A variety of dishes from Molly's Community Cafe.

With its opening in late November, Molly’s Community Cafe, located on S Evans St., goal is to be part of the Uptown Greenville community and to serve the public, which they have been able to achieve.

Molly’s is open seven days a week from 7 a.m to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays and Saturdays. The atmosphere of the cafe was very welcoming and the staff greeted the customers with open arms and allowed them to sit anywhere and feel comfortable.

The cafe offers a good selection of southern comfort food with somewhat a health twist for breakfast and lunch, all under a really good reasonable price which is great for college students on a budget. The food is made from fresh ingredients that are often locally grown and stays away from deep-fried food.

Some items on the menu include pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, veggie frittata, club sandwich, garden salad, soups, and many more. They also serve pastries and muffins and some appetizers.

The pancakes were pretty big, that’s about 7 inches in diameter that covered almost the whole plate and served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. Unless you have a big appetite, most are not able to finish both pancakes in one sitting. They were brown and a bit crispy on top and the edges but was fluffy on the inside which was wonderful. The pancakes were good but I would not compare them to IHOP’s pancakes.

The hash browns were shredded and cooked nicely with some crispiness to it. Unless you preferred your food to have more salt or pepper, the hashbrowns were perfect by itself and were served on a separate plate as well.

The veggie frittata was about the size of a personal pizza coming at about 5 inches in diameter. The frittata was made of eggs, onions, peppers, zucchini, squash, and cheese and tasted very fresh and overall decent. The frittata could’ve used a bit of salt or pepper to bring out the flavor but the dish was not a disappointment.

For the chicken salad sandwich, you have the option to have it served on white or wheat bread with a side of chips or home fries and a pickle. The chicken salad sandwich tasted like a regular homemade chicken salad with no fruit inside (sorry for those who prefer it with grapes inside of it). The sandwich had a hefty amount of filling, so it is prone to having some of the chicken salad sliding off the bread and a utensil may be used to pick up the leftover pieces.

There’s a lot of other food options one wishes to be able to try but it’s so many to choose from. Molly’s has done well by making their debut in Uptown and offering Greenville a nice taste of southern homestyle food that’s not overly done to impress the public and is also healthy and fresh.

Molly’s has its own unique style and it should not be compared to The Scullery that’s just down the road. The cafe has only been around for a few months but once it starts getting used to the flow of things and more people start discovering the cute cafe, Molly’s will soon become one of the many wonderful restaurants Uptown Greenville has to offer.

Rate: 3.5/5

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