Lowco Café brews up a lot more than coffee

Serving fresh coffee from beans roasted on the premises at Lowcountry Coffee Roasters has made Lowco Café a neighborhood favorite since 2016.
Much more than just coffee creations, Lowco Café delights locals with fresh baked goods, salads, sandwiches and, just in time for fall, comforting cups of soup.
Brook White loves their lattes and fresh baked good as well as the attentive staff. “They always strike up fun conversations, remember my order — maybe that part is due to how often I go — and start my mornings off in a much better mood. The shop is cozily situated among trees ... which just so happens to be conveniently on my way to work.”
Located at 1171 Clements Ferry Road, Lowco Café Manager, Christina Corsino, says the area is the perfect spot for the coffee cafe. “We saw a huge demand for coffee and retail space in our developing community so we wanted to get into the area before the explosion of growth. We also strive to be a strong pillar of the local community, driving more business to this growing area and providing people with a place to gather, work and socialize.”
Rev. Wendy Hudson loves the convenience of having a coffee shop close by. “Lowco Café is one of the most important stakeholders in the Clements Ferry and Cainhoy corridor. They are a very engaged community partner; whenever our church, Two Rivers
Church, has needed a meeting space, a drop off point for school supply donations, or amazing baked goods, Lowco Café was always ready to say yes,” she explained.
COVID-19 created some difficulties for the cafe, especially the increased cost of safety equipment.  “The general public may not be aware of the exponential increase in price and lack of availability of gloves and masks ... which we provide for all staff and gloves are changed in between every customer. We haven’t added a tax or increased our pricing because of this yet. The drive-through has truly been a saving grace and hugely beneficial for us and customers. Overall our neighbors have been supportive and made it a point to choose us, local, over chains,” Corsino explained.
Michael Boyle and his wife Sharon have been regulars during the pandemic.
“Over the past six months, my wife and I have stopped by Lowco Café — mostly drive-through — about three times per week. During the pandemic and recession, we wanted to support our awesome local coffee shop. We love Lowco Café,” he exclaimed.
Corsino says customers appreciate the cafe’s menu flexibility.  “Don’t see exactly the drink you want on the menu? Let’s make something up together,” she said.
Austin Judway and his 4-year-old daughter have been Saturday morning regulars since she was 18 months old. “The coffee is exceptional and my daughter loves their scratch-made muffins! Our time at Lowco Cafe is always one of the highlights of our week,” he raved. 
For more information, go to lowcocafe.com.
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