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Welcome to the
Harbinger Cafe & Bakery

Sitting pretty on downtown Charleston’s renowned King Street, The Harbinger was created to showcase what’s special, different and delicious about a small-batch bakery.


Our veggie-heavy menu will guide you to a bold breakfast, intriguing treats, bright and beautiful salads and strong coffee to boot– all designed to nourish and excite, thoughtfully created right here.

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It's Made With Care

We focus on thoughtfully-sourced ingredients.


We maintain direct-to-farmer relationships.

We make room for seasonal inspirations.

We uphold a commitment to quality. 

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. Write a song. Eat a cookie. Read a book. Finish your homework. Eat another cookie. 


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

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The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery - Our Story

Our Story

The Harbinger opened true to its name, as “something good to come”, providing the community of Charleston with something uniquely hers. 

She’s meant to be yours: your spot, your most-loved treat, your favorite latte. She’s yours to be shown off to friends visiting, family in town for the holidays and for the first time you bring your new romance.


Every single recipe is pulled from our personal history + relationship to food and is hand-crafted and solely made here with ingredients mostly sourced from the south– you’ll find local rye flour, milk, salt, honey + tons of local produce.


The Harb’s a cozy cafe where folks feel welcomed and find nourishment while savoring the many sweet moments of life.

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The Harbinger Cafe Team

You Have A Place
At Our Table

We believe in eating well, caring for one another, and serving up warm “hellos” from our friendly team.


We believe in caring for our community through kindness, acts of service + donations, educating ourselves, nurturing our neighbors + working to be a space for anyone and everyone.

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