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Persimmon Cafe

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226 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-1314
+1 843-937-5399
10:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 up for it!

Thank Michele M
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Maryville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent. We had the curry chicken and roasted chicken sandwiches on multi-grain bread. Super healthy. The beverages were not the mainstream as with most restaurants--these also were healthy and tasty great. The sandwiches contained a large portion between the bread. The staff are very accommodating and cordial. The only reason for not receiving 5 stars is the... More 

Thank Robert S
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GET THEIR ROSEMARY TEA! It is a unique taste - truly one of a kind. My favorite sandwich is the curried butternut squash.

Thank lomfinley
Sublimity, Oregon
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139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

If you're in Charleston and want to go where the locals go, a laundromat is going to be the place. Here they have excellent sandwiches and flavored teas and limeades and lemonades that are refillable! You really can't beat that! The guys behind the counter were helpful in selecting the perfect sandwich for each of us and the flavored drinks... More 

Thank just1beth
Knoxville, TN
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We almost overlooked this place since it was in a laundromat but thought it was a really cool idea. We had the adult grilled cheese that was delicious on awesome bread! It did take a while to get our food but we were in no rush. A college student told us about this place and we are glad we went!... More 

Thank dry1223
Johns Island
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We are from Philadelphia and staying in Charleston for an extended time and took our relatives from Chicago to the Persimmon for the first time. It was a very interesting experience and three of us enjoyed the crab sandwich with plentiful chunks and pieces of crab and no filler. My wife enjoyed her grilled cheese sandwich and all remarked about... More 

Thank PAsnowbirds
Charleston, South Carolina
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I treat myself for lunch here at least once a month. Curry chicken salad and rosemary lemon tea. Two of my favorites. Great staff, fast service, discount for MUSC employees. Who would think a restaurant in a laundromat. Don't knock it till you tried it. Great place

Thank E9
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Cafe is in the front half of a laundromat, making for a very interesting atmosphere. Extremely busy for lunch but the service was super, and the sandwiches were delicious. Ate in at the counter but lots of folks were picking up food for carry out.

Thank Bill R
El Granada, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the adult grilled cheese and the tomato parm soup if they have it when you go. Don't be afraid that this cafe is in a laundry mat- there is a half wall that separates the two pretty well. Good news- if you spill something on your shirt, a washing machine is not far away! :)

Thank momoneymoprobz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?