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Five Loaves Cafe

43 Cannon St, Also Mount Pleasant and Summerville locations, Charleston, SC 29403-6068
+1 843-937-4303
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“soups” (149 reviews)
“soup sampler” (41 reviews)
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American, Soups, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Cannon St, Also Mount Pleasant and Summerville locations, Charleston, SC 29403-6068
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice atmosphere, eclectic food choices and everything was delicious. We had a large party and they handled us well. Not fast but pleasant way to spen some time with friends.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate here for lunch today for the first time. I ordered one of the specials which was a croissant with grilled ham, fresh sliced peaches, blue cheese,arugula and a balsamic reduction. I had the option of ordering a half or a whole sandwich. I ordered...More

Thank SweetTeaNoLemon
julia t, Manager at Five Loaves Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review! I'm so happy to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your meals. I hope to see you again at Five Loaves in the future! Thanks, Julia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Five Loaves Cafe in Summerville. Very cute place. Had to wait for a table but that's to be expected anywhere on a holiday weekend. Nice waitress. Good size portions. Good for lunch.

Thank Sue C
julia t, Manager at Five Loaves Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sue, Thank you for the review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Summerville restaurant. Thanks for dining with us. -Julia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the “Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich” on a croissant with the “tomato and mozzarella salad” and added shrimp for a small price. So. Good. I was impressed by the service and the presentation of the food. Such a nice waitress, delicious food and many...More

Thank grace a
julia t, Manager at Five Loaves Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Grace, Thank you for sharing your experience! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the service and the food. I hope to have you back in the near future! Thanks, Julia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us for vegetarian dinner. They have mostly a munch menu (in-town location) but a few dinner entrees remain available. We made dinner of 3 salads, falafel, and 2 main courses and had too much food. The salads were the way to go for...More

Thank nskaye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is conveniently located just a few blocks from upper King Street on Cannon Street which itself has a number of good restaurants. But we found this one to be our favorite in Charleston. The café has a juice bar connected next door and...More

Thank Ahbutz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends from out of town came to visit Chas over the weekend. It was MUSC graduation weekend and we were afraid many places would be booked, so we chose the Five Loaves since they do not take reservations. Good choice. We showed up at 6:30...More

Thank Sam B
julia t, Manager at Five Loaves Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sam, I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Five Loaves, including the food, wine and the service! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Also, check out our sister restaurants, Sesame Burgers and Beer and Ember Wood Fired Kitchen. Thanks! Julia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had lunch at Five Loaves on a Wednesday. My daughter had heard from a friend that it was good. I ordered a ham and Brie sandwich and soup and my daughter ordered a veggie burger. She liked hers fine but my...More

Thank BirminghamChickadee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of this place and have eaten here for 10+ years. I recently went back again for dinner this week and the downtown dinner menu has changed drastically. Dinner service is now primarily focused on the lunch menu items (soups, salads, sandwiches,...More

1  Thank Kman0010
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We stopped in on our first day in Charleston. I had a half portion of the ham and brie sandwich with a cup of broccoli and cheddar soup - it was a great value, comparable to Panera, but SO much better! The baguette tasted fresh...More

Thank Kayla P
julia t, Manager at Five Loaves Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Kayla, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your sandwich and soup, as well as the overall experience. We'd love to have you back in again when you return to Charleston! Thanks, Julia

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Questions & Answers
Sybil L
23 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from julia t | Property representative |
Yes at our Mtp location and Summerville. Downtown is only wine and beer.
27 May 2017|
Response from julia t | Property representative |
No sorry. It's all first come first serve.
Jennifer H
8 March 2016|
Response from Bethany O |
They do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Cannon St, Also Mount Pleasant and Summerville locations, Charleston, SC 29403-6068
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-937-4303
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Eclectic cuisine focusing on locally sourced foods, vegetarian friendly and gluten free menu. Healthy menu with anti-biotic free meats and 15 years of success.
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