Founded by Dana Berlin Strange in honor of her family’s longtime housekeeper Jestine Matthews, Jestine’s Kitchen has been a Charleston establishment since the day it opened in 1996. The restaurant serves Southern comforts like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, okra—and of course, its legendary Coca Cola Cake—with a down-to-earth friendliness and warmth that Jestine was always known for. Born in the Lowcountry, Jestine went to work for the Ellison family in 1928 and lived to the age of 112, long enough to see the huge lines and positive attention at her namesake restaurant.
Jestine’s Kitchen signature Coca-Cola Cake is fudgy, chocolatey and with a zing of sweetness thanks to the namesake Cola. It’s delighted fans from coast to coast, including Anthony Bourdain, and is now available to be shipped to your home for the first time ever!