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Home Grown Cafe is an independently owned, award-winning, downtown Newark staple, residing centrally on Main St. for over 22 years, under founding owner Sasha Aber.

Enjoy made from scratch food for all dietary lifestyles. including carnivorous, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-sensitive, while in a family-friendly environment. 

Colorful walls are adorned with local art. The bar features a large array of spirits including house-infused libations, over 65 beers, and great wines. 

HGC hosts an amazing weekend brunch - available both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Catering with customized menus and staff is available for any style of event.

Awards & Recognition

Delaware Today - Best of Delaware 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

News Journal, Readers’ Choice 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

Newark post (2014 to current)

2022 Chef: Andrew Thorne Winner Bartender: Rebecca Rawheiser (Winner) Dylan Hunt (Favorite) Justin Muzzi (Favorite) Server:  Claire2 M (Winner) Alex Glassheim (Favorite),  All Around Restaurant, Cafe, Customer Service, Bar Atmosphere, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Mixed Drinks, Decor, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, Outdoor Bar, Burger, Soup, Gluten Free, Wings, Fried Chicken , Vegetarian,  Carryout, Caterer, Curbside, Date Night, Best Value

2019, 2020, 2021

2018: Sunday Brunch (runner up), Vegetarian (winner)

2017: Sunday Brunch (honorable mention), Lunch (runner up), Vegetarian (winner)

2016: Sunday Brunch (runner up), Dinner (honorable mention), Vegetarian (winner)

2015: Brunch (winner), live music venue (runner up), Vegetarian (winner)

2014: Lunch (runner up)

Our Team