About The White Dog Cafe
Philadelphia and Main Line Dining
Welcome to the White Dog Cafe - we are very happy that you’ve visited us. The White Dog Cafe has been made tantamount with excellent hospitality since 1983. Judy Wicks, social activist and original founder, opened White Dog in three connecting Victorian brownstone buildings in University City. White Dog Cafe is a favorite among locals, with its coalescence of award-winning, interesting contemporary American cuisine gaining much popularity. The restaurant is also known for its environmental sustainability and community engagement. Beginning as a tiny shop serving muffins and coffee, White Dog Cafe has grown into a full-service eatery recognized nationally, with both Philadelphia and Main Line restaurant locations. Even though we’ve grown, our mission remains the same – serving the community, every customer, the earth, and one another. These values have been adopted in our Wayne location as well, which opened in 2010 on the Main Line. We purchase the majority of our ingredients from local farms, no more than fifty miles from our restaurants. Our cuisine includes only the best organic ingredients from farms we trust; including pasture fed animals, humanely treated livestock, and sustainable farming practices. Our wines are grown and produced from American vineyards, while our fish and seafood is harvested through sustainable suppliers. All of our tea, coffee, and chocolate are Certified Organic and Fair Trade, and all cleaning products used are environmentally friendly.
Judy Wicks decided to sell the White Dog Cafe to Marty Grims, Philadelphia Restaurateur, in 2009, allowing her focus to shift wholeheartedly to humanitarian and social efforts. Judy stays in contact with White Dog Cafe’s management team to continue the business’s methods of sustainability today and for its future. We look forward to seeing you throughout the four seasons to enjoy the harvests of our local farms.