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For 2
7:00 PM
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Spring Mill Cafe

990 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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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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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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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Gift Card
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 990 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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.

JohnnyBoy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was superb and the service was excellent. Great atmosphere

Fang (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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.

BobS (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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.

viptango (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

vipelawrence (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner with adult kids

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Kevin (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 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.

Sunshinestate (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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

VFlocco (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018


OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful preparation and nice presentation as always. This is convenient and quiet place for a business lunch.

lamallady (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a lovely corner table in the farmhouse to celebrate our 45th anniversary with our daughters. Service was attentive, but not suffocating- which I really appreciate. We each had a different appetizer and entree. Cheese plate was nice. My daughter enjoyed the pate. Best entree was the rabbit. My filet was a good piece of meat, perfectly cooked. However, the red wine bordelaise was watery and tasteless. Swordfish tasted old and over cooked. Duck cassoulet was just OK. Desserts ordered were the daffodil cake and creme brûlée. Both were disappointing. We had a great evening and loved the atmosphere, but the food was not what I expected.

vipNeil (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been to the Spring Mill Cafe before and always enjoyed our meal. We had excellent service and very tasty food. We very much enjoy that the cafe is BYO so we can bring our own wine to go with dinner. I thought that the rabbit was especially delicious. Only one caution, don't let them seat you upstairs in the farmhouse building. That room is seriously lacking in ambiance. When the crowd started dissipating downstairs, they gave us a table there and free desserts.