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welcome to drip café

we’re all about brunch.

Breakfast & Lunch all day. Drip Cafe offers a menu full of fresh & exciting brunch options. We reimagine breakfast favorites into unique & playful dishes. For the traditionalist, we offer freshly made versions of breakfast classics featuring local ingredients.

Freshness is key. Through partnerships with local vendors, we deliver the freshest ingredients in all of our products. We are proud to be working with them. We pride ourselves on sourcing & serving the best local, sustainable ingredients we can find in a fun, friendly, relaxed environment. We love to give back to the community too — with involvement in local business associations and as a partner in many community activities. Thank you to the Hockessin community for your support.

We create community. Located in Lantana Square in Hockessin, Delaware, Drip Café is a part of your community. We enjoy serving as a centerpiece for people to come together. Since opening our doors in 2013, we’ve provided a backdrop for people to connect with one another over real, delicious food. In the fall of 2016, we renovated our space and expanded our dining room (and kitchen!) to accommodate even more of our favorite people — you! We then expanded our menu, adding brunch cocktails, as well as beer & wine to compliment our food selections. In 2018, we grew further with the addition of a second cafe, located in the heart of downtown Newark, Delaware. This location serves the University of Delaware campus & surrounding community with “To Go” options of our popular menu items as well as freshly brewed coffee, shakes & smoothies.


upcoming events



CRAFT NIGHT: May 8, 2019

Crimson Pallets hosts a Paint Night at Drip Cafe Hockessin. Doors open for food & drink at 5:30 pm. Event starts at 6 pm.

Registration is required; Choose your design & reserve a spot today!

Drip Cafe Crimson Pallets Event


DRINKS AT DRIP: May 15, 2019

JOIN US FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY In Support of 2019 Hockessin 4th of July. Party starts at 6 pm at Drip Cafe Hockessin.

DRINKS Beer from 2SP as well as wine & specialty cocktails. Ticket includes two complimentary beverages.

FOOD Heavy appetizers provided by Drip Cafe.

LIVE MUSIC Tony Cimorosi & friends, featuring Harvey Price and Koko Bermejo.

Grilled cheese battle: May 22, 2019

Join us as we throwdown against other local eateries at the 2nd annual grilled Cheese battle at The Queen, Wilmington.

For tickets & more info, go to www.universe.com

Dinner AT DRIP: june 5, 2019

Grateful Dead themed beer dinner.

stay tuned for details.


For additional information, EMAIL info@DRIPCAFEDE.COM or call 302-234-4430.


served all day, every day.

served all day, every day.

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Many items are or can be made vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free. Please notify your server of any allergies when ordering.

private events &


Private Events & Catering

you host. we’ll cook.


You know us for brunch, but our off-site catering provides so much more than that! From breakfast delivered to your office to a full dinner buffet, we take all the guesswork out of planning your event. Let us create a customized menu just for you. We’re able to accommodate a variety of dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

You can even book our cafe space after hours for your private party.

To get started or request more info, please provide some basic information about your upcoming event and we’ll be in touch!

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Private Parties at Drip Cafe

Let us host your event

Located in Lantana Square in Hockessin, Delaware, and featuring exposed beam, double-height ceilings, warm wood detailing and an array of local artwork, our intimate café space is available for many types of after-hours private functions.

available rental space

– 2000 square feet

Perfect For

– Private parties
– Business meetings
– Receptions
– Social occasions


We are generally only able to offer accommodations for private events in the evening. For larger parties during normal business hours, please contact the cafe to make a reservation.


– Seated: 100
– Standing: 150


– Table and Bar Seating Options or Standing Room
– Raised enclosed area suitable for live music or a speaking platform, etc.
– Wall space for gallery-style art installations
– Surround-sound speaker system
– Wifi Internet Access
– Streaming Music via Pandora Radio
– and other Modern Amenities (you’re gonna love our indoor plumbing!)

Come say hello and see if our space will suit your needs. For more information or to reserve your date, contact our team today!

(302) 234-4430

or use our contact form

make a




Bringing a group? Let us save you a seat!

Reserve by phone

We accept reservations for parties of six or larger. All other parties will be sat on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a reservation for your group, please call us at (302) 234-4430.

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Contact us


144 Lantana Drive
Hockessin, DE 19707

T: (302) 234-4430
E: info@dripcafede.com

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We are searching for qualified candidates for both front- and back-of-house positions.

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