Investor opportunity for our new place. You know we can do the food right. You know we can do the coffee right. You know we can do the people think right! It's all about location of course. We have to move on this quick before it, too, slips away. If you or someone you know may be seriously interested in becoming a silent partner with us, please touch base with us.
Seeking a $25K investment at 9% equity. PM for details.

65 Reviews
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David Mincer
· July 26, 2017
First time trying this place and I was extremely happy that I did! I was late getting lunch and wanted something quick that wasn't huge so I ordered the reuben sliders and grabbed it to go. It was $...5.95 so I expected a couple of smallish sliders. Nope -- it was a full reuben cut into quarters. Very big for the price. Better than that, it was awesome! Cheesy, ooey, gooey with everything you want in a reuben. Plenty of meat, tons of cheese, snappy sauerkraut, decent amount of 1000 island, toasted bread. Well done guys! I'll be back. See More
David Randolph Tyler
· July 10, 2017
This is the first time I have eaten at Genesis café on Virginia Street. It was Monday at lunch, and not unusually busy for downtown. I called my order in advance, and was given five minutes to pick-up.... When I arrived five minutes later; I found myself waiting an additional five minutes to pay. I contribute this blunder to the singular registered operated by three cashiers. My two classic hotdogs all the way could have had a little less "all the way". A mound of chili and coleslaw soaked in mustard collapsed inside my box like a West Virginia mudslide. The flavor was decent but I had to close my office blinds in shame to eat the messy catastrophe. I can only describe my first experience at Genesis café as not impressed. See More
Vannessa Lauren King
· August 31, 2017
My coworkers and I love having somewhere in walking distance. Everyone was friendly. The Cuban Jazz is PERFECT! Love this place!

Just a suggestion, wrap the pickles in a sheet of parchment paper or i...n a ziploc for to go orders! Walking back the chip got a little bit pickley. See More
Tom Hankins
· November 28, 2017
Enjoyed the bar-b-que, cole slaw, and excellent coffee plus a bonus of a visit with owner Joey Simonton.
Lissi Franco West
· March 1, 2017
This place is amazing! They have made a lot of progress since their rough opening nearly a month ago. They display a unique enthusiasm about their business and all of the employees are role models for... excellent customer service and hospitality. Their food can be a little pricey, but only because it is of great quality, especially the juicy and amazing Bison Burger ($10 including side). The wait times can get a little lengthy (usually anywhere from over 5-20 minutes) at lunchtime, but only because they make their food fresh and made-to-order. If you haven't tried these guys out yet, do so immediately! See More
Linda Long
· December 13, 2017
I absolutely love their Tanzanian coffee. And the staff are so friendly and accommodating. Food is good too, especially the Belgian waffle.
Jay Folse
· February 19, 2018
I found a cockroach on my sandwich. Do not eat here.
William Wheeler
· April 1, 2017
The wife and I where on are way to a frag swap and wanted to try some where new for breakfast. I have to say this is by fare the best breakfast I have had out in a long time. Staff was really friendly... and egear to please us making sure our food was to are likings. See More
Heather Barton
· November 16, 2017
Had the best chocolate muffin and Chocolate Mocha Latte ever!!
Sarah Lovejoy Brack
· February 3, 2017
We were there for the soft opening and had an opportunity to taste just about everything on the Satrters, Sanwich and Asian menu. Wow! The Filipino dishes were amazing- I highly recommend the Pancit C...anton. The jazzed up Cuban sandwich and spicy tuna salad were familiar, but with a twist. My husband's fav was the bison burger. Each dish we tried had such unique flavors-even the salsa was in a class of its own. The next morning I work up craving the Tanzanian coffee. Can't wait to go back for breakfast. See More
Joseph H. Deacon III
· August 25, 2017
Great people and tasty breakfast, lunch, and coffee. The breakfast wrap is amazing.
Chad Hall
· February 25, 2017
Place was immaculate, simple and clean. Always nice to see my buddy Joey, sure hoped the food met my expectations. IT. DID!! My wife had the Classic Belgian Waffle with Fruit. Topped with fresh str...awberries, bananas and maple syrup, she really enjoyed it. I started with the Chocolate Chip Strawberry Dream Belgian Waffle. Drizzled with Chocolate syrup, strawberries, chocolate chips and whipped cream.....truly decadent! Waffles were on point, thick and fluffy. Enough food to fill one up....soooo onto my next plate!! My main dish was the Genesis Breakfast Wrap. Egg, sausage, bacon, ham, cheddar cheese, green peppers, spinach and onions on a wheat tortilla.....wrapped with love and grilled to a golden brown. It was accompanied with a side of lightly-seasoned potatoes. Hear me now and know I don't mess around with food or falsely build up a place without merit.....Joey is really onto something here. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!! My belly was full, wallet barely hurt and heart warm knowing effort can and should bring great results. Bravo my friend! See More
Nancy Hill
· February 11, 2017
Great food and great service too! My friends and I had the whole wheat Belgium waffle & bacon and the "Charleston" eggs, fried potatoes, sausage & biscuit - loved it all! Will be back to try the lunc...h and also the dinners. (One more plus, plenty of in street parking.) See More
Joe Hunt
· November 30, 2017
Breakfast was absolutely delicious!! Joey & Co. are great!! Go!!
Jamee Stover
· August 4, 2017
I love eating here on my lunch break from work! The Cuban Jazz sandwich and Chicken Adobo are amazing! Excellent service as well :)
Shelly Nichols
· December 8, 2017
great food. great atmosphere. daily specials. support local!
Marta Ree Hays
· September 22, 2017
First time was on an Art Walk Thursday. They had a wonderful live band creating a festive atmosphere. Good sandwiches too.
James McCormick
· September 25, 2017
Great service, great food and tea. Love the location.
Caleb Kidd
· August 13, 2017
Amazing food looks to good to eat. Taste good as it looks 110% best place ever eatin 👍🏼
Catherine Nutter
· February 22, 2017
Excellent new addition to downtown Charleston! I have eaten here twice with each of my two brothers. First time I had the bison burger, which was excellent. Fresh and hand patted, good garlic flavor. ...Second time I had the chicken adobo and it was top shelf as well. All the staff is very friendly and efficient! See More
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