Sneak peek: Get a look inside Carmella’s Greenville location opening next month

From pizza and sandwiches to fan-favorite cakes and pastries, Carmella’s Greenville location promises a European-cafe vibe located steps from Falls Park.


After walking by for months, we’re getting a peek inside. | Photo by GVLtoday

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The wait is almost over. Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar — located in Camperdown just steps from Falls Park — hopes to open in January. It’s the first location outside of Charleston for the fan-favorite pastry destination, and it has a vibe that will surprise even its most devoted cross-state customers.


There will be indoor + outdoor seating. | Photo by GVLtoday

As you step inside the doors, you’re greeted by bright lights, clean white features, and greenery. With doors and windows that open to a patio surrounded by Falls Park, it aims for a European cafe-feel.


The mirrored tiles are our favorite feature. | Photo by GVLtoday

It’s a family-friendly environment with a menu that caters to all cravings, sweet or savory. Open 8 a.m.-12 a.m., we’re breaking down what you can expect at any time of the day when you stop by.


Carmella’s hopes to become your quick service breakfast stop, serving up breakfast sandwiches, muffins, quiches, and bomboloni (think: Italian, creme-filled donuts). To drink, grab a smoothie, latte, or nitro cold brew. They’ll be the first Greenville location serving Springbok coffee (a Charleston-based roaster).


If you’re looking for something savory, indulge in sandwiches on house-made ciabatta or pizza on the house-made focaccia crust.


Holy cannoli. | Photo by Max DiNatale Digital


Carmella’s is known for its cakes, and we tasted the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, Cannoli Cake, Hazelnut Cake, and Carrot Cake. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but we will admit, we understand the Cannoli Cake hype now.


Which would you choose? | Photo by GVLtoday

The sweets don’t stop there: Cookies, gluten-free tarts, gelato, sorbetto, and cannolis are also on the lineup.


In addition to the food, uniquely sweet martinis are on the bar menu: espresso (on tap), Thin Mint, and chocolate. Plus, try the “frosetto” cocktails made with sorbetto + “drunken shake” cocktails made with gelato. There will also be beer on draft, a wine list, and a seasonal cocktail menu crafted by the team every few months.

What are you excited to order first? Let us know.

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