Welcome to the

Harbinger Cafe & Bakery

Sitting pretty on downtown Charleston’s renowned King Street, our cozy cafe will wrap you in a metaphorical hug with a bold breakfast, scrumptious sweets, surprising salads and refreshing sips all made with love for the sole purpose of making your day.

The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery
The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery - Made With Love

It's Made With Love

Whipped up from locally, thoughtfully-sourced ingredients and seasonal inspirations, Harbinger’s veggie-centric menu is an ever-evolving result of us wreaking happy havoc in the kitchen to bring you tasty treats with a twist.


Delight yourself with the triple-chocolate decadence of our Best Friend cookie, take on tahini with Jam Sesh, or spice up your life with Sriracha Mama - whatever culinary adventure you choose, Harbinger will quickly reserve a right to your taste buds and live in your memory rent-free long past your last morsel. 

No Place Like Home

From her inky blue accents and flirty pink hues to hand-selected vintage furnishings, we designed the Harbinger to be like waking up to a strong and soothing cup of coffee or coming home to a warm gooey, just-out-of-the-oven cookie.


Take a load off. Eat a cookie. Chat with a neighbor. Doodle hearts over your crush’s name. Contemplate the meaning of life. Pen a poem. 


Whatever makes and moves you, you’ll always have a place at our table.


Discover our lovely and loving little nooks designed from the heart to feel a bit like home.

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The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery - Our Story

Our Story

Ours is a love story starring two besties, big dreams and an absurd amount of cookie dough.


Every single recipe is hand crafted and solely made here. And best believe we don’t play when it comes to scouring the southeast for the highest quality and freshest ingredients from the creme de la creme of our regional purveyors.


We’ve created a cozy cafe where folks feel welcomed, a spot where they can let their creative juices flow, connect with friends and neighbors and, all the while, find nourishment while savoring the sweet moments of life. 

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The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery - Our Table
The Harbinger Cafe Team

You Have A Place
At Our Table

Inside our four walls, we believe in playing with our food, that cookies are confidants, and that hospitality begins with a warm “hello” from our friendly team.


Outside of our four walls, we believe in caring for our community, nurturing our neighbors and leaving the world a little better than we found it.