clock menu more-arrow no yes

6 New Brunches Off the Beaten Path

View as Map

The line at Early Bird is around the corner, Hominy Grill is filled up with out-of-towners and all the booths at AC's are taken. Where to go for brunch that isn't mobbed? Some of the newer spots around Charleston are serving up memorable Benedicts, brioche and boozy milkshakes on Saturday or Sunday, so sneak in before the crowds wake up.

Note: The list is in no particular order. If your favorite new brunch place isn't on here, make a case for it in the comments or via the tipline.


Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Baguette Magic

Copy Link
792 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
Yes, it's a bakery, but you can also sit down for a hearty brunch. In addition to baked goods, they serve omelettes, sandwiches and eggs. Any place offering a menu item titled “Recovery Baguette” is worth a try. The smell of fresh baked bread is enough to revive.

2. The Lot

Copy Link
1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 225-0094
Visit Website
Ingredients are sourced locally for the filling fare on The Lot’s brunch menu. Sample menu items include French toast with house-made brioche, Benedict featuring ham smoked by the chef and a meatball sub with pork jus. The menu changes every week to reflect what farmers are offering.

3. Hello My Name Is BBQ

Copy Link
616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
What more could you want on Saturday morning than bottomless mimosas and barbecue? Pulled pork finds its way into most of the dishes at this brick and mortar offshoot from the Hello My Name is BBQ food truck. For vegetarians, they offer a “fakon” biscuit with Swiss cheese and tomatoes.

4. The Rarebit

Copy Link
474 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(434) 466-9366
Visit Website
Sleep as late as you want, because this throwback diner serves brunch favorites, like huevos rancheros, all day. Cozy up in one of the retro booths, and tuck into a plate of chicken and waffles.

5. The Green Door

Copy Link
251 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 735-9664
Visit Website
The Green Door is perfect for those seeking an adventurous brunch. Signature menu items include the GD burger, a curry Benedict and a PBPB&J sandwich consisting of deep-fried pork belly, peanut butter and candied bacon. Those wanting a liquid brunch can try the kimchi Bloody Mary or Lucky Charms milkshake.

6. Collective Coffee Company

Copy Link
766 S Shelmore Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Those who still pine for the shuttered downtown coffee shop Hope and Union should feel right at home at its successor, Collective Coffee Company. In addition to Intelligentsia coffees and teas, the Collective serves a variety of brunch items. Choose from a variety of omelettes or go for the chorizo sandwich filled with black beans, queso fresco, pickled jalapeno, avocado and cilantro.

Loading comments...

1. Baguette Magic

792 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
Yes, it's a bakery, but you can also sit down for a hearty brunch. In addition to baked goods, they serve omelettes, sandwiches and eggs. Any place offering a menu item titled “Recovery Baguette” is worth a try. The smell of fresh baked bread is enough to revive.
792 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

2. The Lot

1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412
Ingredients are sourced locally for the filling fare on The Lot’s brunch menu. Sample menu items include French toast with house-made brioche, Benedict featuring ham smoked by the chef and a meatball sub with pork jus. The menu changes every week to reflect what farmers are offering.
1977 Maybank Hwy
Charleston, SC 29412

3. Hello My Name Is BBQ

616 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
What more could you want on Saturday morning than bottomless mimosas and barbecue? Pulled pork finds its way into most of the dishes at this brick and mortar offshoot from the Hello My Name is BBQ food truck. For vegetarians, they offer a “fakon” biscuit with Swiss cheese and tomatoes.
616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. The Rarebit

474 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Sleep as late as you want, because this throwback diner serves brunch favorites, like huevos rancheros, all day. Cozy up in one of the retro booths, and tuck into a plate of chicken and waffles.
474 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. The Green Door

251 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
The Green Door is perfect for those seeking an adventurous brunch. Signature menu items include the GD burger, a curry Benedict and a PBPB&J sandwich consisting of deep-fried pork belly, peanut butter and candied bacon. Those wanting a liquid brunch can try the kimchi Bloody Mary or Lucky Charms milkshake.
251 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401

6. Collective Coffee Company

766 S Shelmore Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Those who still pine for the shuttered downtown coffee shop Hope and Union should feel right at home at its successor, Collective Coffee Company. In addition to Intelligentsia coffees and teas, the Collective serves a variety of brunch items. Choose from a variety of omelettes or go for the chorizo sandwich filled with black beans, queso fresco, pickled jalapeno, avocado and cilantro.
766 S Shelmore Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Related Maps