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EmJ's Cafe

814 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1709
+1 610-644-8275
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“scrapple” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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814 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1709
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I ate breakfast at this popular local Berwyn restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it! Service was spot on, while crowded the tables moved fast, I enjoyed their tasty Belgian waffle with real Maple Syrup and my wife loved the Eggs Benedict she ordered....More

Thank LancasterTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good, but not great and certainly not for how it is priced. Interesting menu options. Service was very good.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

EmJ's is like an old-time diner, small, but with a great, interesting menu, fast, caring service and excellent food for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This place is clean and the staff is very friendly. The pancakes and omelette are a good choice. Kids can get pancakes with faces on them. They have some pretty fancy pancakes as well. The gluten free menu is really good. This is an excellent...More

Thank gcbuilds
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The steak sandwich was tasty, although I wish the bread was toasted more. They don’t have fries, just breakfast potatoes which were greasy and soggy so I’d suggest sticky my with the chips they come with. Food was served fast and it’s cheap so I’d...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Had business in Berwyn and found this little spot at noon on a weekday. The small parking lot was full, but we found a spot on the upper level area. It was busy, but we were greeted right away and seated in a back dining...More

Thank Lola1958
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Try the Avo Blanco omelet, it's the best I've ever had. They also have Le Bus bread. Generous size portions. Good coffee. Fast and friendly service.

Thank Minkey13
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Well, we live less than a mile from this little spot, and just discovered what a gem it is! Great for breakfast or lunch, it is a welcome change from the same old breakfast places on the Main Line. Charming and spacious interior, we were...More

1  Thank Marjorie W
EmJs_814, Owner at EmJ's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you Marjorie! We hope to see you again, soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

My husband and I were visiting family and stopped here; it's a very small restaurant that packs a powerful punch. The menu is incredible with MANY gluten-free options! I had eggs, turkey sausage, toast, juice, and a side of fresh fruit. My husband had a...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Went for Sunday breakfast. So did a whole of other people. That's always a good sign of what you're waiting for. Took a little while to get seated at 10am but it was worth the wait. Perfectly cooked eggs, mine, over easy...her's, poached. Lots of...More

Thank afrequentdiner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1709
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Berwyn
  • Phone Number: +1 610-644-8275
  • E-mail
Em J's Cafe is a family-run, local restaurant in the heart of Berwyn, PA, that has been independently-owned and operated by Emily and John Smith since 2011. Em and John took their passion for good food and turned it into a home for like-minded people to enjoy. In addition to a vast menu containing comforting breakfast and lunch staples, as well as original, inventive plates, there are also weekly specials to look forward to, that will capture your taste buds and satisfy your soul. They feature homemade dishes, created with fresh ingredients, that are always made-to-order and cater to a variety of tastes. In addition to John and Emily, you may also run into any of their five children; Christina, Adriana, Hunter, Charlie, and Carmen. So stop by and be a part of their extended food-loving family!
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