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Avocado toast at Park & Grove.
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The Newest Brunch Spots in Charleston, October 2021

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If you've made your way through the essential brunch restaurants in Charleston and still yearn for another mimosa in a different setting, we present this list of the new spots servicing the early crowds. To be on the Brunch Heatmap, these establishments must be less than a year old (with some consideration for those barely over the mark or changes in the kitchen).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

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817 St Andrews Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 751-4001
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Baja restaurant Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is well known for margaritas and shrimp tacos, but now its jumping into the brunch pool. Look for chorizo and potato tacos, huevos divorciados, Mexicali burritos, churro doughnuts, and a Tito’s vodka and passionfruit cocktail served in a coconut.

2. Park & Grove

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730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 410-1070
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Wagener Terrace restaurant Park & Grove has all the greatest brunch hits on its menu — huevos rancheros, avocado toast, shakshuka, stuffed French toast, and more.

Green wall and plants in a dining room with wooden tables.
Dining room at Park & Grove.
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3. Berkeley's

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624 1/2 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 501-7779
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Ok, so Berkeley’s doesn’t have a dedicated brunch menu, but the lunch menu of patty melts and chicken Parmesan can cure any lingering hangovers on a Sunday. The restaurant has also been known to “put an egg on it” during the weekend, meaning it offers more breakfast-y specials.

Leather high chairs around a navy bar.
Bar and dining room at Berkeley’s.
Mike Ledford

4. Pink Cactus Charleston

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100 A Spring St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 764-9343
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Oaxacan taqueria Pink Cactus recently added breakfast to its repertoire. Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., customers can order chilaquiles, rajas and huevos tacos, pancakes with a flor de jamaica compote, and more. There’s even an option for morning queso. Outdoor seating and takeout offered.

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5. The Dime

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30 River Landing Dr
Daniel Island, SC 29492
(843) 216-3830
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Brunch with the Daniel Island set at newly opened cafe the Dime. There’s plenty of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and a little bit of booze for the wine and beer lovers.

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6. Malika Pakistani Chai Canteen

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1333 Theater Dr
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Malika Pakistani Chai Canteen offers a halwa puri brunch on Sundays. Halwa puri is a traditional Pakistani with lahori cholay, halwa, puri, and a choice of aloo tikki or beef shami.

Lahori cholay, halwa, and puri.
Halwa puri at Malika.

1. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

817 St Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

Baja restaurant Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is well known for margaritas and shrimp tacos, but now its jumping into the brunch pool. Look for chorizo and potato tacos, huevos divorciados, Mexicali burritos, churro doughnuts, and a Tito’s vodka and passionfruit cocktail served in a coconut.

817 St Andrews Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

2. Park & Grove

730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Green wall and plants in a dining room with wooden tables.
Dining room at Park & Grove.
Mike Ledford

Wagener Terrace restaurant Park & Grove has all the greatest brunch hits on its menu — huevos rancheros, avocado toast, shakshuka, stuffed French toast, and more.

730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Berkeley's

624 1/2 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Leather high chairs around a navy bar.
Bar and dining room at Berkeley’s.
Mike Ledford

Ok, so Berkeley’s doesn’t have a dedicated brunch menu, but the lunch menu of patty melts and chicken Parmesan can cure any lingering hangovers on a Sunday. The restaurant has also been known to “put an egg on it” during the weekend, meaning it offers more breakfast-y specials.

624 1/2 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Pink Cactus Charleston

100 A Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
stack of pancakes
Pancakes at Pink Cactus
Provided

Oaxacan taqueria Pink Cactus recently added breakfast to its repertoire. Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., customers can order chilaquiles, rajas and huevos tacos, pancakes with a flor de jamaica compote, and more. There’s even an option for morning queso. Outdoor seating and takeout offered.

100 A Spring St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. The Dime

30 River Landing Dr, Daniel Island, SC 29492
exterior of cafe The Dime/Facebook

Brunch with the Daniel Island set at newly opened cafe the Dime. There’s plenty of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and a little bit of booze for the wine and beer lovers.

30 River Landing Dr
Daniel Island, SC 29492

6. Malika Pakistani Chai Canteen

1333 Theater Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Lahori cholay, halwa, and puri.
Halwa puri at Malika.

Malika Pakistani Chai Canteen offers a halwa puri brunch on Sundays. Halwa puri is a traditional Pakistani with lahori cholay, halwa, puri, and a choice of aloo tikki or beef shami.

1333 Theater Dr
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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