Our Story

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

Scratch Kitchen is a Latina and family-owned, farm-to-table Restaurant located in Olney, MD. We are on a mission to bring healthy, local food and coffee for the entire community of Olney to enjoy, while supporting and partnering with our local farmers and producers. Our mantra is that fresh and pure ingredients speak for themselves, and we strive to follow those guidelines in everything we do, ensuring that quality always leads throughout our creations.

Scratch Kitchen was born as a Mother and Daughter project.
Owner, Bernie Rousseau, and her daughter, Angie, shared the same passion for cooking and for delicious homemade food made with love. 
Together, they started envisioning Scratch Kitchen, a place that would change the local restaurant industry. And with this vision as the destination, mother and daughter embarked on this project. But just when they got the keys to start this journey, tragedy struck. On February 1st, 2022, Angie passed away — on the same day Bernie got the keys to the new location.


Bernie was planning a funeral and setting up a restaurant at the same time, but this is not the end of the story. 
Bernie pushed forward to bring their vision to life. She continued their journey, deciding to create something wonderful in her daughter's honor, and a legacy for her daughter and two younger children. 
It was not an easy trip, but Bernie was committed to making something good out of tragedy, and so she made it her purpose to transform their beloved project into a reality: a restaurant that would not only create jobs and make healthier, fresh food accessible to people, but also a place the community would be proud of.

This is Angie’s Scratch Kitchen❤️ 

Scratch Kitchen was born out of a Mother and Daughter’s shared vision, and a mother’s quest towards bringing this vision to life made it happen. 
This is Angie’s Scratch Kitchen❤️ 


Our Kitchen

Our Latin bistro and cuisine blend together with traditional European techniques and new world innovation in an authentic American setting, resulting in delicious, one-of-a-kind, innovative yet classic dishes crafted with the utmost dedication, fresh ingredients and home-cooked warmth. Taste our mouthwatering steak platter, incredible vegan chicken waffles (yes, we have vegan and vegetarian options too!), or our one-and-only king crab platter and soft shell crab sandwiches; believe us, you'll be thanking us afterward.

Don't miss out on the best breakfast and brunch in Washington, 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 fresh farm eggs, the best fresh sandwiches and chicken waffles, 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!

Come in alone, with friends, or with your whole family; there's no better place to be! We are located at 18062 Georgia Avenue, Olney, close to Washington DC. and Montgomery County. We are near Olney Village Center, Fair Hill Mall, Shoppes of Olney, and beautiful parks and recreation centers like Southeast Olney Local Park, Olney Golf Park, Olney Manor Recreational Park, Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park. So if you’re near Olney Theater Center or Sandy Spring Museum, just come by; we’ll be happy to serve you our fresh, home-made delights. 

We are open from Wednesday thru Sunday, from 7 am to 7 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!