Eating out is always a treat when you’re on vacation. Garden City Realty’s vacation rentals are located next to some of the tastiest donut and coffee shops in Garden City. There’s nothing like a hot, fresh, homemade donut paired with a cup of steaming java to get that perfect beach day started. Check out some of these shops if you’re craving coffee and donuts:
Garden City Coffee Grounds
117 A Atlantic Ave, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Phone: (843) 299-1179
Garden City Coffee Grounds is a locally run coffee shop. If you love supporting small local businesses this is the place for you. They make their cold brew each day so that it is fresh and never watered down. They also sell smoothies, frozen coffees, breakfast pastries, and a variety of flavored latte’s. Another local-business-supporting plus: they celebrate local artists by posting their work on the shop’s walls. It’s also right next to the beach, so you can enjoy those classic beach souvenir shops and a stroll on the beach with your coffee.
Peace, Love, and Little Donuts
3020 Never St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday
Phone: (843) 232-7598
If you’re in the mood to do some shopping after your morning treat, head to Peace, Love, and Little Donuts. They offer pick-your-toppings style donuts, ranging from “Groovy” donuts that come with one topping to “Funkadelic” specialty donuts. After you’re finished with your treat you can stroll around Market Commons, where you’ll find shopping, a movie theatre, and bowling. If you have kids, check out EdVenture, an educational museum, or rent bikes and enjoy the nature surrounding Market Commons.
2607 Highway 17 Business, Garden City, SC 29576
Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Phone: (843) 651-2303
Whether you’re looking for convenience, or just love the classic glazed donut, Krispy Kreme is always there. Offering a drive-thru option, Krispy Kreme is the perfect place to go if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere else, like Wild Water and Wheels – Garden City’s outdoor water park. Located approximately a three-minute drive away, Wild Water and Wheels offers slides, pools, and a go-kart track.
117 Mayport Dr. Unit #1, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Hours: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Phone: (843) 839-3825
Duck Donuts is a national donut eatery serving create-your-own style donuts and coffee. Stop inside to watch them prepare each donut fresh in front of you, or utilize their convenient drive-thru window. Additionally, they are located in Ocean Lakes Village, a shopping center that also houses a Walmart Grocery, so you may pick up any beach snacks you might need for the day.
Brown Fox Coffee Box
4025 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (843) 687-2534
Located on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, between J. Peters and Creek Ratz, Brown Fox Coffee Box is a grab-and-go coffee shop. You can grab some locally roasted coffee, a smoothie, or tea, and walk along the beautiful half-mile boardwalk among the marshes in the grand strand. It’s a good place to enjoy nature while you sip your drink, and with many restaurants located within walking distance, you may opt to grab a bite to eat afterward.
810 3rd Ave S, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Seven Days a Week
Phone: (843) 477-1100
Benjamin’s Café is a must for those who enjoy drinking coffee as they roast their coffee in-house. Plus, if you love the coffee, you can take some back to your vacation rental, or even take some home as a souvenir. While your there, be sure to check out the array of homemade bread, bagels, pastries, and more.
2901 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Phone: (843) 357-8411
For the fans of cold brew coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts offers two new cold brew options: a cold brew and a chocolate stout flavored cold brew – both with sweet cold foam. While you’re there you can indulge in some classic donuts. After you’ve grabbed your snack you can swing by Gilligan’s Island Funland; because a trip to the beach just wouldn’t be complete without minigolf.
By Katie Robison, blog contributor for Garden City Realty