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Kiss My Grits: Here are 10 Charleston Breakfast Spots with Southern Charm

Having a mediocre breakfast can make or break the day. Why chance it? Instead of gambling away your breakfast, visit some of Charleston’s premium breakfast spots. In each one of these restaurants you’ll find southern grits, long time customers, friendly staff, and crazy amounts of love for the art of breakfast. Here are the top ten places you should definitely get your grub on.

1. Marina Variety Store and Restaurant

With a name that reminds us of a small grocery store, how did this place climb to number one for the best breakfast in Charleston? This place is anything but small, for starters. Family owned since 1963, many flavorful dishes are produced here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highly regarded in the gastronomic community, breakfast at this place is essential. Long time customers suggest trying the fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits.

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2. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

Right in Park Circle, The Junction Kitchen & Provisions is ready for a full day breakfast menu, vegetarian options, and a casual, family feel. Between the Mexican hash, Monte Cristo, and a variety of other exciting options, breakfast can be endlessly enjoyable here.


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3. Early Bird Diner

Famous staples like chicken and waffles are what get you through the door, but you may stay for the legendary grits that people consistently rave about on reviews. Early Bird Diner is a classic and self-aware diner, comfortable and familiar – and most importantly, has outstanding food.

4. Page’s Okra Grill

Balancing classic and creative is no easy feat. Page’s Okra Grill has created the perfect combination of colorful breakfasts and tried and true fare. Winning multiple awards from 2017 Post and Courier Readers Choice, 2017 Best of Mount Pleasant Magazine, and #1 Trip Advisor Rated Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. That means jumping on this bandwagon is an excellent choice.


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5. Three Little Birds

Family togetherness and delicious, wholesome food, this is what makes Three Little Birds sing every morning. All day breakfast and fresh squeezed juice, this lovely cafe is a collection of smiling faces and full bellies, and in the words of Three Little Birds: “Peace, Love, and Pancakes”.

6. The Park Cafe

The Park Cafe has quaintness down to a science. Beautifully bountiful greenery, crisp white walls, and of course an excellent breakfast menu. Modified avocado toast or a chef’s omelette, The Park Cafe is a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of your usual routine.


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7. Charleston’s Cafe

“Implementing a delectable twist on southern fare”, Charleston’s Cafe does the city proud. Standing out from the rest with decades of interesting food combinations, Charleston’s Cafe is a city institution, and should be celebrated with a heaping plate of sweet potato biscuits or a southern style eggs benedict.

8. Waffle House

If you’re in the market for straightforward, no frills breakfast food, look no further than the Waffle House. A classic diner chain across the country, this is where you’ll get your eggs, bacon, and a mountain of famous waffles for an authentic, low key breakfast experience.


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9. Another Broken Egg Cafe

Though a chain restaurant, Another Broken Egg Cafe in Charleston is anything but ordinary. Giving back to the community by working with local charities, this place strives for fresh ingredients, community engagement and excellent service.

10. Sweetwater Cafe

Featured on the Travel Channel, Sweetwater cafe is an excellent choice for culinary connoisseurs. If you’re ready and willing to try something fresh and modern, this multi-cuisine cafe has all the charm and food adventures your heart desires.

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