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Spring Mill Cafe
Spring Mill Cafe

Spring Mill Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://springmill.com
  • Phone: (610) 828-2550
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;

    CLOSED: Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Michele Haines
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: The Spring Mill Café is perfect for your next party. We offer two distinct venues. The main building can host groups of up to forty, and the rustic farmhouse is ideal for groups up to twenty-five. Both venues feature the country French cooking that has delighted guests for over three decades.
  • Private Party Contact: Ezra Haines (610) 828-2550

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Rd
  • Public Transit: The Spring Mill station is just a few blocks from the restaurant. Just take the R6 Norristown line to the Spring Mill station, follow station road then make a right on Hector St. At the end of Hector make a right on Barren Hill and we are just a few hundred yards up on the right.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is easy with a large lot adjacent the restaurant.
A word from Spring Mill Cafe
The Spring Mill Café has been serving French country fare since 1978. We're a BYO that serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The historic property features the original Spring Mill general store, and the picturesque converted farmhouse. When the weather is nice, guests are invited to dine outdoors adjacent the gardens, either on the patio or on one of the porches.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We love spring mill cafe. The restaurant is charming, the food is delicious and their server, Emily, is the best! We will be back soon. Thank you,"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Lived everything from the moment we sat down. Emilie was excellent. She read us well and made our experience very memorable. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Beef was slightly under cooked as was the lamb chops. Both were requeted to be medium rare Lamb chops were not tender as might be expected in this restuarant. We visit at least twice a year."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This place is consistently good. They offer a nice selection of homemade pate with just the right cornichons. Also the cheese plate is good ( though the plastic platter was a no no). The service has just the right blend of attentive and discrete, and the BYO factor makes this gourmet treat affordable. My scallops were great and my partner had the rack of lamb which got rave reviews. If you are looking for a romantic setting in an old store front, this place brings the charm."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We've been to Spring Mill Cafe many times and always have a wonderful dining experience. We went with 2 friends and we all loved all our food. The service was excellent and the place looked beautiful with all the flowers in bloom. My only minor complaint was that we sat on the porch and the noise from passing cars was a little loud at times- a very, very minor complaint."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "One of the remaining restaurants with reliably good cuisine less any gimmicks. Lovely converted house--beautiful gardens Can always find the kind of French food my Mother made."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Nice spot for brunch set in a rustic and scenic environment. Food was very tasty."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "SMC has the type of atmosphere that assures a great experience. The homely conservative feel was welcoming and the waiter, Nathan Anderson, added to the experience. The mignon was superb and the entire desert menu is perfecto. I'd eat here again."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Always enjoy the Spring Mill Cafe. They also have a fixed price menu which we enjoyed this evening. It's BYOB and the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing. We enjoyed the steak, sald and soup. THe flourless chocolate torte could have been a bit sweeter. Coffee great (La Columbe)."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "What else can I say about Spring Mill? Amazing food and service. I'm a regular because of this :)"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal! Great service and a super quaint atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The ambience was exceptional. Went there with friends to just "catch up" and relax. Did not feel rushed after we were done with dinner. The food was good but not exceptional given the prices. I would return there for the ambience but not for the food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It's midsummer & still warm enough outside at 8 to let good A/C offset the romance & beauty of an outdoor table at sunset for us. But the SMC experience is so fine that we couldn't have enjoyed our meal more - and we remained as fresh as the ingredients we ate. The summer salads delight. The venison pâté was perfect. My scallops were not only delicious but also absolutely gorgeous (an observation I never thought I'd make about shellfish). My wife's striped bass was meaty & tasted great. By the time we got to the blood orange sorbet, the sun was down, the wine was gone, & the meal's finish was as long & enjoyable as that on a well aged barolo. Service is always excellent, with a staff who really care. Go to Spring Mill Café - now and often!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "very nice menu. had not been back to Spring Mill for some time and it was better than ever."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went for a birthday dinner for one of my friends. Very attentive service, menu limited but everything we had was good. Perfect portion sizes. Restaurant looks like it was right out of the countryside of France. The entrees for a little too pricey."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We have been coming to the Spring Mill Cafe since we returned to the area from New York City. The service is always wonderful, food delicious and ambiance delightful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "While we don't eat here often, the food and service are reliably excellent. Menu selections are appropriate to the season and ingredients used are always very fresh. Recently, we visited for dinner but lunch and Sunday brunch are also really good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Brought a friend there for lunch and while we wanted to sit on the patio and take in the gardens, the heat was just too much. We took cover inside and enjoyed a lengthy, relaxed meal. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and relaxed giving us plenty of time to linger and catch up after our meal had ended. Food was delicious and beautifully presented and they were very accommodating to my friend's gluten intolerance. All in all a wonderful experience. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is the second time I've dined at Spring Mill and it was just as delicious as I remember"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Cute spot, great food, nice service, what more could you need?"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Waitress seemed preoccupied with something else or was overwhelmed. Either way...the food was great but the service left a lot to desired."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was a last minute decision to go here last Thursday night and we're so glad we did! We sat on the front porch with our dog. Our server was super sweet and attentive. I had the escargot and filet, delicious. My fiancé had the stuffed quail which he loved. We ended the meal with the mousse. We'll be back soon with friends!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The cuisine at this old standby - in business since 1978 - has improved markedly in recent years. The service is friendly and reasonably professional, despite the annoying fact that the servers tend to address diners as "we" ("And how are we enjoying our entrées tonight?") as if patrons were refugees from a nursing home. The BYOB wine service - ice buckets with plenty of ice, correct pouring, etc. - is good, though the stemware could be improved. In summer the outdoor tables are pleasant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Bread: nothing special, two small round rolls that looked/tasted like supermarket - very mediocre. App: grilled octopus salad and chicken pate. Grilled octopus salad was not really a salad: couple pieces of cold, flavorless tentacles with a few sprigs of, parsley(?) - very bland and odd texture. Pate was "ok".... i've had better. Scallops for entree. To call this entree is crime...It was three very small scallops on a spoonful of carrot/ginger puree, that's it. It would be small even for an app - it needs something else. Entree: rabbit with pappardelle/mustard sauce - meat was dry, sauce was ok, dish lacked presentation. Nothing special. Had high hopes for SMC but were disappointed with every course. Service was acceptable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of the best meals I've ever eaten. Excellent, personalized service. Beautiful decor. I will treat myself to the Spring Mill Cafe as often as I can!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Spring Mill Café is an off-the-beaten-track charmer, for sure! I joined 3 friends for an early dinner on a Wednesday at 6, and we were the first to arrive. All the tables filled while we were dining. This is a small, country French café, rustic and delightful. The chef takes great pride in her creations, and the specials are based on local market offerings. The service was outstanding, which made my $50 dinner more palatable! BYO"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Was one of the best dining experiences I've had to the point where I felt I owed it to the restaurant to actually provide this review. Kelsey, our server, was extremely friendly and helpful. Our hostess was very accommodating to our party and very welcoming. We had escargot, quail and the scallops. The flavors infused in the quail dish were by far the best I can recall of any poultry dish I've had for quite some time. I would highly recommend trying it for yourself if you're looking for a hidden gem outside of the city yet a stones throw away."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Father's day brunch terrific. Totally recommend. Seared scallops superb."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been coming here for years, both for the food and its French country vibe. Our most recent visit was disappointing. The service was hit or miss. But the most surprising let down came with our entree order. Since garlic is something I cannot tolerate, I requested a substitution for the garlic mashed potatoes that came with the beef. I was told no substitutions were allowed. The potatoes would not be served, but we were free (required) to order another side dish! So we ordered a less expensive (garlic free) entree. They lost. For a restaurant with its reputation and prices, this was bad policy. To be fair, they did comp our desserts, but that wasn't the point. A big let down."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went here for my wife's 33rd birthday meal and absolutely loved your restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Friday, we enjoyed a delightful anniversary dinner at the Spring Mill Cafe. Because our reservation was 5:00 p.m., the hostess graciously let us pick our table. The cozy deuce with a lovely leafy view from a side window and wall hangings of roosters (based on the cafe's logo?) and flowers painted on canvas provided a comfy ambiance. We ordered arugula salad with vinaigrette, roast quail with mushroom stuffing, fluke in a rich seafood sauce, and rice-grain pilaf. Rolls served right from the oven were accompanied by sweet butter. We brought our own favorite Chardonnay. (The Spring Mill Cafe is a BYOB.) For dessert, we shared a custard with fresh berries a la mode and I sipped a cappuccino. What a romantic beginning to our 35th year together!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Three of us went there for dinner this week, and it was fantastic. The ambience is delightful, and the service was extremely attentive and nice. The food was wonderful. For appetizers, we got the escargot, the beet salad, and the crab salad. All were very nicely prepared and flavorful. For dinner, we had the lamb, the rabbit, and the scallops. The scallops were the highlight, though all were excellent. The scallops were the sweetest, most well prepared I've ever tasted. I was delighted. The desserts were also well prepared--some classic, some more unique. Overall, it was a fabulous experience and well worth the expense."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is a charming restaurant you would expect on a country road in France. I love this place."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "First time for dinner and my wife couldn't have been happier. Amidst French country decor accented by blue paint, she thought her filet mignon was the best ever. Perfectly prepared. My fluke, covered in a smooth velouté, was gone in minutes. Lemon sorbet sparkled with citrus and the flour-less chocolate cake was as good as homemade. We'll come back soon. Nice to have an alternative to Italian."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Another wonderful dining experience even though it was a busy day."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant on Saturday night. We sat on the patio at the owner's former residence. The food was delicious. The service just right."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We found the restaurant on the internet by searching for outdoor dining in the Philadelphia suburbs. The photos and menus were enticing. We were not disappointed in any way. In fact, we have added Spring Mill cafe to our 'must return with friends' category. Outstanding meal and evening!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We LOVE this restaurant! We first ate here in April for a family brunch to celebrate our mother's special birthday in the Farmhouse. It was Perfect! The food, the service, the ease of planning the party couldn't have been better. Ezra, the owner, made everything run so smoothly. So, my wife & I decided to come back to celebrate our 40th anniversary & boy, we were not disappointed. Spring Mill was just as good. We had a difficult time deciding what to eat from the delicious looking looking menu. We went for the filet topped with the locally made blue cheese. Wow! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I'm definitely looking forward to my next meal here. I had the Grass Fed Filet and the cut, texture and flavor was of the highest quality. I knew I would be hard pressed to find a piece of meat as satisfying, and I have yet to do it! Can't rave enough!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A very nice spot for a quiet lunch with the added bonus of excellent optional gluten-free baguettes. Menu offerings very much French. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014