Olde Colony Bakery

Home of the Original Charleston Benne Wafers

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The Olde Colony Bakery is well known for our Benne Wafer, a tasty toasted sesame seed cookie. We continue to make this sweet and salty treat, the olde fashioned way, by hand and all natural!


Olde Colony Bakery
519 Wando Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Local Phone: (843) 216-3232
Fax: (843) 216-5553


Monday: 10am – 2pm

Tuesday: 10am – 2pm

Wednesday: 10am – 2pm

Thursday: 10am – 2pm

Friday:  10am – 2pm

Saturday: 10am – 2pm (December only)

If you are picking up an order and need to arrange a special pick up time, please call us!

About Benne Wafers

Unique to the Lowcountry since Colonial times, Benne (the Bantu-word for sesame) was brought from East Africa and planted extensively throughout the South. Other foods brought from Africa in the 17th and 18th century include peanuts, sweet potatoes, okra, black-eyed peas and collard greens.

“These salty-and-sweet toasted sesame cookies are a longtime Charleston favorite. Olde Colony Bakery has been making them for more than 70 years.”

Southern Living

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Open Saturdays in December!

Great news for those who prefer to do their holiday shopping on the weekend. We’ll be open this Saturday and all the Saturdays leading up until Christmas from 10am until 2pm. We’re located at: 519 Wando Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 For a map and driving... read more

2014 Holiday Shipping Guide and Store Hours

Happy Holidays Olde Colony Bakery family. Wow, what a wonderful year it has been. We’ve been blessed to be busy from beginning to end, and it’s been one of the best holiday seasons yet. We’re a bit worn out from the non-stop action, but thankful for... read more

Holidays are Upon Us at Olde Colony Bakery

We’re not sure where the time flew by but it appears that the holidays are upon us at Olde Colony Bakery. We felt it coming months ago as you kept us on our toes, busy with your orders!  We want to thank you for allowing us to bake your holiday treats and gifts... read more

Daniel Island News

Thanks to Richard Sommerfeld for his wonderful write-up about our Original Charleston Benne Wafers a couple years back. It was a wonderfully written piece!   “One of the pleasant and enduring side benefits of moving to Daniel Island and the lowcountry was... read more

Garden & Gun Magazine: Charleston City Portrait

Just discovered this little gem from one of our favorite magazines, Garden & Gun. We even love that they spilled the beans on our cream bread. While Benne Wafers may be our most popular cookie nationwide, we do enjoy making our cream bread and couldn’t be... read more

USA Today – Only In Charleston: Benne Wafers

We were recently featured on the USA Today website for their only in Charleston travel guide. Any Charlestonian can tell you what a benne wafer is. Named for the seeds that the enslaved Africans brought with them from their homeland, this quintessentially Charleston... read more

Desirae and Dean’s Wedding!

Recently we heard from one of our most loveliest and kind brides, Desirae. We were so glad to be a part of her and Dean’s wedding day and truly appreciate Desirae’s patience as she needed our Benne Wafers right during the middle of our move. We were able... read more