Jellie Bellie in Surfside Beach has raised the bar on food offerings

Only a few months into its life, Surfside Beach’s Jellie Bellie and Co already seems to have become a staple to the local community. A part of the Wild West shopping center now, Jellie Bellie has a bit of something for each part of the day, from dawn to dusk.

Though Jellie Bellie is certainly sweet, it isn’t a candy store as the name might imply to some.

That doesn’t mean a visit isn’t a treat in itself, with three different types of bars, an upstairs lounge, and an outdoor porch. Visitors will also be quick to notice the cupboard lined with jars of homemade jams, marmalades, and yes, jellies.

During the morning and early afternoon, Jellie Bellie’s coffee bar is the busiest and one glance at the menu will explain why. Coffee lovers will enjoy the array of house drips provided from locally roasted beans, including espresso shots and frappes. Tea isn’t a stranger behind the counter either, with all nine flavors of South Carolina’s own Charleston Tea Plantation served.

For the few not interested in caffeine, Jellie Bellie blends smoothies as well and fruit blends, which they call rejuvenators. The availability of these drinks can vary, plus there are always daily specials so it’s prudent to talk to the barista.

While guests can buy baked goods for an on the go breakfast, Jellie Bellie also serves meals during these early hours. The eatery can become quickly overwhelmed during this popular mealtime, and they’re still working out the occasional kink to keep every guest satisfied.

Lunch and dinner offer sandwiches including burgers and hot dogs, plus wings, salads, and homemade soups. Many of the restaurant’s jams and jellies sitting on the shelf have made it onto the menu as well, so it’s a good way to find out what your taste buds prefer before buying a jar.

Across from the coffee bar is a full bar with two screens hanging overhead and a Happy Hour that lasts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Then around the corner from the bar is the proverbial cherry on top. An ice cream bar with multiple flavors and toppings is sure to end any visit on a sweet note.

Meals, not just baked goods and coffee, can be ordered to go. The serving sizes are generous in the first place, so quite often customers will be seen walking out with some treats with them.

Prices are great as well, so a number of locals have already become regulars.

There is so much going on in Jellie Bellie and certainly a lot to love. It’s a great eatery for friends to catch up over coffee, for families to enjoy a meal and dessert together, even for dates to get to know each other while sharing a few drinks. With a coffee bar, full bar, and dessert bar, it would appear that Jellie Bellie & Co has, well, raised the bar.

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What | Jellie Bellie & Co

Where | 800 Highway 17, Surfside Beach

Hours | 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Information | facebook.com/jellie-bellie- co, 843-712- 2821

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