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Five Loaves Cafe

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43 Cannon St, also Mt Pleasant location, Charleston, SC 29403-6068
+1 843-937-4303
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Five Loaves is one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. They offer lots of options for restricted diets that are clearly marked on the menu: vegan, vegetarian, gluten free. Everything they serve is fresh and delicious.

Thank KP_voyager
Charleston, South Carolina
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have now been into 5 Loaves a few times now and do enjoy their freshly prepared soups, sandwiches and brunch items. They also serve around 4-5 beers on tap. Great service and food would recommend to locals or visitors. Can often get busy, particularly at weekends.

Thank ErnestEga
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Following a long touring walk in historic Charleston, we searched out the Five Loaves Cafe. Had to wait 15 minutes for our table for 4 to be ready but the wait was pleasant. There was a bench outside with a wonderful steady cool breeze. That was welcomed relief. The food was good, tasty and affordable. Service was fine. Attire was... More 

Thank DrT4709
Arlington, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time to eat at this amazingly casual, but top quality restaurant. The restaurant is very sensitive to any food sensitivities. That sometimes translates into bland food with little variety. That is NOT the case At Five Loaves. The food is fantastic, portion sizes are great and everything is fresh, perfectly seasoned and simply delicious. I had... More 

Thank RickyPaultexas
Charleston, South Carolina
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at a good price. A small sandwich and small salad is filling. The sides of collards and asparagus are great, as are the Caesar salads (kale Caesar is surprisingly good).

Thank begelson
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five Loaves is a great place to come for a quiet lunch. The soups and salads, or cup of soup and sandwich are very tasty and the ingredients are fresh. For those who enjoy fresh soups you will enjoy Five Loaves. The place has always been busy when we eat there, but we have never waited more than 5 minutes.... More 

Thank BillCarolNC
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always freshly prepared and they have healthy and gluten free options. We usually go for lunch but on our last visit we had lunch. All the soups, salads and sandwiches are available for both lunch and dinner. They also have entrees for dinner.

Thank Jennifer F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying one block away from this small restaurant and decided to have lunch there 1 day after returning from sightseeing. I was not expecting to love this place as much as I did. Their bread is some of the best I have ever had and the soup was so delicious. A must!

Thank Savannah C
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we could give this place 10 stars, what an amazing experience! Would go back in a flash, thanks guys!

Thank Hanni T
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small local lovely cafe that can modify many of its dishes to be gf. Food servers very conscientious and kind; cooks go out of their way to help you eat safely. Food local and very fresh; very delicious. Has a local cafe vibe. Would eat here again. Safe for celiacs / ppl w food allergies with proper precautions. Only thing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Cannon St, also Mt Pleasant location, Charleston, SC 29403-6068
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-937-4303
Eclectic cuisine focusing on locally sourced foods, vegetarian friendly and gluten free menu. Healthy menu with anti-biotic free meats and 13 years of success.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?