Home of the Original Charleston Benne Wafers
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!
We are CLOSED from December 23rd, 2017 at 2pm until January 3rd, 2018 for our annual holiday break. You can call in or place orders online while we are closed, but we will not ship until we return on the 4th of January. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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!
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.