Scrumptious, Award-Winning Cuisine  …

with a Side of Southern Charm


A Quaint, Cozy Dining Experience

Right in the Heart of Old Town Bluffton

Meet 2024 Chef Ambassador Leslie Rohland

Innovative cuisine, true Southern hospitality — and a piece of Bluffton history. Since Leslie Rohland first opened her quaint eatery in 2009, The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room has become one of Bluffton’s most established, historic and popular restaurants – offering sophisticated cuisine with a Lowcountry flair, and featuring a wide variety of fresh local fare.

For more than a decade, The Cottage Café has been delighting both locals and visitors to the area with a true Southern dining experience. With both indoor dining in a cozy cottage setting and outdoor dining on the porch in the art-rich historic district, The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room is like no other restaurant in the Lowcountry – expertly crafting traditional Southern favorites, to some new twists on Southern cooking.

Through the years, The Cottage Café has been honored with numerous local and national culinary awards – including being named one of South Carolina’s “10 Best” Shrimp & Grits in the national USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, and awarded with numerous prestigious national “Good Food Awards. The Cottage Café’s national award-winning Shrimp & Grits has been honored with the “People’s Choice Award” for Best Shrimp Recipe at the Beaufort Shrimp Festival.

Come see why everyone is talking about The Cottage Café – and engulf yourself in a true Southern dining experience, in one of the most picture-perfect locations in the Lowcountry.


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The Cottage Café and Bakery serves up scrumptious food with a side of old-world southern charm. Breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, and Thursdays at the Bluffton Farmers Market we provide sophisticated cuisine with a Lowcountry flair. Fabulous fresh-baked pies, cakes, tarts, scones, and cookies – and an appealing assortment of teapots, teas, coffees, and homemade preserves – are also available to take out or ship.

The Cottage is also perfect for private dinners and intimate parties. Dine indoors or out on the porch of this cozy, restored 1868 cottage in the art-rich Historic Bluffton. Full wine, beer, and liquor!




The Cottage Café on Calhoun Street in historic Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina, exemplifies old world charm and Southern hospitality.

The Cottage that was built in 1868 by J.J. Carson, is known for his bravery in saving the life of General Stonewall . . .

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Over the past decade, the Cottage Café has been the recipient of numerous local and national culinary awards.  To see the full list of our award vist out “About Us” page.