Creating Healthy Habits in Hilton Head


When most people go on vacation, they tend to let their guards down, feasting on whatever, whenever to satisfy cravings and indulge. However, too much indulgence leads to a mega expansion in your waistline, which can be depressing when your vacay ends. That said, there are plenty of ways to munch on healthy foods while hanging around Hilton Head Island, especially when you head over to the Watusi Café.

The benefits of eating fresh vegetables and local-harvested fruits, grains, and meats has been proven time and again, so maybe it’s time you jumped on the healthy “whenever, wherever” bandwagon. You’ll feel better while you’re traveling and look better when you get home, plus the food is scrumptious, homemade, and as fresh as can be—so, it’s all a win-win.


The Fresh Favorites of Watusi Cafe’s Awesome, Fresh Menu

The Watusi Café serves up delicious favorites, like Eggs Benedict in one of 6 ways, as well as a full breakfast and lunch menu. Breakfast begins at 7am and lasts throughout the day, while lunch starts at 10:30am. Both last until closing time, which is 3pm Monday through Sunday. The hours allow this café to remain eco-conscious and neighborhood-friendly, while offering fresh, homemade meals that locals and travelers can rave about.


Breakfast menu favorites include:

  • Classic pancakes with two strips of either bacon or sausage, with a side of yummy syrups, like maple or blueberry.

  • Light breakfast eaters prefer the parfait, a crunchy favorite of seasonal fruit layered with house-made granola and Greek yogurt.

  • Bigger, heartier breakfast favorites include the Breakfast Burrito, the Classic Breakfast Sandwich, and The Big Watusi Sandwich, which is scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and melted cheddar cheese on a fresh-baked, toasted French baguette.

There are more breakfast go-to items, of course, but that gives you an idea of what these café geniuses serve for your a.m. meals.



Watusi Café Menu Shines at Lunch

A collection of fresh, homemade soups and fresh salads, like the Spicy Kale and Quinoa Salad, the Grilled Local Shrimp Salad, and the Tuna Sashimi Salad that included yellowfin ahi tuna on a bed of baby heirloom tomatoes, farrow, yellow peppers and snow peas—all dressed with house-made wasabi lemongrass vinaigrette.

For those with big appetites, the Super Decker Sandwich is a meaty, piled-high favorite with sliced turkey and ham, Applewood bacon, provolone, lettuce and tomato, avocado, and mayonnaise on your choice of fresh-baked bread.

The Classic Cuban Sandwich is another go-to for hearty appetites, with tender pork, ham, pickles, and swiss cheese on grilled Cuban bread with house-made Cuban sauce.

Again, the featured selection here only brushes the surface of the deliciousness that the Watusi Café serves up. Our good-for-you meals are fueling healthy habits while satisfying your taste buds. Click here for full breakfast menu or lunch menu. Of course, swing by 71 Pope Avenue for an in-person dining experience and let us know what you think.

No time to dine in? Call 843-686-5200
to place a to-go order.

Why Watusi Café Cares About Our Environment

Watusi means ‘it is what it is,’ which is a motto that the staff here upholds 100-percent. In this case, it means that what you see is what you get, and everything you see and get are awesome. The Watusi Café crew cares about the environment and nature, so their menu items and dining practices reflect their love for the Earth. While they certainly nourish their patrons, they go to extra lengths to ensure a nurtured world too. They care because more people need to.



How the Café Does Their Part to be Eco-Friendly


Eco-friendliness is something the Watusi Café crew cares about tremendously. Of course, they source their ingredients from local farmers, which is a definite step in the right direction—but they also use bio-degradable materials to serve on-the-go patrons. Their meals are just enough that you can eat right there or take some in a to-go box for a lunch later. Their straws are paper, most of their dressings are house-made, and they prefer to do mostly everything by hand to cut down on waste.

These small eco-conscious steps might seem like the proverbial drop in a bucket, but they can go a long way towards the preservation of a planet - yet another healthy habit. The Watusi Café is making a contribution towards goodness and health, rather than going to route of pollution and greed. They encourage their patrons to do the same with each new example they set.


Others Share Their Healthy Reviews of Watusi's Menu Favorites

The Watusi Café has become a well-rated Hilton Head favorite for all kinds of diners, and those diners have left their positive praise on platforms like TripAdvisor, Google Plus, and Facebook. Here are a few reviews that outline the health and goodness of a meal and experience from the Watusi Café:

★★★★★ “Their food was amazing! The café is very popular, so if you are going for breakfast, arrive early since there can be a bit of a wait—but totally worth it. Their lattes, cappuccinos, and mimosas are WOW. And their steak and eggs were exquisite!”

★★★★★ “Excellent service and good, healthy food. They allow pets on the outside patio, and even have a pet menu with dog-friendly options. The Steak Benedict and Crab Po Boy were excellent. The Cheese Danish was the best I ever had!”


Mike Tucker