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Persimmon Cafe

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226 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401-1314
+1 843-937-5399
10:00 - 21:00
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Sublimity, Oregon
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're in Charleston and want to go where the locals go, a laundromat is going to be the place. Here they have excellent sandwiches and flavored teas and limeades and lemonades that are refillable! You really can't beat that! The guys behind the counter were helpful in selecting the perfect sandwich for each of us and the flavored drinks... More 

Thank just1beth
Knoxville, TN
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost overlooked this place since it was in a laundromat but thought it was a really cool idea. We had the adult grilled cheese that was delicious on awesome bread! It did take a while to get our food but we were in no rush. A college student told us about this place and we are glad we went!... More 

Thank dry1223
Johns Island
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Philadelphia and staying in Charleston for an extended time and took our relatives from Chicago to the Persimmon for the first time. It was a very interesting experience and three of us enjoyed the crab sandwich with plentiful chunks and pieces of crab and no filler. My wife enjoyed her grilled cheese sandwich and all remarked about... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I treat myself for lunch here at least once a month. Curry chicken salad and rosemary lemon tea. Two of my favorites. Great staff, fast service, discount for MUSC employees. Who would think a restaurant in a laundromat. Don't knock it till you tried it. Great place

Thank E9
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Cafe is in the front half of a laundromat, making for a very interesting atmosphere. Extremely busy for lunch but the service was super, and the sandwiches were delicious. Ate in at the counter but lots of folks were picking up food for carry out.

Thank Bill R
El Granada, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the adult grilled cheese and the tomato parm soup if they have it when you go. Don't be afraid that this cafe is in a laundry mat- there is a half wall that separates the two pretty well. Good news- if you spill something on your shirt, a washing machine is not far away! :)

Thank momoneymoprobz
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I can't remember when I had a better sandwich. I was there for a late breakfast and got the egg, hash brown and ham. Some kind of cheese and grilled in the pannini press. They are small and they do things right. Service was fast and seating is at a counter. If you have some laundry, put it in before... More 

Thank Wineman1963
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The grilled cheese and tomato soup at Persimmon Cafe is seriously unbelievable! My boyfriend and I went here and we loved it so much that we came back a few days later to get it again. The atmosphere is very laid-back since the place is inside a laundromat, but it is perfect if you want to eat delicious food in... More 

Thank Marieke v
Jacksonville, Florida
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This corner store is located inside a laundromat. I wasn't sure when we walked in, but after eating there with our group of 12, I was glad we stayed. We ordered a variety of sandwiches, all very good. The chicken, adult grilled cheese and greek salad with turkey are the most popular and were all very good. Specialty iced teas... More 

Thank ge32225
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I stopped in here on my walk home from to the hotel. People aren't kidding when they say you are eating in the laundry mat. However they do have a really nice seating area and I did not feel weird eating alone. The food was tasty and the sandwich was huge. I could only eat half. I cannot wait to... More 

Thank Maria C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?