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).Read More
11 Newest Brunch Spots in Charleston, November 2023
Brunch in the Lowcountry includes themed menus, ube waffles, and pumpkin espresso martinis
La Bonne Franquette
Charming French restaurant La Bonne Franquette offers the classics like salmon Benedict, croque monsieur, quiches, and plenty of bubbles for brunch. Sit on the sunny patio if its not too hot outside.
The Daily Morrison Drive
When Butcher & Bee closed, sister restaurant the Daily took its place, which means there’s now more space for breakfast burritos, whipped feta toast, and a brunch tostada with Anson Mills beans and scrambled eggs. The Morrison Drive location also has parking and wifi.
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Filipino restaurant Kultura now has permanent residence in the former Baguette Magic space on Spring Street. This has given chef Nikko Cagalanan a chance to experiment with brunch on Sundays. The menu includes ube lattes, guava “Pop-Tarts,” egg sandwiches with pork belly adobo, and pancit with local lump crab. There’s also karaoke for a bit more fun.
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Bistronomy By Nico
Bistronomy By Nico isn’t new, but it recently introduced themed brunches on the weekends. The first was a Baguettes & Bones brunch over Halloween weekend with Dracula’s eggs meurette, “haunted” duck confit hash, and pumpkin crepes. Upcoming themes include Escape from the Leftovers brunch and New Year’s Eve brunch.
2022 James Beard semifinalist Orlando Pagán, of tasting menu spot Wild Common, created the breakfast and lunch menu for Alcove Market with health and well-being in mind, so go here if you want a brunch on the lighter side, like a rainbow quinoa bowl or crispy falafel sandwich. Though, there is a fried chicken sandwich with bacon jam on the menu, for those who might need a bit of heft to start their day.
Party bar Palace Hotel now offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The menu has fun morning items like cinnamon roll waffles, bananas foster French toast, and a breakfast hot dog with scrambled eggs and maple syrup.
European cafe Azur serves hearty brunch items like the Azur burger (beef burgundy, tomato, and Emmental cheese on a croissant bun) and lighter plates, like the shrimp salad on avocado toast. There’s plenty of quiches, frittatas, and mimosas to go around too.
Have brunch on the rooftop terrace at the Habit. Take in views of the harbor with a mimosa and a breakfast sandwich, shakshuka, or hash browns and caviar.
Brasserie La Banque
Broad Street restaurant Brasserie La Banque now serves a brunch full of French classics. Look for croque madame, French toast with fresh berries, an expertly prepared omelet, and steak frites in a stunning setting. It feels like a sophisticated way to start the day.
New Mount Pleasant addition Spread Bagelry offers wood-fired Montreal-style bagels, which are thinner than the New York style and with a larger hole. There’s plenty of choices of bagels and spreads, but the stacked sandwiches are the way to go for a really filling meal — the melted pimento cheese with bacon and tomato is a standout star.
Sullivan's Fish Camp
Beach oasis Sullivan’s Fish Camp now offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Visit the stylish spot for chef Nick Wilber’s takes on the classics. On the sweet side, there’s lemon ricotta pancakes with peach chutney, and on the savory side, there’s avocado toast or a smoked salmon platter. The restaurant is also leaning into seasonal drinks like the pumpkin espresso martini.
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