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Home Grown Cafe is an independently owned, award-winning, downtown Newark staple, residing centrally on Main St. for over 19 years, under the original ownership of Sasha Aber. 

Enjoy made from scratch food for all dietary lifestyles. including carnivorous, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-sensitive, while in a family-friendly environment. Full menu take-out is available, as well as delivered office lunches. 

Colorful walls are adorned with local art, and local music fills the space Wednesday through Saturday evenings. The newly renovated 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 

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

Newark post (2014 to current)

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