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Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe

98 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-9797
Five Stars
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Gaulart & Maliclet, a quaint little French cafe, is the hidden gem of Charleston. Stop by for their fantastic lunch special in between exploring all the wonderful attractions in Charleston's historic district. Authentic French fare and a charming ambiance awaits you at Gaulart & Maliclet.

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The best time to visit Gaulart & Maliclet is during lunch hours to enjoy one of their fabulous specials. By far the best deal in Charleston, Gaulart's lunch specials include an entree and a house wine, French press coffee, or tea for just 13 bucks.

Entree choices are diverse, from a vegetarian pizza baguette, to an open faced brie melt on croissant, to Smoked Salmon and Chevre on Canadian rye bread. If you are in the mood for something light, go simple with the soup (always homemade) and house salad special (also includes a baguette and fresh fruit).

The open faced Croq" Baguette Vegetarian is a delicious baguette sandwich topped with zucchini, tomato, melted cheese, and dijon. The soup of the day or house salad is included for the perfect healthy light lunch. The Open Faced Brie Melt on Croissant with Turkey is another delicious light choice.


Service is great at Gaulart. We sat at the bar and received very attentive service.


The setting at Gaulart is quiet and cozy. This place feels more like a local gem than an overpriced tourist destination. Great place to enjoy a cozy, laid-back lunch minus the hefty tourist congestion.

Final Remarks

Gaulart & Maliclet is the place to for an affordable, authentic, & delicious lunch in downtown Charleston. You really cannot go wrong with the delicious lunch special here. The quiet location and charming ambiance add to the appeal.

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