About Us

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 Jackson during the Civil War battle of Chancellorsville.Carson also organized the First Baptist Church of Bluffton, and services were held at the cottage until the church building was completed. Recently, the building was moved forward and renovated to its full potential.

Today, the award winning Cottage serves fresh, scrumptious fare for breakfast, brunch, cottage-exterior-600x400lunch, tea and dinner. The pastries, breads, pies, and cakes-especially wedding cakes-are renowned. We feature specialty teas and house-roasted May River Coffee, as well as a full bar. The Cottage Café is ideal for indoor or outdoor dining, as well as small parties and events.

Call 843.757.0508 for reservations.
Due to our intimate setting and limited seating, we ask that you make a reservation for parties of 5 or more. Thank you.

Be sure to visit The Juice Hive in Bluffton Village, brought to you by the folks at the Cottage Café.  8am-4pm (Monday Through Saturday)

The Cottage has been voted:
“BEST CAKES & PASTRIES”
2015 Sun Today Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH”
2015 Sun Today Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST SIGNATURE OMELET”
2015 Hilton Head Monthly Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST OUTDOOR DINING”
2015 Hilton Head Monthly Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST CAKES & PASTRIES”
2014 Sun Today Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH”
2014 Sun Today Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST SIGNATURE OMELET”
2014 Hilton Head Monthly Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST OUTDOOR DINING”
2014 Hilton Head Monthly Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST DESSERT”
2014 Hilton Head Monthly Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST DESSERT”
2013 Hilton Head Monthly Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST CAKES AND PASTRIES”
2013 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton Awards!
“BEST PET FRIENDLY RESTAURANT”
2013 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton Awards!
“BEST BOILED PEANUT”
Runner Up, 2013 Peanut Festival
“BEST RESTAURANT FOR LUNCH”
2012 Hilton Head Monthly, Reader’s Choice Awards!
“TOP TEN RECIPES 2012”
Pistachio Cake, Bluffton Today.
“BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH”
2012 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton (BOB) Awards!
“BEST PET FRIENDLY RESTAURANT”
2012 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton (BOB) Awards!
“BEST QUICK LUNCH”
2012 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton (BOB) Awards!
“BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH”
2011 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton (BOB) Awards!
“BEST PET FRIENDLY RESTAURANT”
2011 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton (BOB) Awards!
“BEST LUNCH”
2011 Hilton Head Monthly, Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH”
2011 Hilton Head Monthly, Reader’s Choice Awards!
“BEST DESSERT”
2011 Bluffton Today, Best of Bluffton (BOB) Awards!
“FAVORITE NEW RESTAURANT”
2010 Hilton Head Monthly, Reader’s Choice Awards!
THANK YOU!

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The Cottage is proud to be a part of South Carolina’s Fresh on the Menu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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