Persimmon Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 16 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dairy-Free, Vegan Friendly + 3 more
100% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

226 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 937-5399
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    5 ratingMay 17, 2017

    I ordered a gluten-free zucchini melt from here on Monday, and it was fantastic! I could barely tell the bread was gluten-free, which is a huge compliment (gluten-free bread is usually hard and tastes like sand). I was so excited because I could have a panini safely - they clean the grill thoroughly so that there is no cross contamination, and I haven't been able to since I was diagnosed with Celiac several years ago. I also ordered the mini peanut butter and banana custard, and it was to die for! I definitely recommend this place. I know I'll be going back!

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2017

    Lots of good gf options!

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2016

    Amazing gluten free food!

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2016

    The gentleman that took my order had CD. They get it!

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    5 ratingNovember 19, 2016

    Yes it's celiac friendly and delicious! The sandwiches with GF bread and the tomato soup are great. Make sure to tell them your celiac.

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2016

    Amazing that a sandwich shop can be so GF friendly- but it is! Love!

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2016

    Delicious and very gluten free friendly. Sandwiches and yummy cookies for dessert. Best iced coffee too!

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    4 ratingMarch 25, 2016

    Great adult grilled cheese and super helpful and knowledgeable! Not a sit down place more of a fast food joint but good!

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2016

    Their gluten free sandwiches are so good and the staff is super knowledgable in asking about gluten sensitivities vs. celiac and are more than happy to clean the grill before making your sandwich if you need it. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2015

    Such a fun and knowledgable staff. They cater to celiac patrons. Separate grill for their sandwiches. Custards are gluten free for dessert too! Highly recommend!!!

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    4 ratingSeptember 18, 2014

    Slight possibility for cross contamination but they do their best to clean the press to minimize contamination. Great sandwiches and cookies though!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2014

    This place was amazing. The second I walked in the owner asked me if I needed help with anything. When I informed him that I am a Celiac he gave me so many options. They have Udi's gluten free bread as well as the option to put your sandwich on a bed of lettuce. Even though it is the most expensive item on the menu, the owner suggested not getting the crab sandwich on gluten free bread because it falls apart. As I was discussing some options with him, the guy cooking the food took the initiative to wipe down the grill, counter, etc. not only was the entire staff, including the owner, extremely knowledgable and considerate of my disease, they were also incredibly friendly. They all asked how my food was and offered to get me a refill. I cannot express my gratitude enough. I highly recommend Persimmon Cafe to my fellow Celiacs!

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2014

    Look for a laundry cafe combo. They had a great squash sandwich and cheese and ham sandwich. meats and cheeses are gluten free.

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    5 ratingDecember 17, 2013

    Very aware for allergies with an excellent selection!

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    5 ratingNovember 30, 2013

    Persimmon Cafe was amazing! The owner was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating of my severe gluten allergy. A separate gluten free sandwich grill was brought out and everything was washed down before my food was made. The food was awesome, I had the adult grilled cheese on GF Bread and a monster cookie. We will definitely be back!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly


  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
10 am - 9 pm
10 am - 9 pm
10 am - 9 pm
10 am - 9 pm
10 am - 9 pm
10 am - 9 pm

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