Top 10 Best New Brunch Spots in Charleston

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Charleston is well known for being a top foodie city for most categories, but where the Holy City really shines is in it’s brunch offerings.

Based on online reviews and diner feedback, here are the top 10 new brunch spots in Charleston:

  1. Rutledge Kitchen (Reckless Breakfast): As they so eliquently put it on their website, “prepare to get brunched in the face”. Rutledge’s pop-up event Reckless breakfast takes place every Sunday morning at their West Ashely location and is considered by most locals to be the best brunch experience in the lowcountry – hands down.

     

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  2. The Junction: They’ve got arguably the best breakfast burrito in Charleston and the sweet tea fried chicken will change your life.

     

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  3. Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen: Reopened on James Island, this spot is a haven for Southern brunch favorites. Dishes like shrimp and grits, and chicken and biscuits, make it a must-visit for those craving authentic Southern flavors.
  4. Daps: This “casual neighborhood breakfast shop” is anything but casual when it comes to how ridiculously good they make their eggs and waffles.

     

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  5. Alcove Market: Led by 2022 James Beard semifinalist Orlando Pagán, this market offers a brunch menu with a focus on health and well-being. Options like a rainbow quinoa bowl and crispy falafel sandwich cater to those looking for lighter fare, though heartier options like a fried chicken sandwich are also available.
  6. La Bonne Franquette: This charming French restaurant stands out with its classic offerings like salmon Benedict, croque monsieur, and a variety of quiches. The sunny patio adds to the allure, making it a perfect spot for a leisurely brunch.

  7. Azur: A European cafe that serves hearty brunch items such as the Azur burger and lighter plates like shrimp salad on avocado toast. The variety of quiches, frittatas, and mimosas make it a versatile choice for different brunch preferences.
  8. The Habit: Offering a rooftop terrace brunch with views of the harbor, this spot is ideal for enjoying a mimosa alongside a breakfast sandwich, shakshuka, or hash browns and caviar.
  9. Brasserie La Banque: A Broad Street restaurant serving a brunch full of French classics in a stunning setting. Look for dishes like croque madame, French toast with fresh berries, and steak frites for a sophisticated start to the day.
  10. Tavern and Table: If you’re looking for something a bit more refined, check out Tavern and Table on Shem Creek – you can’t go wrong with their classic T&T breakfast or chicken chilaquiles.

     

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Each of these spots brings something special to Charleston’s brunch scene, whether it’s the ambiance, unique menu items, or the fusion of different culinary traditions. They collectively represent the vibrant and diverse food culture of Charleston, making the city a true brunch destination.

What’s your favorite brunch spot in Charleston?

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