Jestine's Kitchen

Home of Charleston’s Famous Coca Cola Cake
Jestine's Kitchen
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The Coca-Cola Cake is synonymous with southern family-style decadence. None more so than this beautiful work of art from Jestine's Kitchen. This overload of sweetness is the best way to cap off a dinner, just ask their regulars who nearly rioted when the shop closed temporarily a few years ago for renovations!
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Founded by Dana 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 gumbo—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 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!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Jestine’s Kitchen has been featured in the Charleston City Paper, Eater, Washington Post, Coca-Cola Journey and was listed as a destination in the book, "1,000 Places to See Before you Die."

Jestine's Kitchen

Home of Charleston’s Famous Coca Cola Cake

Founded by Dana 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 gumbo—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 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!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Jestine’s Kitchen has been featured in the Charleston City Paper, Eater, Washington Post, Coca-Cola Journey and was listed as a destination in the book, "1,000 Places to See Before you Die."