The Original Spence Cafe
The food here is just well done. We have visited multiple times and have not been disappointed. The serve staff are friendly and attentive.
Unfortunately there was a large group in the back room so we had a very long wait for our entrees. However, the bread was delicious and my sea bass was excellent. Hopefully on our next visit, we will not have to rush our meal in order to leave for the theater.
Great location in west Chester with excellent food and courteous service. Top notch
Love Spence's, but service was really really slow last visit. I hope it was just a bad night.
This was our third visit to this restaurant in the past 5 weeks. It has quickly become one of our favorites in the southern Chester County area. Excellent, well-prepared and presented food. Just the right service by very pleasant servers. And to top it off, it's a BYOB which we prefer. Strong recommendation.
Loved everything but the noise level. When room was filled, hard to have a conversation.
Food and service were outstanding.
Always have great service and unique/amazing food dishes.
Wish I had read that It was byob otherwise was great
great evening and dinner before performing arts event. jd
Always a great meal with outstanding service.
Very good food, crab cakes were amazing
My wife and I tried the Original Spence Cafe for the first time on Friday and everything was excellent. The baked oysters with fresh spinach were savory and tender. Our entrees were cooked perfectly, the Halibut was fresh with a nice sear on the outside and tender meaty flesh inside. We also enjoyed that most of the entrees were served with local vegetable sides that were gluten free and lower carbs than typical restaurants. The staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. Plus as a BYOB, you can enjoy an excellent dinner at a reasonable price with a wine pairing of your choice. We will definitely be back!
We went there before and the food was excellent. On this trip, the daily special of short rib crab cake duo was very disappointing. The meat was not high quality and was dried out. Also served very dry with inadequate sauce. Crab cake was only so-so. Not high quality.
We enjoyed everything about this restaurant and plan to go back again
Love Love Love this restaurant! Great BYOB in West Chester Boro. It was a pleasant night so we sat outside in their backyard area that was nicely lit and an all-around relaxing area. Gina, our server, was very engaging and helpful in making food choices. I had the best soft shell crabs EVER and my friend had the best lump crab cakes he ever had too! Also had the tuna tar tar appetizer that we were fighting for the last piece. :) We will definitely be back to try some of their other dishes. So glad to have found this quaint gem of a restaurant!
Evening out for my wife and I without the kids.
Food was great, service wonderful and responsive, and the outdoor seating environment was pleasant.
Their outdoor seating is the perfect escape from the noise of West Chester. The ambiance was perfect! Relaxing music, beautiful patio with delicious food and an amazing waitress. You couldn’t ask for more!
Excellent food , service and atmosphere. Love that you can bring your own wine!
One of West Chester's gems. Innovative and delicious. A great choice before going to the Uptown Theater.
Always welcoming, Excellent service, friendly atmosphere, delicious and creative food!!
Once again. wonderful. From our greeting to the end. Great, great, great! The hostess place our beverages in the ice bucket (so nice), the server was very friendly and helpful. The beet salad was an excellent choice to split. If you like beets, jump on that app. Our dinners were super. My Bucatini with clams was delicious (2x) :). My boyfriend had the short rib. What a portion! Superb. We also split a desert. Ice cream sandwich (cookies and ice cream). It was once of the most decadent desserts we have ever tasted.
The group in the back was a little noisy upon their entry but they calmed a bit after they were served some food.
Overall, it's a splendid establishment. A seat by the window is always nice at The Original Spence Cafe.
Love love love this place. Our regular spot.
Great food and personal touch.
The food and service were outstanding! I will definitely return.
Great food and service. However the noise is very bad making it difficult to carry on a conversation.
We can't wait to go back! The food was amazing, the ambiance was awesome and the service was fantastic!
Apps were very large and easy to share. Smoked salmon and tuna tartare were highlights.
Fresh blueberry feta dill salad delicious, and special peach, lemon poundcake mellba for dessert, off the chart.
Lovely place, especially mid-week when it's quoet.
Fantastic food. Brought two of our adult children and all meals were delicious - and plentiful
Lunch was a pleasant experience. Food is high quality and made from fresh ingredients. Prices are high, but portion size is satisfying. Crab and shrimp sandwich was very good. Chicken salad with grapes was a nice surprise. Friendly conscientious server added to the positive vibe from the restaurant. Rather stark decorations and lots of wood surfaces would amplify sounds to a high level if the room were full. No noise problem at lunchtime. Convenient garage parking behind the building. Looking forward to trying dinner here in the near future.
The food is always great. We dined on the patio and it was a great night.
The outstanding food and staff continue to make this our favorite restaurant in West Chester!
The food was outstanding. All others are good. Since I go for the food, I highly recommend this place.
This was my second trip in two weeks . Fabulous food! We will be back.
Spence and Andrew Patten are serving up some of the Western suburb’s best food. The menu offers many great choices, prices are reasonable and service is always great. We ate our appetizers on the lovely patio until a few drops of rain turned into a drizzle and forced us inside for our delicious entrees. Wonderful either way.
Spence cafe has moved a few times. We’re glad we found the new location. We always enjoy the food and love the new outside area.
The food is INCREDIBLE!!! Don’t miss this gem. They are allergy aware. Great service. The outdoor seating is in the Back and it’s so cute and cozy!
Perfect spot for dinner before going to the theater. Our waitress made it a point to ask if we had tickets. My mushroom soup and soft shell crab app made a perfect meal.
Aside from the no fried Brie on the menu, this was probably the best dinner we had in West Chester in a long time.
This was our first visit to TOSC. We will be back. The service, provided by Chris, was wonderful, the hostess was so sweet and helpful. Our appetizers and entrees were excellent. I wish we had room for desert but alas, our bellies were full. We were delighted by the food, the service, the ambiance, everything.! It was a wonderful evening. Thank you!