The Original Spence Cafe
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Come join us for a special Mother's Day menu from 1 - 5 pm May 12, 2019!
Sunday, May 12, 2019
This was our first time visiting and will definitely be back. The Easter brunch selection was great and everything we tried was fantastic. We will definitely be back to try this place's regular menu. Service was excellent as well. Don't hesitate to give this place a try if you are in the West Chester area.
We have been to Spence Cafe several times with friends. This was a family dinner over the Easter weekend. It was the first time for our daughters who live in New York City. The meal was excellent, as it has been in all our other visits. We were seated in the back room that was well suited for conversation for our party of five. We like the BYOB aspect of Spence which lets us bring our own wine to enjoy.
We enjoyed everything about our evening @ the original Spence Cafe! The space was lovely, looking forward to going back in warmer weather and sitting outside:-)
The service was excellent! The food was wonderful, new different combinations with incredible flavors! All our entrees were perfectly presented and roasted veggies were perfectly al dente...who could ask for more?
Highly recommend this awesome BYOB in West Chester!!!
Outstanding food, service and atmosphere!!!
Very nice farm to table byob restaurant, fresh ingredients in a nice casual atmosphere. Four of us, two had starters, Caesar salad and a greek salad. Both were large enough to share so all sampled them. For entrees two of us had the pork chop, a wonderfully large and flavorful chop with mashed potatoes and some root vegetables. Another had the crab cakes and the short rib. Everyone thought the meals were very flavorful and had enough to take some home. Dessert was a flourless chocolate cake with ice cream, that was also shared. Great service, only one issue that was quirky. When I asked to substitute some brussel sprouts, which were on the special menu, for the mashed potatoes that came with the pork chop I was told they couldn't do that. It seemed strange but I just moved on, though in the end the meals were great. The byo makes it reasonably priced, and the noise level, though a little high, was tolerable
Our first time and the atmosphere, service and menu selections. We’re all excellent! We will be back to experience it again. Voted Top 2019 by Philadelphia Magazine and well deserved! 👍🏼👌🏻
Excellent food and service. We will be back again!
Great meal and great service. It’s lively so a little noisy but not enough to be concerned with. One of our favorite West Chester restaurants
The food is just amazing. Great space and excellent service.
Everything was great, once again! We’ll be back soon
First course of cheese boards was very slow to come out, but everything else was nicely paced. We passed on dessert since we were told that the kitchen closes at 10PM and we needed to hurry and get our order in. That seems early for a weekend night. The food was outstanding, well-seasoned and great quality. We'll be back for sure.
Everything about our dinner was wonderful - food, service, ambiance. We have been to all 3 Spence Cafe’s. This one, by far, has the best atmosphere. It was bright and pleasant. We loved it. Can’t wait to eat on the patio once the weather warms up.
Light casual lunch with friends. Perfect portions and price! We decided to repeat the lunch in May- maybe be able to enjoy outside patio.
Chris was a very friendly server. The food is always amazing and I like going there for lunch with prospects because it's not noisy.
The food and service were quite good but the place is way too loud. For those prices, one should be able to have a conversation without having to yell.
I wouldn't go back unless I knew that they had fixed the acoustics problem.
Top notch dining in West Chester. Food is excellent and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The pork chop is gigantic and quite good. The ice cream sandwich for dessert is a treat worth sharing. Great BYOB though the $5 corkage fee is a little annoying since no alcohol is served at all. Tends to be pretty loud and gets very crowded on Saturday nights when Uptown has a show that night. All in all there’s few places better in the area for a good meal.
We have been to this restaurant MANY times and it NEVER dissapoints! The service, staff and food are consistently fantastic! I have a gluten allergy and they go above and beyond to ensure that my choices are Never limited! I would without hesitation recommend The Original Spence Cafe!!!
Great food and service ! Loved the cozy atmosphere!
So glad this place reopened ! Will definitely be back !
Had the crab cakes which were two and packed with super lump with fingerling potatoes and carrots..delicious, would highly recommend.
Only downside is the noise level. They should definitely invest in noise canceling ceiling.
Have been here for lunch but this was the first time for dinner. Will definitely return!
Great meal as usual ... especially the service by Marilyn !!! and the dessert is to die for !!
We enjoyed our meal and the service was great- Thanks Chris! It was a little noisy as would be expected in a "city" restaurant. So glad Spence is still part of the West Chester dining establishment!
We totally enjoyed our dinner at the Spence Cafe. Service and food were excellent. We look forward to returning.
I had dinner with the girls before a show. The restaurant was quiet enough for us to be able to talk. The waitress was great. We had soups and salads and a bunch of appetizers and shared it. I would go back again.
Enjoyed our visit to the café. Server was just so pleasant and patient with us. Had a great time celebrating my friend's birthday!
Very lively place, good food with decent portions. Pretty rooms, with many candles and small lights giving a festive decor, especially during winter. Our first time there and we will return. Just remember it’s BYOB.
Still our favorite spot in WC. Great food, great service, and BYOB.
Excellent food & service, awesome atmosphere, great value w/ BYOB. Love this place.
Really amazing food. The Tuna tartare, halibut and ribeye were all terrific. Really cool place to take a date. Fancy, but not stuffy at all.
When we arrived we were greeted and seated immediately. The restaurant was lovely but as it filled up the noise level became very uncomfortable. The food however was exceptional. I dined with three other people who all raved about their meals. The service was good for a busy Saturday night. Love that it’s BYOB but the $5 corkage fee per bottle was a little off-putting.
Just another awesome meal. Spence cafe just never disappoints and more often than not thrills you. Had business associates in town from NY and Baltimore - they were astounded at how delicious everything was. Service was on the money as well.
The food was wonderful, and the setting is lovely. We took out of town visitors, and we will definitely be going back on our own to try the delicious-sounding things on the menu we missed the first time around.
For four die racing meal was excellent and service on point. It was a little noisy for us especially to have nice conversations but the decor is pretty and staff very accommodating and attentive. Second visit was just as nice as the firat
Took my parents out and they LOVED it!
Have lived in the area for years and never went here. We have missed out. We loved the entire evening
We had a great dinner! The food was excellent and the staff is very attentive but not intrusive. Being a BYOB is an added value too.
The variety and quality of the food was excellent as was the service.. and the staff made sure we were finished before we walked across the street to a performance and the Knauer Center in West Chester
Four of us for dinner. Appetizers and salads were very good although the waitress questioned one of the guests as to why she wanted dressing on the side. Dinners were very good. I had one of the specials which was Farro Island salmon with scallops and crab. Scallops were a bit disappointing as they were tiny and very chewy but overall for all of us a very good dining experience. Have been several times and will return again.
Presentment was so nicely done. you didn't want to wreck the scene by eating the fare!
But- the consumption was well worth any remorse suffered for ruining the creation. Outstanding!!
Been there previously, will return, positively!!!
Excellent food in an informal setting. The best in West Chester!
Had an enjoyable Saturday night out with friends. Setting was nice--formal but not stuffy. We had an 845pm reservation and they had our table ready for us when we arrived around 835pm. Always nice when a restaurant actually honors your reservation time! Specials were really interesting--3 of the 4 of us ordered them. The starters were a bit of a miss, but not by much. The surf and turf dumplings were hard to distinguish between the beef and the crab, so we had to cut them all up to know which was which. And the sweet potato toast, while flavorful, was a bit too heavy on the sweet potato so we never finished it. But the entrees were great--very well done. And, since it was a BYOB, even ordering some of the pricier items on the menu didnt result in a check that gave us any pause. Location was great, especially with the parking garage directly behind it. Would recommend and will visit again.