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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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13 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1809
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not know what to expect and found it to be ok. Lots of locals. Food and service was ok. Everyone should try it and decide for themselves.

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this cute little spot over the Holidays got souviners for my work family and had a great meal

Thank ashlerhrt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in an old hardware store in downtown Travelers Rest. The two sisters who own this treasure always warm greet you. This time, I had s grilled ham & cheese sandwich with chips and a side salad. Very good and reasonably priced....More

Thank Annissa A
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, this place is amazing!!! I had the trio salad with chicken salad, potato salad, broccoli salad on a bed of salad with tortilla squares that was delicious. For dessert I got their SCRUMPTIOUS grilled cherry pound cake with ice cream! YUMMY!!!

Thank khumphries1
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a unique restaurant inside a classic old hardware store. They have a large screened in porch overlooking the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Great place for a casual breakfast or lunch. It tends to be super busy on Saturdays so you may want to go...More

Thank Pamela N
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I love a place where you are greeted by one of the owners. The specials were actually special. The food was really good! The atmosphere was quaint & charming. Sitting on the back porch by the Swamp Rabbit Bike/Hiking trail was a plus. Try it,...More

Thank Randall F
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Eaten both brunch and lunch here, have never had anything but superlative food. The back porch is a good choice in warm weather, screened of course. A gem in Traveler's Rest.

Thank Headforbeer
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Cute place. Little gift store in the front, additional seating out back in a screened in porch. You can sit and watch the people utilizing the SWT. Great biscuits and gravy!

Thank timmymel
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I love the fact that the owners took a hardware store and made it into a cafe. Besides enjoying the inside of the store, they added a screened in porch and the open deck that is dog friendly - have to love that. Also, there...More

Thank katork
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Lunch with our grand daughters was an excellent experience. All the sandwiches were good especially the turkey panini. the service is always friendly and efficient. We are regular customers and keep returning because of the consistently good food, pleasant, atmosphere, and the very friendly service.

Thank ValGary2014
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Why thank you! We appreciate your kind words!

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9 October 2017|
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Response from Nancy M | Property representative |
The sandwiches run from $6 to $9. Those come with chips and pickle. The specials run around $11 or $12 and those come with the sandwich, chips and a side. If you willl call and give us a email or fax we can send you a... More
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, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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