[image-1]City Paper food reviewer Robert Moss recently visited 5Church, writing that the restaurant offered a “perfectly pedestrian” dining experience. “The setting at 5Church is beautiful and intriguing, and the menu and servers have all the right vocabulary — fresh, local, housemade — but the elements that characterize the best of Charleston dining are missing — intensely flavorful sauces, delicate combinations of fresh herbs and pristine vegetables, the unexpected bursts of flavors that surprise and delight.”

However, there’s one spot on the menu where the restaurant really shines — we’re talking about 5Church’s coffee.

Just when we thought that Kaminsky’s had cornered the market on Market Street coffee bars, we found ourselves staring down a charming coffee service. With my order of espresso came jellybeans next to sugar cubes, a cinnamon stick, and chocolate pirouettes. Jellybeans, people. And all for $5. That’s just a few cents more than the typical iced latte costs at many downtown coffee shops. It’s stuff like this that makes a place memorable and we applaud the effort.

5Church is open for lunch Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 4p.m. and for dinner Sun.-Sat., 5 p.m.-till. 

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