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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 2 days ago 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!

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Travelers Rest wouldn’t be Travelers Rest without Cafe at Williams Hardware...a unique family run landmark cafe...with books,artwork, gifts..indoor and outdoor eating...and best of all great food at affordable prices. Locals love it....you will not be disappointed

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

We thank you so much and hope you will be in again soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2017 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
Nancy M, Owner at Cafe at Williams Hardware, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much! We appreciate you coming to see us while riding the SRT.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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