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EmJ's Cafe

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814 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1709
+1 610-644-8275
06:30 - 14:30
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Sun 06:30 - 14:00
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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328 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has become our week day spot for friends wanting to linger over breakfast without the feeling we are holding up the waitress or the table! I have also eaten here with a large group in the private room. Always find breakfast to be very good!

Thank Judy M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Food quality always top notch at family prices. Had the omelette with scrapple and the potatoes were unique and flavorful. The potatoes are their specialty but don't ask for the recipe! They feature to specialty organic coffee's with unlimited refills.

Thank John S
Radnor, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Like this place for breakfast. A tad high priced, but very good food. If they could only make better coffee.

Thank beano206
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

EmJ's is the perfect place for breakfast and lunch. The tag "Good food, done right" is spot on. Traditional breakfast or something with a twist, you will not be disappointed. Today four of us met for a holiday get together. Two of us had the Turkey Club sandwich, perfect balance of kitchen roasted turkey, crisp bacon, tomato, lettuce and mayo.... More 

Thank sallyw547
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

EmJ's had a great selection of food and what we ordered was of a good standard. Nice place would recommend to other peopl

Thank AlpinaD3
Frazer, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been here several times and it has always been a great little place for breakfast but today it was lacking a bit. The Eggs Benedict has slipped from my first experience. The Hollandaise sauce was like water today. Very thin and did not have the thickness required for a proper Eggs Bene. The coffee, as always, was top... More 

2 Thank David B
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

So i decided to go back and this was definitely my last time 2 eggs turkey sausage 2 pancakes 16.00 now the food wasn't bad but it definitely wasn't worth 16.00 bucks.

Thank Kevin w
Frazer, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had been looking for a new place for a quick breakfast and I came across Em J's this weekend while my wife was out of town so I decided to give it a try. We always use the Eggs Benedict as our judge for breakfast. This place had a good Eggs Benedict...better than most. The breakfast potatoes were tasty... More 

5 Thank David B
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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320 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is a place I go to with some frequency yet I have not reviewed it. I think that because it's just a good reliable stand-by spot it gets overlooked. It's in a little strip mall that you could easily overlook, but don't. EmJ's is a favorite with local families. It always has kids there either before or after their... More 

4 Thank NWRob
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We went there for a later breakfast. I had french toast with bananas, caramel, and Nutella...what a fantastic combo. If I wasn't in public; I would have licked the plate! The wait however was a bit too long; almost a half hour to get our food. I don't know if there were short staffed. I do recommend EmJ's...the other people... More 

5 Thank mclmk8d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 814 Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, PA 19312-1709
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Berwyn
  • Phone Number: +1 610-644-8275
Em J's cafe is an independent, family-owned restaurant owned and operated by Emily and John Smith since May, 2011. We feature fresh homemade, made to order food, that caters to a variety of tastes, served in a clean environment. We have a great, hard working staff of people ready to welcome you to our cafe. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?