Located across from Aloft Hotel in Downtown Greenville, Honey Tupelo Café serves scratch-made southern comfort food elevated to new levels. Upon walking in, you’ll find a friendly host waiting to seat you and your party. Artwork evoking the local area is displayed on the walls as you make your way to the dining area. I was struck by just how cozy and casual Tupelo Honey felt. I didn’t feel as if I needed to shout in order to hear the person I was with. The atmosphere is rather cool and casual space and is perfect for either grabbing a drink with friends, getting together with family or planning a date night. The space has a modern feel with plentiful natural light with a subtle touch of vintage décor and rustic style belt-driven ceiling fans.
On that Sunday, my husband and I decided to grab some brunch, looked up some restaurants in town and decided on Tupelo Honey simply because it serves scratch-made food. I was surprised when I looked on their website and found an online reservation tab (how convenient)! I reserved my seat in a flash and received an email stating that my table will be ready for the time I provided.
When we were seated, our friendly waitress approached us with a smile and asked what we wanted to drink. My husband couldn’t decide between two meals, so when she came back with our waters, he asked for her recommendation. She suggested the Blackberry Habanero Pulled Pork Burger, which consisted of slow-roasted blackberry habanero pork stacked atop one Creekstone farms all-natural pasture-raised beef patty, tobacco onions, and pork belly collards. He took her recommendation and it did not disappoint. He described the burger as a flavorful extravaganza. It was a perfect balance between the beef patty, pork, and homemade blackberry sauce. On the side, he ordered pork belly collards, which he said were smoky with just the right amount of salt.
While he enjoyed his burger, I devoured my Southern BLT, which was made of Apple cider bacon, dijonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and hot honey. I absolutely love honey and it was the ideal addition to this delectable sandwich. The chicken was crispy and you could tell by its appearance that it was made with care. It wasn’t soggy or overcooked. The honey added a nice sweetness to the meal. Not to mention, the French fries were crisp to perfection and tasted hand-cut instead of served heated from a frozen bag.
From start to finish, everything was great at Tupelo Honey café. They’re not only based in Greenville, they also have locations in Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Their food is locally sourced who are very passionate about what they do. According to their website, Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. They craft brunches, lunches, and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. They create dishes that make people coming back for more and their service is always on-par.
Looking for a place that serves crafted cocktails? Opt for happy hour, which is Mon – Thurs from 4p – 7p. Searching for a place to enjoy brunch? Reserve your spot online from Sat-Sun from Open – 4p. Not only can you reserve your seat online, you can also order online and stop by and pick it up! Or, you can have it delivered via the Grub Hub app. Would I try this place again? In a heartbeat. Just tell me what day and time and I’ll be there.
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