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Our Story

From local farms to your plate, made with love from Scratch ♥️

At Scratch Kitchen, we believe that fresh and pure ingredients speak for themselves. That's why we make all of our dishes from scratch, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients sourced locally. From our homemade breakfasts to our farm-to-table dinners, we ensure that every dish we serve is made with care and attention to detail. 

We are proud to be part of the Olney community, and we are committed to creating a welcoming environment where everyone can enjoy delicious, healthy food. Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Scratch Kitchen is the perfect place to relax and enjoy fresh, locally-sourced cuisine.

Scratch Kitchen was born as a Mother and Daughter project, with owner Bernie Rousseau and her daughter Angie sharing a passion for cooking and homemade food. Together, they envisioned a place that would change the local restaurant industry. However, tragedy struck when Angie passed away on February 1st, 2022, the same day Bernie received the keys to the new location. Despite this devastating loss, Bernie carried on with the vision she and her daughter shared, and Scratch Kitchen continues to serve delicious, homemade food made with love in honor of Angie's memory.


Despite facing incredible challenges, Bernie Rousseau continued with her vision for Scratch Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant in Olney, MD. In honor of her daughter's memory, Bernie transformed tragedy into purpose by creating a legacy for her daughter and two younger children. She was committed to creating a restaurant that not only creates jobs but also serves fresh, healthy food that the community can be proud of.

This is Angie’s Scratch Kitchen❤️ 

Scratch Kitchen is the result of a shared vision between a mother and daughter. With the mother's determination and drive, Scratch Kitchen was born. It's a testament to Angie's memory and her mother's commitment to creating a special place for the community to enjoy.
This is Angie’s Scratch Kitchen❤️ 

Our Kitchen

Our Latin bistro combines traditional European techniques with new-world innovation to create delicious, one-of-a-kind dishes. We use only the freshest ingredients and strive to infuse each dish with home-cooked warmth. Whether you're a meat lover or a vegan, you'll find something to savor on our menu, from our mouthwatering BBQ steak tip platter to our pupusas and empanadas. Don't miss our Angie's Lobstah Roll and our soft shell crab breakfast sandwiches!


Don't miss out on the best breakfast and brunch Maryland and greater Washington, D.C., served ALL DAY with incredible choices, fresh baked goods and delicious platters open to sharing. Our all-day breakfast includes homemade veggie breakfast options and delicious, healthy choices like natural fresh orange juice, farm egg omelets made exclusively with Maryland Family farms free range and organic eggs, the best fresh sandwiches and Latin Fusion dishes like pupusas and Peruvian fried rice, salad greens, and many more delights prepared with fresh ingredients from local producers.

At Scratch Kitchen, we are passionate about what we do. We are committed to being actively involved in the Olney community, serving de most delicious Latino food made with care and expertise, and providing a cozy and comfortable environment for members of the community to gather, spend time with each other, or enjoy a delicious snack. 

Come and meet us!

Visit us alone or with family and friends at our location in Olney, near Washington DC and Montgomery County. We're conveniently situated near shopping centers, parks, and recreational areas, such as Olney Village Center, Fair Hill Mall, and Southeast Olney Local Park. Come by and enjoy our fresh, homemade food while visiting nearby attractions like the Olney Theater Center or Sandy Spring Museum.

We are open from Monday thru Sunday, from 7 am to 3 pm! Stop by and relax in our intimate, serene dining area, take a sip of our in-house squeezed and pressed juices, hand-crafted natural sodas, and delicious ethically sourced coffees, tasting our locally produced treats, impeccably served by our friendly staff. 

If your heart is at home, you'll surely find a little piece of it in Scratch Kitchen.

We can't wait to serve you!

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