Boston >Food & Dining > Spring Street Cafe
320 Spring Street, West Roxbury, MA | Directions 0213242.271618 -71.172090
Tue - Sat, 7am - 3pm, 4:30pm - 9pm; Sun, Mon, 7am - 3pm
Neighborhoods: Upper Washington / Spring Street, West Roxbury
Best Service & Breakfast – I eat at this restaurant maybe two or three times a week. The food is excellent, the service is awesome, the waitresses working when I went there were very friendly/talkative and value for money is most important. I have read some of the bad reviews on here and I'm trying to figure out how and why but I have come to realise that some people cannot be pleased. It's a local restaurant/cafe not a 5 star restaurant. I think some people forget where they are sometimes, think they are royality or expect to be served the second they walk through the door. For those people I strongly suggest the drive thru at McDonalds or Burger King or just stay at home. I would not last long as a Waiter/Waitress for sure as I don't have the patience for ignorant folks. A baseball bat to the head is what comes to mind! Anyways, this is a great restaurant. Highly recommended for the food, service, friendly waitresses and value for money.
A Wonderful Place To Eat! – The Spring Street Cafe is a wonderful place to eat. They have delicious Irish breakfasts, as well as terrific omelettes, pancakes, etc. Their lunches and soups are yummy, too. All soup is homemade, as are the muffins. It closes at 3:00, and then reopens at 4:30. You can get breakfast until 3:00, and only dinner after 4:30. They also serve wine and beer. It's a place that feels like home. One particular Irish waitress is so nice, and we often go there just to see her.
Some famous people have eaten there, too. Ayla & Arianna Brown were in there last week. Christopher Knight (who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch, was in there some months ago while in town). Many of the Fox News reporters also eat in there occasionally.
Overall, it's a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Rude Waitstaff, cold food, Dont waste your time – I have visited this cafe many times because it is a locally owned business. Never Again. I took my eldlerly father who is recovering from cancer while his car was being serviced up the street.
The waitress was unfriendly, unpatient with the fact that my father was hard of hearing (she is Irish with wavy hair). She rushed over with our food, and before we could ask for something, took off without barley looking at us. My fathers toast and homefries were cold-probably because they didnt have the heat turned on that day. We had to eat with our coats on, it was so chilly. I brought the toast to the counter and asked for a new serving, and she bit my head off.
To make matters worse, I asked about the bill, because it was incorrect and she yelled at me. My father called back later in the day to ask for the owner, and was told she not there. He then asked for her name, she told him to go to hell.
The owner later apologized to a family member who informed her of what happened and said someone didnt show up for work that day. (The waitress in defending herself said we waited too long to bring the toast back-WHAT? 2 minutes is too long? She never came back again-only to deliver the check.
Are you kidding me-a small place like that?. This women freaks out over toast and jelly? What a nut bag. And yes, I have also had DIRTY silverware on several occassions. What an awful experience.
I am a regular customer at the cafe and I also have had great experiences with the Irish waitress. I think you should stay away from the cafe and go to the drive thru at McDonalds or Burger King. You have no business talking trash about the restaurant online but then you go back there again. Nutbag? Honey, I think your the nutbag. Seriously, get some fricken help.
Class and Color DO matter – I considered my first visit dirty when I had to ask for clean utensils. I decided to give the cafe the benefit of the doubt. But, on the second visit after 30 minutes I asked the head waitress if I'd be served soon. (my coffee cup was long empty) Several customers had come in after me and were finishing their breakfast. I asked the head waitress when I could expect to be served. Ten minutes later, still no food. When I asked again I was told possibly there was a mix-up in the orders. I told her I couldn't wait any longer, this was an unfortunately bad start to my day, and that I thought the coffee should be complimentary. She called me "white trash".!!!!!! Hopefully, several other customers heard her remark!!
The waste of time resturant – Dissapointed
I went to the restruant to have a simple breakfast at 14.05 we ordered and at 14.40, 5 cups of coffee later we asked where was our order. We were told it will be out in five minutes and sorry for the delay as he was not sure if the kitchen got it. 7 minutes later my wife got the wrong order and instead of a "Irish Breakfast" I got a turkey sub with chips????? then the waitress arrives again and started to re-write the order 50 minutes later. Every one was in amazment how this happened,,,,all but the non english speaking kitchen staff. I would NOT RECOMEND" this as a place to go and enjoy a stress free meal of any time unless you have many hours to spare.
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME.
Ireland goes Italian – Ireland gone Italian is the theme @ Spring. Adequate choices of perfectly prepared homestyle Italian served Irish-style by gruff, efficient waiters. No ambiance but the joint is clean, a little tight and loud with friendly chatter. The owners cater to the locals for breakfast, if you're not a regular don't get bent out of shape, your turn will come. Lunch is a free for all but dinners are reserved mostly for the Italian side of County Kerry. Don't venture into the No End when this gem is right in the neighborhood. Fresh ingredients, sometimes fresh service but always freshly prepared for reasonable pricing. Nice soups and even an occasional good cut of fish, Irish style- meaning fresh, non-greasy and plentiful. Make friends, become a regular, the food will turn you into a foodie. If you can, wear green and orange, the service goes up from there.
Highly Recommended! – Five of us met here recently on the recommendation of relatives who know good food and wine. We were not disappointed! The menu was not huge, but broad and varied enough to tempt us each with several choices. We each ordered a different entree, including two from the daily specials. Everyone was happy with his meal. The servings sizes were generous, not skimpy like so many of the North End higher priced restaurants. My veal dish was as good as I've had anywhere, with the bonus of leftovers to savor yet again. Meg, our server, was very attentive and accommodating. The atmosphere, while not white tablecloth, is new, modern, and clean. Easy to reach and easy to park, I'm looking forward to our next visit!
ALL ARE WELCOMED – WHAT A SURPRISE. I ENJOY HAVING SUNDAY BREAKFAST WITH MY FAMILY AT THE CAFE. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WELCOMED. AND BETH HAS BECOME A GOOD FRIEND. NOBODY LIKES TO WAIT BE ITS NOT A BIG PLACE SO SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TOO. BUT IT IS WORTH IT. JUST A LITTLE NOTE FROM THIS VERY BLACK FAMILY.
ALL ARE WELCOMED – WHAT A SURPRISE, WE HAVE BEEN CUSTOMERS OF THE CAFE FOR YEARS, AND NEVER BEEN MISS TREATED. I LOVE HAVING SUNDAY BREAKFAST WITH FAMILY, AND THE STAFF HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FRIENDLY AND WARM. AND BETH HAS BECOME A FRIEND. AND WE ARE BLACK AS CAN BE............
If you are black or African, you are not welcome – That is how I felt when I went back to this restaurant in West Roxbury.
My husband and I go to this restaurant on occasion, except this sunday, I went on my own.
Two parties were seated before me, so I suggested that I would take a booth and not have to wait for the bar or a two top, both of which were allocated to parties who got in after me.
I left the restaurant, when I called to speak to a manager, --Beth her first focus was that I was black and would not listen to me. I asked for the name of owner and she hung up and kept the phone off the hook so i was not able to reach anyone.
My suggestion for any diners,
1. Do not go there if you are black. I felt treated like a second class citizen
2. To the restaurant, if you do not seat single people at tables, put up a sign.
3. I feel so insulted that the manager would not explain why I was ignored, not seated and why she would not tell me who the owner was.
4. An apology or an explanation would have surficed but this people are so ill mannered, it does not matter.
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