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Sweetwater Cafe

137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
+1 843-821-9101
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“french toast” (22 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
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Reviewed today

Simple diner, excellent food. Staff friendly and attentive. The 3 cheese grilled cheese on sourdough....ahhhhhhhhh!! Hot, tasty, crispy fries. This was a perfect lunch stop, only about a half a block from the market.

Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant has a very warm and inviting environment with a classic breakfast menu. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and seemed to know all the locals who frequented that morning. This is a solid choice for breakfast.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a soup and salad combo. Salad was spinach, a nice surprise. She crab soup was nowhere near as good as peninsula grill's we had last night but still good at half the price of course.. Partner had po boy shrimp sandwich which he rated...More

Thank trippytraveler22
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food had very poor taste. Service does not exist at this place. There are so many better places to eat. I would rather go to Waffle House 10 times out of 10.

Thank Miguel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've enjoyed breakfast here many times. It's always a go to and you can't go wrong. Simple food, good selection.

Thank NatalieNG129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweetwater Café – 137 Market St – A cool, local hole in the wall diner. We ate breakfast here Sunday morning and it was very good. I had Huevos Rancheros and my wife had Eggs Benedict. Nice, well worn, comfortable atmosphere and we had the...More

Thank whopper007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast sandwiches are the best with lots of meat and cheese. You can get breakfast here all day. The BLT has 8 slices of bacon on it. Delicious!!

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into this cute cafe for a bite, and we are so glad we did! Jerry, our server, was so friendly, funny and welcoming. The good was fantastic. We had the grilled cheese (freshly grated asiago on the outside) sante fe wrap and the chicken...More

Thank sierra n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad to see biscuits and sausage gravy that isn't just white gravy with sausage crumbled into it. It was awesome! And the French toast with, I think chopped pralined pecans was out of this world!

Thank Angela p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted some good french toast. What I got was OK french toast with artifical maple syrup on it. My husband got a combo and enjoyed his. It was quick and not too expensive. For a city of great food though we were not impressed....More

Thank Barbara B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3131
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-821-9101
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