Southern Manners

Small Town Café
Worth a return

Just a quick detour off I-26 in the town of Columbus, Southern Manners is a truly well-mannered town cafe known to locals and food-seeking travelers for its handsome, skillfully prepared cafe standards.

At lunch, that means well-stacked deli sandwiches, burgers, soups, and salads; but breakfast is the main meal of the day, starting at 6:30am. There are crisp, generously fruity Danish pastries and icing-smothered sweet rolls, hefty plates of biscuits and gravy, and a frequent morning special known as the Sunrise Sampler. That’s a tender pancake topped with a spill of hazelnut syrup and fresh strawberries, a single egg, and your choice of bacon or sausage.

Beyond its exemplary Main Street menu, I recommend Southern Manners for its attitude and ambience. A town favorite where there’s frequently a wait at peak mealtime (when the upstairs dining area gets opened up), it is a cozy, quirky spot that also serves as the town deli. The modus operandi is to place your order and pay at the register, then find a table to which your meal is brought from the kitchen.

Note that Southern Manners is closed Wednesday and Sunday.

What to Eat
Southern Manners, Sampler
Sunrise sampler includes pancake with hazelnut syrup.
Southern Manners, Blueberry Lemon Danish
Blueberry Lemon Danish
Crisp-crusted blueberry lemon Danish
Southern Manners, Biscuit & Gravy
Biscuit & Gravy
Biscuit smothered in sticky-thick sausage gravy
Southern Manners, Sweet Roll
Sweet Roll
Sweet, sweet sweet roll wallows in icing.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday6:30am - 2pm
Tuesday6:30am - 2pm
Wednesday6:30am - 2pm
Thursday6:30am - 2pm
Friday6:30am - 2pm
Saturday6:30am - 12pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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