About Us

Olde Colony Bakery is the oldest family-operated bakery in the historic Charleston area. Since the late 1940’s, we have taken great pride in sharing the rich Southern heritage and unique Lowcountry specialties with visitors and locals. Among the favorites are the Original Charleston Benne Wafers, Benne Cheese Zingers, Pecan Pinchies, Carolina Key Lime Cookies, Cream Bread, and Cinnamon Raisin Bread. We also take pride in the way we make our products – no preservatives, no chemicals, no hydrogenated oils, trans fat free, just delicious cookies made the natural way! Coming soon, we’ll post our nutritional labels on our online store so you can see the great quality of our ingredients!

The Rix family, including son-in-law Jim, have owned the business since 1990.  Our bakery relocated to a larger facility in neighboring Mount Pleasant in August 2000 to meet our customer’s needs. In 2013, we’re expanding again to a larger building in Mt. Pleasant.

All specialty items continue to be made and packed the old fashioned way…by hand.


Photo by: Amelia & Dan Photography

The Rix Family at Phil & Lindsey’s wedding, March 2012.
Left to Right Top Row –
Peter & Sheila Rix
Son-in-Law: Jim Barrett
Son: Todd Rix
Son: Phil Rix
Daughter-in-Law: Lindsey Rix
Daughter: Meredith Rix Barrett
Daughter-in-law: Lisa Rix
Left to Right Bottom Row –
McCrae Barrett (daughter of Meredith and Jim)
Owen & Wyatt Rix (sons of Lisa and Todd Rix)


Member of:

South Carolina Specialty Food Association

Certified South Carolina