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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (100)
Great for Brunch (90)
Great for Lunch (87)
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Seasonal (83)
Creative Cuisine (80)
Good for a Date (79)
Casual (77)
Special Occasion (71)
Fit for Foodies (70)
Worth the Drive (69)
Organic (68)
Sunday Lunch (62)
Cozy (61)
Healthy (60)
Fun (55)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Great for Outdoor Dining (53)
Afternoon Tea (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Afternoon Coffee (48)
Good Vegetarian Options (44)
Romantic (43)
Authentic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Scenic View (35)
Comfort Food (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Vegan (16)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Quick Bite (12)
People Watching (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Business Meals (5)
Tapas (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Spicy (2)
Waterfront (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Always absolutely delightful! Beautiful setting, wonderful food, kind, friendly service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The ambience was unique and comfortable, set inside a garden shop/greenhouse. The food was superb, as was the great selection of teas and coffees. I had the braised short rib which was excellent, and my vegetarian colleague had the mushroom risotto, which he raved about. The fresh baked bread was served in a small garden pot and was hot and delicious. I would come back any time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Live out of town now and this was my first time back in a few years. Service and food were even better than I remembered. Everything was excellent!

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·Dined 3 days ago

It's a very good spot for my "sister day" during the holidays. Shopping and lunch, nothing better when you're with your sister.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Dining at Terrain’s Garden Cafe is consistently a delicious experience. We all had the mushroom soup to start. It was the best I’ve had. Two of us had the omelette (with salad) which was cooking perfectly and was very tasty. The freshly baked “flower pot” bread is always a treat. I added a cup of gingerbread chai tea to finish a delightful lunch with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food, great atmosphere, connected to retail shop. Biggest drawback - had to go outside for restrooms.

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·Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful brunch to celebrate the holidays with old friends!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely restaurant - from the charming atmosphere, and the delicious food, to the wonderful servers. Wish it were closer to home, so I can return and return!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice menu choices; excellent food with attentive service make this BYOB a wonderful adjunct to a creative landscaping and gift shop. A win all the way around!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Came here for a Christmas getaway.... snowed 5" the night we came, indoor/outdoor Dhristmas shopping, Christmas music, couldnt have worked out any better.

Amazing dinner.... place was perfect, my wife loved it.
We had the beef entree and the scallops/bacon entree.
BYOB !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

I was disappointed with our food... My daughter had the burger with the truffle fries which was excellent. My mother in law had the mushroom soup with the carrot toast and that was also delicious. I ordered the chicken breast with arugula and quinoa which was VERY disappointing. The chicken was undercooked- pink .... and not flavorful.
My sister in law ordered the wheatberry salad which was just ok. Menu seems very limited. Terrain is so innovative- thought lunch would be so much better. The roof was leaking (it was snowing) table behind us had to move.

Tags: Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere with tasty food, great presentation and generous portions; however, it was lukewarm. Fun place to be on a snowy day!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved the food and the ambiance. Everything was unique and it was a feel good place. This is not only a cafe to eat at this is a day trip for the whole family too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Organic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been to Terrain a number of times and have always been pleased so we were surprised by our most recent visit which was unsatisfactory. Service was slow(although the waiter was pleasant) and the food was "Meh". Would reconsider whether to go for dinner again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Lovely atmosphere. Very nice waitress and great food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food and service , in a lovely greenhouse setting

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Organic
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was excellent but the cost was too expensive

Tags: Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food is excellent as well as the atmosphere and service. We went for shopping, which is awesome and had lunch. A very fun place to go!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

As I said in a recent email my most recent experience was awful. As a frequent customer, & diner in the Cafe, I brought a friend from NJ for lunch. I made reservations in advance because I know this time of year is busy. Our server was less than adequate, she did a lot of talking, & no listening. Her feedback on choices was off, & didn't come back to check on us after we were served. I found a black hair on my salad plate, & gave it to someone passing by. She came back later with half a new salad with dressing ( told her I didn't want it)bagged, with our check. The only saving grace was a Manager who happened to be informed ,who came over,apologized, got me a new salad, & removed it from our bill. Not a great experience for my first time friend, who I had been raving about how great the Cafe was!

Tags: Authentic, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very disappointed with my yogurt,fruit, and granola. The granola looked like a brick which had been broken into pieces. Could not penetrate it with my fork! They removed the granola, served what remained, and charged me FULL PRICE! A good manager would have comped me for that disaster!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first time here and we all enjoyed every aspect of our visit. Our waitress was very attentive answering our questions about the dishes and recommendations. When the food arrived it was beautifully arranged on the plate.... food art. But the amazing thing was each one of us raved about our selections. I ordered the trout served on wheat berries and arugula.... and the burnt carrot purée with sweet potatoes was the delicious finishing touch.
It was a wonderful way for 3 generations of women to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere, food delish

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went after doing a glass on making terrariums. It was very crowded since it was the holidays, but the overall atmosphere is very earthy and nice. Food was delicious too and they have great coffee choices. It was a perfect brunch spot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The ambiance is the only redeeming quality Terrain has to offer. Not one person in our group enjoyed their meal, food was extremely salty, and our server seemed as if she wanted to be doing anything other than serving our table. Maybe brunch has more to offer but will not be returning for dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great server
Food quality excellent

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I had brunch on a Sunday, having taken the recommendation of a neighbor. We took with us a very special friend visiting from Sweden (who has traveled all over the world). All three of us were charmed and delighted by the setting, the food and the service. While it's an hour from where we live, we will definitely make the trip and go back!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awsome place to go!! Without the noise lever was way to high!!:/

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I’ve been to Terrain Cafe a few times over the years. The service has gotten.. mediocre. Coming from the service industry, I feel like my experience was subpar. The server was clearly overwhelmed. Took her 20 minutes to even great us or poor water. We started opened the champagne we brought for mimosas just because we didn’t even have water. She past our table a couple of times before greeting us. When she finally did, she huffed out of frustration. They added more tables to the cafe area which made things tight. I ordered a latte and the person from the cafe delivering it to our table bumped into our server and spilt coffee on my leg. Actually wanted to ask them to make it hotter. I think they should open maybe an outside cafe to decrease how cluttered that space feels and the volume. Just felt like the whole retaurant was overwhelmed. Food was good. Just really cannot stand the service anymore.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good. Good balance of heakthiness and taste. Ambience is great: nice woods, plants, and decors overall.

Everything was great until dessert. Shouldve never ordered it. I got a sampler, which had a pumpkin cake with thick black hair stuck in it. They apologized and were quick to bring new sampler. By then, i was really full And decided to take home the rest. The pumpkin cake had hair in it again. It made me feel disgusted. The food is great, but such unsanitary experience really brought it down. And to think I paid 20 dollars for the sampler....

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Terrain never disappoints! The food is always fantastic. Friendly knowledgeable wait staff. Plus who can resist milling about the Garden Store?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love terrain but today the food was mediocre at best. The omelet was super dry. The apple fritters weren’t the best and the bacon was not the thick bacon like it usually is.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Wifey and I made a trip to Terrain Garden Store to see what we could see. As we knew we would enjoy some food befor we shopped, we made a reservation for 11:15. We checked in at 11 and were seated promptly by the friendly staff at 11:15 sharp.

Our dining experience was flawless. Our customer service professional, Mary Beth, was great. She was cheerful, knowledgeable, and very helpful guiding us throw the special soup and the myriad of choices offered on the menu. Mary Beth was funny and very adept; attentive without being intrusive.

The food was excellent and well prepared and presented. My delicious burger was cooked to temp and the Wifey’s salad type dish was great. Both were made with Care and fresh ingredients.

The service throughout was excellent. Other servers were cycling through the restaurant with water and delicious bread and made for a genuinely seamless and wonderful experience. We never wanted for anything and the communication from Mary Beth was stellar as to why the food took a bit to come out.

Great execution for certain. Thank you Miss MaryBeth and team!

Tags: Casual, Organic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place. Scenic. The place was decorated with the holiday spirit. Cheese board awesome. People very friendly. Fast service. Had a cookie with candles for birthdays.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Made a reservation but had 15!minute wait for table with 15 other people waiting for same time slot, waiting area was crowded among the dining guests: it was awkward.
Mushroom soup lovely.. all portions small.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

A better way of managing reservation seating would be helpful. Hostess was resetting tables while people were waiting to check in.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, lovely atmosphere!

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 (México)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The place is great, good service but tables are too close together and restaurant extremely crowded

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My husband and I loved this place. Great ambiance, delicious food. We certainly will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Amazing cuisine and a beautiful earthly environment... so relaxing and the food just delicious !!! The farmhouse cheeseboard~ my favorite!!! Enjoyed my birthday lunch with my sister -in law and drowned our thirst in the hibiscus 🌺 ice tea... we will be back for more...

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Delicious food and great lunch date spot! I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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