We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Roots Cafe

8 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3011
+1 610-455-0100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“duck sausage” (2 reviews)
“cornbread” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3011
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (127)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I contacted this restaurant and was kept on hold for 10 minutes. I hung up and called back--oh sorry, Sydney said, we got busy. So she gave me the email address of the manager, and my email to him bounced. We used to like this...More

Thank cuddly44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute Friday night dinner reservation for two, they had just rolled out their new fall menu - everything was very tasty. The pumpkin bisque with the marshmallow topping was the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The smoked trout app was...More

Thank jdwv
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This place is wonderful! They have a garden in the back!. The menu is very nice. Small place but many options! Only thing is the sound can get a little loud because it’s a small room but totally worth going!

Thank Bettyann M
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I've been here several times for breakfast and lunch, and now twice for dinner (under previous and current ownership). It has always reliably delivered tasty and comforting food at all meals, in perfect-sized servings (enough to get you completely full; not so much that it...More

Thank CarlottaW
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The food quality here is excellent as well as the service. Love the Steak and Eggs Benedict, as well as their soups. Food comes out promptly and the service is great!

Thank Enzio007
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for lunch. Waiter was beyond pleasant. We both enjoy our meals and dessert was amazing. Quick, friendly service and atmosphere, highly recommend if wholesome farm to table interests you.

Thank jdenderle
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This little cafe has a varied healthy menu, but my absolute favorite is their breakfast in the garden room outside. Don't miss it!

Thank Lois C
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Three of us had lunch at Root’s yesterday and dined indoors. The menu had changed and when asked we found out they were under new management. Two of us had the quiche a side salad cup of ham and bean soup.The quiche was very dry...More

Thank Rsiesta
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A quaint restaurant with very friendly service. Can serve quietly efficiently to a group. Locally sourced organic ingredients are delicious - just a right portion to go for desserts without feeling guilty.

Thank tabibit
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I had no idea Roots has new ownership. A lot of the staff is still the same, so that’s nice. Everyone is as welcoming as always. They have a new menu, I think they only kept 3 dishes from the previous one. A very disappointing...More

Thank Helenelfa
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in West Chester
Hotel Warner
237 reviews
.27 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Chester
778 reviews
2.48 km away
Quality Inn & Suites
588 reviews
2.68 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Chester
152 reviews
6.97 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Limoncello Risorante & Caterers
632 reviews
.13 km away
200 reviews
.05 km away
213 reviews
.14 km away
D'Ascenzo's Gelato Artisan Gelato
58 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chester County Historical Society
70 reviews
.26 km away
West Chester Restaurant Festival
96 reviews
.20 km away
West Chester Railroad
54 reviews
.28 km away
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
20 reviews
.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Curtis B
26 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Ronsin | Reviewed this property |
Table service with great staff
Beverly M
26 February 2016|
Response from RamblersOhio | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question is
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 610-455-0100
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing