Great Gelato & Strong Coffee

Great Gelato & Strong CoffeeGreat Gelato & Strong CoffeeGreat Gelato & Strong Coffee

About Us

Island caffeine and sweets


Beardcat’s Sweet Shop is a gelateria, coffee shop and retail space that sits below The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island, SC. Our Captain BeardCat figurehead (and Feline sidekick) are speculated to share quite an interesting history with Miss Carolina Sullivan. All we truly know today is that with our Sweet Shop, we strive to bring the good people of Sullivan’s Island the best possible sweet and savory flavor profiles imaginable.

During the conceptual phase of The Obstinate Daughter, our think-tank team considered uses for the original retail space under the restaurant. Having served as a small produce stand years ago, the Island Boy Produce space seemed to be a perfect place to serve Sullivan’s Island house-made, artisanal gelato made from locally sourced ingredients.

Stay Awhile

BeardCat's Sweet Shop offers a whimsical dining experience. Pick your choice of gelato from our myriad of flavors offered behind the looking glass. Accompany your sweet bite with a delicious cappuccino and stay awhile in our colorful dining room or better yet, utilize our patio seating outside! 

More than Drinks


 In addition to offering cups of gelato, Beardcat’s also specializes in gelato sandwiches, gelato cakes, pastries and cookies for any occasion. These goodies pair well with a variety of artisanal drinks and house-made grab and go sandwiches. The Sweet Shop is partnered with Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, North Carolina to provide full coffee shop service.