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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.

The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

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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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Mercantile And Mash

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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.

The Daily

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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.

Big Bad Breakfast

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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.

Daps Breakfast & Imbibe

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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.

Page's Okra Grill

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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.

Early Bird Diner

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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.

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Marina Variety Store Restaurant

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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.

Queen Street Grocery

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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.

Millers All Day

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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

Fast & French

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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.

Baguette Magic

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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.

Lost Dog Cafe

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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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The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

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.

Breakfast sandwich at the Junction
The Junction Kitchen & Provisions/Facebook

Mercantile And Mash

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.

The Daily

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.

Big Bad Breakfast

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.

Daps Breakfast & Imbibe

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.

Page's Okra Grill

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.

Early Bird Diner

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.

Chicken and waffles
Early Bird Diner/Facebook

Marina Variety Store Restaurant

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.

Queen Street Grocery

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.

Millers All Day

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.

Breakfast at Millers
Breakfast at Millers
Millers All Day

Fast & French

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.

Baguette Magic

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.

Lost Dog Cafe

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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