Spring Mill Cafe
Spring Mill Cafe

Spring Mill Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://springmill.com/
  • Phone: 6108282550x
  • 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 6108282550x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Spring Mill Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (75)special occasion (75)fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (72)great for outdoor dining (53)great for brunch (38)great for lunch (28)scenic view (18)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always a nice meal
    PHLFLL
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We visit Spring Mill Cafe about 6 times each year, and they never disappoint. The food is creative, properly portioned, and very high quality. We generally frequent BYOB's since they focus on the food, and Spring Mill is one of our favorites. The space is small and sometimes a bit loud, but always a positive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Tablefortwo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came to celebrate my sweethearts birthday and enjoyed a very special evening. Arriving early for our reservation we were promptly seated at a comfortable table with a pleasant view through a nearby window. The waitstaff was attentive without being obtrusive, appearing at our table with uncanny timing. The food was excellent, a filet for me, and sea scallops for my sweetheart. Both were perfectly prepared and attractively plated. This is a lovely place for a special occasion, the entire dinning experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Excellent
    FlourtownG
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have often come and never been disappointed. Friday night was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good; noise horrible
    Bishop
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wish I had chosen an outside table. The inside was so horribly noisy I would not return for that reason. Food and service was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunny1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A virtual trip to France? Perfectly delightful! I so enjoyed our lunch with you. As a restaurant owner, I appreciated that all the food was perfect from Venison Pate (w/cornichon, coarse ground mustard and baguette )to Duck Confit Salad. I was thrilled that you feature grass-fed beef for your burger. The Gruyere reinforced the earthy essence a burger should have and the onion marmalade a crowning glory. A perfect ending: your, again, delightful, Daffodil Cake. The lemon cream is a lovely touch, the whipped cream decadent, and the treasure, the surprisingly good buttery angel food cake.I don't always wax on but Spring Mill Cafe was everything I hoped it would be! Loved your gardens,too , a total meal for the senses!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still delightful!
    EyeBVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is delicious, classically French, well-prepared and presented. Attentive and pleasant service in charming, attractive surroundings. Can get noisy inside when full. Outside is lovely on a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    mccarthys5
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Been coming here for years and it's just lovely. Had an awesome omelette with goat cheese and mushrooms for lunch this visit. Scenic and civilized. Hidden away on Barren Hill Rd in Conshy only adds to its allure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite restaurant in the area.
    my2sense
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We always come to the Spring Mill for special occasions or to meet friends. We've been going to Spring Mill for 30 years, and it's always special and fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and service were fabulous. We were a party of four seated next to the door and AC vent and a table of three. They were louder and made it a bit hard for us to hear, vent blew on us and we were cold, and folks were coming in and out door to serve outside tables. This part detracted a bit from what was a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply delicious
    tombVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our steak dinners were fabulous. Started with a Cafe Salad that was awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always fabulous!!!
    Jenzen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've been going to the Springmill for many years now and I can never get enough. I've alway recieved perfect service and the food paramount! I like to take a different friend each time to share this gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PJdines
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was very friendly and accommodating. Great selection of salads, love the local cheeses, and other menu items. We went for dinner twice in two weeks. Once for our anniversary, and the next with friends, both times were fantastic! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French in the burbs
    ASB89VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Outstanding! Food is always consistent. They handled our larger crowd with ease. Everything was so well prepared. Best French Restaurant in the burbs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    On Friday night we sat on the farmhouse porch and had a lovely dinner. Our server Adriana was attentive and always there when we needed her. I had the small pate tasting which I always get because it's so good. My fiancé had the escargot to start, he didn't save me one bite. For entrees we had the scallops and the filet topped with fois gras. They were both delicious. We ended the meal with complimentary apple brandy. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Samanthabarth
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GandSdiner14
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little slice of Provence
    Melix
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • momgal
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Tasty
    Layne
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Nice spot for brunch set in a rustic and scenic environment. Food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, Perfection, Grand
    Rahiemthewriter
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, romantic French Cuisine
    GSark
    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).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • french country cooking at its best
    Flakito80
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    What else can I say about Spring Mill? Amazing food and service. I'm a regular because of this :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LMAC
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a wonderful meal! Great service and a super quaint atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Muncho
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a great escape from it all
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local spot
    Bruce
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    very nice menu. had not been back to Spring Mill for some time and it was better than ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We LOVE it here!!!
    reagan40
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good food
    choosydiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • beautiful spot, great food
    VivelafranceVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious a second time
    themelmacVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Cute spot, great food, nice service, what more could you need?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Cosmo
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Waitress seemed preoccupied with something else or was overwhelmed. Either way...the food was great but the service left a lot to desired.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved cuisine
    William
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spring Mill Cafe
    Sheldin
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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  • Amazing food
    happytummy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special place
    JustGVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.