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Charleston Daily – The Art of Sandwich Making

“I cannot tell you how many times I have driven down Calhoun Street on the corner of Smith Street and thought, “a restaurant in a laundrette.  What a novel idea.  I should try that someday”.  Over and over, that similar sentiment continued with each drive by.  Suddenly, organic word of mouth started trickling my way about the quality of the food.  The resistance finally converted into a lunch stop for us at the Persimmon Cafe.

Without a doubt, the energy level of the staff is overwhelmingly incredible.  The warmth, charm and genuine appreciation for your patronage before you even order a food item is refreshing.  As a first timer myself, I was offered a sample of the homemade basil limeade.  What a mouth tingling treat.  If that unique liquid concoction does not win you over, you can try a glass of the vanilla lemonade or rosemary lemon or fig agave ice tea.”… more here

Persimmon Cafe – Where the Art of Sandwich Making and Laundry Come Together

USA Today 10 Best Take Out

USA Today Named Persimmon Cafe #2 takeout spot in Charleston, SC.  “The name of the game here is “grilled panini,” and the Persimmon menu holds both consistent regular features as well as guest star specials on a daily basis. Count on regular menu sandwiches like the lump crab with charred onion mayo, the zucchini with fontina and pistachio pistou, the caprese, and the “Adult Grilled Cheese.” Persimmon Cafe is also known for the occasional appearance of such specials as the buttnernut squash and curry cashew butter, and even a lobster roll. Pair that sandwich with an orzo salad or peanut butter slaw side and some seriously speedy service, and you’ve got a restaurant with a whole lot of regulars.”

Yelp’s top 100 places to eat in 2015……yes we are in it!

yWe made Yelp’s top 100 places to eat in the U.S. We made number 45 for 2015!


10 Best USA Today – Value


Top 10 USA today for Value in Charleston