Spring Brings out the Health-Friendly AND Pet-Friendly


Springtime is finally upon us. The wonderful wildlife of Hilton Head Island is now soaring and swimming under the bright blue sky. The flowers are in bloom, and it feels like everything is coming alive – even the pollen!

Spring weather comes with many different opportunities to nurture your health. Fresh ingredients are more plentiful this time of year, and we have an abundance of colorful fruits, and vegetables. Our Lowcountry farmers and suppliers offer delicious and nutritious options for our locals and visitors coming out of their deep Winter hibernation.


Balancing Comfort Food and Healthy Food

Spring breaks, end of semester trips, and family vacations are just beginning on our small, yet active island. Whether it be for a quick beach getaway, or weekly vacation in the summer, right now is the perfect time to strive for that beach body (or at least a healthier body). We know the importance of eating right, and how eating healthy will cleanse the body, but who wants to give up those flavorful brunches, and yummy lunches?

Balancing comfort food, and healthy foods is our speciality. Our menu focuses on freshness and quality—featuring organic produce, locally sourced ingredients, GMO-free meats, and delicious homemade baked goods that can keep you in shape while you soak under the sun.

Grilled Local Shrimp Salad

Grilled Local Shrimp Salad

Feel Better when you eat better

Lunchtime at Watusi Café looks like it’s own sea of fish (people) munching on colorful plates of delicious, fresh meals served with a smile as radiant as the flowers growing outside. Try our collection of homemade soups and fresh salads, like the Spicy Kale and Quinoa Salad, the Grilled Local Shrimp Salad, and the Tuna Sashimi Salad —all dressed with house-made wasabi lemongrass vinaigrette are just a few of the customers’ favorites. These meals will get you feeling better while you’re traveling and looking better when you get home.

Breakfast begins at 7am and is served all day, while lunch starts at 10:30am. Both last until closing time, which is 3pm Monday through Sunday. Watusi is eco-conscious and neighborhood-friendly, while offering organic meals that you and your family can chatter about through every season.


Pet Friendly Hilton Head

You know we are health-friendly, but did you know we are also dog-friendly? Bringing your best friend out for a meal in this cozy weather, is nothing short of fun. Watusi Café has a wonderfully spacious, dog-friendly, outside patio dining area making the perfect spot to have breakfast or lunch this time of year. We even offer a dog-friendly menu for your little pup! We serve grain free and vegetable dog meals along with the highest quality protein. If your pooch is picky, we have options for them too like our chews and treats!


Get Your Paws In Our Marketplace

No matter the craving, humans and pets can come to Watusi knowing there is truly something for everyone. Don’t forget to browse our Watusi Marketplace before or after eating. There is plenty of doggie inspired decor to take with you that reminds us of the ones we love so much, and the brilliant spring days we spend with them.


Healthy Reviews of Watusi Menu Favorites

The Watusi Café has become a well-rated Hilton Head favorite for visitors and locals leaving their positive praise on platforms like TripAdvisor, Google Plus, and Facebook. Here are a few reviews from their with experience from the Watusi Café:

★★★★★ “Dog friendly! Service was excellent as well as the food. It was so nice to bring our dog along and they provided him with a fresh bowl of water too! This place has a dog menu as well. We were very pleased with our meal. Highly recommend!”

★★★★★ “My husband and I travel to HHI every year for our annual vacation. We found Watusi a few years ago as we were searching for new and healthy restaurants and we’ve been coming back to visit for breakfast and lunch ever since! There’s nothing on the menu that we’ve tried and haven’t liked, including the sausage gravy biscuits, waffles, sandwiches/chips, salads and more!”

★★★★★ “Love this place. Dog friendly, people friendly, fantastic staff and great food as well as a diverse group of folks. The Coffee is out of this world with the most wonderful taste. I've lived here over 30 years and have my new favorite place! Bike in and enjoy.”

★★★★★ “It is a gift shop and restaurant. Breakfast and lunch. Outside seating for a sunny winter meal or cup of coffee. Bring the dog! It's just a wonderful place to lounge!”


Mike Tucker