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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 via mobile

A nice converted old hardware store. The food was good and the staff was friendly. The pimento cheese sandwich was a southern treat. We road a tandem bike along the swamp rabbit trail. About an hour bike ride from Greenville, SC. It runs through Furman...More

Thank Detta P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents and I eat breakfast here all the time. The food is always fresh and the coffee is amazing. Everyone is super friendly and I love the atmosphere.

Thank Brittany T
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate you and your parents! See you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the Cafe, located in a former hardware store. It is also a nice gift shop. The food includes a good variety of big sandwiches, tasty soups, and gorgeous desserts. The owners are friendly and helpful, charming and Southern women who obviously love their...More

Thank Anderson50
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a kind review. We appreciate you coming in and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch here twice and will definitely be back. Great Southern menu with daily specials you won't find anywhere else. Such nice people, homemade food, welcoming and relaxing environment - all at reasonable prices. The 'hardware' store part has a nice collection of...More

1  Thank cmem
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We look forward to you coming in again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stopped in here a few times while traveling through, it's one of my favorites. The ladies there are so warm and welcoming. They have some of the best corn beef hash and their cheese grits are the best. I love to look around...More

Thank Cindi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Traveler's Rest for a few days to ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail and see the area. Decided to try the Cafe based on reviews--we weren't disappointed! The food is great--so many choices it's hard to pick. I had the...More

Thank Charlene5152
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My daughter, granddaughter, and I enjoy this as a lunch destination after cycling from Greenville on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. I love their toasted pimento cheese sandwich with pasta salad. Lunch with tea is around $10.

1  Thank scirls
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Three of us had lunch in this very cute restaurant. A converted hardware store this restaurant is now a combination eatery and gift shop. The food was great, the service was excellent. Great place!!!

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It's rated #1 for a very good reason. This was actually our third visit and I realized That I had never rated it from the past visits. Didn't matter.... It was everything and more all over again. This place actually used to be a hardware...More

Thank Matt-Sherry
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here for breakfast last weekend. This is a nice little restaurant in an old hardware store building. We sat on the porch that overlooks the swamp rabbit trail. A really nice porch w great views. We each got different items: I got a...More

1  Thank mjswansona
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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
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, 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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