Visit South Carolina's first sustainable refill shop at 1296 Pendleton Street, GVL.

part two: my favorite spots in and around Greenville

Welcome to our "Best of Greenville" guide! As a local business owner and passionate advocate for our vibrant community, I'm excited to share my favorite spots in Greenville, SC. Whether you're a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, this guide will take you through the best places to eat, shop, and explore in our charming city. From hidden gems to popular destinations, you'll discover the unique and delightful experiences that make Greenville truly special.



Mountain Goat

Our go-to spot for delicious coffee and specialty Liège waffles. Plus, all profits support GOAT which is a local non-profit that helps kids experience the outdoors. 100/10


When someone asks for a "good coffee and good breakfast" suggestion, Tandem is it for me. The seasonal crepes are so good and their savory options are delicious and filling!


A Quick(ish) Bite


I often joke that if we had our wedding in Greenville, we would have had Asada cater it. It's not really a joke though, I feel that passionately about how good their food is.

The Commons

My family loves The Commons because everyone can pick what they want to eat. And it's right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail for a post-dinner walk.



My favorite independently owned shops!

Given - women's clothings, home goods and gifts

Half Moon Outfitters - outdoor gear + athleisure clothes

Dear Greenville - stationary + paper goods

Travelers Rest Farmers Market - flowers, locally grown produce, live music + great vibes

The Vintage Market of Greenville - my favorite antique shop to wander around in (especially on a rainy day)

Recraft - creative reuse center that sells gently used craft + office supplies


Date Night

Sum Bar

As someone who loves tapas style meals, Sum Bar is a dream because everything is sharable size and so delicious. Their menu includes dim sum and Asian-inspired cocktails, perfect for a unique dining experience.

Other Lands

If Amend was a cafe/brewery, it would look like Other Lands. The cozy vibes and weekly events make it a great hang out spot, especially with their large outdoor (+ dog friendly) patio.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe

Sometimes date night just means grabbing smoothies from the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and walking on the trail after work to decompress and reconnect. The PBCB smoothie (sub oat milk) is my go-to!


I hope you enjoyed a peek into some of my favorites! If you're looking for the best picnic spot, shop to buy gifts or any other recs, just shoot me an email!
TLDR: Greenville has some great spots and if you don't like reading, here's a link to my podcast interview with Like A Local Podcast where I talk through all of my faves!
P.S. If you missed Part One, check it out here.