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Five Loaves Cafe

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43 Cannon St, also Mt Pleasant location, Charleston, SC 29403-6068
+1 843-937-4303
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Gardiner, New York
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Five Loaves is a great place for a young person on a tight budget to eat. The prices are more than reasonable and you can get a half sandwich ( a normal size poboy/wedge at most delis) and a cup of soup for around $10, While the prices are superb and the service timely, the food needs improvement, especially considering... More 

Thank sweir2
Charleston, South Carolina
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We go here often for lunch. The menu offers really good, healthy fare that is very diverse and interesting. Interesting sandwiches and salads. Offers a 1/2 soup special with salad or sandwich which is very reasonable. Every soup is delicious, especially the tomato, basil bisque with crab garnish and the chicken Mexican soup. A soup trio provides a nice sampler... More 

Thank Rosedr25
Austin, Texas
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278 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on New Years Day. Was crowded, but handled well by the staff. Advised that our party of four would have a wait of approximately fifteen minutes, we were pleasantly surprised when our table became available almost immediately. Service was prompt and pleasant, despite a packed house. Menu was varied and there were literally six or seven fresh soups on... More 

Thank Russell P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on a Charlestown day trip. Had an excellent chicken salad sandwich on really good home made bread. Operations are generous. 1/2 sandwich & 1/2 salad was plenty. I thought it was a great value.

Thank Emily S
Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and stopped here for lunch on our quick trip to Charleston. The place was highly recommended by locals so we gave it a try. My mozzarella, roasted red pepper, asparagus salad. That was delicious. I also got the roast beef sandwich which was not as good. The roast beef was so rare it was practically raw, and so... More 

Thank mbh-travels
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found online as a vegetarian friendly option. It was busy for a Wednesday evening but worth the wait. Cozy set up, friendly staff. The Thai hot pot was good and so was the fish dish my family member ordered. Avg. Price & casual atmosphere Definitely recommended

Thank B_Mathkar
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a light dinner at Five Loaves our first evening in Charleston. We both had a half order of chicken cobb salad which was very good. My wife had the black bean soup and I had the potato soup. The black bean soup was great, but the potato soup was not so good - I had... More 

Thank Miles P
Oak Harbor, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each time we are in Charleston, we go here for lunch. Today we had another superior lunch that included Chicken Salad Club Sandwich, Ham and Brie, Reuben Sandwich, and a Chicken salad, and Tomato Basil Soup with Crab. Each item was outstanding!

Thank jeweledarmadillo
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the Kale Cesar, the potato-broccoli-cheddar soup, and the portobello burger. It was all awesome! I'll be back!

Thank Cotton5150
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311 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy ambiance, friendly service, and awesome food. The servings are huge, 1/2 salads and sandwiches are more than adequate. I had a wonderful anjou pear with blue cheese salad, and a bowl of mexican chicken chile soup. The raspberry iced tea is superb, as were the smoothies. The BLT is amazing, thick slabs of bacon and real cheddar cheese. Tomato... More 

Thank CulinarySnob
murphyeve, Owner at Five Loaves Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a great review. Love to have you back sometime. casey More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Cannon St, also Mt Pleasant location, Charleston, SC 29403-6068
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-937-4303
Eclectic cuisine focusing on locally sourced foods, vegetarian friendly and gluten free menu. Healthy menu with anti-biotic free meats and 13 years of success.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?