Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse
2 Main St., Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Tandem opened its doors to the public in August 2014 and its owners have never looked back. The first creperie in the Greenville area has everything one could ask for in a coffee shop/creperie. Fabulous crepes? Check. [Sweet and savory, in case you’re wondering]. Locally sourced coffee? Check. Handcrafted sodas? Check. Fresh squeezed orange juice? Check. Things on the menu that aren’t crepes? Check. Modern decor? Check and check. [gray and yellow + exposed brick and open shelving. Free wi-fi and outdoor patio? Absolutely. Good location? One of the best locations around, conveniently located right off the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Never mind the parking lot is almost always full, just stroll or bike on over as the shop is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the SR Trail.
I used to work with one of the owners [she was a RN before the opening] and we were often treated to potential menu items ahead of the shop’s opening. I knew then that it would be an amazing place, and when I lived a lot closer and worked in a different hospital, it was one of my favorite spots to stop in on the way home from work to grab a post-work breakfast [hours are 7a-3p]; it’s also one of the few places I recommend to out-of-town visitors when asking for ‘something unique’.
Tandem has one of the 10 best crepes in America according to the Daily Meal which is pretty impressive considering Travelers Rest, SC has a population of around 5000 people. Tandem has found that perfect mixture of coffee shop and restaurant. It provides a third space away from work and the home by being both a casual environment and offering full meal options, and there truly is something for everyone on the menu–whether you like desserts or not or coffee or not.
Know before you go
- Hours are 7a-3p; Wi-fi is available
- Tandem serves sweet and savory crepe, coffee, and a couple of things that don’t fall in these categories
- Seating is limited, but there is one long table [big enough for a group of 12 or so] and an outside patio
- 2 Main Street, Travelers Rest, South Carolina 29690
The owners came up with the name, but when I here tandem I think of ‘together’ which reminds me of Jack Johnson’s Better Together