for a girls brunch and it was simply amazing and delish

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

I brought my future daughter in law to have breakfast and although it was raining we had a great time. She enjoyed trying all the cheeses and the spritzers were fantastic. After we had breakfast we shopped and purchased a few plants. Expensive but a fun time for a special occasion

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, lattes and ambiance😊

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great lunch with a friend! The mushroom soup was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I have been coming here for many years and am sorry to say that I feel that the service and the food quality have been on a slow, steady decline over the years. I had the chicken liver toast, which was pretty good but I didn't care for the thick, soft toast with the chicken liver, I thought the honey and the nuts were too much as well. I think a good chicken liver pate should stand on its own and that one didn't fare well, even with all the support. My salad was bland. with the exception of the really yummy bits of blue cheese. Unfortunately, there were only like three little nuggets of it in the entire salad. And the thinly sliced delicata squash (the whole reason I ordered the salad to begin with) was raw and unpeeled. There are so many wonderful things that can be done with this squash, I was very disappointed. Finally, our server was extremely inattentive and pretty blasé when she did arrive. Nice, enough but, not what I have come to expect from Terrain.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Difficult to hear one another from across the table

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Extremely drafty in the winter, dress warmly. Service could have been better as well as the food. The special wasn't so special and was a long wait for our food, hopefully it was a off night because the ambiance is special and it was packed which is great to see.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

LOVE Terraine Cafe! Shop first, then have lunch... amazing venue!! Well worth the drive!!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I came here for a brunch date. The atmosphere is so enchanting! I just wanted to wander and gaze at all of the displays and product. Our waitress misheard my husbands order and promptly fixed the mixup and actually comped his meal. Amazing service and atmosphere, will definitely return and recommend to friends.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was terrible. Heavily over salted. This restaurant has definitely gone downhill.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As always Terrain does not disappoint. Food is excellent and service is always the best ever! You will not be disappointed ever! We drive from Maryland to shop and eat in the cafe. Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The service was great, food delicious and I LOVE the atmosphere. Great experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I go to Terrain regularly. I often have good experiences there. Christopher waited on us. This is the second time I have had him as a server. He is very good at his job and nice to talk with. The atmosphere is nice. Especially as cold as it was outside. The places gives a nice feeling of Spring while you are eating. Certainly will continue to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The ambiance is just brilliant and unmatchable. If you love creativity, anthropology, or coffee culture, this is a must.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointed ... our New Years Eve dinner here was not necessarily one of our better experiences.

While the artisanal cheese plate was a great lead-in, our entrees were not able to keep the pace. The Pork Chop was cold. Not warm .. cold. The Chop was cooked, so not any issue on food safety, but the dish obviously sat in the kitchen. The Scallops were fine ... but the accompanying "hunks" of pork belly took away from the dish --- a). not tasty and b). looked like slabs of fat. And the desert, though recommended, was not what we expected.

Terrain could do much better ... and has in the past. But they dropped the ball this time. It will be a while before we try again.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic place. My Wife and I had a wonderful evening. Kate, our server, was a great. We will be back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed very much our lunch in this warm and cozy place on a cold Sunday afternoon. The food was delicious and the ambience was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are frequent diners at this very picturesque spot. Eclectic menu so check online before you go. BYOB is de riguer, and waitstaff happily brings appropriate barware, wine coolers, etc. Special decorations at holiday times are lovely. The restaurant is in a garden center so imagine what can be done with imagination and resources!

Before of after dining, be sure to look at items for sale in the shop ranging from elegant soaps and fragrances to tableware and linens, wool blankets and gloves, hats, mittens, boots, hand- and custom-made wreaths and arrangements, jewelry and more.

Gustatory and visual delights abound here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service. Consistent experience. We love going to Terrain!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place absolutely excited me several months ago with the fall/winter dinner menu so I returned several times to eat here over the last few months. There were originally many stellar plates at the start of the season. Going back several times, I felt the exact same plates did not taste the same. Last time I went one was very disappointing and didn’t even have a similar flavor profile to the version I tasted a few months prior. A few entrees are very dry and need sauce or gravy.

The cheese plate and bread are always fun. Service is very pleasant. Some plates can be quite delicious and inspired. It is a bit of a shame that the food isn’t consistent and that there can also be some real misses on the entrees.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was served Cold food, small portion, not very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place! Love their specialty drinks and food! It's a cute place for grabbing brunch/lunch with your SO or with friends. The burger is delicious and juicy! I love their hot chocolate, apple cider, and la Colombe coffee. We came on a snowy day, so it was perfect to warm up with their delicious hot chocolate. Their mushroom bisque was creamy and dense but also very delicious. We would definitely come back during better weather, since it was a trek to get to during a snowy day. I wish it was a bit closer to us, but still a wonderful place to dine.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with our experience at Terrain. My husband and I were excited for our first date out since having our baby. We made a reservation and were seated in front of the door in the shop area which should not be a dining space,
First of all. There is only one big barn door so the freezing cold air came in every time someone came in. Shoppers were standing around us the whole time coming and going and waiting in line. Our server forgot about us after we ordered our meals and never asked us how it was. I am vegetarian and usually have a hard time finding an entree for me but we continue to come for the ambiance (which we completely lacked being in the shop and not in the greenhouse which we looked forward to). I ordered the fettuccini and was extremely disappointed. It was tiny portion for 22 dollars. And it lacked seasoning! It needed salt first of all and then could have used pepper garlic or anything to give it flavor. I could make a better pasta dish one handed in 5 minutes. And I’m not a chef. I usually never leave bad reviews in fact this is my first. However since this was a special occasion for us and I don’t know when we’ll get the chance to go out again I had to review. Big disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Decor is earthy, looks and smells green. The hanging lights at night were very pretty. Employees were warm and welcoming. Service was excellent. BYOB helped keep the bill reasonable. The food was not anything special. I would return for the atmosphere and warm welcome.

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely great like always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I am in love with Terrain! My daughter treated me to Terrain for my birthday lunch and it was such a wonderful experience! The garden atmosphere, delicious, flower pot baked bread, fragrant tea selections, flavorful mushroom soup and beautifully displayed cheese board helped to create a warm and memorable experience for my special birthday lunch!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Beautiful ambiance! You will enjoy walking around and shopping before and after your meal. The food was delicious. So many yummy choices. Already making plans to return!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointed. Service was poor and risotto was under cooked and runny.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Terrain is my go-to restaurant, especially when I'm headed to Longwood Gardens. It makes for a really fun, beautiful outdoorsy kind of day. Terrain brings all of the majestic aspects of the garden into its scenic greenhouse space, with a hipster-approachable vibe from the servers. Make sure to try one of their specialty tea or coffee drinks or house made soda!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I would normally rave about the cafe, but this time it was less than stellar. The noise level inside the greenhouse made it impossible to converse comfortably. The cheese board was delicious, but the cheeses were too similar to one another and the veg curry was not very flavorful. The spritzers were not very fizzy. I ordered risotto which was just terrible. The rice was undercooked, the plate was just barely warm, and there were 2 giant pieces of garlic in it, one of which I bit into with my first bite. After that initial unpleasant bite, I assumed the rest would be tasty. It had no flavor aside from the pecorino. This was one of the absolute very few times I have ever sent a plate back to the chef; I recall one other time involved a bug. We also asked for a sample of the mushroom soup which had a unpleasant flavor that I did not recognize. Being a vegetarian left me only with the option for a salad (not interesting on a 20 degree day) or the omelette of which neither I wanted, but eventually opted for the omelette. The dressed greens were perfect, the potatoes were fine, and the omelette was sufficiently fluffy though nothing to really talk about otherwise. If you are going to charge $15- 21 for a brunch plate, it should be worth it. The french toast garnered clean plates from my children. My mom enjoyed the freebird chicken and quinoa. My final comment was the courtesy note with the bill, that essentially told us to "move on" once we finished eating. The waitstaff was wonderful, but she did not ask if we wanted desert or coffee before presenting the check. With the atmosphere and tab price at the cafe, it would be nice to be able to spend a few moments digesting and chatting without being guilted out the door.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Organic, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Mushroom soup was delicious.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service, they were willing to add another party last minute. Delicious breakfast food, perfectly brewed french press. Atmosphere is next level!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went for our one year wedding anniversary( were married AT TERRAIN) All of the food was super bland and extremely dry. My husband got the short rib and I ordered the scallops and pork belly. The scallop entree came with Brussels sprouts as the side and they were pretty much raw with also barely any flavor. The whole time we were there they didn’t not acknowledge once that it was our anniversary when we specifically notated that it was when booking our reservation. The server was nice and so was the hostess, but that was about it. We are super upset with how the dinner experience turned out since we had such an amazing experience for our wedding. Probably won’t be back which is a bummer. We were planning on making it a tradition for our anniversary.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We go to Terrain every year around the holidays and it has become a beautiful tradition. We love the decor of the store, and eating in the greenhouse. The food never disappoints and we particularly love the bread baked in a pot! We will continue to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I live more than an hour away so don't have the opportunity to visit often, but when I do I have a terrific experience. Everything from the ambiance to the food never dissapoint!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing food and service. Employees are very polite and professional. Only reason it did not get 5 stars is because we had to wait about ten minutes outside of our reservation, and the space feels a bit cramped.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Organic, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

2 moms, 2 daughters out for a lunch date. This was our first visit and it did not disappoint. From the adorable shop and homey decor to our delicious food. The cheese plate was plenty for the four of us. The selection of cheese was yummy. It was helpful having our server explain the different types of cheese. My quinoa and cauliflower salad was good, a little light on the cauliflower but tasty nonetheless. I added shrimp for a little extra protein. The omelet that my daughter had was plentiful, served with potatoes and salad. Our friends both enjoyed the French toast- what’s not to love with apples and nuts on it. It looked scrumptious and our friends agreed. Our server was attentive. We were a little surprised when the check arrived- it was pricey but hey, you get what you pay for. In this case great ambiance, great food, and most importantly great company.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food! Service was fabulous. One of my favorite places when I go out with my girlfriends!

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