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Cafe at Williams Hardware

13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
+1 864-834-7888
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (54 reviews)
“okra soup” (10 reviews)
“reuben” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A friend and I met here for lunch one afternoon! It was lovely! The food was delicious. The staff was friendly.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great concept, good eats and cute shop. They are dog friendy on the hug porch with fans. Indoor dining as well.

Thank Squirrel172
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat to find aplace that loives up to prior reviews. Healthy, wholesome food made from scratch. I had GF salad which was very good. Friendly staff makes you feel welcome. I'll be back.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a walk on Swamp Rabbit Trail then stopped in for lunch. They stop serving at 3 pm. We shared a Cobb salad and had their great iced tea. It was plenty then that left us room to go next door to Cool...More

1  Thank Martha K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. Loved the friendly, country service! Best grits I have ever eaten and I am a born and raised southerner! Sausage gravy and biscuit was lukewarm rather than hot bit still very delicious. Will definitely go back!

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the area for a couple of hours working, ready for lunch I decided to check my options on Trip Advisor. The Cafe at Williams Hardware had the highest rating so let's go! I received a prompt and warm greeting along with some...More

1  Thank ptrb77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch is awesome. If they have it on the menu you need to get the Tomato and Okra soup is delicious. They have delicious specials too.

Thank redwingette2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the minute we walked in I felt at home. We were greeted like we were family visiting. Everything was explained to us and all the questions we had were answered without seeming like we were bothering them. The food was delicious and came out...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I suppose this used to be a hardware store. Now it is a cafe with a gift shop. The food is casual (sandwiches and soups mostly) and very tasty. it is not cheap or a fast food restaurant although the service was fast and the...More

Thank FlaEngineer
Nancy M, Manager at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Met family friends for like much..really good environment and tasty food. Two had various salads, large ones, one of us had the tomato and onion soup, and I had the turkey club sandwich, turned out a large sandwich. My side was the potato salad. There...More

1  Thank CrockerGem
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We hope you'll come again!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'm on a very strict budget. Can I just get a side?
15 June 2016|
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Response from Nancy M | Property representative |
Yes, you may order a side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Travelers Rest
  • Phone Number: +1 864-834-7888
  • E-mail
We offer folks a place to stop in off the Swamp Rabbit Trail, visit with old friends, have a bite to eat, and enjoy an old-fashioned sense of community. The sisters also invite you to browse through the gift shop that features unique food items and other products made right here in South Carolina.
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