But First, Brunch - Downtown Charleston Edition


Below you will find the best, most up-to-date list of places to brunch in Charleston, SC. To create this list, our team consumed over two dozen eggs, 28 biscuits, 15 stacks of pancakes, and even a few unexpected mouthfuls of chickpea (spoiler alert: someone figured out how to make chickpeas mouthwatering, and we’ll never be the same). Pull out this list the next time someone asks you for a brunch recommendation (or don’t - more for us!), and ask if you can tag along. We’ve done all the legwork for you.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit Charleston - Conveniently located off of King Street, Callie’s is sure to butter the biscuit of any brunch lover. The grab-and-go biscuit restaurant offers tasty selections like iced blueberry or cinnamon biscuits, but for the more adventurous breakfast fan, consider joining the Biscuit of the Month Club. Bonus: Callie’s late night hours on Fridays and Saturdays provide an excellent alternative for any midnight munchers out there; the perfect option for catching a bite after a concert or play on King Street.

Address: 476 1/2 King St., Charleston, SC 29403

The Daily- Around the world with 60...breakfast options. Spanish chorizo; Lebanese labneh; Israeli salad; southern hash; Irish corned beef; the menu at The Daily has a little something for every taste bud. Health conscious but still hankering for your Sunday brunch fix? Try the Keto Cauliflower, and wash it all back with locally produced kombucha. The Daily also offers grab-and-go options, so you can double down with some Greek dolmades for lunch later! With two locations on opposite sides of town, you can get your fix no matter where your travels may take you.

2 Locations:
Address: 652 B King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Address: 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Basic Kitchen - Instagram comes to life within the sunny walls of this sweet little restaurant, centrally located in the shopping district, yet tucked away from the throngs on a quiet side street. The menu at Basic reads like a list of the most au courant foodie buzzwords, with a variety of healthy bowls, vegan buffalo “wings”, and trendy grains such as quinoa and farro. Of course, no respectable ‘grammer would be caught dead without their own version of avocado toast, and Basic’s is on point: doused with black sesame gomasio atop a hearty slice of toasted sourdough, this option pairs particularly well with an in-house beet juice margarita.

Address: 82 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401

Daps Breakfast & Imbibe - Run, do not walk, to try “The Chickpea” at Daps. If sorghum and black pepper mayo slathered atop of tender chickpea patty doesn’t sound appealing to you, we understand. However, we implore you to at least try it before you knock it. At $7, it’s a low risk move which just may forever alter your idea of what constitutes breakfast. While the kids may gravitate towards the classics, everyone will enjoy Fruity Pebble pancakes. Special props go to the beverage team for an extensive list of beers and wine specifically chosen for their compatibility with breakfast fare, and for recreating boozy brunch standards, like Bloody Marys, without the use of liquor.

Address: 280 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29403

The Grocery - A brunch spot with a focus on community, The Grocery offers dishes that are seasonal and locally-sourced from over 18 vendors around the Charleston area. The brunch menu features seafood dishes like fried oysters or shrimp, while Dr. Seuss fans can enjoy a modern-take on green eggs and ham. Another reason to visit: the restaurant accepts reservations for large parties, making this the ideal spot for festive gatherings from baby showers to birthdays, AND there’s a dedicated parking lot behind the restaurant.

Address: 4 Cannon St., Charleston, SC 29403

Hominy Grill - Featured on TV shows like Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and “Man v. Food,” Hominy Grill is worth checking out for its take on staple Southern dishes. Enjoy filling options like the Charleston Nasty Biscuit, which comes with a fried chicken breast, cheddar cheese and sausage gravy, or a sweet potato waffle with a coconut pecan glaze. Arrive early in order to beat the wait.

Address: 207 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403

Millers All Day - As the name of the restaurant suggests, breakfast at Millers is served… all day. Try the country-fried steak and eggs, or the daily grits bowl. For a more sweet approach to Millers All Day, check out their bakery menu: a moon cake, cookies in flavors like molasses or chocolate chip and a key lime pie are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Address: 120 King St., Charleston, SC 29401