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Breakfast at the Daily
Andrew Cebulka

13 Vital Weekday Breakfast Spots To Know in Charleston

Grab a coffee and settle in to a real breakfast

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Breakfast at the Daily
| Andrew Cebulka

What could be more luxurious than going to a leisurely breakfast during the week? Perhaps you took the day off, need to conduct a morning meeting, or simply want a great plate of eggs. Here are the essential weekday breakfast establishments to know in the Lowcountry.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

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4438 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 745-9189
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The Junction Kitchen & Provisions quickly is the go-to for Park Circle inhabitants to find a full breakfast near the neighborhood. The morning menu is served all day, including the doughnut sandwich layered with coffee-rubbed bacon, over easy egg, and served with a coffee dip.

Breakfast sandwich at the Junction
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2. Mercantile And Mash

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701 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2636
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Mercantile is one of the most spacious breakfast options to open on the peninsula, so bring the laptop and get some work done too — plenty of seats. The stylish spot opens early for those looking for coffee, Anson Mills toasted oats, chicken biscuits, or house-smoked salmon on a bagel. Bonus: free wifi and a large parking lot.

3. The Daily

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654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

Bright spot the Daily carries creative coffee drinks, like the black sesame latte, and some of the quickest breakfast items around. Stop by this hip cafe for an avocado toast or breakfast pita before heading to the office.

4. Big Bad Breakfast

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456 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 459-1800
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James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence brought Big Bad Breakfast to Charleston a few years ago, and it has been serving solid examples of Southern and diner cuisine at a brisk pace. There is truly something for everyone on the extensive menu. This restaurant might just have the best flapjacks in town.

5. Daps Breakfast & Imbibe

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280 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 718-1098
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Daps Breakfast & Imbibe offer breakfast/brunch every day of the week and all day long. The vibe is chill and the food is filling. The Fruity Pebble pancakes and breakfast burrito with chorizo gravy are solid choices.

6. Page's Okra Grill

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302 Coleman Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-3333
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Page's Okra Grill has been a Mount Pleasant mainstay since 2006. The homey diner serves Southern favorites like biscuits and gravy, country-fried steak and eggs, and a chicken and waffle with sausage, roasted corn, cheddar cheese, and jalapeño cooked into the batter.

7. Early Bird Diner

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1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 277-2353
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West Ashley eatery Early Bird Diner is the greasy spoon of contemporary Southern dreams. The waitstaff leans quirky and tattooed, the food is filling and comforting, and the hours allow you to visit for brunch or late night. Try the chicken and waffles with honey mustard drizzle at least once, and then move on to the traditional sides and other comforting menu items.

Chicken and waffles
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8. Marina Variety Store Restaurant

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17 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-6325
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Marina Variety Store is Charleston's diner by the sea. With views of the Ashley River, there's no better place to tuck into a bottomless cup of coffee and a bowl of grits when the weather is clear.

9. Queen Street Grocery

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133 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-4121
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Queen Street Grocery is nestled in the French Quarter, so customers can watch the carriage tours go by as they cut into a crepe or omelette. For those on the go, choose a hot-pressed breakfast sandwich on a croissant or bagel.

10. Millers All Day

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120 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 501-7342
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As the name states, Millers All Day does indeed serve breakfast all day. Look for big fluffy biscuits, pancakes, grits, and plenty of bacon in a hip, yet comfortable, dining room.

Breakfast at Millers
Breakfast at Millers
Millers All Day

11. Fast & French

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98 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-9797
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Fast & French serves a no-frills breakfast of croissants, toasts, ham plates, and cream cheese on rye with raisins. There might not be any eggs, but it's hard to resist the European charm of the cafe and the full carafes of French press coffee.

12. Baguette Magic

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792 Folly Rd Suite A
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 471-5941
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Super cute spot Baguette Magic offers carbs on carbs on carbs. Patrons rave about the recovery baguette — a hangover-curing combination of scrambled eggs, bacon, prosciutto, white cheddar, tomato jam, and arugula. For those in search of something sweet, check out the homemade Pop-Tarts or the chocolate croissant.

13. Lost Dog Cafe

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106 W Huron St
Folly Beach, SC 29439
(843) 588-9669
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Lost Dog Cafe on Folly Beach is a chill place with an extensive breakfast list. From bagels to benedicts to breakfast burritos, Lost Dog has something for every taste.

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1. The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

4438 Spruill Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
Breakfast sandwich at the Junction
The Junction Kitchen & Provisions/Facebook

The Junction Kitchen & Provisions quickly is the go-to for Park Circle inhabitants to find a full breakfast near the neighborhood. The morning menu is served all day, including the doughnut sandwich layered with coffee-rubbed bacon, over easy egg, and served with a coffee dip.

4438 Spruill Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

2. Mercantile And Mash

701 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29403

Mercantile is one of the most spacious breakfast options to open on the peninsula, so bring the laptop and get some work done too — plenty of seats. The stylish spot opens early for those looking for coffee, Anson Mills toasted oats, chicken biscuits, or house-smoked salmon on a bagel. Bonus: free wifi and a large parking lot.

701 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. The Daily

654 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Bright spot the Daily carries creative coffee drinks, like the black sesame latte, and some of the quickest breakfast items around. Stop by this hip cafe for an avocado toast or breakfast pita before heading to the office.

654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Big Bad Breakfast

456 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence brought Big Bad Breakfast to Charleston a few years ago, and it has been serving solid examples of Southern and diner cuisine at a brisk pace. There is truly something for everyone on the extensive menu. This restaurant might just have the best flapjacks in town.

456 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Daps Breakfast & Imbibe

280 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

Daps Breakfast & Imbibe offer breakfast/brunch every day of the week and all day long. The vibe is chill and the food is filling. The Fruity Pebble pancakes and breakfast burrito with chorizo gravy are solid choices.

280 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Page's Okra Grill

302 Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Page's Okra Grill has been a Mount Pleasant mainstay since 2006. The homey diner serves Southern favorites like biscuits and gravy, country-fried steak and eggs, and a chicken and waffle with sausage, roasted corn, cheddar cheese, and jalapeño cooked into the batter.

302 Coleman Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

7. Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
Chicken and waffles
Early Bird Diner/Facebook

West Ashley eatery Early Bird Diner is the greasy spoon of contemporary Southern dreams. The waitstaff leans quirky and tattooed, the food is filling and comforting, and the hours allow you to visit for brunch or late night. Try the chicken and waffles with honey mustard drizzle at least once, and then move on to the traditional sides and other comforting menu items.

1644 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

8. Marina Variety Store Restaurant

17 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401

Marina Variety Store is Charleston's diner by the sea. With views of the Ashley River, there's no better place to tuck into a bottomless cup of coffee and a bowl of grits when the weather is clear.

17 Lockwood Dr
Charleston, SC 29401

9. Queen Street Grocery

133 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

Queen Street Grocery is nestled in the French Quarter, so customers can watch the carriage tours go by as they cut into a crepe or omelette. For those on the go, choose a hot-pressed breakfast sandwich on a croissant or bagel.

133 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401

10. Millers All Day

120 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Breakfast at Millers
Breakfast at Millers
Millers All Day

As the name states, Millers All Day does indeed serve breakfast all day. Look for big fluffy biscuits, pancakes, grits, and plenty of bacon in a hip, yet comfortable, dining room.

120 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

11. Fast & French

98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

Fast & French serves a no-frills breakfast of croissants, toasts, ham plates, and cream cheese on rye with raisins. There might not be any eggs, but it's hard to resist the European charm of the cafe and the full carafes of French press coffee.

98 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401

12. Baguette Magic

792 Folly Rd Suite A, Charleston, SC 29412

Super cute spot Baguette Magic offers carbs on carbs on carbs. Patrons rave about the recovery baguette — a hangover-curing combination of scrambled eggs, bacon, prosciutto, white cheddar, tomato jam, and arugula. For those in search of something sweet, check out the homemade Pop-Tarts or the chocolate croissant.

792 Folly Rd Suite A
Charleston, SC 29412

13. Lost Dog Cafe

106 W Huron St, Folly Beach, SC 29439

Lost Dog Cafe on Folly Beach is a chill place with an extensive breakfast list. From bagels to benedicts to breakfast burritos, Lost Dog has something for every taste.

106 W Huron St
Folly Beach, SC 29439

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