Benjamin’s Bakery and Cafe: A business for the community

By Emily Smith

For The Sun News 

A staple in the Surfside Beach community has been Benjamin’s Bakery and Café for over 20 years, where delicious bagels and baked goods are prepared freshly every day.

This family-run bakery provides some of their products to over 100 other businesses in the area while also serving breakfast and lunch from their bustling kitchen.

Benjamin’s fits in nicely with the beachy feel of Surfside with a colorful mural on the outside and a relaxed atmosphere on the inside. Many guests bustle in with flip-flops and shorts on, occasionally with sand following after them. Despite the steady flow of customers and constant movement behind the counter, the employees remain cheerful, exchanging banter with each other and their regulars.

By midday, much of the bakery’s stock of fresh bread and bagels have been depleted especially now with people stocking up before a day at the beach. Feel free to ask about their inventory while reading the menu, and don’t forget to look into any specials they might have.

Breakfast is served all day, giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy their breakfast options at any time such as the quiche or quesadilla, or even Benjamin’s unique creation, the Surfside Beach, a baguette topped with turkey, avocado, an egg, spinach, and bacon with some basil pesto mayo.

Of course, guests can always just stick with a bagel, either plain or “toasted and shmeared.”

Lunch sandwiches can be served on a bagel, baguette, or in a wrap, unless otherwise specified, like with the delicious Cran-errific sandwich. Cranberry multigrain bread is pretty amazing on its own, but being topped with turkey, cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and Benjamin’s cranberry spread takes it to another level. All lunch meals come with a side of bagel chips and an option for pasta salad, coleslaw, fruit, or potato salad.

Smoothies and coffee beverages such as lattes and frappes can be small or large and are made upon order. Benjamin’s makes it easy for guests to take food with them, but there is plenty to look at for those who dine in, like the art decorating the walls and other miscellaneous products for sale.

The café doesn’t shy away from hosting events and supporting the community despite how busy they remain, including a weekly online giveaway for free bagels. They make regular appearances at the Surfside farmers market, participate in festivals, encourage local businesses through delectable donations, and often host events for great causes like supporting Autism awareness.

In every sense, this café and bakery has been a business for the community and in return has been loved and supported through two decades of hard work. There’s no doubt, Benjamin’s Bakery is always cooking up something fresh and wonderful.

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/living/food-drink/article89415177.html

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Please join us this Saturday 4/28 10 am-5pm at the Socastee Heritage Festival! We will be featuring several of our items including our breads, pastries and our in house roasted hot coffee and cold brew. We look forward to seeing yall there!! We are also in need of volunteers to help set up, tear down and also help with customers. So if anyone is interested in being part of the Benjamin's team for a day or even an hour we will provide lunch, please call us at 843-477-1100 for details!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us this Saturday 4/28 10 am-5pm at the Socastee Heritage Festival! We will be featuring several of our items including our breads, pastries and our in house roasted hot coffee and cold brew. We look forward to seeing yall there!! We are also in need of volunteers to help set up, tear down and also help with customers. So if anyone is interested in being part of the Benjamins team for a day or even an hour we will provide lunch, please call us at 843-477-1100 for details!!

 

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We'll see you there, Benjamin's Bakery! The Olive Shack will be showcasing our infused Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar! Still loving your Dark Roast coffee. In fact, need to stop by tomorrow to get another bag <3

Benjamin's is proud to help support the Instructors and students of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach.Thank you for everyone who came out to support our 1st BBQ Fundraiser to benefit both the ACF Myrtle Beach chapter as well as scholarships benefiting the students attending the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach! It was such a success thanks to everyone involved! Our goal was to hopefully sell 500 plates of barbecued pork! We managed to sell 540 in a two hour timeframe! We had absolutely nothing left! And this was all boxed up to go! With Dawn Therese Brantly Bob Brantly. Geoff Blount Bill Twaler. Leah Twaler Corbett Rourke Dan Henn Joe Bonaparte ! And thank you to the students Ayanna McKnight, Greg Chestnut, and Nicholas Smarrella and Dewey for the great teamwork and effort put forth today!
Due to everyone's effort today, we will be able to offer two $500.00 scholarships to students who meet the requirements set forth by the ACF! Awesome!!!
If I missed anyone today, I'm sorry and thank you for being there supporting the cause!
Also a special thank you to our sponsors Benjamin's Bagels, Performance Food Group, A&A Produce, and US Foods for always having our back and helping each other to be successful!
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Benjamins is proud to help support the Instructors and students of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach.
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