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New & Notable

New & Notable
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston

Vintage Coffee & Café
From the folks behind the wheel of Neapolitan-style pizza truck Coastal Crust, this rustic-chic coffee shop smartly caters to East Cooper families and foodies alike. Settle inside or outside the charming cottage for a delicious Counter Culture cuppa, or relax on a picnic bench in the rear yard while the kiddos clamber over an old-school Chevy-turned-
jungle gym. With throwback favorites like cinnamon- bun French toast and grilled cheese (elevated by queso fresco and roasted tomato), fresh salad spins such as curried chickpea, and a promising wine list, there’s a perk for every patron.

Thrive Organic Eatery
Tucked away on Line Street, you’ll find the little green oasis that is Thrive Organic Eatery. It may be small—just three employees, a walk-up counter, and two tables out front—but this tiny kitchen serves up a full menu: organic salads, pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches, alongside daily soup specials. There’s even homemade ice cream, churned from raw organic milk. Thrive is committed to free-range meats and sourcing all produce locally, from the frisee in the herb-encrusted goat cheese salad to the locally made sausage atop fresh mozzarella on “The Barn” pizza. With limited seating, takeout may be your best bet. (Or call for delivery—it’s free for downtowners.) But don’t leave without a bag of whole-wheat pasta from the section of organic goods for sale.