Bluffton, South Carolina, is one of the Lowcountry’s hidden gems. This charming small town is so special because of its variety of unique places to shop, dine, and sip on delicious local coffee! One of our favorite places to enjoy a lovingly prepared cup of Joe is The Corner Perk in Bluffton. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know before visiting this local favorite! For a complete, hand-picked list of the best things to do in the area, be sure to access our complimentary Bluffton Vacation Guide. It’s a fantastic free resource filled with restaurant, boutique, and seasonal event recommendations.
The Corner Perk in Bluffton: A Popular Family-Owned Spot
History of The Corner Perk
While the corner of Calhoun and Bruin Streets may seem like this medium-sized, polished coffee shop’s naturally fitting location, it wasn’t always home for The Corner Perk. In the shop’s early days, it occupied a tiny spot on the corner of Burnt Church Rd. and Bruin Street. Back then, it hosted concerts for local teenagers’ up-and-coming bands and experimented with all kinds of drinks. Today, the cafe has doubled in size, serves more than just pastries, and hosts even more local concerts. Over the years, The Corner Perk has found its niche. It’s about time you come and experience the fruit of the Cooke family’s labor!
Locally Roasted Coffee and Delicious Southern Bites
Whether you’re hungry, thirsty, or both, you’ll find exactly what you’re craving at The Corner Perk. Years of experimenting with the art of coffee roasting and brewing has given owner Josh Cooke and his staff an advantage. From their coffee menu, choose an artisanal latte (like the Honey Bee Latte) or a cup of their signature pour-over coffee. You can also take home some of their freshly roasted beans and see why people rave about this family-owned spot!
A newer addition to The Corner Perk is their mouthwatering all-day brunch menu. No matter what time of day you visit, you’ll want to enjoy a bacon basil biscuit, shrimp and grits skillet, or plate of French toast here. Pair your meal with a mimosa or Moscow Mule for the full Bluffton brunch experience!
Events at The Roasting Room
The Corner Perk is known for more than just phenomenal coffee and sinful brunch. Venture upstairs and discover an entirely different side of this coffee shop! The Roasting Room, also owned and operated by the Cookes, is the place to go for live music, coffee-cocktail concoctions, and a fun nightlife scene. Be sure to check out their live music schedule before visiting!
Wondering where to stay in Bluffton? Just a few steps away from delicious brunch and espresso at The Corner Perk, you’ll find Old Town Bluffton Inn. Our stunning, family-owned inn offers a truly special array of accommodations in the heart of the Historic District, within walking distance of Bluffton’s best restaurants. You and yours will simply adore our French Eclectic decor, intricately designed rooms, and top-notch service. Each of our unique guest rooms is named for the Lowcountry’s most influential figures and feature premium amenities found nowhere else in the area. There’s no better place to return at the end of an exciting day exploring Bluffton’s burgeoning culinary scene! In addition to the area’s top dining spots, our inn is close to all of the best Bluffton shopping (including the Farmers’ Market on Thursdays)!