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Fancy Toast Fever: 7 Restaurants That Jumped on the Bread Bandwagon

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Call it large-format bruschetta, an open-faced sandwich, or simply breakfast, but artisanal toast is having a moment in Charleston. From the omnipresent (and highly Instagrammed) avocado version to seafood variations, these menu items will fill any carb craving.

If we left your favorite sliced bread item off the list, let us know.

Presented in alphabetical order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chez Nous

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6 Payne Ct
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 579-3060
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Chez Nous is French, so they label their fancy toasts as tartines. The menu changes, but they recently featured a tartine of pork with a celeriac rémoulade and usually offer a toast at brunch.

2. Edmund's Oast

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1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-1145
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The pickled shrimp on rye at Edmund's Oast is a thing of beauty. In her review of the menu, critic Hanna Raskin wrote: "If you're in a Nordic mood, you'll want the poached shrimp, pressed onto a gently grilled slice of dark rye bread slathered with lemony mayonnaise and garnished with pickled onions and feathery dill sprigs. "

3. Leon's Oyster Shop

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698 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Even though they are know for oysters and fried chicken, guests rave up and down about the toasty appetizers at Leon's Oyster Shop. You've got two options at this King Street restaurant— shrimp with cilantro and ginger or avocado with radish and sesame seed. The avocado version is an easy favorite for anyone looking for a light lunch.

4. Normandy Farms Bakery

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Normandy Farms is a bakery, so they are practically required by law to offer toast. There's several options, from avocado to peanut butter, banana, and honey — something for every taste.

5. Poogan's Porch

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72 Queen St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2337
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Lowcountry stand-by Poogan's Porch offers a lump crab toast on their dinner menu. This appetizer is a crostini topped with local crab salad. Relax on the porch and crunch on some toast with a cocktail.

6. The Daily

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654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Stop by The Daily for a Stumptown coffee and a fresh slice of avocado toast. Feel free to shop their provisions after you've finished your breakfast.

7. The Park Cafe

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730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 410-1070
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The Park Cafe has a reputation for having some of the best avocado toast in town. They offer a selection of five different toasts if you feel like switching it up, including corned beef and creamed kale.

1. Chez Nous

6 Payne Ct, Charleston, SC 29403
Chez Nous is French, so they label their fancy toasts as tartines. The menu changes, but they recently featured a tartine of pork with a celeriac rémoulade and usually offer a toast at brunch.
6 Payne Ct
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
The pickled shrimp on rye at Edmund's Oast is a thing of beauty. In her review of the menu, critic Hanna Raskin wrote: "If you're in a Nordic mood, you'll want the poached shrimp, pressed onto a gently grilled slice of dark rye bread slathered with lemony mayonnaise and garnished with pickled onions and feathery dill sprigs. "
1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Leon's Oyster Shop

698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Even though they are know for oysters and fried chicken, guests rave up and down about the toasty appetizers at Leon's Oyster Shop. You've got two options at this King Street restaurant— shrimp with cilantro and ginger or avocado with radish and sesame seed. The avocado version is an easy favorite for anyone looking for a light lunch.
698 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Normandy Farms Bakery

Charleston, SC
Normandy Farms is a bakery, so they are practically required by law to offer toast. There's several options, from avocado to peanut butter, banana, and honey — something for every taste.

5. Poogan's Porch

72 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401
Lowcountry stand-by Poogan's Porch offers a lump crab toast on their dinner menu. This appetizer is a crostini topped with local crab salad. Relax on the porch and crunch on some toast with a cocktail.
72 Queen St.
Charleston, SC 29401

6. The Daily

654 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Stop by The Daily for a Stumptown coffee and a fresh slice of avocado toast. Feel free to shop their provisions after you've finished your breakfast.
654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

7. The Park Cafe

730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
The Park Cafe has a reputation for having some of the best avocado toast in town. They offer a selection of five different toasts if you feel like switching it up, including corned beef and creamed kale.
730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

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