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About 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.

164 Barren Hill Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
River Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 828-2550

Website:
http://springmill.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is easy with a large lot adjacent the restaurant.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michele Haines

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

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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Spring Mill Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (29)
Romantic (28)
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Cozy (28)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
Authentic (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Seasonal (11)
Casual (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Scenic View (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Fun (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 21 hours ago

Great ambiance, wait staff and interesting menu. The food quality for 4 entrees didn't match, it was only OK.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

I would love to see some changes in the menu. I've been coming for years and it would be nice to see some new entries on the menu

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lisa was wonderful! Decided to escape the city and meet our suburban friends for brunch somewhere with parking. Lovely country French atmosphere, creative menu, delicious food. Love BYOBs! We look forward to returning with friends for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Spring Mill Cafe delivers once again! Delicious food, attentive service, terrific ambience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Quiet Sunday night dinner. Great food and great experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous meal! Amazing service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

To thank my mom for a year of watching our baby we took her to our favorite BYOB. The service outshined the food. The café was very busy and we were taken care of from the beginning. To start we shared the trout salad and soup. For entrees two of us had the pork chop, which was said to be the best they've ever had. I had the scallop entrée and was completely satisfied. Dessert was a shining course, the crème brulee and daffodil cake were a delight. We'll be back soon!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a cozy romantic french setting with good service and very good food. It is a byob so you can bring along a nice bottle of wine and they will open and chill it. Great desserts especially their Daisy Cake....absolutely delicious. Ive been going to this restaurant for 20 years and I am always pleased. Great ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Completely charming cozy atmosphere, delicious classic French food and spot on service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

My lunch companion and I both ordered something with ham (an omlet, and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich). In both cases we ended up not eating the ham (in the case of the omelet) or having to cut off the heavy skin (rind) of the ham. The last time this happened to me at the Spring Mill Cafe, I was disappointed, but thought it was just an error by a novice in the kitchen who was too lazy to take the time to prepare the ham for eating. Now I am wondering if the chef simply doesn't understand that no one wants to eat that part of a ham. I would certainly never serve it that way to myself or to guests at home. Would he/she? Does he/she ever eat the dishes served? Little ham cubes in which 1/4 is rind are certainly not appealing in an omelet, or in anything else.
I checked "yes" to the "would recommend this cafe to a friend?" question above, but if I come back and have the same experiences, I would not. Sorry.
Otherwise, we liked everything about our lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great ambiance. Excellent food. Good service. If you like French food, you will like the Cafe.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our dinner was fantastic. Nathan our server was one of the best I’ve seen. We had a tasting menu for 6 people and the chef was extremely flexible on serving order and timing, as well as matching the food to the wine we brought.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We enjoyed our meals. I had the Sweet Potato Carrot Soup and Scallops with Risotto. The others had Pepper Crusted Pork Chop which they raved about. Two in our party had the Grilled Octopus Salad which they loved. My only issue was that I was charged $15 for two bottles of Sparkling water. Far too much IMO

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

12th Anniversary and could not have been more delighted with food, staff, service, and ambiance. Wonderful food, chef graciously and easily accomadated gluten and dairy allergy. Top notch and can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Spring Mill Cafe is always excellent. The restaurant is quaint, intimate, cozy. The wait staff is attentive, friendly, but not pushy. We started with the artichoke salad and the escargot, both very tasty. My wife had the lapin, she loves that dish, very tasty and rich. I had the Pork chop. Although the pork chop was the star of the plate, tender, tasty, nice size, the roasted root vegetables were excellent. For desert we had the flour-less cardamom almond cake and peppermint ice cream ,so very flavorful, delicious. Great evening.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent service and food. The server did not rush us and very attentive without breaking out conversation. Definitely making this one of our regular spots from now on. It was just perfect!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very nice afternoon meeting for lunch and the service was fabulous, atmosphere was cozy and charming.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a lovely brunch- delicious food and ambience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was stale and cold. The croissants ($7 bucks were 3 minis). were hard and dry and black at the bottom. No better than two day old pillsbury crescent roles. The “house made” brioche was stale and hard in the middle. The breakfast potatoes were again undercooked and slightly warmed up in the microwave. Everything else was about as good or even worse than La Madeline’s. I will NEVER return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

everytime I go to Spring Mill, we have a great meal.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a very romantic,comfortable,quite,wonderful serrvice,great food, place to be. We hadn't seen each other in 51 years and could not have asked for a nicer place to be to fall in love all over again. Thank you Katie for all your attention and to the chef for the wonderful meal.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Moved to new city and had not been to visit for a few years. Not disappointed! Good food, service and still the same charm.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always interesting pairings of seasonal meats with vegetables.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We go regularly and like the ambience and service but the food is getting mediocre and the very limited menu is becoming a problem fr repeated visits.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Another excellent meal at Spring Mill. It never disappoints!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

As always a great meal at the Spring Mill. Fresh locally sourced ingredients. Loved the pate and cheese sample plates as apps. Meal cooked and presented perfectly. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

always an excellent meal, the fall menu has an unbelievable pork chop in pepper cognac sauce. Always better to be able to bring your own wine anywhere. Had our daughters wedding shower here last month, beautifully done

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food. Fun atmosphere inside with historical decor. The menu options are limited, but you can't go wrong with any selection.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

went here with friends. I had the cauliflower steak. Very bland, tasteless. My friend had the pork chop. It was awesome. My husband had the fish special and he said it was just so so. That was his first time there and says he won't go back. I have been there in the past and loved it. Im wondering if they changed ownership?

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Pretty country house setting. Mixed opinions on meal. Very good escargot, competent smoked trout salad and anchovy salad, ditto for the chicken liver pate. Outstanding pork chop with brandy cream sauce and a very well-cooked Baramundi. Pot de feu was supposed to be beef short ribs but when it came to the table was obviously a thick piece of brisket, not braised long enough, a bit tough and on the dry side. Chocolate hazelnut tort was served cold and did not have good flavor according to the two chocolate aficionados who shared this. The coffee was excellent. The service was also very good, much better than you normally see in the suburbs.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a yummy meal. We love coming here for a romantic evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

An 80th birthday luncheon with a dear friend. The setting is quaint, light music plays in the background and the menu is interesting complete with some French bistro favorites and specials of the day.
My friend enjoyed the omelette du jour with spicy sausage and gruyere cheese. I was looking forward to the autumn salad with beets, farro, acorn squash with goat cheese garnished with sprouts. Although it was assembled precisely, I was a bit disappointed since the flavors would have been much more enjoyable served at room temperature rather than ice cold. It appeared that the salad was prepared in advance and refrigerated rather than prepared when ordered.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Charming dining experience. The food was wonderful, unusual dishes with a menu that the chef artfully combined great tastes and flavors. Highly recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a very nice brunch here. My husband had the French Toast special and I ordered the Croque Madame, both were very good. The restaurant has a quirky charm to it. It feels part farmhouse bistro, part country store. The tables are a bit tight, but the noise was never a problem. There were a couple of services glitches, but quickly remedied by the very pleasant staff. Overall, I'd say it was a good experience and value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Authentic French country meal. Escargot was properly prepared and presented. Duck liver pate was very flavorful, Rabbit was the hit of the meal. Scallops were a bit bland. Would have liked a little more creativity for the specials. Not a big Branzino fan. Nice setting off the beaten path. We had a 7pm Saturday evening reservation. Once we placed our order, the appetizer came out in minutes. Maybe 3 but no more than 5. Much too quickly. We asked our waiter to slow down the pace, we didn't want to be out of there in 30 minutes. He complied. If you know French dining, then you know there is fine dining and there is casual dining. This fit the latter very well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

An attractive French looking cafe with good service and food in a setting allowing for conversation and a leisurely great dinner

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious, friendly and helpful service, beautiful setting. Well worth a visit to this Montgomery County staple.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We always have a great meal. The pork chop was perfect, the cauliflower "steak" was delicious and my mother, who always complains, was happy with the fish. Hopefully next time the kids will let us stay for dessert. Thanks!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a group of 8 with ages ranging from 20 to 60 years old. We were seated in a separate smaller room which was nice so that we could talk loudly enough for everyone to hear. The rabbit dish needed more seasoning; the bass was excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Special appetizer was best grilled octopus ever! Hubby's pork chop was cooked to perfection as well as my magnificent scallops. Forgot it was BYOb but they offered a surprisingly good glass of Bordeaux. One negative comment is the tablecloth was white paper....is that something new in fine dining. If so, it's a turnoff. Nevertheless, I highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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