About The White Dog Cafe
Judy Wicks, social activist and original founder, opened White Dog in 1983. Located in three connecting Victorian brownstone buildings in University City, White Dog Cafe quickly became a neighborhood favorite known for its environmental sustainability and community engagement. Beginning as a small shop serving muffins and coffee, White Dog Cafe grew into a full-service eatery that was recognized nationally as one of the original farm to table restaurants that began the social revolution of supporting local communities. Judy Wicks sold the White Dog Cafe to Marty Grims in 2009, allowing her focus to shift wholeheartedly to humanitarian and social efforts. Judy stays in contact with the management team assisting with the businesses’ sustainability practices.
In 2010, the Wayne location opened on the Main Line introducing an elevated dining experience and our love of dogs. White Dog Cafe in University City completed a total renovation in the fall of 2014, upgrading the facility infrastructure and décor. In May of 2015, a third location opened in Haverford Square meeting the needs of the lower Main Line. All three locations designed by Balongue Designs, offer a welcoming and comfortable backdrop inspired by our love of dogs, each with their own unique charm and personality.
Enjoy the harvests and artisan creations from the following farms, fisheries, distillers and brewers.