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A small cafe with a black counter and display for baked goods.
The cozy space at Little Line.
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Westside Cafe Little Line Imports NYC Bagels to Charleston

Take a tour around the new daytime establishment.

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Charleston residents love to complain about the lack of “decent bagels” in the downtown area, so perhaps newcomer Little Line will fix that. Owners Wendy Wenzel Gleim and Jeff Gleim ship in bagels from legendary H&H in New York City. While the couple has extensive culinary backgrounds (they previously ran Scratch Kitchen at the Wickliffe House), the small cafe at 176 Line Street doesn’t allow space for bagel production, so why not import?

Other than bagels, Little Line offers biscuits, grits, and soft scrambles. On the lunch menu, diners will find various sandwiches, salads, and fries with different sauces for dipping. The shop also offers retail items like wine, crackers, condiments, and more.

Little Line is open Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Online ordering is available. There’s a few seats inside and an outdoor patio if customers don’t want to do takeout. Take a quick tour around the space here.

This address was the former site of Nana’s Seafood & Soul, which expanded to North Charleston in 2019 and closed its downtown store in 2020.

chairs at a counter.
Customers can sit at the counter at Little Line.
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Chairs facing a large window.
Or they can sit in the window facing Line Street.
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A shelf full of dried goods.
There are several provisions for sale at Little Line.
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Exterior of cafe.
Little Line took over the former Nana’s Seafood & Soul space.
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Chairs and tables outside.
Outdoor seating at the cafe.
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A row of bagels.
Little Line imports H&H bagels from NYC.
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Menu for Little Line.
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Breakfast menu.
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Drink menu.
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