Step through the doors of Stax Omega Diner and Bakery to be overwhelmed by the smells of fresh baked goods, created by George Koumoustiotis. The diner and bakery have received awards from such prestigious organizations as Food Network, Southern Living, and Travel & Leisure. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at a place that is definitely a local favorite. You will find them at 72 Orchard Park Drive.
At The Cook’s Station, they understand that food does more than just nourish the body as it also nourishes the soul. They have a strong belief that cooking should be fun, whether it is simple or complex and they highly encourage playing with food. Their menu is designed to encourage people to gather for breakfast and lunch. They have a build-your-own charcuterie option, allowing you to create your own masterpiece. There is also a wine bar serving beer and wine with selections that change regularly. Located at 515 Buncombe Street, the restaurant also offers a market and cooking classes.
Located along the Reedy River in Falls Park, Passerelle Bistro offers chef-inspired meals at its location near Liberty Bridge. The name translates to “footbridge,” adding to the ambiance of this French bistro. There is indoor seating in a quaint dining area, or you can enjoy the outdoors on the open patio. The menu includes French specialties as well as comfort foods, including the Bistro Burger. Enjoy a trio of sorbet or the seasonal crème Brule after your meal. There is a full bar offering wine, beer and cocktails. The restaurant is located at 601 South Main Street and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as brunch on weekends.
Cantina 76 specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine and hand-crafted Margaritas in a casual atmosphere. The staff wants patrons to sit back, relax and enjoy their time there, before, during, and after. The original location was founded in Columbia by college friends who wanted a place to hang out and have great food. They now have five locations throughout South Carolina. One favorite item at the bar is the “Skinny Margarita.” You can even check out the big game on their large-screen televisions. They are located at 103 North Main Street.
Biscuit Head, the vision of the husband-and-wife team, Jason and Carolyn Roy, is a place where the couple can share their love of southern cooking, inspirations from their travels, and a commitment to only using local foods. The restaurant has been featured in Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food & Wine, USA Today, Garden & Gun, Paste, and Eater.com. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch at its 823 South Church Street location.
Kevin Feeny, his sister Karin Farrell and her husband, John, spent their entire careers in the food industry. They wanted to create a soulful restaurant that offered farm-fresh, scratch-made food and that dream led to Kitchen Sync. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with menu items that include scampi, chicken thighs, Carolina catfish and pizza. They also have a full bar, serving beer, wine and cocktails. They are located at 1609 Laurens Road.