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Wed, 4/25
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8:30 PM
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Spring Mill Cafe

4.6
1019 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(610) 828-2550
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michele Haines
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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.
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Private party contact
Ezra Haines: (610) 828-2550
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
River Rd
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Parking details
Parking is easy with a large lot adjacent the restaurant.
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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.
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Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 1019 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely and charming place. Authentic French cuisine. Expert wait staff, easy to have a conversation, not noisy. Food = sheer perfection. We had soup, salad, scallops and filet. All outstanding. And daffodil cake, also a winner. Love this place.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Had an amazing lunch with my love on our anniversary. Potato leek soup was delicious and the rolls and butter were even better.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately it was a cold and rainy day that I met my friends for lunch. Spring Mill Cafe has beautiful garden and on a nice day, it is ideal for sitting outside after you have eaten. The menu is country French and the decor is the same. Food was delicious. Service was a little slow. There was only one server for the entire restaurant. We had to request certain things several times.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We live in the neighborhood and have visited the Spring Mill Café periodically over the years. We hadn't been in a while, though, and throughout the meal wondered why. Service was attentive without hovering; the vegetarian mushroom bourguignon was thick and tasty, the rabbit with mustard sauce was a little difficult to work through with the bones, but was delicious, and we shared a very light lemon-flavored slice of cake for dessert. Oh, and the wine we brought was really spectacular. All in all a very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The meal was excellent from appetizers to dessert. Nathan, our waiter,was friendly, informative and very helpful with our food choices. It's also very nice that it is a BYOB.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was a pleasure to dine here. Our meals were prepared beautifully. The duck I had was cooked to perfection, as well as my husbands filet. We are excited to come back for a brunch with friends!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Overly intrusive waiter, upsale of menu items, underdressed salads and the rabbit main course lacked flavor and seemed as though it had been cooked previously and reheated. The gluten free rolls were burned and hard. At the additional cost of 2.00 each we expected better.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Salmon was old on the eggs Benedict. You couldn’t change anything on the menu so that was annoying and the food was honestly not tasty. Service was alright/ a bit rude. Won’t be going there again for Brunch.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was our first visit for dinner. We were seated in the main restaurant, which is in an old house and while cozy, did not provide privacy or solitude. The menu is not extensive, but the food is delicious. Our server was wonderful. As the restaurant filled, it was extremely loud. Come here for the food and the top-notch service, not the atmosphere. We previously visited for brunch and were seated in the adjacent converted barn, which was much more tranquil. That would be my preference in the future, but I believe only accommodates larger parties. All in all, this is an off-the-beaten-path find. We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

What a wonderful surprise - had not been here for years and it was outstanding. Took an elderly friend here for her birthday. Our food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere is very charming and the staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. We will definitely be going back - a real gem

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Attentive service and everything delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

AIM Academy has used the Spring Mill Cafe for many occasions and has been very pleased with the food, ambiance and service. We have recommended this restaurant to many of our constituents.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. County French. It isn’t inexpensive, but very high quality and is a great place to impress or a place to celebrate.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Tonight it was all specials. We split a pâté plate, after which we each had the special salad: crab and lobster with a spicy aioli that delighted both of us. I had the special fish, which was simply prepared and served over a wonderful pea risotto, and my wife had the mushroom bourguignon, a hearty stew as complete and filling as it would have been with beef. To finish, we split the special cake, which was a light and flourless treat that came with blueberries and vanilla ice cream. It may be Passover, but that's no reason not to eat well!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fabulous Easter brunch. Delicious food, top-knotch service, warm ambiance. BYOB a plus. Will definitely visit for dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to the Spring Mill Café for Easter brunch and were not disappointed. Lamb was excellent as was the lobster salad appetizer. One dinner companion loved the carrot cake as the spices were more prevalent than the usual sweetness that one finds with carrot cake. Overall a great experience. We plan to come back on a non-holiday to sample the rest of the fare.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As usual, we enjoyed a great meal in a lovely setting with attentive service.
Will keep coming back!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I had made arrangements for my spouses birthday and ordered a daffodil cake with a candle. The host when I called too my partners name and said they would handle.

The restaurant made no acknowledgement of the birthday - and didn't bring the cake. I could have said something at the time to the server but as we were with friends it was more embarrassing to me to do that and so I ignored it and we just ordered dessert. It was disappointing given that I had made the arrangements in advance.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is a “gem” of a restaurant if you’re in love with French cuisine and have been missing the likes of Le Ben fin ( without the cost) or remember Deaux Chimenees”? The staff is superior, knowledgeable, helpful and warm and friendly. A really fine dining experience with all that that offers! I suppose that’s how you survive and prosper in a very competitive industry for 40 years...... excel at all you do. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This spot was recommended by a client of mine. It met my expectations and more. Ambiance, food and service were spot on. I cannot wait to return

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We really enjoyed the delicious food, attentive staff, and ambiance. We also appreciated the ability to bring our own wine. Prices are a bit high.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Completely authentic country French bistro that I have frequented for thirty years. The escargot (very fresh) and homemade brioche are fantastic. Anything baked here is like something right out of a Paris bakery. The pates are all made in-house. We ordered the Pate Tasting as an appetizer and were very pleased. I enjoyed the braised rabbit for lunch and it was delicious. Rabbit takes a special touch to prepare and Spring Mill does it very well. My dining partner had the Steak Frites. Again, a very authentic dish. Few places serve the cut of meat as one would find in France. Salads are delicious and not overwhelming in size. Dessert? Oh, yes. Chocolate Mousse and Daffodil cake with a cup of cafe au lait or cappucino. While this was not today's trip for us, Sunday Brunch is divine and inventive.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Best food, my favorite place in the world! Can’t say it enough!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I brought my bridesmaids here to meet for the first time. The atmosphere was lovely. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. This gem comes highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Such a great experience at Spring Mill Cafe! Hearty French country which is perfect for cold winter nights. But I've also been in the spring and their menu is perfectly tailored to the season. Highlights for me this visit were the cheese plate and the daffodil cake -- and the cappuccino was perfect as well. It was a catch-up of six friends and we had a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent country French food made with locally sourced food. Very fresh and VERY tasty!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A friend and I had a wonderful dining experience; great service and good and wonderful opportunity for quiet conversation

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The restaurant used to be a general store and has many of the original features. The farm to table food was excellent! The service was terrific! We were able to sit outside in February, what a nice surprise. I took my mother for lunch for her birthday. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My husband and I couldn’t get out on Valentine’s Day, so we decided to go the following day. I read the reviews about Spring Mill and decided this would be the perfect spot for a Valentine’s Day dinner. The restaurant is quaint, cute and I love the rustic feel. The food was good, but what outshined the food was the service. Our server was FANTASTIC! He was attentive, knowledgeable and just a nice guy. He encouraged my husband and I to try escargot, which I can definitely say I would never order for myself, but they were quite tasty, so glad he did that. Sadly, I forgot his name, but everyone at the restaurant was great.

P.S. The complimentary glass of wine was nice.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was superb and the service was excellent. Great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's day. They were very friendly and the food was very fancy. We did ask for special requests as my wife is pregnant and they catered very well by cooking various meats fully through. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I lunched here for Valentine's Day and hadn't been here for over 20 years but had good memories of it which this experience did nothing to alter. Ambiance is rustic, subdued, quiet; food , delicious/rich; service, attentive but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

A real gem! Food is wonderful and the setting cant be beat! French Country romance

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner with adult kids

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

While Spring Mill Cafe was good, it wasn't outstanding. We had the Octopus appetizer which wasn't great. My Scallops special was somewhat bland, as was my wife's Striped Bass. We're big fans of French Country food, but didn't really find it here at Spring Mill.

Service and ambience were excellent. We liked the cozy feel, the decorations, and the overall ambience.

overall review: good, not great.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good place for a quiet date night, food was delicious, and great service, would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Spring Mill Cafe is legitimately our favorite restaurant. All of the waiters that we've met are so kind and knowledgeable about gluten-free options. My wife has coeliac and we always feel comfortable and understood.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

The location is very quaint. Its inside an old house. Parking can be difficult. The inside was cute and enjoyable. The service wasn't horrible however they forgot my soup... I wasn't charged for it though. But no one said anything or apologized for forgetting it. The bread basket was delicious as was the cheese plate. Eggs Benedict was typical eggs Benedict. The restaurant seemed to get busy and the servers seemed frazzled. I would go back and try again though, def worth trying

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

First time at the Spring Mill Café! We loved it! I went with my brother and his wife and two close friends. Are meals were GREAT! I am gluten free and I had no trouble eating at this place.
We will be back for Sure!!

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