Our Cannonborough / Elliotborough Travel Guide | Charleston, SC

Grabbing breakfast at Island Provisions in Charleston, SC

Ever since we moved into our flagship space at 218 St. Philip Street, our family has loved exploring our fabulous (and growing!) neighborhood. By popular request, I rounded up all of our go-to spots in a full Cannonborough/Elliotborough guide, ready to walk you through our favorite restaurants, shops, and places to stay in the area. Start your day at our own Charleston Candle Co. store to shop our Lowcountry-inspired candles and home goods, and then take a stroll around our charming neighborhood.

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Island Provisions in Charleston, SC

Where to Eat Breakfast in Cannonborough/Elliotborough

Island Provisions: An all-in-one café and neighborhood market, Island Provisions keeps us fueled throughout the week. They prioritize local sources for their ingredients, ensuring the best quality and freshness. My go-tos are their incredible breakfast sandwich, The Boss, and their Pina Berry smoothie. My daughter, Emmi, always has to have a giant sprinkle cookie!

Island Provisions Breakfast Charleston, SC

Holey City Bagels: I love popping by this fellow family-owned spot on my way to our flagship for a homemade bagel or hearty breakfast sandwich. Founded by New Jersey transplants, their store serves delicious bagels that are hand-rolled and water-boiled daily for that signature New York style.

The Daily: Whether you’re craving a steaming latte, gourmet sourdough toast, a nourishing breakfast bowl, or a fresh smoothie, The Daily always hits the spot. Enjoy their outdoor patio or order your coffee to-go so you can enjoy it as you explore.

Where to Eat Lunch in Cannonborough/Elliotborough

Babas on Cannon: This is an essential neighborhood spot—one we frequent far too often! They serve a simple, but always delicious, menu alongside great coffee and wine, making it the perfect place for lunch with a friend. I love their turkey club sandwich, made of roasted turkey, avocado, chipotle mayo, and bibb lettuce. Don't forget to grab a slice of toasted banana bread afterward!

The Pass: If you’re a sandwich connoisseur or you find yourself especially hungry at lunchtime in Cannonborough/Elliotborough, you'll love The Pass. They offer an impressive menu of (huge!) gourmet sandwiches, snacks, and wine/beer.

D'Allesandro's Pizza: Located directly across from our flagship, D'Al’s makes amazing, fresh pizza that our family enjoys at least once a week. Thanks to their huge pies and relaxed vibe, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy with the kids in tow. The Get Gnarly (topped with balsamic chicken, mozzarella, and feta) is my personal favorite.

Where to Eat Dinner in Cannonborough/Elliotborough

Bistronomy by Nico: Whether you cozy up at the bar or grab a table on the patio, you can’t go wrong at this upscale French bistro. Their classic cuisine, craft cocktails, and charming space make for a fabulous date night or girls night out.

Chubby Fish: No trip to Charleston is complete without enjoying some local seafood, and one of my favorite places to do so is Chubby Fish. With a “dock to table” menu featuring daily catches from our nearby beaches and rivers, this award-winning restaurant always delivers on delicious food and an intimate, memorable experience. 

Felix: Both the atmosphere and the food make Felix one of my favorite spots in Charleston. Their classic Steak Frites are my go-to, but Chaz and I have loved every dish we’ve tried. Their wine selection is excellent too! 

Chez Nous: Well known for their ever-changing, seasonally inspired dishes, handwritten on the menus daily, Chez Nous is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Make reservations early to get a table at this cozy spot and prepare to be delighted by the dishes of the day.

Pink Bellies: Located almost right behind our shop, this funky Vietnamese eatery kept us fueled on those late summer nights in 2021 when we were getting our flagship ready to open! We survived on their Garlic Noodles for two months straight as we cleaned, painted, and hung shelves long into the evenings. 

More to try: Southbound, Vern's, Chasing Sage

Cannonborough/Elliotborough Bars

Tippling House: Wine lovers, don’t miss the Tippling House, a cozy wine bar set in a former Charleston single house from the 1800s. Owned and operated by a renowned sommelier, their wine list is one of the best in town. I love sipping on pinot grigio.

Bourbon N’ Bubbles: If we’re in the mood for a fun night out with friends or out-of-town guests, we head to Bourbon N’ Bubbles. They serve some of our favorite craft cocktails and champagnes (alongside delicious appetizers and small plates) in a lively, luxurious atmosphere.

Cannonborough/Elliotborough Dessert

Sugar Bakeshop: If the charming storefront of Sugar Bakeshop doesn’t catch your attention, the decadent smells wafting from the bakery surely will! Their vanilla blueberry cupcake has a special place in my heart, since we celebrated our oldest child’s first birthday with a cake in the same flavor.

Cannonborough/Elliotborough Boutiques

The Tiny Tassel: Perhaps the most cheerful spot in Charleston, The Tiny Tassel is a colorful source of handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, and gift items. Joy exudes from every corner of this happy store—I love popping in regularly to see what’s new!

The Paper Canopy: Looking to fuel your creativity while in town? Peruse The Paper Canopy for art and craft supplies, stationery, gifts, and a delightful selection of kids’ items. Be sure to check their workshop schedule—they offer classes on everything from painting, to embroidery, to hand lettering, and more.

by ALALA: Color and patterns abound at this thoughtfully curated clothing and home boutique. They keep well-stocked with styles I’ve never seen anywhere else, making it an especially fun spot to shop for date nights, vacations, and more.

Hermosa Jewelry: Whether your jewelry aesthetic is simple and understated or showstopping and bright, there’s something for everyone at Hermosa’s downtown location on nearby Spring Street. They also offer permanent jewelry, a special way to carry your Charleston memories with you daily.

Taxidermy: This jewel box of a store carries the most unique, exotic leather goods. They never shy away from bold statement pieces, from hot pink python clutches to sleek alligator coasters. I especially love their wicker pieces that incorporate leather detailing for a  Charleston-with-a-twist vibe.

Philosophers & Fools: Every detail of this independent bookstore has a story behind it, from their historic storefront, to the wines and beers they stock, to, of course, the expertly curated selection of books. Duck in on a rainy day and cozy up with a new read.

What to do with kids in Cannonborough/Elliotborough 

Cannon Park: On beautiful days, you’ll often find us at Cannon Park, about a mile down the road from our flagship. They have plenty of wide open space where kids can run around, as well as a great playground. 

Hotels in Cannonborough/Elliotborough

Guesthouse Charleston: If you’re traveling to Charleston with a large group and looking for a beautiful place to rest your heads, look no further than Guesthouse Charleston. This family-owned business manages a collection of flawlessly curated rental homes fit for groups ranging from 4 to 28, including a selection on St. Philip Street.

StayDuvet: If you’re looking for the amenities of a hotel and the convenience and space of a rental, StayDuvet properties always deliver. Both Sugar Water and Parlour House are merely steps away from our front door.

86 Cannon: For a luxurious, peaceful getaway, retreat to 86 Cannon, a boutique inn located in a beautifully restored Charleston single house from the 1860s. Each of their elegant rooms artfully combines midcentury touches, classic French elements, and Southern inspiration.

More places to stay: The Iris, The Inns

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