The city of Charleston is an absolute gem, and great food is no doubt a prominent jewel in its crown. One of the hardest things for us to decide when planning our four day trip to this lovely city was where we were going to eat! Breakfast is my favorite meal, and I was determined to find the best breakfast in Charleston.
I was certainly not disappointed by the options; I only wish that we could have tried more restaurants. Of the places that we ate at, I have two restaurants to share that compete for the best breakfast in Charleston for us. Both delivered on atmosphere and on flavor, making for extremely pleasant, memorable meals.
Without further ado, lets go into detail on our top choices for where to get the best breakfast in Charleston: Toast and Another Broken Egg Cafe.
Toast Of Charleston
I admit that this restaurant is not the best-looking establishment, but the menu at Toast is simply insane (in a good way).
You have all of your classic breakfast options, plus some that are totally unique. Check out the description for the Deluxe French Toast, for example: “Hand-cut currant bread stuffed with cinnamon apples or peaches and topped with apple or peach cider syrup”
There are also many options that tie in a southern flair, like dishes served with grits and fried green tomatoes. Our party of five each got a different dish and all were fantastic. I couldn’t say enough about how much I enjoyed my omelette, grits, and biscuit! Please note, when you’re in the South, a biscuit is always a good idea.
The staff at Toast was exceptionally kind and attentive. It seems at most restaurants in Charleston it’s customary for the manager to check on your table in addition to your server. Kevin and I actually got our meals comped after the manager learned that we’d just gotten married the day before. Talk about a dose of genuine Southern hospitality.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Okay, so you may have heard of Another Broken Egg Cafe. It’s a chain that has restaurants in several different states, but hear me out.
This restaurant is located directly across the street from Charleston’s old market, which is decked our with local artisans and steeped in history. It is also as cute as imaginable inside and is immediately charming.
The menu is varied and interesting. From personal experience I can say the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are amazing.
Again, we felt Southern hospitality totally take a precedence with the staff here. It was all-around a fantastic meal and vibe that got our day started off the right way.
Where’s Your Best Breakfast In Charleston?
Do you have an other places that should be in contention for the best breakfast in Charleston? If so, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment below to share, and we’ll add your suggestion to our list of places to try on our next visit.