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Persimmon Cafe

226 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-1314
+1 843-937-5399
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“custard” (19 reviews)
“panini” (20 reviews)
“sandwiches” (31 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
226 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-1314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great imaginative food Great imaginative nonalcoholic drinks Great Staff Great Prices Great quality and quantity Great Unique atmosphere (half restaurant/ half laundry mat. plenty of sunlight. People like to work here too on their computers) If you wallet wants to take a break but your...More

Thank snobhobby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect upon entering Persimmon Cafe, because it shares space with a laundromat. But it's a good concept that seems to work, because they seem to do a good steady business with pleased customers. Sandwiches and other simple food taste good...More

Thank tour100
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Had the adult grilled cheese and a lemon berry cooler. Both were super delicious. Great little sandwich place definitely a must try place!

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We visited for the first time, not sure what to expect. Its a convenient location for us so we went with my cousin and his wife who were visiting from out of town. Very pleased with the selection and the sandwiches we got. Pleasant lunch.

Thank Steve B
robertcassi, Owner at Persimmon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Steve Thanks for the great review & super happy you enjoyed everything! Thanks again

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

After having a late lunch, we weren't overly hungry. I had read about this place on a blog about Charleston. We split the adult grilled cheese. My side only had a tiny bit of Apple, must have all ended up on hubby's half. I got...More

Thank hael80
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Visited the PC on Calhoun street a couple of times and have not had a bad bite. The grilled cheese and the Greek sandwich are both top shelf and the sides are very tasty. You can call ahead or get delivery if you are local....More

Thank Mike_L_tiger
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I love this little place - it is a cafe attached to a laundromat. But the food is really great. The seating is difficult though.

Thank izzysmommy2017
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I ordered a gluten-free zucchini melt from here on Monday, and it was fantastic! I could barely tell the bread was gluten-free, which is a huge compliment (gluten-free bread is usually hard and tastes like sand). I was so excited because I could have a...More

Thank Amber0927
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Family of 7 so the seating wasn't really for us;) but food was great! Service was quick and friendly. It is a bit weird to have the smell of laundry while your eating( not so clean on that side of the place) Delicious food made...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great lunch. Buffalo chicken, grilled chicken and adult grilled cheese.. all were amazing!!! The drinks are super yummy.. vanilla lemonade!

Thank Claudia R
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Penny M
10 August 2017|
Response from Mike_L_tiger | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Persimmon delivers....
Joanna K
23 July 2015|
Response from robertcassi | Property representative |
Joanna, We don't have a posted kids menu, mostly because we are a small walk-up counter. But we will always put together accommodating items for the little ones. We can do a plane grilled cheese, smaller turkey & cheese... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-1314
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-937-5399
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Persimmon is a causal cafe offering gourmet sandwiches & paninis, as well as homemade sides, soups & hand spun custards. With quality ingredients and genuine hospitality we aim to give Charleston a unique cafe experience. We are located just blocks away from King St, MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) & CofC (College of Charleston).
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