Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar

Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

126 N Wayne Ave
Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087-3315
United States

(610) 293-0119 | map
teresas-cafe.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.51
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
125
pDev:
7.76%
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Reviews by FoolCircle:
Photo of FoolCircle
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I just returned from my first visit to both the Beer Yard and Teresa's Next Door. They are located about a mile and a half from one another, if you have the money there is no reason not to stop at both.

The atmosphere is really cool. Controlled dim lighting, a long bar with a great stone top, stone on the back splash and floor, wood everywhere, parchment walls, a great overall smell from the kitchen . . . nirvana (oh yeah, check out the cool sinks in the bathroom too).

The quality was really great too. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive without being up in our junk. He let us try anything we wanted on tap even though we later found out that he was way weeded with 10+ beers kicking in a two hour time frame. But we tried five different beers and they were all crispy yum yums and the food was pretty banging too.

Again the service was good. The bartenders did switch shifts in the middle and the second bartender wasn't quite on his game, in the sense of I was out of beer in my glass before I had to ask him for another one. But over all it was good, they were nice, and they knew their stuff.

The selection was great. They had twenty-four taps, two beers on cask, and approximately 150 beers in bottles with the majority being American micros and Belgian beers. The beers ranged in price from $3 (Yuengling Lager) to $46 (Chimay Blue Magnum) with the average being in the $5-$10 range depending on what you were drinking. But, the selection was good and well organized.

The food was pretty good too. We tried one of their cheese plates and one order of the pom frites (Belgian style french fries). the cheese plate we had was some sort of cheese with Guinness infused in to it served with bread, toast, grapes, and candied cherries - it was banging and reasonably sized for like six dollars. The pom frites were not bad and cheap like four bucks, but the sauce they were served with was like crack! We went through two crocks of the stuff and still had fries left over, crazy.

The place felt a little pricey, pretty much all the entrees were over $20 and a lot of the beers I were interested in were in the $10+ range, which gets old quick. We got fortunate and our bill was lower than I thought it should be, so I don't have a really fair idea how much it would cost.

Overall, I would say this place would easily be worth a half an hour to forty-five minute drive to have once a month and multiple times a week if you lived within walking distance. Definitely raised the bar to my local expectation. Good job!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bret717
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of InspectorBob
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

If you are in the Northwest 'burbs of Philly, this place is a must stop. Always great food and the beer is always served in the appropriate glassware every time. One of my top picks for the Philly area. Period.

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Photo of heddar33
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of DOCK5060
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The draft beer is the best because of the high end choices. The Belgium beers are my go to choices.They are doing it rite. The barrel aged bourbon is wonderful. Never a bad time at this upscale bar.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bill69
4.51/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Amazing selection of brews on tap! And even more in bottles. I always find the rare and obscure beer at Teresa's. It's a destination for anyone who is in search of good, quality craft beer!

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Photo of JohnWvanWinkle
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The best in Philly area.

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Photo of brockdidntslide
3.2/5  rDev -29%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

There's a little too much "Yeah, we got great beer and you're lucky to be here" attitude. Went in on a weds at 5pm and had my first three breed mentally lined up after reviewing their draft list. 1) Pliny 2) MO 3) Nebraska. Was then told - in sequence - that they were all out of all three. No other standout IPA on their menu. No apologies. I then ordeted dinner off their menu. I was Then told that they were out of that entree too. Waiter was completely unapologetic and didn't offer any excuse or look to find a way to make it up to me in any of these cases. He later asked if I wanted dessert and I told him that I was afraid that he'd hand me a menu and if I found one that I really wanted I'd only be told that they were out. No laugh. No apology. My advice to them: update your friggin' draft list and menus and get your waiter some customer service training, a smile and perhaps some Zoloft.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of rydev24
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of ccapurso
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of grimey68
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

One of the best comprehensive bottle lists of any bar that I've been to. Pricing is structured oddly on some bottles, but you can easily find some of the best beers in the world here. If you hit it at the right time, they occasionally get some Russian River beers on tap, and price the drafts reasonably.

Bottles range from Cantillon to Russian River Supplication to Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Bourbon Barrel Aged - expect to pay though.

This place is a must visit if you're in the greater Philadelphia region.

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Photo of Meathead27
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Seriously doesn't get much better than this place for solid upscale pub food, a phenomenal selection of craft American and imported (lots of Belgians) beers in a laid back atmosphere. My hometown pub, I'm lucky.

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Photo of Sarge3130
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of bonkers
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of dwoolley1
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kwm5067
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
Place rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 125 ratings