FOOD FRIDAY: Blondies Bagels & Café
DANIEL ISLAND, SC (FOOD FRIDAY) – Tucked away on Daniel Island is a quaint establishment that bakes the breakfast of champions fresh every morning, bagels!
Blondies Bagels & Café was founded by New Jersey natives Jon and Anne Turner, who relocated to Daniel Island in 2011.
While they settled into their new surroundings, the parents of two boys realized there was something missing on the island: a local café where families could quickly grab delicious food and coffee at affordable prices.
Anne and her younger sister, Jane, dreamed up the concept of Blondies and dedicated two years to designing the café. So, why the name ‘Blondies’?
“Why not?”, Anne says. “Two blondes (Anne and Jane) and a play on the all-too-familiar sweet that would represent our love for baked goods, driven by our appreciation for good food and a well-designed atmosphere.”
While bagels are the cornerstone of their shop, the item wasn’t part of the original concept. That quickly changed when the Turners realized a bagel shop made perfect sense for the community and was a missing food group for ‘a couple of Northerners like us.’
The café has since become a centerpiece to the community, where local students gather to study, families enjoy fellowship after church and athletes and their teammates relax before and after weekend games.
“Blondies has become so much more than we ever anticipated and our appreciation for our customers and the community is endless,” Turner says.
You can find a fresh and seasonal menu year-round focusing on house-made bagels and cream cheeses.
What are you waiting for? Head over and dive into a mouthwatering breakfast staple.
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