If there’s one thing in life I would do anything for, it’s breakfast food. This makes living in Charleston that much better because if there’s one thing this city knows how to do, it’s brunch. From bottomless mimosas to fluffy pancakes, I am ALWAYS down to try a new brunch place. Although my college budget has restricted me from trying some of the fine dining brunch places, these are a few affordable places that I have fell in love with nonetheless. Don’t worry, I am determined to make it to places like High Cotton and Eli’s Table one day, one way or another.
- Another Broken Egg
From the outside, this place doesn’t look too snazzy. It blends right in on Market Street. However, I think it is a hidden gem. The interior is decorated so cutely, and they have a huge menu which is great. They offer everything from Southern classics like shrimp and grits to so many sweet options like coffee-infused pancakes and blackberry-stuffed French Toast. I would highly recommend this place.
- Millers All Day
Located on lower King, this place will catch your attention right away with its cute aesthetic and amazing smells. Inside they offer dine-in and bar seating where they also have a bakery and make things fresh such as filled donuts, scones, muffins, and coconut cream pie. I mean, seriously? You sold me at “bakery!” Although their menu is on the smaller side, every dish is so unique and full of flavor. On top of all that, they have a great drink menu full of bloody marys, mimosas, and peach bellinis. If you haven’t been already, go right now.
- Daps Breakfast and Imbibe
This place is tucked away on the West Side, so you’ll need to drive to it. One morning I was craving pancakes, and upon searching for a new place I found this! And, wow, they did NOT disappoint. These were, in fact, the biggest pancakes that I had ever seen and eaten. They gave me three and topped them with powdered sugar and syrup. It was one of the best mornings of my life. And yes, I did take a 4-hour nap immediately after. While they are only doing take-out at this time, they have the cutest outside dining area. It’s also a really nice neighborhood, so you can always go for a walk afterward if you feel like you need to walk it off as I did.
- Breizh Pan Crepes and Deli
This eatery located on George Street brings the best food and vibes. The owners are from France and offer both sweet and savory crepes. This was my first time having crepes, and they were all so delicious. A taste of France in the lowcountry!
Although located in Mount Pleasant, the name alone sums up how I feel about all of this food. They offer indoor and outdoor seating and also have a great menu full of variety. They have amazing coffee, too, and a vibrant “lavender lemonade” that you should most definitely get if you make it here.
I hope you enjoyed my restaurant overviews. Brunch is certainly my favorite meal to enjoy. I look forward to trying new places and hearing all your recommendations!