If you’re in Greenville and haven’t experienced the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, you’re missing out! This place has a little bit of everything. It’s a convenient 5 minutes drive from downtown, and is also located right off of the swamp rabbit trail, making it a perfect stopping point for those biking or strolling by.
The cafe menu itself offers a simple selection of breakfast sandwiches, perfectly baked pastries and breads. They also have fresh sandwiches and seasonal soups for the lunch crowd. You can either order one of their delicious specialty coffees or grab a beverage from the coolers lining the back wall. I always recommend browsing around the grocery prior to ordering. They offer such a wide variety of delicious and healthy treats and drinks, you never know what you’ll find. They also carry a vast assortment of all-natural and local products; everything from kitchen spices to skin care products. It’s tough to leave empty handed.
If you’re there on a nice day, there are several picnic benches outside where you can sit under a canopy and enjoy your food in the fresh air. And if you’re alone, there’s even a small cabinet filled with books nearby. You can either borrow a book while you eat or bring a book you no longer want and swap it out for a new one. What a brilliant idea!
Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery also hosts several events throughout the year. During the warmer months, there may be several food trucks swarmed with hungry locals outside. This allows everyone to experience a variety of foods from the surrounding area. On other occasions, they hold craft fairs and markets where you will find local artisans selling beautiful and unique goods.
Photo credit: http://www.swamprabbitcafe.com
During the colder months, you’ll find anything from Mardi Gras Festivals with live jazz bands and gumbo to classes on Spring gardening. Regardless of when you go, you’ll always find something new and exciting going on. What a great way to get involved with the community!