Spence Cafe

For 15 years, Andrew Patten brought life into the West Chester food scene with Spence Cafe. Now he’s back and better than ever with a brand new offering. Visit The Original Spence Cafe for delicious hand-crafted entrees from organic Scottish Salmon to Grilled Maple Brined Pork Chops, and many more locally sourced, fresh from the kitchen dishes. Don’t leave without sweetening your palette with Andrew’s seasonal desserts like double pumpkin bread pudding, or the house favorite creme brulee, made fresh daily by Andrew himself. Andy is excited that The Original Spence Cafe is a BYOB. “I’m concentrating on the food, and focusing on both lunch and dinner,” he said. He explained how the goat cheese was sourced from Lancaster, and the short rib was braised for four hours. They’re making their focaccia and soup stocks in house. In the spring, The Original Spence Cafe will open the back patio, which seats another 40 people. The space has a private room that can be used for private parties of up to 30 people.

For 15 years, Andrew Patten brought life into the West Chester food scene with Spence Cafe. Now he’s back and better than ever with a brand new offering. Visit The Original Spence Cafe for delicious hand-crafted entrees from organic Scottish Salmon to Grilled Maple Brined Pork Chops, and many more locally sourced, fresh from the kitchen dishes. Don’t leave without sweetening your palette with Andrew’s seasonal desserts like double pumpkin bread pudding, or the house favorite creme brulee, made fresh daily by Andrew himself. Andy is excited that The Original Spence Cafe is a BYOB. “I’m concentrating on the food, and focusing on both lunch and dinner,” he said. He explained how the goat cheese was sourced from Lancaster, and the short rib was braised for four hours. They’re making their focaccia and soup stocks in house. In the spring, The Original Spence Cafe will open the back patio, which seats another 40 people. The space has a private room that can be used for private parties of up to 30 people.

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    We tried the Original Spence restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent, not rushed, but attentive. The appetizer and main courses were excellent. We would love to have ordered a dessert, but we were too full. The chef, Andy, came to our table and was genuinely interested in our thoughts on the meal. We expressed our gratitude for the quality and taste of the food.

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    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Spence Cafe last week. The menu choices were varied and interesting. Everything that we ordered was cooked perfectly. The serving sizes were, in my opinion, right on. The service was great. Also, we do appreciate BYOB restaurants. We ate inside but would like to try the outdoor patio next visit. We live nearby and will definitely return.

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    We had a great evening at the Mother/Son Date night! The food was wonderful and we appreciated the attention given to our son's food allergies. Thank you for hosting such a nice event - I hope that you will offer an event like this again!

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    I attended the mother/son night and it was so much fun. Beautiful resteraunt and great food!

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    Delicious food, wonderful service and very nice atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again.

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    Loved the jazz dinner

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    We are repeat customers who had another great dining experience at Spence Café.. The service was prompt, cordial, and efficient. We expected our meals to be superb and we were not disappointed. The braised beef short ribs are the best, and the halibut was delicious. We couldn't leave without indulging in a couple of their irresistible dessert offerings, which capped off another delightful evening at Spence Café.

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    We went to the Wine dinner last Thursday and as on our prior visits the food was excellent. The wine at the wine dinner was also good. Amazing that you could serve such well cooked scallops to everybody at once. all of the courses were beautifully cooked and presented. I hope you continue with the wine dinners. Thanks for a lovely evening. Peter & Jayne

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    My wife and I have dined here with and without friends several times in all its iterations. It remains our favorite restaurant in West Chester. Love the menu, every meal is fantastic (short ribs are a personal favorite) and I love the ability to bring my own wine. Parking in the neighboring public garage is a piece of cake.

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    Great starters, very good entrees and service

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