We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palmetto Cafe

205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-3110 (Downtown)
843-722-4900
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #96 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Palmetto Cafe is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Hassel Street
Description: Recently reopened after a 6-week renovation, The AAA Four-Diamond Palmetto Cafe offers a tranquil, garden-like setting perfect for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch. This casual, yet elegant restaurant features a lush courtyard complete with circular bronze fountain and impeccably kept gardens, perfect for enjoying nice weather.
Write a Review

96 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    60
    19
    10
    4
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bryan, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a very nice casual restaurant for breakfast and lunch. It is reasonably priced and has a very nice atmosphere. The food is great and the wait staff are friendly and attentive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
High Point, North Carolina, USA
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Cafe located in Charleston Place. Good breakfast- nice, southern, out on the porch feel. Service was excellent and atmosphere was very relaxed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Should you find yourself in Charleston, you will not want to pass up the opportunity to experience a Sunday brunch at The Palmetto Cafe. At $27 per person one might think it a bit pricey but the reality is that the Palmetto Cafe delivers in terms of food, quality of presentation, cleanliness and attentive staff. The selection is absoultely enormous... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice lunch menu. Innovative well presented and tasty dishes. Friendly service. Quiet. A favorite for business meetings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williamsburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The servers werw very attentive and always used my name. The food was also extremely good and fresh with an excellent brunch on the weekend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marco Island, FL
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While $27 is not cheap for a brunch, in this case it was a great deal. Made to order omelets, caramel brioche, great meats, fruit that looked like an artist's display. Especially when compared to a $20 breakfast at another hotel in Orlando two days later.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food and service was absolutely wonderful! The Chicken and Waffles are not to be missed. Wash it all down with a glass of sweet peach ice tea for a nice southern lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, SC
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On a whim, a friend and I decided to have lunch here since it had been a few years since we had done so. We tried several different dishes and shared them. The manager, Mike came by to see how our meal was going. He was very nice and welcoming. I noticed he also pitched in, where needed. Our server's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of enjoying two meals at this wonderful restaurant last month. We were visiting Charleston for a few days, and no trip to that city would be complete without Sunday Brunch, or lunch @ The Palmetto Cafe. We were fortunate to do both. Our server for both our meals was Brian. I took his suggestion which blend... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I ate breakfast and lunch here while staying at the Charleston Place Hotel. The food was great for both meals, and the service was second to none, even offering helpful suggestions for the perfect meal. Although not one to stay put in my hotel, this restaurant lured me in and I could not escape - thankfully!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palmetto Cafe also viewed

Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
Charleston, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Palmetto Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Palmetto Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing