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Sweetwater Cafe

137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
+1 843-821-9101
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (18 reviews)
“french toast” (30 reviews)
“crab omelette” (5 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a terrific and affordable breakfast place. Great omelette and eggs. Hash browns are thin and perfectly cooked. The iced tea is strong. The staff is friendly and keeps the coffee flowing. It did not take long to get a seat, but get there...More

Thank Doubledeacon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were searching for a breakfast place within a line and stumbled upon Sweetwater which was right outside our hotel. Luckily, we got there just before the line. We ordered bacon and eggs and an omelette with hash browns and grits ! All was delicious!...More

Thank NCSmokey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday morning, brief wait, no problem. I wanted to bring my friend to a good breakfast, had been here before, and felt the food and service was worth it. The hostess was friendly, and as the staff moved about the restaurant I could see that...More

4  Thank fiveboymom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, local spot with friendly waiters and excellent breakfast. Huge meat lovers omelette. Tasting bottomless coffee cup. Not to be missed!

Thank reeech
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you just want a great priced breakfast, ham and eggs etc.. this is your place. one of the guides recommended it. throwback atmosphere, easy walk from King Charles. Prices were great.

Thank Meander42183728400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Charleston, I stopped for lunch at Sweetwater. Located near the Market area, Sweetwater offers comfort food in a relaxed setting without much glitz. It hearkens back to an earlier era of low-key restaurants with a menu that steers toward breakfast specials and Southern...More

Thank Pucela08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Sweetwater Cafe on multiple occasions. Great breakfast food and very kid friendly. We like it because the food is consistent and we rarely have to wait. Both are HUGE benefits when you have a toddler!

Thank MrsNomadicSpirit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My visit to Charleston started with a late lunch at the Sweetwater cafe. Nestled in the fashionable part of town, I was pleasantly surprised by the homely and grounded feel of the cafe. The service was fast, friendly and fantastic. I was seated promptly by...More

Thank SoloTraveler26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Belmont across the street and wanted to get away from the fancy. Ordered the gravy/sausage eggs Benedict with grits. Absolutely fantastic. Homemade style - no instant packages here. Full of flavor. Great service too.

Thank mountainpete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our breakfast so much that we went back the next day! Terrific value, so much food, and so good! Two of us had the French toast and it was probably the best I've ever had. Such friendly people too. If you want a...More

Thank Pattie J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-821-9101
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