​Updated April 2021

Is there a more picturesque vacation town than Charleston? The Holy City knows how to do brunch. Read below for 10 of the best brunch menus in Charleston. Whether you're on a girls' trip or a romantic getaway, you can't go wrong with any of these options. 


 

BASIC KITCHEN

BASIC KITCHEN

Sitting in the Basic Kitchen courtyard, surrounded by plants and herbs, you’d never know this gem was located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Basic Kitchen is about honest food that’s good for you, offering a rotating menu inspired by local ingredients, and a seasonal cocktail program. 

DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

 

BUTCHER & BEE

BUTCHER & BEE

With a Mediterranean-inspired brunch menu, to-die-for cocktail and coffee list, and an in-house bakery, Butcher & Bee has it all. Whether you choose a local beer and the shakshuka or the french toast and a mimosa, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t leave without trying one of their homemade pastries.

NOMO

 

CALLIE'S HOT LITTLE BISCUIT

CALLIE'S HOT LITTLE BISCUIT

Don’t let the line deter you from one of the best biscuits in town; CHLB is worth the wait! Nestled in a small shop on Upper King, Callie’s serves up some of the best sweet and savory biscuits in town. We’re still thinking about their sausage and pimento cheese breakfast sandwich months later! While you’re waiting, pick up a jam or biscuit mix to take home with you as a souvenir.

KING STREET

 

FRANNIE & THE FOX

FRANNIE & THE FOX

Inside Hotel Emeline, you’ll find Frannie & The Fox, a wood-fired eatery serving up shareable, Italian-inspired dishes. Whether you’re in their European style courtyard or chic dining room, you’re sure to have a memorable brunch experience. Start with the sweet potato cinnamon roll and then indulge in one of the three breakfast pizzas including a Fennel Sausage that sounds heavenly! 

DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

 

GNOME CAFE

GNOME CAFE

If you’re looking for a vegan take on low-country, southern fare, look no further than Gnome Cafe, where they serve breakfast all day alongside an elaborate coffee menu. Whether you eat a plant-based diet or are looking to switch it up after a few days of indulgent southern food, add Gnome Cafe to your list for your next visit to Charleston. 

CANNBOROUGH 

 

MILLER'S ALL DAY

MILLER'S ALL DAY

Miller’s All Day takes brunch seriously: offering a delicious spread from open to close, seven days a week. Inside you’ll find a vintage vibe, with a menu complete with all of your favorite breakfast and lunch items, plus a wide variety of delicious cocktails and coffees. They even sell pie by the slice if you need something sweet to take with you.

DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

 

PARK CAFE

 

PARK CAFE

Across from Hampton Park you’ll find this neighborhood cafe with ingredients sourced from local farms, and an interior full of greenery and natural light. Park Cafe is the perfect place to grab brunch before exploring the park and Wagener Terrace area of downtown. Don't miss adding a grapefruit to a colorful table of avocado, eggs, toast and more!

HAMPTON PARK

 

POOGAN'S PORCH

POOGAN'S PORCH

A visit to Charleston isn't complete without a classic, low country brunch, and no one does it better than Poogan’s Porch. Housed in a historic, Victorian house in the heart of downtown, you can kick off your meal with a pickled okra bloody mary, followed by shrimp & grits for a truly Southern start to the day. And if the photo above didn't give it away, a house specialty is the fried chicken and waffles!

DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

 

THE DARLING OYSTER BAR

THE DARLING OYSTER BAR

In this charming King street storefront you’ll find one of Charleston’s best oyster bars- and they have an incredible brunch, too. Don’t miss this seafood-based brunch menu, with amazing items like a smoked salmon quiche and a crab cake benedict. Word on the street is that their bloody marys come topped with a lobster claw, but don’t take our word for it. 

RADCLIFFEBOROUGH

 

5 Church

5 CHURCH

In this charming King street storefront you’ll find one of Charleston’s best oyster bars- and they have an incredible brunch. You can’t ask for a better Charleston brunch backdrop than 5Church. Housed inside a renovated church sanctuary, 5Church serves up traditional southern, low country fare, along with great brunch cocktails, all in the heart of downtown., too. Don’t miss this seafood-based brunch menu, with amazing items like a smoked salmon quiche and a crab cake benedict. Word on the street is that their bloody marys come topped with a lobster claw, but don’t take our word for it. 

DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

 

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