Old World Levain Bakery

Naturally Leavened Breads. European Pastries. Coffee & Tea. Breakfast & Lunch.


Our pastries are made with Local Grass-fed Milk, Organic Sugar, Organic Flours, and Carolina Ground Whole Wheat, Buckwheat, and Rye Flours. Our fillings and condiments are made in house using the highest quality ingredients, favoring local and organic when available. All of our Viennoiserie is hand-laminated using Organic Butter from Pennsylvania. Croissants and Danish come out of our ovens between 9:00 and 10 am daily.

Croissants // Plain, Ham & Gruyère, Almond-Rose, French Broad Chocolates 68% Nicaraguan, Daily Savory Vegetarian, Daily Savory Danish // $3.90 - $4.50

Turnovers // Chausson aux Pommes (Apple) and Daily Savory // $4.00

Palmiers with OWL signature spice blend // $3.00

Cardamom Buns with lemon glaze and Maldon salt // $3.50

Seasonal Tartelettes in wheat-less Buckwheat or Three-grain shells // $5.25

Pavlovas // Meringue nests with seasonal fruit fillings // $5.25

Financiers // Wheat-less almond tea cakes with seasonal fillings and herbs // $5.00

Carolina Ground Rye Pound Cake with seasonal fruit and herbs // $4.25

Shortbreads, Cookies, Madeleines, and other special pastries rotate daily. Pasteis de Nata are made on Tuesday afternoons. 


Our breads are naturally leavened and mixed by hand in small batches. We use organic flours from Lindley Mills and Carolina Ground and mill alternative flours in house. Please call to inquire about our daily selections and availability. 

Porridge Pan Loaves // Oatmeal, Buckwheat, and Barley Porridge with Flax and Sunflower Seeds 

Raisin Flax Pan Loaves // Organic Thompson Raisins, Golden Raisins, and Flax Seeds 

Sesame Spelt Pan Loaves // Toasted Sesame Seeds

Fermented Grits Porridge Pan Loaves // Old Yeller Grits, Honey, and Organic Whole Milk

Squirrel Loaf // Wheat-less loaf made with Oats and Psyllium Husks, laden with seeds and nuts


Our coffees, including espresso, pour over, and batch brew are sourced from Black Tap Coffee (Charleston, SC) and guest roasters from around the country. We use local grass-fed milk in all of our milk drinks. 

We have over 14 varieties of tea sourced from Upton Tea Imports and herbals from Mountain Rose Herbs. 



Toast with organic butter or olive oil 3.25 

Toast with beurre noisette.honey.smoked sea salt 4 

Toast with soft homestead egg & dressed greens 5.5 

Special tartine, please inquire 6



Housemade jam or marmalade 1

One half avocado 2

Local prosciutto 3

Soft homestead egg 2.25

Dressed greens 2


Yogurt with granola and olive oil 4.5

Yogurt with fruit compote. olive oil. dukkah 5.5



Soup 5

Salade Composée 8

Quiche & Dressed Greens 7.5

Shepherd’s Share // toastlets.egg.cheese.pickles.preserved fruit // 10 // with charcuterie, 12

Croque Monsieur // toast.ham.gruyere.bechamel.dressed greens // 9.25