The Charleston Bakery And Deli in Summerville, South Carolina
How far would you drive for a good cup of coffee?
Somebody asked me that very question awhile ago and I had to admit it caught me off guard. The definition of a ‘good cup of joe’ is usually determined by the individual who’s drinking it. Straight black, milk or sugar, and the flavor of the month are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s available at the Charleston Delicatessen & Bakery.
If you’re ever in the Summerville, South Carolina area, this is a must stop coffee shop and deli that offers a little bit of something for everyone.
The Charleston Bakery and Deli is a drive worth making for an excellent cup of coffee. Located just off the corner of Bacon’s Bridge and Dorchester roads, it is easily accessible and offers plenty of parking.
Variety is the spice of life. Everything you could want with your cup of coffee is located under one roof. A full deli offers a variety of sandwiches and gyros. The bakery has mouth watering cakes and pies all sitting under a glass case that once you’ve gazed upon it, you’ll find it hard to pull your eyes from.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served six days a week with an ice cream assortment that you’ll have to save room for if you’re eating in. They are closed on Mondays. Who can blame them? I don’t like Mondays either, but they are ready to serve you all weekend long.
There is a lot to choose from at Charleston Bakery & Deli and it might all seem a little overwhelming at first.
But don’t shy away or let that hold you back. My wife, Silke, and I had something specific in mind before we went so we knew what to look for. A little afternoon coffee and cake. We were not disappointed.
The pies and pastries were beyond enticing, but a little on the spendy side. Everything looked good and we were lucky enough to actually agree on something together. The New York Style Cheese Cake with fruit was something that no mere words could describe.
With each of us armed with fork in hand, we obliged one another by taking turns with our little slice of heaven. We soon ended up looking at each other rather sheepishly when we discovered that the plate was empty. I guess next time we’ll each have to get our own.
If you are in the Summerville, SC, area, I would highly recommend stopping by the Charleston Bakery for this truly unique deli styled experience.
Every town as a best kept secret but I’m afraid I would be doing a great disservice to all my fellow coffee lovers to not spill the beans on this one.
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