Neighborhood institution for Gullah and soul food
This popular spot that is run by Bertha's children always has a line during the lunch rush with regulars and visitors alike waiting for their meat and three. While some places have one thing they are famous for, Bertha's has somehow mastered the preparation of everything they serve. If you haven't decided what to order by the time you step up to the counter, pair their chicken or fried whiting with any combination of theses classic Gullah staples: red rice, okra soup and lima beans.
Bitty and Beau’s Coffee
Coffee and service with a smile
Stop in for some coffee at this shop run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities leave with a smile on your face. Their great coffee and exceptional service make this a perfect place to stop in for a pick-me-up.
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The perfect place to eat cheese and sip wine
This gourmet grocery is so charming that you won't ever want to leave, which you don't have to because they have a cheese and wine bar inside. If you are looking for a little something more substantial, they have some delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches available but the charcuterie board is never a bad choice. If you like this place, their tiny original shop is South of Broad.
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Contemporary fine art gallery
Cannon Street Shops
Local shops in a hip part of town
It seems like new restaurants and shops pop up in the cool Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood everyday, with a large concentration on Cannon Street. If you are heading down Cannon starting at King Street, pop in to any stores that catch your eye but keep an eye out for female owned favorites Candy Shop Vintage for jewelry (both vintage and designed in house) and Cannonborough Collective for balloons and gifts.
Lower King Street
Boutiques, galleries and national chains
Lower King Street is the commercial section of downtown, packed with national chains, local boutiques and galleries galore. As you are walking, pop into any stores that catch your eye but keep an eye out for these female owned favorites of ours that are listed in order, starting at Broad Street and working up to Calhoun Street: Ibu Movement for luxury apparel handcrafted by global female artisans, Worthwhile for thoughtfully designed fashion and objects, Croghan's Jewel Box for high-end antique jewelry, and Hampden for designer womens wear, in addition to any galleries that catch your eye.