As if there weren’t enough tantalizing choices in Round 1 … feast your eyes on Round 2 of our new-in-‘22 list! Delco’s bursting with new restaurants and cafes, from friends new and old.
This list includes elevated casual, fine dining and two coffee shops, plus an update for those craving a good burger. Pro tip: Check each spot’s website and social media for the most current hours and menus. Find your new favorite here!
He’s done it again … actually, for the fifth time! This is another Loïc Barnieu creation, who, along with chef Michael Hackett, turned the old Diego’s into casual but elevated food and cocktails in Everybody’s Hometown. The menu is seasonally inspired — hello, leek and mushroom bread pudding — and although it features beer from Barnieu’s own Sterling Pig and other local treasures, you must try a craft cocktail highlighted by freshly squeezed juices and house-infused syrups. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.; closed Monday. Lunch hours to come!
214 West State Street, Media, (724) 904-9139.
Photo by Hallie Yancey, courtesy of Two Fourteen
Upscale casual fine dining and classic cocktails are a nod to “family past and present,” especially their two babies — Domenico and Mia — who died shortly after their births in 2017 and 2019, respectively. With no restaurant experience, but a burning desire to open one in their babies’ honor, Steve and Jenna DeVito did just that in the old PNC Bank location. Under Chef Joseph McIntyre, you’ll find a lot of Italian dishes on the menu, but an equal amount of modern American fare, too, like a bone-in New York strip. Open Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.; closed Monday.
145 Saxer Ave., Springfield, (610) 808-6381.
Photo courtesy of Dom & Mia’s
We love a menu that offers gluten-free and whole wheat pastas as options, especially one rich with all kinds of pasta entrees and sides. Located in the original Velour Salon spot (it’s now next door), this BYOB shows off a non-stop selection of Italy’s best. Truth be told, what caught our eye was cozy marinara, steamed mussels, garlic and marinara sauce, and polenta con fungi al profumo di tartufo — grilled polenta topped with truffle flavor sauteed mushrooms. You know it’s the real deal! Open Monday from 4 – 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2126 Darby RD, Havertown, (610)-744-1830.
Photo courtesy of Buona Sera Ristorante
Here’s a shout out to European-style baked goods, plus coffee and tea! Frequent travelers Raisa and Illya Zayarchenko brought their favorite recipes back from Europe to open this cozy shop filled with croissants, turnovers, muffins, cupcakes, cheesecake, puff pastry and way too much to list, plus sandwiches and hand-pulled hot and cold beverages. We’ll take a chai latte and a cannoli, please. Signature items sell out fast, and some gluten-free items are available. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. (See featured photo above.)
119 E. Sellers Ave. Ridley Park, 610.521.0450.
Photo courtesy of Camellia Coffee House
This comfy coffee house took over the old The Thrift Shoppe storefront to offer a refreshing menu of creative cold brew (blueberry!), traditional coffee drinks, iced and hot tea and a charming menu of breads, quiche, salads and other light fare. How about a biscuit with butter and jam with your coffee or tea? Yes, please! Open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Watch for brunch service!
20 N Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, (484) 898-5592.
Photo courtesy of LP’s Burgers and More
Don’t Miss This:
Wimpy’s Original is now LP’s Burgers and More. We paid homage to their hot dogs, but rest assured that the burgers remain filling and fantastic. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.
1015 N. Providence Rd., Media, (610) 565-3910.
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— Nina Malone
Featured photo courtesy of Ardour Bakery & Coffee Shop