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Cafe at Williams Hardware

13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
+1 864-834-7888
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (69 reviews)
“okra soup” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

4 couples traveling to NC mountains for the weekend. Someone suggested stopping at Cafe at Williams Hardware, as they had heard good reviews. Service was fast and staff was very friendly. Food choices were excellent. We sat on the outside covered patio as the weather...More

Thank SCKricket
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in here for an early lunch on a SAT. Had one of their specials, a turkey & apple panini. Came with some ridged potato chips and 1 side (I chose the potato salad). The sandwich was great, rest was below average. 15 bucks for...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a great restaurant, great food and service. Easy to order and very attentive wait staff. Restaurant is small but nice

Thank davidsL9851WK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the interiors and food specially , its a breakfast spot specially. Its quite long from my home but not too far and I have come as my friend recommend this cafe.

Thank Robin9212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there with a Red Hat group and the food was there before everyone was seated..literally! :) Food was good, and the staff was attentive. Enjoyed browsing around the store.

Thank kyahill
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This restaurant is a bit of nostalgia as it is located in a former hardware store building. The restaurant is a combination of gift, variety store in the front portion of the store and restaurant from the middle out to the back porch across from...More

1  Thank boocarolinas
Joyce M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I will pass your kind words along to everyone. Come again soon!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Another rather unique dining experience in the Greenville area! This area is full of surprises. I had breakfast on the comfortable back porch overlooking a garden and the Swamp Rabbit Trail. My Veggie Omelette was very good, as was the homemade biscuit and grits. I...More

Thank hanahwy
Joyce M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Come again soon!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Surprise...Surprise...Surprise!Wow...breakfast vat a hardware store and it was good.Looking for another place for breakfast and stumbled upon this one. I had coffee and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich with a side of home fries. Should have listened to the receptionist though about the grits....More

Thank Bill M
Joyce M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Yes, we do have a good breakfast. Thank you for taking to time to write a review. You come again soon!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

Have been there several times with our "birthday group". Three couples who get together on birthdays to have dinner. This is the restaurant we have chosen most often. Last visit were told that if we bring in a cake (as normally do) would have to...More

Thank sllee2016
Joyce M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Thank you for coming to celebrate with us. We are glad you did and hope you'll come again. As a note about the cake. We provide a piece of cake to the birthday person free of charge. We do this to keep people from having...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018

Daughters and granddaughters rode up to have lunch and visit some of the shops. Excellent food and the 2 sisters are very friendly and entertaining. Their restaurant also has a gift shop with Greenville items and other unusual gifts.

Thank joanocraig
Joyce M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you for coming to browse in our little town. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and time here. Come see us all again real soon!

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October 8, 2017|
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Response from Nancy M | Property representative |
The sandwiches run from $6 to $9. Those come with chips and pickle. The specials run around $11 or $12 and those come with the sandwich, chips and a side. If you willl call and give us a email or fax we can send you a... More
June 14, 2016|
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Response from Nancy M | Property representative |
Yes, you may order a side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Travelers Rest
  • Phone Number: +1 864-834-7888
  • E-mail
We offer folks a place to stop in off the Swamp Rabbit Trail, visit with old friends, have a bite to eat, and enjoy an old-fashioned sense of community. The sisters also invite you to browse through the gift shop that features unique food items and other products made right here in South Carolina.
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