Students enjoying Starbucks drinks on a summer day

Dining in Greenville

Greenville’s reputation as a foodie destination rivals any city in the South.

In the downtown area alone, you’ll find more than 100 different restaurants offering menus as diverse as the city itself.

Students dining outside in downtown Greenville Students sitting outside the Peace Center

Downtown Greenville

Our campus is just six miles from the heart of downtown, where Greenville’s Main Street is lined with a range of Southern cuisine, tastes from the Carolina coast, and a variety of ethnic flavors. Passerelle Bistro serves French-inspired cuisine with patio style seating overlooking Falls Park. The menu changes seasonally, but often features escargot, ratatouille, or their delicious bistro burger. If you’re interested in something lighter, perhaps try a smoothie or fruit bowl from Southern Pressed Juicery. You can also enjoy cold-pressed juice, vegan sushi, and a number of superfood salads. If you’d like something with a more southern flavor, you may want to try Nosedive, located next to the Westin Hotel in downtown Greenville. There, you can sample chicken and waffles for a sweet and savory combination or go straight for dessert and order a candied bacon brownie. The possibilities are endless.

Man purchasing pastries from the Swamp Rabbit Cafe vendor at Farmer's Market
Travelers Rest

Outside of downtown, there are plenty of options in Travelers Rest. Grab a creative coffee (like a “snow leopard” or “dirty black hat chai”), and a breakfast sandwich at The Forest Coffeehouse. Or, head to Swamp Rabbit Cafe which specializes in local and organic produce, artisanal baked goods, and brick oven pizza. Or give Upcountry Provisions a try. The bakery is a venture by Furman graduate Cheryl (Boles) Kraus ’09 and her husband, Steve, and all the deliciousness is baked on the premises. Upcountry Provisions is also known for its peanut butter diablo cookies.