Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina, also referred to as “Yeah, that Greenville,” is known for its lush greenery and natural amenities, like the Falls on the Reedy River. Hidden within the area’s natural beauty is a downtown city scene of unique, local shops, eateries, breweries, and more. Luckily for us, this downtown area also serves as home to our marketing agency, Crawford. Here at Crawford, our employees enjoy spending time downtown grabbing a bite to eat, taking coffee breaks, shopping, and taking advantage of outdoor recreation. Here are just a few of our favorite spots to do in Downtown Greenville.
Coffee Spots in Downtown Greenville We Think You’ll Like a Latte
Ranking number one from our staff favorites is Methodical Coffee.
Since opening in 2015, Methodical Coffee has grown a distinctive coffee culture, with three locations in Greenville, South Carolina (in the One Plaza in the heart of downtown, at the Commons, and on Wade Hampton Blvd). With an extensive menu ranging from classic espresso to signature Chai and pastries, as well as fashionable merchandise and packaged ground coffee to brew at home, this Greenville gem is a coffee-fan favorite.
“Their chocolate chip shortbread cookies are a must try! I typically pair it with a standard, black coffee.” – Taylor Wilson, Senior Account Executive
Brooke Enloe, public relations intern, suggested her favorite signature latte, the Tres Leches. Specifically, iced with whole milk.
Ranking second for our staff is Coffee Underground.
Standing the test of time, Coffee Underground has operated for more than 20 years in the same quirky Downtown Greenville location. Their coffee is roasted in-house, and they take pride in serving breakfast and lunch all day. They also serve wine, beer, cocktails, desserts, and sweet treats. Additionally, their theater underground performance room is a big hit for locals – offering many different performances such as comedy, songwriters, film, and improv.
“I love both the Sea Turtle and Turtle mochas. You can’t go wrong with caramel, chocolate, and coffee!” – Becca Fox, Account Coordinator
Julia Brunelle, digital strategist, recommends her favorite—hot chai latte—for any occasion.
Downtown Greenville Restaurants Are Kind of a Big Dill
Ranking number one for our staff is Nose Dive.
Located is bustling Main Street, Nose Dive is a local favorite and a must-go lunch spot for our team. This delicious dining option offers urban comfort food for brunch, lunch and dinner–hosting a world of crafted cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. We recommend trying their daily lunch features, which include a special of the day drink. Their open atmosphere and lively environment will bring you back often!
“The vegetable plate is my absolute favorite! I get it every time!” – Shannon Kohn, Senior Content Marketing Strategist
Craig Tobin, operations manager, suggests the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, fried to perfection with white BBQ sauce.
Ranking second for our staff is Gather GVL.
Can’t decide where to eat? Gather GVL is the perfect option for when you’re feeling indecisive! Gather boasts twelve fully-functioning kitchen restaurants out of shipping containers surrounding a large, open picnic seating area. Enjoy pasta, acai bowls, sushi, tacos, cheesesteaks, wine, cocktails and much more. The venue also hosts live entertainment and events throughout the week and on weekends! It’s a perfect place to relax, kickback, and enjoy some fresh air in Greenville.
“I love going to CocoBowlz and getting the Jenny Bowl, especially when it’s hot out!” – Audrey Bell, Client Relations Intern
“The 05 at Gather is my favorite. I always get the crispy brussels sprout salad.” – Cara Brown, Senior Account Supervisor
Fri-yay to Sunday Fun-day Activities in Downtown Greenville
The Saturday Market
The Saturday Market features nearly 75 vendors within 100 miles of Greenville, and encourages the use locally sourced products. From farm fresh produce and flowers to hand-woven baskets, this fun farmer’s market has something for every household. They also host events featuring live music, activities for kids, and holiday events throughout the season.
“The Saturday Market is my favorite place to go on the weekend. It has great local produce and a lot of unique finds.” – Jonny Redfield, Art Director
Allison Mertens, SVP of corporate growth, enjoys walking through the Saturday Market with her son, followed by bar hopping on Main Street with her husband.
The Swamp Rabbit Trail
The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 22-plus-mile-long walking and biking trail connecting Travelers Rest to Greenville. Along the trail are coffee shops, eateries, scenic spots, art collections, and retail shops galore. Some of the most popular include the Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery, Furman Lake, The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest, Tandem Creperie, The Flop Shop, and more.
“I love biking the trail to Tandem for brunch and stopping for drinks at any of the local breweries along the way back to town.” – Michelle Caiazzo, Project Manager
Lauren Fisch, account executive, enjoys walking the Swamp Rabbit Trail and grabbing a pesto turkey sandwich from the Swamp Rabbit Café.
While these are our favorite spots in Downtown Greenville, there are numerous places to see. Your friends here at Crawford are wishing you an exciting visit!