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“Cute Cafe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Magic Cafe

Black Magic Cafe
103 W. Erie, Folly Beach, SC 29439
8436330025
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Ranked #3 of 26 restaurants in Folly Beach
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Mediterranean, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Columbus, Ohio
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Cute Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was our go-to place for coffee every morning while in Folly Beach. Try the Dirty Chai - chai tea with a shot of espresso. Mmmm. Splurged on a chocolate croissant one morning, which they heated up for us. Good thing I was splitting with my sister - it was huge, but so delicious I could have eaten the whole thing!

Visited June 2013
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“Reading The Menu Was As Good As It Got”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

A group of us stayed at the Tides Hotel for a few days and one morning we skipped the pretty decent breakfast buffet at the hotel and instead walked down the street to Black Magic, which was highly rated in Tripadvisor. That was a mistake. The place is pretty neat - indoor and outdoor seating, lots of cute decorations 'round and about - and the menu reads very well, with lots of innovative, interesting sounding, creative selections for breakfast and lunch. That's as good as it got. Almost no one in our group was pleased with the food. The service was okay, but not great either. Maybe it was too early in the morning? Maybe the normal chef had sprained an ankle the night before? Who knows? But a lot was left uneaten when we left. I started out with a nice glass of breakfast chardonnay, which was served warm as toast and had to be mixed (and diluted) with ice to be drinkable. Was the server still asleep? I then had the Folly Hash Bowl (photo) which came with one piece of un-toasted toast and included what I believe might have been chorizo sausage, but was a chewy and grisly as pieces of an old boot. Awful. The simple Country sandwich (photo), ordered by someone else, was also un-toasted, thin and poorly constructed. Biscuits on another place were left behind. The Croissant French Toast (photo) was okay and the Shrimp and Grits weren't too bad, all for $25 per couple. Was it a decent value? All of us were in agreement: Not in the least, and almost as far from Five Dots Excellent as you can get.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The breakfast was great! Love that they get local produce. Each more we went here are got iced coffee. It was delicious.

Visited June 2013
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Dyersburg, Tennessee
2 reviews
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“Vegan Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great place on Folly beach. Breakfast and Brunch. Good omnivore offerings, but also good Vegetarian/Vegan offerings. I would say the best on Folly Beach

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
“YUMMY!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Fantastic food and even better drinks!! Headed to Black Magic before our SUP trip. Definitely gives Lost Dog a run for its money!!

Visited April 2013
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