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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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4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (17)
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Local Ingredients (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Seasonal (10)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was superb and the service was excellent. Great atmosphere

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner with adult kids

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Western NC)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·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

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 (Philadelphia)·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!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

What's old is new again at Spring Mill Cafe! My crab & asparagus salad was a beautiful & delicious winter metaphor....fresh green logs on a plate of snow :) My wife had the Moroccan shrimp appetizer, which is done with sweet potatoes, cumin & toasted almonds and is absolutely fantastic! Our main courses were both wonderful & clever twists on old staples. Although not vegetarian, we love rich and flavorful vegetarian dishes. For my wife, the mushroom bourguignon was irresistible. I had the rabbit, done this year (for the first time in my memory) with a prune tapenade plus mushrooms & potatoes in a red wine sauce. With a little ice cream for dessert, we left in our usual post-Spring Mill state of bliss. Although full to the gills, everything just happens as it should thanks to an owner and staff who simply get everything right!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our tenth anniversary at Spring Mill Cafe. We live in Conshy but had never been there! Parking isn’t the best but once you’re inside it’s like you’ve been transported to a farmhouse in the French countryside. It’s small but cozy, not cramped. And quiet! The food was excellent - filet done perfectly and swordfish that melts in your mouth. Our meal was spaced out over a couple of hours, which is the pace I prefer for a night out and a good meal; it’s so much better than the typical rushed atmosphere in most places. I will definitely be returning!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Client lunch. To start: Chicken liver pate & cheese plate (3 cheeses) with almonds, honey, & quince paste, both of which were excellent. Mains: Mushroom Bourguignon and a Moroccan shrimp salad, both superb. Service was friendly, knowledgeable & attentive without being obtrusive. Excellent value.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were a party of five for an early “cold winter” Sunday dinner. One guest was a vegan and the restaurant accommodated her with a delicious entre. I had the sword fish with a light caper funnel butter sauce that I thoroughly enjoyed. My wife and two of our guests had the special Hamachi fish entre. All said it was cooked to perfection that they also thoroughly enjoyed. For desert, two of us had the “almost flourless” chocolate cake. The others guests had the daffodil cake, a light angel food cake. No one left a crumb on their desert plate.
There are no complaints with any of our dinner selections. Our complements to the chef! We shall return. A big plus for us in the restaurant’s BYOB policy. We always bring a bottle of a California chardonnay that our daughter introduced to us. The wine was from the winery of her business associate who owned a vineyard in Sonoma.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall experience great. Initially waitstaff were detached and not engaged. As our meal progressed the staff warmed up and attitude was no longer a distraction.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Spring Mill is one of the few places in the area that exceed at Foodpairing. If you enjoy nice conversation, appreciate good food and enjoy dining in a historical setting, this is for you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This has been our go-to place for special occasions for years! Of course, we go when it's not a special occasion, too. It's always a delightful experience in every way. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Spring Mill Cafe never disappoints! Great meal here again on Saturday pm-- food is always consistently good, service was excellent and the setting is perfect for a cold winter night. Highly recommend

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely evening in intimate setting. Would have liked to know that special was at a high price point. Chairs not comfortable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Quaint restaurant with delicious food choices. Server was very attentive. Atmosphere was pleasant . Everything we tried was served hot and with good timing. I would recommend this cute spot to anyone looking for a quiet lunch or dinner with good food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

excellent in every way. I will return again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

What a local gem of a place!! So charming!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was very good considering it was a holiday menu. Service was excellent. Would definitely return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always enjoy this French restaurant. In a rural setting that makes you feel like you could be in the French countryside. The food is very good. My favorite is the lamb chops and the pate. It is BYO, which reduces the cost somewhat, though it is moderate in price.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous food and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved the environment, the friendliness of the staff and the warmth of the restaurant. We were a bit disappointed in the NYE food. The cheese plate and dessert were highlights and fabulous. The lobster bisque was delicious but no lobster. The room temperature duck should have been warm. It felt like wedding style service where it was pre-prepped. The swordfish said saffron and capers on the menu, but was served with a dill butter instead. Additionally, we had to pour our own wine every time with included 20% gratuity. Overall, the $90 prix fixe was way too high of a price for what was delivered.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best meal I had of the year and on Dec 29th that is saying something. Worth asking about prime table away from door/ traffic. That is something I’ll remember next visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have loved the Spring Mill Cafe for years but this last time the food was quite a disappointment. The Vegetable Bouguina had very little flavor and the flourless chocolate cake was only good in the middle.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything about this place was awesome!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was mediocre - ordered three entrees and loved one, but was not a fan of the others. Also did not enjoy the pate. Service was wonderful, however, and we loved the atmosphere! Pricey, but a nice night out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We weren’t as pleased as we were with past visits. We felt the service too quick (too efficient) not giving us as friends/diners the time to relax & enjoy the ambience of the cafe or each other’s company.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fantastic food and great service, I couldn't have asked for anything better for a Wedding Anniversary dinner!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was my 4th visit to Spring Mill Cafe and it continues to impress. My GF and I asked my brother and sister-in-law to join us for a pre-holiday get together. It was their first time there. We all enjoyed our appetizers, entrees and desserts. All were very tasty, complex and appropriate in size. Combined with the warm ambiance and friendly service, this was a wonderful evening out with family. Thank for Spring Mill Cafe!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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