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Home Grown Cafe

Home Grown Cafe

American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
  • Ranked #2 for American restaurants in Newark
  • Neal J.
    "Great food, vibe, beer selection, scene, live music 3x/week, ..."(5 Tips)
    Kati D.
    "Order the powerhouse and feel amazing."(2 Tips)
    Lindsey T.
    "The Bahn Mi is also great w/ the GF bread!"(3 Tips)
    Matthew S.
    "The best Grilled Cheese you will ever have in your life!"(9 Tips)
80 Tips and reviews
  • vegan food
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • large beer list
  • powerhouse
  • happy hour
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  • Martel G.
    Martel GreenFebruary 14
    Been here 100+ times
    Best food in Newark.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LJanuary 23
    Pretty awesome brunch spot. Get the chicken and biscuits
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Aubrey
    AubreyAugust 9, 2016
    Lots of great vegan and vegetarian food, and an awesome beer selection too!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Lacey N.
    Lacey NallaJuly 10, 2016
    The vegan nachos are AMAZING!! Also, the Banh Mi with seitan was very yummy, too.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Shauna G.
    Shauna GollerMay 1, 2016
    You must have the Korean cauliflower wings. Also the veggie burger was incredible!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Mary W.
    Mary WilliamsApril 14, 2016
    The veggie burger is the best I've ever had hands down.. I order it vegan cemita style on a ciabatta... And the fries addictive and heavenly!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Paula S.
    Paula Stofa-MattsonDecember 31, 2015
    Pork sandwich was good.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SNovember 19, 2015
    Food is good
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Kathy N.
    Kathy NowreySeptember 7, 2015
    When Kathy Nowrey opened the Harmony Wellness Center and Spa above a dental office Read more
  • Kathy N.
    Kathy NowreySeptember 7, 2015
    Delicious food..!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HowardAugust 12, 2015
    Food here is good and great happy hour specials
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • trixie p.
    trixie pinksAugust 1, 2015
    Everything was great!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Deri D.
    Deri DraperJuly 18, 2015
    The fried cauliflower is awesome!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Stefanie S.
    Stefanie SpatolaJanuary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Green apple salad with rare tuna is very good. The owners are really cool. #eatlocal #netde
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Cole S.
    Cole SlawSeptember 17, 2014
    I haven't had anything from here that I didn't like.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Meg H.
    Meg HutchinsJune 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the happy hour drink and aps prices/selection.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Sonya D.
    Sonya DoshiApril 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good but the California Cobb is classic.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Rachael
    RachaelFebruary 15, 2014
    Awesome for vegans and vegetarians.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SilversteinOctober 13, 2013
    The best Grilled Cheese you will ever have in your life!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Chris D.
    Chris DahmsOctober 13, 2013
    10 mile and 7 mile run respectively getting ready for philly 1/2 marathon. Good food getting oyster mushroom omelet.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AnnalAugust 21, 2013
    Get the grilled cheese
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Heather F.
    Heather FreyJuly 21, 2013
    The food is so good and great prices
    Upvoted Aug 21
    MSZWNY MikeJuly 15, 2013
    Funky but fun!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • E B.
    E BJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their Vegan Chocolate Crème Brûlée
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Rob S.
    Rob StaubMay 10, 2013
    Ice cold. My kind of place.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Lindsey T.
    Lindsey TimbermanApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best gluten free menus. Their homemade gluten free bread is awesome - getting to order a GF grilled cheese out is something I've missed! The Bahn Mi is also great w/ the GF bread!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Gina S.
    Gina ShieldsApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best grilled cheese ever! Every time I come I think I'll try something different but then end up getting the grilled cheese anyway because I love it so much!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Chris D.
    Chris DahmsApril 14, 2013
    Bahn mi w shredded pork. Yum.
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Marie C.
    Marie ChaApril 9, 2013
    It's good for the vegetarians and vegans out there. Not great but definitely an option. I usually get their falafel wrap~!!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Ali W.
    Ali WinakerMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The vegan boneless "wings" with the lemongrass sauce are ridiculously delicious! I could eat it daily!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Nadia K.
    Nadia KiamilevDecember 14, 2012
    Powerhouse sandwich is amaze. Great vegetarian sandwich
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Alison K.
    Alison KimDecember 6, 2012
    Southwestern chilli is bomb but don't order a margarita from here.
  • Katy O.
    Katy ONovember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Roasted veggie flatbread on the starter menu is perfect for lunch. So yummy!
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SheaNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop by at happy hour and observe a handsome bearded gentleman reading wine whilst drinking poetry
  • Hannah D.
    Hannah DiehlOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Go for brunch!
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SpaniolSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the American create your own with seitan and vegan bacon & cheese. GREAT.
  • Élise R.
    Élise RodgersAugust 30, 2012
    Order the cook brie with sweet walnuts and fruit - you will be glad you did even if you don't like Brie… Even if you don't like cheese… Even don't like food...
  • Robert S.
    Robert SchraderAugust 24, 2012
    The grilled cheese is amazing! Definitely my favorite restaurant on Main Street.
  • Lindsey T.
    Lindsey TimbermanAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their gluten free menu is the best! They now offer gluten free bread on their sandwiches. They also use it for their flatbreads, which are awesome.
  • Ali W.
    Ali WinakerAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the fake shrimp at all costs. Straight nasty.
  • Sue E.
    Sue Ehler PicciottiAugust 1, 2012
    An eclectic healthy menu...Lot of fresh herbs and creative dishes made with such amazing flavors...For those that have a create palette and appreciate good food!
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BlattnerJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    We came in at 10:30 on the 4th of July. We sat at a table, we had asked if it was ok, and we waited. After about 20 minutes of watching the wait staff and the manager just stare at us. We got fed up.
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany LynneJune 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Just moved here from New England and I absolutely love it here. Good tunes, good people, great bartenders
  • Jen L.
    Jen LincolnMay 28, 2012
    Service can be got or cold.
  • E B.
    E BMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here if you love a Drunk Campus crowd especially on Fridays/Saturdays. Food is nice though
  • Dana T.
    Dana TalmoApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I've changed my mind about the music! It's pretty great! Also try a Golden Monkey with the long hots.... Mmmm
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YandellMarch 14, 2012
    Falafel is my favorite!!
  • JamesTRobo
    JamesTRoboJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Put the crab fondue in your mouth and prepare for bliss.
  • Conor O.
    Conor O'HollarenJanuary 1, 2012
    Try the booze.
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VeseyDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just one word. Nachos.
  • Dana T.
    Dana TalmoNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Homegrown used to be a lot of fun. I like the food and beer selection but the bands they have play there really suck.
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew VargoNovember 24, 2011
    Wear a flannel shirt and grow a beard.... You'll get seated twice a s fast. Yuppie prejudice
  • Alyssa A.
    Alyssa AlfanoNovember 9, 2011
    Best grilled cheese ever!!
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck DykeNovember 8, 2011
    One of the few restaurants that offers so many vegetarian options ... food is great and you can sometimes hear some great live music as well
  • Christy B.
    Christy BelardoOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Grilled Cheese all the way!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CarterOctober 31, 2011
    Get the apple wrap and add chicken! MMMMMM!!! First time here and now it has definitely become one of my favorite places to go!!!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MartinAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer selection, wonderful vegetarian food.
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KrugJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome margaritas and food!
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine MorrisseyJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bitching Happy Hour. Read more
  • Liz M.
    Liz MagnantiJune 26, 2011
    Bring some air freshener as this place smells like a room of gutter punks after an exploited show.
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SteinMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to brunch and get the French toast sticks. Om nom nom!!!
  • Lisa I.
    Lisa IngramApril 9, 2011
    The balsamic wrap used to be so tasty in the past was very disappointing. Definitely order something else.
  • Jaamal B.
    Jaamal BenjaminMarch 2, 2011
    Try the blackened ahi tuni club!
  • Garrett J.
    Garrett JansenFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan brunch. So good.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MitchellJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    For brunch, "The Best B.L.T, ever" lives up to it's name. Try it!
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The grilled cheese will knock your socks off!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa ScarolaOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Blackened tuna club and mushroom soup are rocking
  • Eric H.
    Eric HeatonOctober 24, 2010
    Give the peanut butter bomb a shot- you won't be dissapointed.
  • Shelly B.
    Shelly BerndtSeptember 21, 2010
    Love the atmosphere. Went on a Friday night and was seated & served quickly.
  • John B.
    John BlouseAugust 17, 2010
    Great live music and vib. They change the menu often to keep it fresh!
  • Mandi V.
    Mandi Viani-RocciaAugust 14, 2010
    AMAZING food! The creme brulle makes me swoon :-)
  • Christopher A. P.
    Christopher A. PetersJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    As if we were in the 1980's in the middle of Texas, Homegrown does not allow dancing at their venue. They bring in great bands and have reasonable drink specials but they have lost their charm. Congrt
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KordieApril 28, 2010
    Get the bowl of fries!!! Amazing!!
  • The Pixelated
    The PixelatedMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you don't like microbrews, they got PBR!!!
  • Kyla
    KylaMarch 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious brunch every weekend 10-2! Chilli hash is my fave!
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WeissFebruary 16, 2010
    Go to Homegrown Cafe on a Friday Night. Order a glass of Hoegaarden, then find a random stranger to dance with.
  • abel l.
    abel liconJanuary 7, 2010
    Don't waste your money on the Mac and cheese.
  • Kati D.
    Kati DriscollJanuary 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the powerhouse and feel amazing. Order a stout or porter and you will feel even better. Read more
  • Neal J.
    Neal JosephDecember 10, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Great food, vibe, beer selection, scene, live music 3x/week, ...
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RyallDecember 6, 2009
    awesome beer selection
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