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Home Grown Cafe

126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
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Ranked #27 of 300 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Californian, Healthy
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hains Street
Transit: Dart bus system stops one block down on Main Street.
Description: "Newark's most coolly sleek, vibrantly accented & adventuresome fine-dining destination." - The News Journal Home Grown Cafe is the destination for internationally inspired cuisine with a local flair. Enjoy award winning gourmet salads, home made soups, fresh seafood & steaks & a variety of vegetarian & vegan options. Unique martinis, eclectic beers a great wine list & mouth-watering desserts deserve a special trip. Best of Delaware 2005 - Best Martinis upstate. Enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
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English first
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676 reviews 676 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
1,270 helpful votes 1,270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times before, so we knew what to expect. Dining room is kinda dim and service can be slow, but food is good quality...and cooked to order. Today we visited for Brunch at opening of the restaurant, which there is ALWAYS a line to get in. We were seated immediately & given menus. Our waitress was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I have enjoyed many meals and drinks over the past several years, however, we recently visited during "happy hour " to take advantage of the bar specials. Unfortunately, all stools were taken. The hostess said she could seat us at a table but we would not get "happy hour" pricing eventhough we were 20 minutes before special... More 

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HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this review

Hi. I am sorry that your visit did not go as planned. Thank you for alerting us to how this was handled. We are working with our staff on contacting a manager right away when there is a customer concern. It is correct that our policy to have happy hour specials is limited to first come first serve for customers... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We did a take away from this cafe on arrival to Newark after 10pm and it was horrible. Including a stray hair on cheese in the gf sandwich. Very disappointing.

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HomeGrownCafe, Owner at Home Grown Cafe, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your experience was below our standards and our norm. We sincerely apologize and are making strides to ensure that this does not happen again. Please contact me offline at sasha@homegrowncafe.com I would like to follow up with you directly. Thank you, Sasha Aber, owner. More 

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212 reviews 212 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Home Grown Café serves a the niche market for interesting vegetarian and vegan food, and makes a lot of lists for good local places. It sits in a strip of restaurants and shops in the middle of Newark, part of a popular destination. They have a full bar, and I could see going here for drinks alone. We started... More 

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Delaware, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants, and my go-to when I have visitors. The menu has a nice balance of meat, vegetarian and vegan entrees. The menu has gotten a bit smaller over the years, but there really is something for everyone. It's a good spot for dinner, brunch or just for drinks.

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Newark, Delaware
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice restaurant great variety of menu. She doesn't eat meat I do. Finding good restaurants is not an easy task We call eating at a new restaurant "an audition" this place gets the part it was all really good service and food

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Newark, Delaware
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Everything here is fresh and amazing. They have the BEST brussel sprouts I have ever had. It is a huge portion for a small price. They have great entertainment and specials. This is a great restaurant for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

So...I was always wanting to try Homegrown based on wonderful Trip Advisor Reviews, but was sometimes turned off by there hippie sign outside. So, we tried it for late night coffee and dessert... I was impressed the second I walked in, warm, cozy, and lovely decor (cool lighting). The staff was friendly as well. The dessert was AMAZING. I had... More 

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Baltimore County, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I just visited Newark for the first time and my daughter took me to the Home Grown Cafe for lunch. It was excellent. The hostess made sure that we had a table where there was plenty of room for a baby stroller. We had a wonderful waiter who was extremely polite and helpful. We decided to split two meals; a... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

In all fairness, it wasn't our original destination. Our first choice was closed because of renovations so we went to Home Grown in downtown Newark DE. We knew immediately we were in the wrong place because it's clearly a place for youngsters, and two over-70 folks like us stuck out like sore thumbs. Still, we were hungry and sat down.... More 

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Additional Information about Home Grown Cafe

Address: 126 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
Phone Number: 302-266-6993
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Californian, Healthy

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