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Persimmon Cafe

226 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-1314
+1 843-937-5399
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“custard” (21 reviews)
“panini” (23 reviews)
“soups” (13 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
226 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-1314
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon the Persimmon cafe while looking for a place to do laundry in Charleston. Pleasantly surprised that a deli in a laundromat could be this good! Sandwiches were delicious! We need to go back for the custard as we saw other reviews...More

Thank Danielle A
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I am a loyal customer who goes 2-3 times a week and the food is delicious. But today I went to take some out of town family to get custards, because it is the best in town, and the service was absolutely horrendous. There was...More

Thank hannahmoroney
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Finally, a spot where both my wife and I can find a meal and have a dessert that we both enjoyed. I had the curry chicken Panini and it was delicious. My wife had the adult grilled cheese and was a big fan. What stole...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I go here often and usually have to wait because many locals, particularly students, love this place. The basil limeade is really unusual but one of my favorites. My only complaint is that I am gluten-free and they usually put that order on hold while...More

Thank reboyd
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great imaginative food Great imaginative nonalcoholic drinks Great Staff Great Prices Great quality and quantity Great Unique atmosphere (half restaurant/ half laundry mat. plenty of sunlight. People like to work here too on their computers) If you wallet wants to take a break but your...More

Thank snobhobby
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I didn't know what to expect upon entering Persimmon Cafe, because it shares space with a laundromat. But it's a good concept that seems to work, because they seem to do a good steady business with pleased customers. Sandwiches and other simple food taste good...More

Thank tour100
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Had the adult grilled cheese and a lemon berry cooler. Both were super delicious. Great little sandwich place definitely a must try place!

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We visited for the first time, not sure what to expect. Its a convenient location for us so we went with my cousin and his wife who were visiting from out of town. Very pleased with the selection and the sandwiches we got. Pleasant lunch.

Thank Steve B
robertcassi, Owner at Persimmon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Steve Thanks for the great review & super happy you enjoyed everything! Thanks again

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

After having a late lunch, we weren't overly hungry. I had read about this place on a blog about Charleston. We split the adult grilled cheese. My side only had a tiny bit of Apple, must have all ended up on hubby's half. I got...More

Thank hael80
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Visited the PC on Calhoun street a couple of times and have not had a bad bite. The grilled cheese and the Greek sandwich are both top shelf and the sides are very tasty. You can call ahead or get delivery if you are local....More

Thank Mike_L_tiger
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Questions & Answers
Penny M
11 August 2017|
Response from Mike_L_tiger | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Persimmon delivers....
Joanna K
24 July 2015|
Response from robertcassi | Property representative |
Joanna, We don't have a posted kids menu, mostly because we are a small walk-up counter. But we will always put together accommodating items for the little ones. We can do a plane grilled cheese, smaller turkey & cheese... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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