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The Park Cafe

730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-4118
+1 843-410-1070
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“avocado toast” (18 reviews)
“popovers” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-4118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is a mix of modern, quaint, bright, and cozy. You can eat indoors or out.

Thank Mary K
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mary! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you for appreciating our coziness. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

I absolutely LOVE The Park Cafe. The food is always very delicious, and the atmosphere is adorable. If you are in Charleston, you have to go for brunch - you will not be disappointed as everything that I've had here is amazing (I recommend the...More

Thank SarahSC86
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sarah!!!! We're so happy you've enjoyed our little cafe. We hope to see you soon for some delicious veggie hash!

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Move over avocado toast- this place is serving up pea toast! So fancy and so delicious. I love everything about this place, the food, the staff, the atmosphere, the dog friendliness....I could go on on on. They have outside seating that’s covered. Staff was friendly...More

Thank Heather h
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

As we left Charleston we made the lucky decision to eat here. Scrambled eggs, crisp bacon and delicious red potatoes with a big slice of buttered toast was served up. Coffee was very good as well as the orange juice. Very nice atmosphere and the...More

Thank Lynne N
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Lynne! I'm so happy you made that lucky decision! Thank you for passing along. We hope to see you on your next trip to Charleston.

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Attended a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at Parks Cafe last Friday. Service was wonderful and the food was excellent. I had the Grouper which was very tasty! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Max T
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We received a gift card and stopped in while in Charleston for the weekend. We were so pleased to find this little gem! The service was great and the food even better!

Thank LowcountryA3
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

I'm so happy you found us! We hope to see you next time you're in town.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The food is very good and fresh! The avocado toast is very good!! My husband liked his egg and avocado sandwich!

Thank Ellie W
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Ellie! I'm so happy you ad your husband enjoyed your food. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had been to Park Cafe before, it was pleasant. So, we decided to return. But the menu had just been changed completely. My friends chose the frittata, which they enjoyed. I wanted to order the chocolate bread, but it is no...More

Thank Katherine N
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Katherine, I'm happy you enjoyed your return trip. We kept all favorites from our previous menu and hoped to add some exciting items for our returning guests. Our menu is constantly changing and nothing is gone forever! Our DHEC inspection has always passed with flying...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

The atmosphere was quaint and relaxed. The staff was friendly friendly, attentive, and accommodating. The food was amazing. The portions were great for the prices. Its definitely our new Charleston breakfast spot.

Thank LaWanda R
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

LaWanda! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience! We hope to have you back to your new Charleston breakfast spot soon!

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Came here based on the reviews but disappointing from the poor service. We had a dog with us and had to sit on the patio which is totally fine but when we got to the front door the host just said that they have a...More

Thank Nadia C
XanMcLaughlin, Owner at The Park Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Nadia, I'm sorry your experience was less than stellar. We love our furry friends! Unfortunately we sometimes have people that pay for part or all of the restaurant during our regular hours of operations. I agree that take out food should have been offered. Please...More

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7 September 2016|
Response from XanMcLaughlin | Property representative |
Yes! We are very accommodating with all allergies and aversions. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-4118
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-410-1070
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