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Café Catering

Mount Pleasant , SC

LOCATION

454 Shipping Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC US 29464 (map)

PHONE

843-849-7515

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

From taking a twist on southern fare to creating around-the-world inspired events, Cafe Catering partners with clients to make each occasion unique. Leaning on over two decades of... Read more
From taking a twist on southern fare to creating around-the-world inspired events, Cafe Catering partners with clients to make each occasion unique. Leaning on over two decades of experience, our staff has mastered Lowcountry casual and elegance through innovative food and décor. Full-service options: Bar packages, Design/Decor assistance, Coordinating packages. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

REVIEWS

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Lena
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want people to talk about how good your food is after the wedding, choose Cafe Catering. I heard about Cafe Catering because they catered a friend's wedding. Their fried green tomato and pimento cheese sandwiches, crab cakes, and demi-tasse she crab soups convinced me that they were the caterer to choose. We had sauteed scallops and sushi-grade seared tuna on top of seaweed salad that was so delicious that my guests had eaten all of it by the time I had a chance to eat. The same happened with the crab cakes. I did get some of the fried green tomato and pimento cheese stacks, and they were so so delicious. Also, I chose the standard bar plus one premium beer selection. I was so busy with other things that I didn't ever say what beer I wanted. They provided a selection of 4 or 5 local craft beers that my friends were crazy about. Many of our guests told us that this food was the best wedding food they had ever had. It looked like a 5 star restaurant had catered our event. The food was Southern, but modern. It was all perfectly cooked. All of the fried food is fried onsite so it doesn't get soggy. In addition, they packed us a huge bag of leftovers since we didn't get to eat much at the wedding. I do have to say though, you have to think about the event too. My friends had a delicious mac and cheese bar, but I decided not to go with that because, if mac and cheese doesn't get eaten immediately, the noodles soak up all of the moisture, and it gets dry. So, we planned the menu with the event in mind. I want to have another event just so they can cater it. I've given great reviews for all of my vendors, but it's because my wedding was perfect. I would not change one thing about it.
If you want people to talk about how good your food is after the wedding, choose Cafe Catering. I heard about Cafe Read more...
If you want people to talk about how good your food is after the wedding, choose Cafe Catering. I heard about Cafe Catering because they catered a friend's wedding. Their fried green tomato and pimento cheese sandwiches, crab cakes, and demi-tasse she crab soups convinced me that they were the caterer to choose. We had sauteed scallops and sushi-grade seared tuna on top of seaweed salad that was so delicious that my guests had eaten all of it by the time I had a chance to eat. The same happened with the crab cakes. I did get some of the fried green tomato and pimento cheese stacks, and they were so so delicious. Also, I chose the standard bar plus one premium beer selection. I was so busy with other things that I didn't ever say what beer I wanted. They provided a selection of 4 or 5 local craft beers that my friends were crazy about. Many of our guests told us that this food was the best wedding food they had ever had. It looked like a 5 star restaurant had catered our event. The food was Southern, but modern. It was all perfectly cooked. All of the fried food is fried onsite so it doesn't get soggy. In addition, they packed us a huge bag of leftovers since we didn't get to eat much at the wedding. I do have to say though, you have to think about the event too. My friends had a delicious mac and cheese bar, but I decided not to go with that because, if mac and cheese doesn't get eaten immediately, the noodles soak up all of the moisture, and it gets dry. So, we planned the menu with the event in mind. I want to have another event just so they can cater it. I've given great reviews for all of my vendors, but it's because my wedding was perfect. I would not change one thing about it. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything from the first meeting to the end of the reception was amazing with Lauren and Cafe' Catering. The food was incredible and many guests from the wedding are still raving about it! I have many family members that have worked for different catering companies across the states, and they all agreed that this was the best food and service that they have ever encountered. Lauren was more than helpful with everything, responded quickly to e-mails or questions, set up meetings to fit my schedule, allowed multiple food tastings, and made the entire process easy. I highly recommend them to everyone. I am already trying to get my friends to use them so that I can taste the delicious food again! I have only great things to say about them!
Everything from the first meeting to the end of the reception was amazing with Lauren and Cafe' Catering. The food was Read more...
Everything from the first meeting to the end of the reception was amazing with Lauren and Cafe' Catering. The food was incredible and many guests from the wedding are still raving about it! I have many family members that have worked for different catering companies across the states, and they all agreed that this was the best food and service that they have ever encountered. Lauren was more than helpful with everything, responded quickly to e-mails or questions, set up meetings to fit my schedule, allowed multiple food tastings, and made the entire process easy. I highly recommend them to everyone. I am already trying to get my friends to use them so that I can taste the delicious food again! I have only great things to say about them! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Cafe Catering for our wedding this May and would give them more than a 5 star rating if it was possible.
We were originally attracted to Cafe Catering because of their outstanding reviews, and they completely exceeded our expectations!
We had seafood, asian, and slider stations, and the food was out of this world! Our guests are still raving about how delicious everything was. Guests were literally stuffed and wished they had room to go back for more.
We also used Cafe Catering's coordination services which was the best thing we did for the whole wedding. My husband and I are very dedicated to our jobs which left little time for planning. Not only did Lauren Miller make planning seamless, she listened carefully to what we wanted and made our vision come to life. She nailed it, right down to every food and design detail! I will be forever grateful to her for her patience with me. When I felt overwhelmed, she knew exactly how to put me at ease. Lauren worked her magic to make sure that our vision would come to life AND stay within our budget. It would have been impossible to satisfy all of our 140 guests and provide such a magical experience without the support and guidance of Lauren Miller and the Cafe Catering team.
Our wedding was the most fun we have ever had and we have Lauren and Cafe Catering to thank. If we could go back and do it all again, we wouldn't change a thing!
We booked Cafe Catering for our wedding this May and would give them more than a 5 star rating if it was possible.
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We booked Cafe Catering for our wedding this May and would give them more than a 5 star rating if it was possible.
We were originally attracted to Cafe Catering because of their outstanding reviews, and they completely exceeded our expectations!
We had seafood, asian, and slider stations, and the food was out of this world! Our guests are still raving about how delicious everything was. Guests were literally stuffed and wished they had room to go back for more.
We also used Cafe Catering's coordination services which was the best thing we did for the whole wedding. My husband and I are very dedicated to our jobs which left little time for planning. Not only did Lauren Miller make planning seamless, she listened carefully to what we wanted and made our vision come to life. She nailed it, right down to every food and design detail! I will be forever grateful to her for her patience with me. When I felt overwhelmed, she knew exactly how to put me at ease. Lauren worked her magic to make sure that our vision would come to life AND stay within our budget. It would have been impossible to satisfy all of our 140 guests and provide such a magical experience without the support and guidance of Lauren Miller and the Cafe Catering team.
Our wedding was the most fun we have ever had and we have Lauren and Cafe Catering to thank. If we could go back and do it all again, we wouldn't change a thing! Read less
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Leander
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering made planning our wedding day absolutely effortless. They helped me create the perfect menu for us and even personalized menu items so that it could reflect us as a couple. Everyone at Cafe Catering responded quickly to emails and phone calls, as well as, handled any mishaps along the way. The day of the wedding, their amazing staff handled all aspects of the wedding. It was so nice to know that everything was taken care of so we could enjoy our big day. I have received more compliments on our food then any other aspect of the wedding. Cafe Catering made our big day perfect and one that we will always treasure and remember.
Cafe Catering made planning our wedding day absolutely effortless. They helped me create the perfect menu for us and even Read more...
Cafe Catering made planning our wedding day absolutely effortless. They helped me create the perfect menu for us and even personalized menu items so that it could reflect us as a couple. Everyone at Cafe Catering responded quickly to emails and phone calls, as well as, handled any mishaps along the way. The day of the wedding, their amazing staff handled all aspects of the wedding. It was so nice to know that everything was taken care of so we could enjoy our big day. I have received more compliments on our food then any other aspect of the wedding. Cafe Catering made our big day perfect and one that we will always treasure and remember. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Cafe Catering and Lauren Miller of Cafe Catering (was our wedding coordinator)!! I actually chose Cafe Catering solely based on wedding wire reviews and value. I had already booked them when my then-fiance and I took our only pre-wedding trip to Charelston. While the food was good at the tasting, it was amazing at the wedding! Presentation, taste, everything was perfect! We had guests commenting on how the appetizers were the best they'd ever had at a wedding (and they live in Charleston and were married here using a different caterer) and how delicious the entrees were. "Foodie" family members commented on how great the food was... and we ate at all the top restaurants in Charleston while were here... not easily pleased. My cousin who is a high-end corporate event planner commented on how beautifully everything had turned out and how smoothly everything went - all thanks to Lauren! The day-of my fiancé (now husband) did some DIY lights and a few things at the venue and one of his first comments to me after our first look was, "Lauren is so great! She has taken care of everything! I didn't have to worry about a thing!" Lauren went above and beyond with helping take care of florals, helping me cut my rentals in half to be closer to budget, was patient with my many emails and changes. I would have driven myself crazy for sure, and she handled it with absolute patience and professionalism. When 20+ mph winds decided to show up on our wedding day, she made adjustments with draping, decor, etc. Overall, food was wonderful (and we are picky), service was excellent and Lauren as our coordinator was amazing. Our wedding turned out way better than we even imagined and much of it is thanks to Lauren and her team at Cafe Catering. We would recommend them again and again! Thanks so much for making our day PERFECT!!!
I can't say enough good things about Cafe Catering and Lauren Miller of Cafe Catering (was our wedding coordinator)!! I Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Cafe Catering and Lauren Miller of Cafe Catering (was our wedding coordinator)!! I actually chose Cafe Catering solely based on wedding wire reviews and value. I had already booked them when my then-fiance and I took our only pre-wedding trip to Charelston. While the food was good at the tasting, it was amazing at the wedding! Presentation, taste, everything was perfect! We had guests commenting on how the appetizers were the best they'd ever had at a wedding (and they live in Charleston and were married here using a different caterer) and how delicious the entrees were. "Foodie" family members commented on how great the food was... and we ate at all the top restaurants in Charleston while were here... not easily pleased. My cousin who is a high-end corporate event planner commented on how beautifully everything had turned out and how smoothly everything went - all thanks to Lauren! The day-of my fiancé (now husband) did some DIY lights and a few things at the venue and one of his first comments to me after our first look was, "Lauren is so great! She has taken care of everything! I didn't have to worry about a thing!" Lauren went above and beyond with helping take care of florals, helping me cut my rentals in half to be closer to budget, was patient with my many emails and changes. I would have driven myself crazy for sure, and she handled it with absolute patience and professionalism. When 20+ mph winds decided to show up on our wedding day, she made adjustments with draping, decor, etc. Overall, food was wonderful (and we are picky), service was excellent and Lauren as our coordinator was amazing. Our wedding turned out way better than we even imagined and much of it is thanks to Lauren and her team at Cafe Catering. We would recommend them again and again! Thanks so much for making our day PERFECT!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anne
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
All the wedding guests raved about the food. Along with being delicious the presentation was wonderful.

Lauren Miller and her staff were great to work with.......we had so much guidance regarding pairings and selections while staying within our budget.

Hats off to Cafe Catering- it was great. Many thanks.
All the wedding guests raved about the food. Along with being delicious the presentation was wonderful.

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All the wedding guests raved about the food. Along with being delicious the presentation was wonderful.

Lauren Miller and her staff were great to work with.......we had so much guidance regarding pairings and selections while staying within our budget.

Hats off to Cafe Catering- it was great. Many thanks. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Pat
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Used Cafe Catering for food and event planning for my daughter's wedding. From the first food tasting till after the last guest left, Lauren Miller was on top of everything. The food was fantastic and the guests raved. Lauren helped us picking out what foods would work for our venue and to our tastes.

We also used Lauren for event planning. She answered all of our. Any questions promptly and cheerfully. She came up with ideas we never would have thought of. On the morning of the wedding, she called us early in the morning worried that it. Ignite rain and suggested we rent a tent. She pulled this off thankfully as it did rain for over an hour that evening and everything was held outside. She saved the reception!

Lauren was efficient, professional and so easy to work with. At the end of the event, everything was boxed up for us and ready to load into our car. She coordinated with the other vendors to make sure everything went off without a hitch. My daughter and son-in-law said it was the wedding of their dreams.
Used Cafe Catering for food and event planning for my daughter's wedding. From the first food tasting till after the last Read more...
Used Cafe Catering for food and event planning for my daughter's wedding. From the first food tasting till after the last guest left, Lauren Miller was on top of everything. The food was fantastic and the guests raved. Lauren helped us picking out what foods would work for our venue and to our tastes.

We also used Lauren for event planning. She answered all of our. Any questions promptly and cheerfully. She came up with ideas we never would have thought of. On the morning of the wedding, she called us early in the morning worried that it. Ignite rain and suggested we rent a tent. She pulled this off thankfully as it did rain for over an hour that evening and everything was held outside. She saved the reception!

Lauren was efficient, professional and so easy to work with. At the end of the event, everything was boxed up for us and ready to load into our car. She coordinated with the other vendors to make sure everything went off without a hitch. My daughter and son-in-law said it was the wedding of their dreams. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jenn
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren is a gem! She seamlessly arranged a tasting for me, my parents, my now husband and his parents at a moments notice, and it was all delicious! Seriously, the drunken mac and cheese is to die for. We had great choices for the cocktail hour (the pimento cheese/fried green tomato was my favorite) and people are still raving about how wonderful the food stations were at the reception.

We also contracted Lauren as our event planner. She was worth every penny (and more!) She took my ideas for my perfect wedding and just expanded on them. Everything was even better than I could have ever pictured it. Early on the morning of the wedding, it unexpectedly called for rain, and Lauren took care of making sure we got a tent, that day. She arranged all of our rentals and made it all perfect. I would give Lauren 10 Stars, she and her team are amazing.
Lauren is a gem! She seamlessly arranged a tasting for me, my parents, my now husband and his parents at a moments notice, Read more...
Lauren is a gem! She seamlessly arranged a tasting for me, my parents, my now husband and his parents at a moments notice, and it was all delicious! Seriously, the drunken mac and cheese is to die for. We had great choices for the cocktail hour (the pimento cheese/fried green tomato was my favorite) and people are still raving about how wonderful the food stations were at the reception.

We also contracted Lauren as our event planner. She was worth every penny (and more!) She took my ideas for my perfect wedding and just expanded on them. Everything was even better than I could have ever pictured it. Early on the morning of the wedding, it unexpectedly called for rain, and Lauren took care of making sure we got a tent, that day. She arranged all of our rentals and made it all perfect. I would give Lauren 10 Stars, she and her team are amazing. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Mallory
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren Miller and Cafe Catering made my day complete. From the very beginning, she/they were invaluable. Lauren was able to take my scattered vision and turn into something real with color and simplicity that fit my rustic venue to a tee. No matter how many questions, cost saving suggestions or requests for a change I made, Lauren's patience and personality never wavered. She was flexible, professional, responsive, willing to juggle both my mom and me, creative and the list just goes on and on. When it came to the day of, Lauren was worth her weight in gold. I felt I could relax because I knew she was taking care of everything that needed to be taken care of. She handled mix ups with ease and solved problems like a pro. The food was not only beautiful but delicious, and even as the bride, I was never in want when it came to food or drink. And they sent me home with a bag of goodies, enough to snack on for days! Anyone who uses Cafe for Catering and/or full service coordination will be over the moon.
Lauren Miller and Cafe Catering made my day complete. From the very beginning, she/they were invaluable. Lauren was able Read more...
Lauren Miller and Cafe Catering made my day complete. From the very beginning, she/they were invaluable. Lauren was able to take my scattered vision and turn into something real with color and simplicity that fit my rustic venue to a tee. No matter how many questions, cost saving suggestions or requests for a change I made, Lauren's patience and personality never wavered. She was flexible, professional, responsive, willing to juggle both my mom and me, creative and the list just goes on and on. When it came to the day of, Lauren was worth her weight in gold. I felt I could relax because I knew she was taking care of everything that needed to be taken care of. She handled mix ups with ease and solved problems like a pro. The food was not only beautiful but delicious, and even as the bride, I was never in want when it came to food or drink. And they sent me home with a bag of goodies, enough to snack on for days! Anyone who uses Cafe for Catering and/or full service coordination will be over the moon. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren and her staff were so amazing during the whole process of picking a caterer for our Big Day. From day 1 she was in constant contact us. She guided us and helped us get our menu right where we needed to be based on our budget. I am still get so many raving reviews and compliments from our guests that day about how wonderful they made everything look and how good the food was.
Cafe Catering is an amazing Professional, Kind and Sweet group of people. They were referred to me by an old high school friend, and I would no doubt recommend them to anyone that would ever question who they should use as a caterer at their wedding or other events. :)
Lauren and her staff were so amazing during the whole process of picking a caterer for our Big Day. From day 1 she was in Read more...
Lauren and her staff were so amazing during the whole process of picking a caterer for our Big Day. From day 1 she was in constant contact us. She guided us and helped us get our menu right where we needed to be based on our budget. I am still get so many raving reviews and compliments from our guests that day about how wonderful they made everything look and how good the food was.
Cafe Catering is an amazing Professional, Kind and Sweet group of people. They were referred to me by an old high school friend, and I would no doubt recommend them to anyone that would ever question who they should use as a caterer at their wedding or other events. :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lori
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Cafe Catering- From the fabulous food to the incredible service, and the staff expertise in bringing to reality a perfect event, they made my wedding more perfect than I could have ever dreamed. Lauren and Katie handled everything, and literally made our day stress free. Incredible food!!! Lori McGovern
I can't say enough about Cafe Catering- From the fabulous food to the incredible service, and the staff expertise in Read more...
I can't say enough about Cafe Catering- From the fabulous food to the incredible service, and the staff expertise in bringing to reality a perfect event, they made my wedding more perfect than I could have ever dreamed. Lauren and Katie handled everything, and literally made our day stress free. Incredible food!!! Lori McGovern Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
Café Catering responded with the following comments:

Lori and Mike, thanks for your kind words. It was our absolute pleasure working with you both!
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Café was the absolute best pick for our wedding. If I had to plan a wedding all over again, I would absolutely buy the coordination package (again) with the catering!

While they can do any type of food you would want, we went with traditional southern food stations, with some modern, personal favorite passed apps.
The food was very good and the presentation is so pretty, it is like additional decoration to the reception space.

Working with Lauren to plan my menu and as my wedding planner was the best money I spent on my wedding. And my mother agrees! She happily took me through different scenarios around cost, reception flow, rental options, and sat through fabric changes throughout the entire prep time. Her patience is awesome, but even more so, I liked working with a professional who can explain the pros and cons of adding something to a ceremony, or taking it out, why you might need an extra bartender, when something is "nice to have" but not necessary, etc.

Lauren also coordinates the event rentals (which includes a discount!) for you, and acts as the point of contact for your vendors month/week of. It really helps to have one point of contact that knows everything that is going on.

Lastly, weddings in Charleston are not cheap and I felt (especially AFTER the wedding which is the best test) I got the most bang for my buck using café catering. And I would have easily spent more just to use Lauren as my coordinator!
Café was the absolute best pick for our wedding. If I had to plan a wedding all over again, I would absolutely buy the Read more...
Café was the absolute best pick for our wedding. If I had to plan a wedding all over again, I would absolutely buy the coordination package (again) with the catering!

While they can do any type of food you would want, we went with traditional southern food stations, with some modern, personal favorite passed apps.
The food was very good and the presentation is so pretty, it is like additional decoration to the reception space.

Working with Lauren to plan my menu and as my wedding planner was the best money I spent on my wedding. And my mother agrees! She happily took me through different scenarios around cost, reception flow, rental options, and sat through fabric changes throughout the entire prep time. Her patience is awesome, but even more so, I liked working with a professional who can explain the pros and cons of adding something to a ceremony, or taking it out, why you might need an extra bartender, when something is "nice to have" but not necessary, etc.

Lauren also coordinates the event rentals (which includes a discount!) for you, and acts as the point of contact for your vendors month/week of. It really helps to have one point of contact that knows everything that is going on.

Lastly, weddings in Charleston are not cheap and I felt (especially AFTER the wedding which is the best test) I got the most bang for my buck using café catering. And I would have easily spent more just to use Lauren as my coordinator! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lauren Miller and her staff are the REAL DEAL! Our food was expertly made and set up beautifully and the venue decor that Lauren designed was MAGAZINE WORTHY. Incredible. It was the perfect setup for our perfect night. I highly recommend using Cafe Catering and hiring Lauren as your coordinator. You will not be disappointed!
Lauren Miller and her staff are the REAL DEAL! Our food was expertly made and set up beautifully and the venue decor that Read more...
Lauren Miller and her staff are the REAL DEAL! Our food was expertly made and set up beautifully and the venue decor that Lauren designed was MAGAZINE WORTHY. Incredible. It was the perfect setup for our perfect night. I highly recommend using Cafe Catering and hiring Lauren as your coordinator. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Kayce
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
In my polling of folks in the wedding industry and recent newlyweds, Cafe Catering kept coming up, and always with rave reviews. I went with my gut and chose them based on these reviews as well as their prices. At our tasting, my mom and now-husband could not stop raving about how delicious everything was - I was just glad I got to taste everything there, since I was too busy at the wedding to eat! I've since heard how fabulous everything tasted from my guests, so I'd say Cafe Catering was a hit! We did have a big bag of goodies go home with us that evening, so that made for a delicious late-night buffet in our honeymoon suite :)
In my polling of folks in the wedding industry and recent newlyweds, Cafe Catering kept coming up, and always with rave Read more...
In my polling of folks in the wedding industry and recent newlyweds, Cafe Catering kept coming up, and always with rave reviews. I went with my gut and chose them based on these reviews as well as their prices. At our tasting, my mom and now-husband could not stop raving about how delicious everything was - I was just glad I got to taste everything there, since I was too busy at the wedding to eat! I've since heard how fabulous everything tasted from my guests, so I'd say Cafe Catering was a hit! We did have a big bag of goodies go home with us that evening, so that made for a delicious late-night buffet in our honeymoon suite :) Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa and her staff were awesome! From the menu planning, coordination, to the decor everything was perfect. They went above and beyond. The food was amazing! They even packed an amazing to go bag of everything for us because she knew we hadn't gotten a chance to sit down and eat. We could not have been happier. If you're planning an event anywhere in the Charleston area I would highly recommend them
Melissa and her staff were awesome! From the menu planning, coordination, to the decor everything was perfect. They went Read more...
Melissa and her staff were awesome! From the menu planning, coordination, to the decor everything was perfect. They went above and beyond. The food was amazing! They even packed an amazing to go bag of everything for us because she knew we hadn't gotten a chance to sit down and eat. We could not have been happier. If you're planning an event anywhere in the Charleston area I would highly recommend them Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Megan
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
BEYOND EXPECTATIONS, AMAZING, EXCELLENT!!!

I cannot say enough about Lauren and the Cafe Catering team. From the very first phone call with Lauren I knew I'd found my girl. Caterer PLUS wedding planner. I told her my vision and she completely nailed it. EVERYONE said it was the most beautiful wedding they've ever been too!!!

Everything was impeccable, the food was delicious, everyone was raving on and on about how much they loved the food. All the coordination was PERFECTION. Lauren's coordination is an absolute must. From managing all the major rental vendors, to making sure all my wedding party was where they needed to be the day of, to getting my now husband and I anything we needed, she was on it! My mom would ask Lauren if we had any number of things..Lauren's response would either be yes or I'll make it happen. Always going above and beyond all of our expectations. She's such a pleasure to work with and her attention to detail and ability to really understand your vision for the overall feeling of what we wanted was dead on. We wanted romantic, formal/vintage, whimsical... I have people calling me everyday and saying that it was hands down the most beautiful wedding they've EVER been to. I have to be honest it was the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to. Thank you Cafe Catering and Lauren, you guys are rock-stars! We cannot ever thank you enough for making our day so magical and memorable. It was such a dream come true. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU!
BEYOND EXPECTATIONS, AMAZING, EXCELLENT!!!

I cannot say enough about Lauren and the Cafe Catering team. From the Read more...
BEYOND EXPECTATIONS, AMAZING, EXCELLENT!!!

I cannot say enough about Lauren and the Cafe Catering team. From the very first phone call with Lauren I knew I'd found my girl. Caterer PLUS wedding planner. I told her my vision and she completely nailed it. EVERYONE said it was the most beautiful wedding they've ever been too!!!

Everything was impeccable, the food was delicious, everyone was raving on and on about how much they loved the food. All the coordination was PERFECTION. Lauren's coordination is an absolute must. From managing all the major rental vendors, to making sure all my wedding party was where they needed to be the day of, to getting my now husband and I anything we needed, she was on it! My mom would ask Lauren if we had any number of things..Lauren's response would either be yes or I'll make it happen. Always going above and beyond all of our expectations. She's such a pleasure to work with and her attention to detail and ability to really understand your vision for the overall feeling of what we wanted was dead on. We wanted romantic, formal/vintage, whimsical... I have people calling me everyday and saying that it was hands down the most beautiful wedding they've EVER been to. I have to be honest it was the most beautiful wedding I've ever been to. Thank you Cafe Catering and Lauren, you guys are rock-stars! We cannot ever thank you enough for making our day so magical and memorable. It was such a dream come true. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa Joseph and her team at Cafe Catering are amazing! As an event planner myself, she pushed the bar even higher with her level of customer service during our wedding planning process. She was very quick to respond in all communication and willing to do whatever it took to make our day exactly as we envisioned it in our minds. Their food quality is amazing and an excellent value for their pricing.All their staff that worked the event were extremely professional.
Melissa Joseph and her team at Cafe Catering are amazing! As an event planner myself, she pushed the bar even higher with Read more...
Melissa Joseph and her team at Cafe Catering are amazing! As an event planner myself, she pushed the bar even higher with her level of customer service during our wedding planning process. She was very quick to respond in all communication and willing to do whatever it took to make our day exactly as we envisioned it in our minds. Their food quality is amazing and an excellent value for their pricing.All their staff that worked the event were extremely professional. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren and Ashley were superb about communicating with us and making suggestions to our menu. We never saw a single server or any of the wait staff pick up plates at the reception, but they were there for sure! The food was amazing, and we had a lot of compliments on the seafood display which was completely gone by 7 pm. Highly recommend for any and all services- they even coordinated with our rental company to make sure they had what they needed. Got the most compliments on the drunken mac n cheese, seafood display and pecan encrusted chicken skewers.
Lauren and Ashley were superb about communicating with us and making suggestions to our menu. We never saw a single server Read more...
Lauren and Ashley were superb about communicating with us and making suggestions to our menu. We never saw a single server or any of the wait staff pick up plates at the reception, but they were there for sure! The food was amazing, and we had a lot of compliments on the seafood display which was completely gone by 7 pm. Highly recommend for any and all services- they even coordinated with our rental company to make sure they had what they needed. Got the most compliments on the drunken mac n cheese, seafood display and pecan encrusted chicken skewers. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Aprillynn82
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Cafe Catering for our destination wedding based solely on the well rounded menu, competitive pricing & the friendliness of our coordinator Amber. We didn't do our tasting until the week of our wedding since it was a destination wedding & we live over 12 hours away. We were so relieved! The food was phenomenal! They gladly accommodated special dietary requests. I can't say enough about Amber! We hired her as our day of coordinator & that was the best decision we made. She coordinated our rentals & chose the most fabulous linens. Thanks to all Amber's hard work, I was able to sit back & enjoy our special day. Our guests are still raving about how great our food was!
We chose Cafe Catering for our destination wedding based solely on the well rounded menu, competitive pricing & the Read more...
We chose Cafe Catering for our destination wedding based solely on the well rounded menu, competitive pricing & the friendliness of our coordinator Amber. We didn't do our tasting until the week of our wedding since it was a destination wedding & we live over 12 hours away. We were so relieved! The food was phenomenal! They gladly accommodated special dietary requests. I can't say enough about Amber! We hired her as our day of coordinator & that was the best decision we made. She coordinated our rentals & chose the most fabulous linens. Thanks to all Amber's hard work, I was able to sit back & enjoy our special day. Our guests are still raving about how great our food was! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Megan
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Café Catering was a hands-down winner among the different catering companies while I went through the selection process and collected reviews. I used them for catering, bar, and day-of planning. Lauren gave me invaluable, honest feedback at each meeting and was never short of great ideas. Even though my emotions may have been all over the place, I never felt judged. She would listen, and then we’d solve the problem. I’d walk out of every meeting feeling better than when I came in. The day of the wedding, everything went beautifully. Just at the perfect moments, Lauren would be right there to cue me (or anyone else who had a responsibility). Everyone I met on her staff was sincere and would go above and beyond to make my event great. (Three of them even learned my surprise flash-mob dance and performed it with us at the reception!) I give Lauren and all of the staff at Café Catering an A+!
Café Catering was a hands-down winner among the different catering companies while I went through the selection process Read more...
Café Catering was a hands-down winner among the different catering companies while I went through the selection process and collected reviews. I used them for catering, bar, and day-of planning. Lauren gave me invaluable, honest feedback at each meeting and was never short of great ideas. Even though my emotions may have been all over the place, I never felt judged. She would listen, and then we’d solve the problem. I’d walk out of every meeting feeling better than when I came in. The day of the wedding, everything went beautifully. Just at the perfect moments, Lauren would be right there to cue me (or anyone else who had a responsibility). Everyone I met on her staff was sincere and would go above and beyond to make my event great. (Three of them even learned my surprise flash-mob dance and performed it with us at the reception!) I give Lauren and all of the staff at Café Catering an A+! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering was absolutely wonderful! We have gotten SO many compliments on how fabulous the food was! Melissa at Cafe Catering was such a delight to work with. We had multiple face-to-face meetings and she was always available via phone or e-mail. She checked in with me multiple times to check if there was anything I needed. She helped me make a lot of decisions about the menu, glassware, set-up, specialty cocktail drinks, etc. I could not have done it without her. They are so great about making sure every detail is perfect. I would definitely recommend!
Cafe Catering was absolutely wonderful! We have gotten SO many compliments on how fabulous the food was! Melissa at Cafe Read more...
Cafe Catering was absolutely wonderful! We have gotten SO many compliments on how fabulous the food was! Melissa at Cafe Catering was such a delight to work with. We had multiple face-to-face meetings and she was always available via phone or e-mail. She checked in with me multiple times to check if there was anything I needed. She helped me make a lot of decisions about the menu, glassware, set-up, specialty cocktail drinks, etc. I could not have done it without her. They are so great about making sure every detail is perfect. I would definitely recommend! Read less
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Laurel
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Lauren at Cafe Catering was very professional and listened to all of my ideas. She was able to capture my vision perfectly, down to the very last detail. Any questions that I had she explained patiently, without making me feel like I was an idiot or a bridezilla. In addition to the top-notch service, the FOOD was AMAZING. The taste and quality of the food was one of the very most important things to my husband and I. They sent us off with a huge shopping bag full of to-go boxes of everything so that we could sample all of it. Our guests are still raving about the food and service. They went above and beyond our expectations.
Lauren at Cafe Catering was very professional and listened to all of my ideas. She was able to capture my vision Read more...
Lauren at Cafe Catering was very professional and listened to all of my ideas. She was able to capture my vision perfectly, down to the very last detail. Any questions that I had she explained patiently, without making me feel like I was an idiot or a bridezilla. In addition to the top-notch service, the FOOD was AMAZING. The taste and quality of the food was one of the very most important things to my husband and I. They sent us off with a huge shopping bag full of to-go boxes of everything so that we could sample all of it. Our guests are still raving about the food and service. They went above and beyond our expectations. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths,
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vlconnolly29
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
The girls at Cafe Catering are wonderful! They were fantastic, easy to work with and made my wedding day a complete success with no stress on the bride! They take the time to listen to your vision and really make it come true! They took care of the food, alcohol and event design! The decor was even better than what I'd imagined! The food was absolutely amazing and they even made sure my husband and I had a plate of food at our reception! :) The day flowed so smoothly and I'm incredibly thankful for their hard work!
The girls at Cafe Catering are wonderful! They were fantastic, easy to work with and made my wedding day a complete Read more...
The girls at Cafe Catering are wonderful! They were fantastic, easy to work with and made my wedding day a complete success with no stress on the bride! They take the time to listen to your vision and really make it come true! They took care of the food, alcohol and event design! The decor was even better than what I'd imagined! The food was absolutely amazing and they even made sure my husband and I had a plate of food at our reception! :) The day flowed so smoothly and I'm incredibly thankful for their hard work! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
There are so many choices for caterers in Charleston, it can be very overwhelming! I was introduced to Cafe Catering from a client, and after the first appointment with Lauren I knew I didn't need to look any further! She understood my vision, was very knowladgeble, and very understanding when I changed the menu a time or two. I am a huge foodie and had very high expectations, and I can tell you, I STILL have guests at our wedding, 7 months later, RAVING about the food!! Everything was top notch.
There are so many choices for caterers in Charleston, it can be very overwhelming! I was introduced to Cafe Catering from Read more...
There are so many choices for caterers in Charleston, it can be very overwhelming! I was introduced to Cafe Catering from a client, and after the first appointment with Lauren I knew I didn't need to look any further! She understood my vision, was very knowladgeble, and very understanding when I changed the menu a time or two. I am a huge foodie and had very high expectations, and I can tell you, I STILL have guests at our wedding, 7 months later, RAVING about the food!! Everything was top notch. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough great things about Cafe Catering! The food was amazing! I thought the food was great at the tasting but it was even better at the wedding! Lauren was also our day of planner, and she is wonderful! She went up and beyond my expectations, and I would highly recommend her to any bride and groom! Our wedding day was completely perfect and I owe so much to her! Highly, highly recommend Cafe Catering and Lauren!
I can not say enough great things about Cafe Catering! The food was amazing! I thought the food was great at the tasting Read more...
I can not say enough great things about Cafe Catering! The food was amazing! I thought the food was great at the tasting but it was even better at the wedding! Lauren was also our day of planner, and she is wonderful! She went up and beyond my expectations, and I would highly recommend her to any bride and groom! Our wedding day was completely perfect and I owe so much to her! Highly, highly recommend Cafe Catering and Lauren! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Richelle
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering did the catering for my wedding at a beach house in Folly Beach and I HIGHLY recommend them! We had lime marinated steak, grilled to order crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and a she crab soup and salad station. Our guests were raving about how great the food was! Melissa Joseph was our event coordinator and she is fabulous to work with. She responded to my questions promptly and gave me great suggestions and advice. Their prices were good and the service was superb. I can't give them a high enough review and would definately recommend Cafe Catering for weddings!
Cafe Catering did the catering for my wedding at a beach house in Folly Beach and I HIGHLY recommend them! We had lime Read more...
Cafe Catering did the catering for my wedding at a beach house in Folly Beach and I HIGHLY recommend them! We had lime marinated steak, grilled to order crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and a she crab soup and salad station. Our guests were raving about how great the food was! Melissa Joseph was our event coordinator and she is fabulous to work with. She responded to my questions promptly and gave me great suggestions and advice. Their prices were good and the service was superb. I can't give them a high enough review and would definately recommend Cafe Catering for weddings! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
As Charleston residents, we are very familiar with the quality of food and service delivered by Charleston's Cafe, so when we heard that they had a catering service, it was a no-brainer. We loved Cafe' Catering at our wedding! Their menus choices were excellent, and it was absolutely delicious. Everyone was commenting on how wonderful our food was *and* appeared. Cafe' Catering goes above and beyond to make sure that their presentation is beautiful and in keeping with your wedding or event's decor. Thank you Cafe' Catering!
As Charleston residents, we are very familiar with the quality of food and service delivered by Charleston's Cafe, so when Read more...
As Charleston residents, we are very familiar with the quality of food and service delivered by Charleston's Cafe, so when we heard that they had a catering service, it was a no-brainer. We loved Cafe' Catering at our wedding! Their menus choices were excellent, and it was absolutely delicious. Everyone was commenting on how wonderful our food was *and* appeared. Cafe' Catering goes above and beyond to make sure that their presentation is beautiful and in keeping with your wedding or event's decor. Thank you Cafe' Catering! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erin
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Cafe catering provided all of the catering for my rehearsal dinner and wedding and the food was amazing!! All of my guests have been raving about the food for weeks now :). We had Lauren Miller coordinate the wedding as well as plan out the decor/layout for the ceremony and reception at the Legare-waring house. She did an amazing job and everything looked stunning. On the day of, I barely had to think and didn't have to stress about anything. It was all taken care of by Lauren and her team. After watching some friends go through the day-of wedding stress, I am SO grateful that Lauren was there to manage the event. I would highly recommend Cafe Catering and especially Lauren to anyone!
Cafe catering provided all of the catering for my rehearsal dinner and wedding and the food was amazing!! All of my guests Read more...
Cafe catering provided all of the catering for my rehearsal dinner and wedding and the food was amazing!! All of my guests have been raving about the food for weeks now :). We had Lauren Miller coordinate the wedding as well as plan out the decor/layout for the ceremony and reception at the Legare-waring house. She did an amazing job and everything looked stunning. On the day of, I barely had to think and didn't have to stress about anything. It was all taken care of by Lauren and her team. After watching some friends go through the day-of wedding stress, I am SO grateful that Lauren was there to manage the event. I would highly recommend Cafe Catering and especially Lauren to anyone! Read less
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Courtney and Chad
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering did an excellent job of providing us with catering and bar services for our wedding. In addition, they provided wedding planning "day of" services with Melissa as our coordinator. Their food was delicious and all our guests were very impressed. It had all our favs: crab cake station, shrimp and grits bar, and mac n cheese. True southern style. (The variety of (yummy) menu options from the start made it difficult to choose but Melissa was able to guide us in our selections and make suggestions. It turned out so good!)
Melissa went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with everything. She was really easy to communicate with and made multiply revisions to our menu per our direction. And when we went over our budget with the rentals, she worked hard to see what our other, more economical options were. We were able to cut it almost in half with her help! She was very flexible throughout whole process, any changes were swiftly executed and with a smile. It was a pleasure working with her and everything turned out just beautiful!
Prior and during the wedding reception, the entire staff was very professional. Didn't have any interaction with the servers or kitchen staff, which as the bride, makes me think they did an excellent job, nothing went wrong, and no one had any complaints. Melissa made sure we ate and was very attentive to our needs. Our guests were taken care of and tables were quickly cleaned off too. (Although it was cold out where the bar was located, the bartenders served with a smile too!) We were sent home with an awesome to-go box. So thoughtful.
Cafe Catering did a wonderful job. We appreciated their hard work, things turned out beautiful and everyone enjoyed themselves. What more could you ask for!? I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for cost effective yet delicious and well-executed wedding reception.
Cafe Catering did an excellent job of providing us with catering and bar services for our wedding. In addition, they Read more...
Cafe Catering did an excellent job of providing us with catering and bar services for our wedding. In addition, they provided wedding planning "day of" services with Melissa as our coordinator. Their food was delicious and all our guests were very impressed. It had all our favs: crab cake station, shrimp and grits bar, and mac n cheese. True southern style. (The variety of (yummy) menu options from the start made it difficult to choose but Melissa was able to guide us in our selections and make suggestions. It turned out so good!)
Melissa went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with everything. She was really easy to communicate with and made multiply revisions to our menu per our direction. And when we went over our budget with the rentals, she worked hard to see what our other, more economical options were. We were able to cut it almost in half with her help! She was very flexible throughout whole process, any changes were swiftly executed and with a smile. It was a pleasure working with her and everything turned out just beautiful!
Prior and during the wedding reception, the entire staff was very professional. Didn't have any interaction with the servers or kitchen staff, which as the bride, makes me think they did an excellent job, nothing went wrong, and no one had any complaints. Melissa made sure we ate and was very attentive to our needs. Our guests were taken care of and tables were quickly cleaned off too. (Although it was cold out where the bar was located, the bartenders served with a smile too!) We were sent home with an awesome to-go box. So thoughtful.
Cafe Catering did a wonderful job. We appreciated their hard work, things turned out beautiful and everyone enjoyed themselves. What more could you ask for!? I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for cost effective yet delicious and well-executed wedding reception. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
Café Catering responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the great review! Working with Courtney and Chad was so much fun, it didn't seem like work at all! We're so glad everything came together so well and a good time was had by all. Best wishes to you both!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering did a PHENOMENAL job with our catering and bar service. Lauren was a true pleasure to work with during the planning process- always prompt and professional and extremely thorough! The food at the wedding was awesome!

Guests were raving about it being the best weddiing food they had ever had. Cafe Catering also packed my new husband and I a HUGE to go bag with a sample of everything- we were happy to try everythinhg as we were too busy at the wedding to eat.

We would highly recommend them to anyone needing a caterer- for ANY occasion!
Cafe Catering did a PHENOMENAL job with our catering and bar service. Lauren was a true pleasure to work with during the Read more...
Cafe Catering did a PHENOMENAL job with our catering and bar service. Lauren was a true pleasure to work with during the planning process- always prompt and professional and extremely thorough! The food at the wedding was awesome!

Guests were raving about it being the best weddiing food they had ever had. Cafe Catering also packed my new husband and I a HUGE to go bag with a sample of everything- we were happy to try everythinhg as we were too busy at the wedding to eat.

We would highly recommend them to anyone needing a caterer- for ANY occasion! Read less
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Café Catering responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the great review! It was so much fun working with you guys over the past few months. You have great taste and that really reflected in your menu. Best wishes to you both!
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dbhood74
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering did a fantastic job with our wedding on a short time frame. The professionalism was unmatched. Thank you to Lauren and her team.
Cafe Catering did a fantastic job with our wedding on a short time frame. The professionalism was unmatched. Thank you to Read more...
Cafe Catering did a fantastic job with our wedding on a short time frame. The professionalism was unmatched. Thank you to Lauren and her team. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering truly helped make our wedding a success! We worked with Lauren, who was always very responsive to e-mails and phone calls, and able to answer any questions we had. The food was amazing - our guests are still talking about the crab cakes. In addition, Lauren coordinated all the rentals (tables, chairs, china, lights, sound equipment, etc). She has a good eye and really helped make certain aspects special from colored lights to a fun lounge area. I trusted Lauren, and if she said it would look great, I took her word. I'm glad I did!
Cafe Catering truly helped make our wedding a success! We worked with Lauren, who was always very responsive to e-mails Read more...
Cafe Catering truly helped make our wedding a success! We worked with Lauren, who was always very responsive to e-mails and phone calls, and able to answer any questions we had. The food was amazing - our guests are still talking about the crab cakes. In addition, Lauren coordinated all the rentals (tables, chairs, china, lights, sound equipment, etc). She has a good eye and really helped make certain aspects special from colored lights to a fun lounge area. I trusted Lauren, and if she said it would look great, I took her word. I'm glad I did! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Brenda
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Melissa was such pleasure to work with for our rehearsal dinner. We changed a lot of things in regards to the menu leading up to the event and nothing was ever too much trouble. She was a very accomodating and went above and beyond her duties. The entire event went so smoothly even when problems arose they were handled with perfectly with great professionalism!
Melissa was such pleasure to work with for our rehearsal dinner. We changed a lot of things in regards to the menu leading Read more...
Melissa was such pleasure to work with for our rehearsal dinner. We changed a lot of things in regards to the menu leading up to the event and nothing was ever too much trouble. She was a very accomodating and went above and beyond her duties. The entire event went so smoothly even when problems arose they were handled with perfectly with great professionalism! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
Café Catering responded with the following comments:

Working with Brenda and Brian was a delight! You guys constantly kept us laughing. Even with unexpected "hiccups" along the way, everything turned out beautifully. Thanks for the great review and we're sure that you'll be making everyone and each other laugh for many years to come!
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Carolyn
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Charleston cafe did a fabulous job with catering our wedding. Lauren provided all kinds of terrific advice and really helped guide me towards making the right decisions. The decorations (linens, tables, chairs, etc.) looked wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious. We got so many compliments on our wedding!
Charleston cafe did a fabulous job with catering our wedding. Lauren provided all kinds of terrific advice and really Read more...
Charleston cafe did a fabulous job with catering our wedding. Lauren provided all kinds of terrific advice and really helped guide me towards making the right decisions. The decorations (linens, tables, chairs, etc.) looked wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious. We got so many compliments on our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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MeganRemley
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
If I could give 10 out of 5 stars, I would! Melissa Joseph with Cafe Catering truly made our wedding unforgettable! She invested more thought, time and energy into our BEAUTIFUL, FUN, AND MEMORABLE wedding than I did (and I was the bride!!!)! Our venue fell threw with fewer than 2 months until our wedding, and so in a hurry, we contacted Melissa. She immediately worked with us in our budget to come up with a much better deal than our previous planner had. Our guests still comment on how wonderful the food was, how professional the staff was and what a cool atmosphere Cafe Catering created. Thank you to Melissa and Cafe Catering for a great start to a lifetime of bliss! I would recommend them to anyone!
If I could give 10 out of 5 stars, I would! Melissa Joseph with Cafe Catering truly made our wedding unforgettable! She Read more...
If I could give 10 out of 5 stars, I would! Melissa Joseph with Cafe Catering truly made our wedding unforgettable! She invested more thought, time and energy into our BEAUTIFUL, FUN, AND MEMORABLE wedding than I did (and I was the bride!!!)! Our venue fell threw with fewer than 2 months until our wedding, and so in a hurry, we contacted Melissa. She immediately worked with us in our budget to come up with a much better deal than our previous planner had. Our guests still comment on how wonderful the food was, how professional the staff was and what a cool atmosphere Cafe Catering created. Thank you to Melissa and Cafe Catering for a great start to a lifetime of bliss! I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Café Catering responded with the following comments:

Every once in a while, something major will happen to a couple that sends their planning off course. Poor Megan and Max were left without a venue, food, bar and service only a few months before their wedding! We were so happy to get them back on course and exceed their expectations. Megan made sure that the dancefloor was always full of guests, so I'm pretty sure everyone had a great time! They had all of the ingredients for a great wedding, we just helped put it all together for them. Best wishes to you both!
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Meredith
Wedding:
1/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Cafe Catering provided bar services for our wedding, and Lauren Miller of the cafe was my day-of coordinator. We would have used them for catering as well if it weren't for a personal connection with our caterer. (We've been to weddings who used Cafe Catering and the food was fantastic.)

The bar was fantastic - and believe me, they had plenty of work with our group. And Lauren took amazing care of us leading up to the wedding and during the day itself. She walked us through our rehearsal, which was really great considering our officiant was a friend and not a pro. She helped with decor and coordinating all of the vendors, and she made sure we were never without champagne or anything else we may have needed.

Cafe Catering is among the best value in Charleston, SC, and I'd recommend them in a heartbeat (and already have!).
Cafe Catering provided bar services for our wedding, and Lauren Miller of the cafe was my day-of coordinator. We would Read more...
Cafe Catering provided bar services for our wedding, and Lauren Miller of the cafe was my day-of coordinator. We would have used them for catering as well if it weren't for a personal connection with our caterer. (We've been to weddings who used Cafe Catering and the food was fantastic.)

The bar was fantastic - and believe me, they had plenty of work with our group. And Lauren took amazing care of us leading up to the wedding and during the day itself. She walked us through our rehearsal, which was really great considering our officiant was a friend and not a pro. She helped with decor and coordinating all of the vendors, and she made sure we were never without champagne or anything else we may have needed.

Cafe Catering is among the best value in Charleston, SC, and I'd recommend them in a heartbeat (and already have!). Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
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haileylee1
Wedding:
4/22/2012
4.9/5.0
All my guested LOVED our wedding food. It was wonderful!!!


We had different stations which was the perfect choice for our wedding. My favorite was the Mac&Cheese bar, so yummy!!
All my guested LOVED our wedding food. It was wonderful!!!


We had different stations which was the perfect Read more...
All my guested LOVED our wedding food. It was wonderful!!!


We had different stations which was the perfect choice for our wedding. My favorite was the Mac&Cheese bar, so yummy!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
My daughter's wedding was over a year ago and we are still receiving compliments on the food and service provided by Cafe Catering. I have heard over and over again from friends that attended the wedding it was absolutely the best wedding ever, best food and friendliest catering staff. Melissa made certain everything was taken care of and made it virtually stress free for my daughter.
My daughter's wedding was over a year ago and we are still receiving compliments on the food and service provided by Cafe Read more...
My daughter's wedding was over a year ago and we are still receiving compliments on the food and service provided by Cafe Catering. I have heard over and over again from friends that attended the wedding it was absolutely the best wedding ever, best food and friendliest catering staff. Melissa made certain everything was taken care of and made it virtually stress free for my daughter. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.9/5.0
Some really great food, we got to go boxes!
Some really great food, we got to go boxes!
Some really great food, we got to go boxes! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Tracy
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend Cafe Catering. They were very reasonably priced in comparison to others I considered. The food was AMAZING. Everyone at the wedding commented on it. I would especially recommend the She-Crab soup. I have had countless cups of she-crab in my life, and theirs was the BEST! Everything went smoothly on the day-of! I also used Cafe Catering for day-of coordination. Lauren was really great. In the days leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day, she handled every detail. On the day of the wedding, I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING! She handled every detail, and I never worried about a thing! I can't imagine how stressful everything must have been that day, but she made sure my husband and I were happy and that we enjoyed every second! Cafe Catering is fabulous, and they were worth every penny!
I highly recommend Cafe Catering. They were very reasonably priced in comparison to others I considered. The food was Read more...
I highly recommend Cafe Catering. They were very reasonably priced in comparison to others I considered. The food was AMAZING. Everyone at the wedding commented on it. I would especially recommend the She-Crab soup. I have had countless cups of she-crab in my life, and theirs was the BEST! Everything went smoothly on the day-of! I also used Cafe Catering for day-of coordination. Lauren was really great. In the days leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day, she handled every detail. On the day of the wedding, I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING! She handled every detail, and I never worried about a thing! I can't imagine how stressful everything must have been that day, but she made sure my husband and I were happy and that we enjoyed every second! Cafe Catering is fabulous, and they were worth every penny! Read less
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Runnergirl
Wedding:
9/24/2010
4.8/5.0
I choose cafe catering because they were friendly and accommodating from the very beginning. Lauren was an amazing caterer and day of event coordinator. We corresponded often to get our menu just right. She was so good about making changes and suggestions to fit our needs and budget. She and her staff set up and took down all of our wedding decor without hassle. She did a beautiful job setting up and even improvised when things didn't go exactly as planned.
The food was absolutely delicious. The crab cakes were my favorite. The service was excellent and servers very friendly. The staff was so nice to pack us to-go boxes so we could actually take time to enjoy the food after our reception. Many of our guests commented again and again how great the food was.
Lauren did a fantastic job coordinating the evening. She had to deal with a difficult staff member at the Citadel beach house who was giving her a hard time most of the night. She handled it well and kept him out of my hair. I was so thankful for all she put up with to make our reception so wonderful.
I would highly recommend cafe catering!
I choose cafe catering because they were friendly and accommodating from the very beginning. Lauren was an amazing caterer Read more...
I choose cafe catering because they were friendly and accommodating from the very beginning. Lauren was an amazing caterer and day of event coordinator. We corresponded often to get our menu just right. She was so good about making changes and suggestions to fit our needs and budget. She and her staff set up and took down all of our wedding decor without hassle. She did a beautiful job setting up and even improvised when things didn't go exactly as planned.
The food was absolutely delicious. The crab cakes were my favorite. The service was excellent and servers very friendly. The staff was so nice to pack us to-go boxes so we could actually take time to enjoy the food after our reception. Many of our guests commented again and again how great the food was.
Lauren did a fantastic job coordinating the evening. She had to deal with a difficult staff member at the Citadel beach house who was giving her a hard time most of the night. She handled it well and kept him out of my hair. I was so thankful for all she put up with to make our reception so wonderful.
I would highly recommend cafe catering! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/24/2010
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience with Cafe Catering! My wedding guests loved the food for sure. I worked with Lauren Miller and she was very helpful. The day of the event she made sure everything happened smoothly and according to plan. I would definitely recommend them.
I had a great experience with Cafe Catering! My wedding guests loved the food for sure. I worked with Lauren Miller and Read more...
I had a great experience with Cafe Catering! My wedding guests loved the food for sure. I worked with Lauren Miller and she was very helpful. The day of the event she made sure everything happened smoothly and according to plan. I would definitely recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.5/5.0
The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was above and beyond any of the other caterers we looked at! I would recommend them to anyone looking to make a statement through their food.
The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was above and beyond any of the other caterers we looked at! I Read more...
The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was above and beyond any of the other caterers we looked at! I would recommend them to anyone looking to make a statement through their food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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JennaKate
Wedding:
11/4/2011
4.4/5.0
We picked Cafe Catering because they had a lot of experience with our venue (The Old Exchange) and were willing to work with our budget. We worked with Lauren, who I thought was going to be on site managing our wedding, but she didn't actually come. I'm not sure who was in charge, there seemed to be some small communication issues the night of the wedding. We did change where we were serving cake at the last minute, and they were fairly adaptable.

The food we had was delicious. Every other wedding we've been to hasn't been as good. We served steak and crab cakes and they were just as good day of as in our tasting. Our mini BLTs and shrimp bruscetta appetizers were delicious also. The great thing is Cafe does monthly tasting sessions, but they will also prepare your menu for you if you ask.

The biggest problem we had is the company is so busy, it took a while to get ahold of Lauren to make changes or talk about our account. They're food is great and they're really popular, so keep that in mind. Everything turned out great day of.
We picked Cafe Catering because they had a lot of experience with our venue (The Old Exchange) and were willing to work Read more...
We picked Cafe Catering because they had a lot of experience with our venue (The Old Exchange) and were willing to work with our budget. We worked with Lauren, who I thought was going to be on site managing our wedding, but she didn't actually come. I'm not sure who was in charge, there seemed to be some small communication issues the night of the wedding. We did change where we were serving cake at the last minute, and they were fairly adaptable.

The food we had was delicious. Every other wedding we've been to hasn't been as good. We served steak and crab cakes and they were just as good day of as in our tasting. Our mini BLTs and shrimp bruscetta appetizers were delicious also. The great thing is Cafe does monthly tasting sessions, but they will also prepare your menu for you if you ask.

The biggest problem we had is the company is so busy, it took a while to get ahold of Lauren to make changes or talk about our account. They're food is great and they're really popular, so keep that in mind. Everything turned out great day of. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.1/5.0
Overall, everything was pretty good with Cafe Catering. Both my husband and I totally understand how crazy weddings can get with all of the planning and details, but really the only things that caused stress was due to poor communication and slow response from Cafe Catering. Although we were under the impression that our "roasted veggies" plate would be more than just carrots & asparagus, I'll still say that the food was great and the servers were fabulous. I would suggest not paying extra for the "coordination" package. Since it took days (sometimes weeks) to hear back, we pretty much did it all anyway! Overall, they're really nice people, we were just under the impression that we were really low on their priority list. It kind of sucks since it's the bulk of the cost for the whole day! Oh well!
Overall, everything was pretty good with Cafe Catering. Both my husband and I totally understand how crazy weddings can Read more...
Overall, everything was pretty good with Cafe Catering. Both my husband and I totally understand how crazy weddings can get with all of the planning and details, but really the only things that caused stress was due to poor communication and slow response from Cafe Catering. Although we were under the impression that our "roasted veggies" plate would be more than just carrots & asparagus, I'll still say that the food was great and the servers were fabulous. I would suggest not paying extra for the "coordination" package. Since it took days (sometimes weeks) to hear back, we pretty much did it all anyway! Overall, they're really nice people, we were just under the impression that we were really low on their priority list. It kind of sucks since it's the bulk of the cost for the whole day! Oh well! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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rcworthy
Wedding:
8/28/2010
2.4/5.0
Cafe Catering provided the meal for my wedding reception and I have to say they were not what I expected. I hate to write a bad review but too many things went wrong with this vendor. At first it was great. Our tasting was excellent and Lauren Miller was very nice. I thought I had really found someone perfect for our wedding. Then as it came closer to time we had pricing issues. She actually made a mathematical mistake on my costing which is what we had budgeted (and signed) for so when it came down to the final week to pay, she said we owed way more than we thought. It would have been different if she had said hey I made a mistake on your sheet, I'm sorry. But no, she acted like I should have checked her math and actually said “It's just basic math!” Well I have a degree, I can add but why would I think I had to go behind a presumably educated person and check their math. And really we are nice people; we didn't see the mistake and say hey we will say it's her fault. But when you are down to the wire on a wedding, another $500 can break the bank. I was so upset to tell my parents that we owed more money after everything they had spent already. And unfortunately, Lauren had no sympathy, not even to apologize for her mistake let alone cut us any deals for it. Her argument was that it was just a costing not a final contract. Well she NEVER gave me a final contract/print-out nothing. How was I supposed to know the correct cost if that was the case?

Then the food... At the tasting it was outstanding. But at the wedding it was definitely lacking. I was told that the food would arrive prepared. But it was NOT. They packed into our kitchen to prepare the food which we were not ready for at all. They heated up the entire house and then ran the AC until it froze and cut off. So my cocktail hour, which was in the great room adjacent to the kitchen, was unbearable. My guests were sweating and wanting to go outside. They parked their huge truck right in front of the front door where all the guests were coming in. I didn't even know about this until after the ceremony when I had to get someone to move it!! Then once everyone finally got to the roof for the dinner, my food was cold!! Everyone said it was good but I know my husband’s and my food was cold. My favorite item was a fried green tomato slider and the bread was so hard I couldn't even eat it. I was so disappointed.

Now the servers and bartender were very nice and they even went around and picked up plates after everyone was finished which I was happy with. And like I said, most of the guests said the food was good but I don't know if they were being nice to me or being truthful. I really hate it all turned out like it did because I was so excited for this menu and this caterer. They were definitely the worst vendor experience I had for the wedding, period. I would NOT recommend this company.

Just be prepared if you want to use this caterer. Make SURE you get a final cost of EVERYTHING!! And make sure you know if the food is actually going to be cooked on site. Hopefully your experience will turn out better than mine. But if you are looking for professionalism, Cafe Catering is not the place to find it.
Cafe Catering provided the meal for my wedding reception and I have to say they were not what I expected. I hate to write Read more...
Cafe Catering provided the meal for my wedding reception and I have to say they were not what I expected. I hate to write a bad review but too many things went wrong with this vendor. At first it was great. Our tasting was excellent and Lauren Miller was very nice. I thought I had really found someone perfect for our wedding. Then as it came closer to time we had pricing issues. She actually made a mathematical mistake on my costing which is what we had budgeted (and signed) for so when it came down to the final week to pay, she said we owed way more than we thought. It would have been different if she had said hey I made a mistake on your sheet, I'm sorry. But no, she acted like I should have checked her math and actually said “It's just basic math!” Well I have a degree, I can add but why would I think I had to go behind a presumably educated person and check their math. And really we are nice people; we didn't see the mistake and say hey we will say it's her fault. But when you are down to the wire on a wedding, another $500 can break the bank. I was so upset to tell my parents that we owed more money after everything they had spent already. And unfortunately, Lauren had no sympathy, not even to apologize for her mistake let alone cut us any deals for it. Her argument was that it was just a costing not a final contract. Well she NEVER gave me a final contract/print-out nothing. How was I supposed to know the correct cost if that was the case?

Then the food... At the tasting it was outstanding. But at the wedding it was definitely lacking. I was told that the food would arrive prepared. But it was NOT. They packed into our kitchen to prepare the food which we were not ready for at all. They heated up the entire house and then ran the AC until it froze and cut off. So my cocktail hour, which was in the great room adjacent to the kitchen, was unbearable. My guests were sweating and wanting to go outside. They parked their huge truck right in front of the front door where all the guests were coming in. I didn't even know about this until after the ceremony when I had to get someone to move it!! Then once everyone finally got to the roof for the dinner, my food was cold!! Everyone said it was good but I know my husband’s and my food was cold. My favorite item was a fried green tomato slider and the bread was so hard I couldn't even eat it. I was so disappointed.

Now the servers and bartender were very nice and they even went around and picked up plates after everyone was finished which I was happy with. And like I said, most of the guests said the food was good but I don't know if they were being nice to me or being truthful. I really hate it all turned out like it did because I was so excited for this menu and this caterer. They were definitely the worst vendor experience I had for the wedding, period. I would NOT recommend this company.

Just be prepared if you want to use this caterer. Make SURE you get a final cost of EVERYTHING!! And make sure you know if the food is actually going to be cooked on site. Hopefully your experience will turn out better than mine. But if you are looking for professionalism, Cafe Catering is not the place to find it. Read less
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