When In Hartsville, Be Sure To Stop In At The Midnight Rooster #sponsored #experiencehartsville

When In Hartsville, Be Sure To Stop In At The Midnight Rooster #sponsored #experiencehartsvilleCheap Is The New Classy

On our recent trip to Hartsville, South Carolina, we stopped in at this quaint little coffee shop that was near our hotel, to eat breakfast as was recommended by several people we met in town. Now, we got there late because we were lazy and slept in as many vacationers do, so we didn’t get breakfast, but I just needed to throw that out there just in case you were looking at the food and saying that it doesn’t look like “breakfast” food. And I must say, we were not the least but disappointed in what actually turned out to be lunch. This quaint little coffee shop and eatery was called The Midnight Rooster.

When In Hartsville, Be Sure To Stop In At The Midnight Rooster #sponsored #experiencehartsville

Lunch At The Midnight Rooster

The Midnight Rooster is a locally owned shop with a variety of coffee beverages as well as other drinks and, of course, food. I have to say that I love the feel of these small town coffee shops. Unlike what can happen in some of the big, national chains, at The Midnight Rooster all of the people were friendly and we were greeted with a warm smile upon entrance.

We were seated at a nice table on the outside part of the cafe near the street. This was my first experience with such a thing, so I was a little excited with sitting near the street to have my food. I have seen restaurants like this one in commercials or TV shows at these outdoor cafes and I have always wanted to do it myself, and here was my chance.

Anyway, we ordered our drinks first. Dawn ordered a Cinnamon Iced Coffee, and she said that it was really good. As a matter of fact, she tried to find a similar one at a local coffee shop in our town and couldn’t. I ordered a Milk Chocolate Frappe. It seems that each place makes these a little different, or at least they taste different to me, and The Midnight Rooster’s ranks in my top three as far as flavor goes. It was really good.

Dawn ordered the Greek Goddess Salad and Tomato Bisque Soup. Soup and salad is a typical lunch for her if it is available. That’s good because she can compare the food wherever she goes. She kept talking about how good the soup was in particular. She was not upset with the salad either, but soup is one of her favorite foods and when it is made right she loves it. She said that her Tomato Bisque Soup was some of the best that she ever tasted.

When In Hartsville, Be Sure To Stop In At The Midnight Rooster #sponsored #experiencehartsville

I ordered a sandwich called the Farmer Lorenzo (all their sandwiches had unique names). It came with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil on focaccia bread. I am usually not a fan of fresh tomato, but with basil on it, it was really good. We both agreed that everything we ordered from the lunch menu tasted super fresh. Hats off to The Midnight Rooster for their sandwich preparation.

The food menu is small, but it offers a lot for the health conscious. And it has a nice selection of coffee offerings. The Midnight Rooster has a wine and beer bar on site as well. So, if alcohol is your thing, then definitely check their wine and beer menu out while you are in town. Hartsville has some great places to visit, and The Midnight Rooster is definitely among them.

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About Jay Crawford

Jay enjoys cooking, music {his favorite artists are KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music}, and sports {Carolina Panthers, Tarheels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers}. He also enjoys grilling out and cruising around with the radio up and the windows down.


  1. Tamra Phelps says:

    That sandwich looks great. I love places like this–they usually have really good food.

  2. OMG – I love The Midnight Rooster! I live about 30 minutes from Hartsville and that coffee shop is amazing. It’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or coffee after dinner. When in Hartsville, Bizzell’s is a must for dinner. They have the best Shrimp and Grits. Hartsville is such a unique town.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Girl! We went to Bizzell’s too! It was so freaking good. Hartsville is such a different town. I haven’t seen many places where everyone seems to just know, love and support everyone else like what I saw in Hartsville. It’s really just about perfect.

  3. If I am ever in the area looks like a great place to stop and order a great meal. Beautiful looking place and area.

  4. Now that looks appetizing! It’s nice when you can find a place to enjoy an evening or a day of deliciousness.

  5. That looks delicious! If I’m in Hartsville I’m going to stop in for sure. That frap tho…mmmmm.

  6. The food and the beverages looks so delicious. I love the name as well. I’ll have to check this place out.

  7. Midnight Rooster looks amazing! The bread they use with their sandwiches is what sold me. Good bread is everything!

  8. This looks like somewhere my family would eat. My daughter loves soul and salad and my husband and son love a good sandwich.

  9. Claudia Krusch says:

    The Midnight Rooster looks like a great place to eat. The food looks so delicious. I would love to give it a try the next time i am in the area.

  10. The Midnight Rooster looks like a great place to eat. Love the vibe of it! That sandwich looked delish!

  11. Farmer Lorenzo and the Green Goddess salad have my name written all over them. Love the quirky names of the dishes and even the restau name itself. I’d be 110% up for hitting this cafe if even I’m in town.

  12. The food at this place looks amazing!! I just got back from a trip to the South and fell in love with the food!

  13. Oh my goodness! Everything looks so yummy. I especially need that milk chocolate frappuccino in my life.

  14. That place looks charming on the outside, I’d definitely walk inside to find out what it’s like just by appearance… then, you put those photos of the food and you make me want to google this place, make the travel, walk in and eat everything in there… YUM!

  15. This is so my kind of place. I like to check out places I don’t have at home when on vacation. When the local recommends a spot I have to go. This one sounds like a winner.

  16. I’ve never been to Hartsville, SC but it is one on my list to visit. Every time we visit to a place we always have to check their local restaurant. My husband and I will definitely like the Midnight Rooster by looking at your photos and reading your reviews I can tell that they are serving all fresh foods. I love how greenly their sandwich are.

  17. Melody foote says:

    I need to stop looking at your food pictures, they always make me hungry! And I have to visit this place now.