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Butcher & Bee's shakshuka
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7 Breakfast Choices For Those Bored of Grits and Eggs

Go bold in the morning.

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Sometimes you want to bypass the pancakes and go for something a little more interesting for your morning meal. Writer Logan Waddell explores a few of the bold menu choices around Charleston.

Presented in geographical order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Roti Rolls Food Truck

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(843) 735-9664
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For those of you unfamiliar with Roti, it is a doughy, savory Indian bread that could serve as a meal by itself. Roti Rolls takes it to the next level with their Thurman Merman piled high with braised beef, creole mac and cheese, and kimchi. There’s a reason why Roti Rolls is considered one of the best food trucks in town, we’re pretty sure the Thurman Merman has something to do with that. Locations vary, so check the Roti Rolls Twitter account for coordinates.

2. Diggity Doughnuts

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616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
Diggity Doughnuts specializes in some seriously interesting flavor combinations, like The Starla made with jalapeño and strawberries. This is one of many rotating tastes that the vegan bakeshop brings to the breakfast scene. It may sound like an odd combo, but the menu brings to light how versatile and delicious the doughnut can be.

3. Cortaditos Cuban Cafe

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616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
A lesser-known cousin to the traditional Cuban sandwich, the pan con timba is composed of cream cheese, Swiss cheese, and guava paste packed into flakey bread. The guava paste is basically a sweet jelly, and combined with cream cheese and hot cuban bread, you’d think you were eating a made to order jelly-filled doughnut in Havana.
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4. The Park Cafe

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730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 410-1070
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Aebleskiver, loosely translated, means “pancake puff” in Danish. These popovers are fried to a crispy golden brown on the outside, while doughy and delicious on the inside. They’re served with a side of seasonal house preserves, so if you’re feeling a sweet breakfast to treat yourself to, you’ve hit your mark at The Park Cafe.

5. Butcher & Bee

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654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 619-0202
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Look no further than Butcher and Bee’s shakshuka if you’re in the mood for something filling, without loading up on meat and cheese. This is a traditional Israeli dish composed of tomato sauce, eggs, jalapeno, tahini, cilantro, and pita that will keep you going all day. Not to mention it’s incredibly tasty.

6. Garcia's Tortilla House

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100 Spring St #A
Charleston, SC 29403
The chorizo and egg taco from Garcia’s Tortilla House is a great on-the-go, tastier option than your run-of-the-mill breakfast burrito. If you’re unfamiliar with chorizo, it’s a spicy ground sausage that will send your taste buds south of the border. Garcia’s owners are from San Antonio, so they know how to make a fire tortilla, and they make all of theirs in house.

7. Queen Street Grocery

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133 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-4121
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A dish as creative and eccentric as the man it was named after, the Murray takes all of your favorite foods that you’d never think to combine, and stuffs them into a crepe. Green apples, Sriracha sauce, turkey, brie, and a tangy pesto basil sauce seems a little overwhelming for a casual breakfast meal, but all of those bold flavors are exactly what you need to jumpstart your day.

1. Roti Rolls Food Truck

Charleston, SC 29403
For those of you unfamiliar with Roti, it is a doughy, savory Indian bread that could serve as a meal by itself. Roti Rolls takes it to the next level with their Thurman Merman piled high with braised beef, creole mac and cheese, and kimchi. There’s a reason why Roti Rolls is considered one of the best food trucks in town, we’re pretty sure the Thurman Merman has something to do with that. Locations vary, so check the Roti Rolls Twitter account for coordinates.

2. Diggity Doughnuts

616 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
Diggity Doughnuts specializes in some seriously interesting flavor combinations, like The Starla made with jalapeño and strawberries. This is one of many rotating tastes that the vegan bakeshop brings to the breakfast scene. It may sound like an odd combo, but the menu brings to light how versatile and delicious the doughnut can be.
616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Cortaditos Cuban Cafe

616 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
< ahref="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=501065560075379&set=o.1600246516855985&type=3&theater">Cotaditos
A lesser-known cousin to the traditional Cuban sandwich, the pan con timba is composed of cream cheese, Swiss cheese, and guava paste packed into flakey bread. The guava paste is basically a sweet jelly, and combined with cream cheese and hot cuban bread, you’d think you were eating a made to order jelly-filled doughnut in Havana.
616 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. The Park Cafe

730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
Aebleskiver, loosely translated, means “pancake puff” in Danish. These popovers are fried to a crispy golden brown on the outside, while doughy and delicious on the inside. They’re served with a side of seasonal house preserves, so if you’re feeling a sweet breakfast to treat yourself to, you’ve hit your mark at The Park Cafe.
730 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Butcher & Bee

654 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Look no further than Butcher and Bee’s shakshuka if you’re in the mood for something filling, without loading up on meat and cheese. This is a traditional Israeli dish composed of tomato sauce, eggs, jalapeno, tahini, cilantro, and pita that will keep you going all day. Not to mention it’s incredibly tasty.
654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Garcia's Tortilla House

100 Spring St #A, Charleston, SC 29403
The chorizo and egg taco from Garcia’s Tortilla House is a great on-the-go, tastier option than your run-of-the-mill breakfast burrito. If you’re unfamiliar with chorizo, it’s a spicy ground sausage that will send your taste buds south of the border. Garcia’s owners are from San Antonio, so they know how to make a fire tortilla, and they make all of theirs in house.
100 Spring St #A
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Queen Street Grocery

133 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401
A dish as creative and eccentric as the man it was named after, the Murray takes all of your favorite foods that you’d never think to combine, and stuffs them into a crepe. Green apples, Sriracha sauce, turkey, brie, and a tangy pesto basil sauce seems a little overwhelming for a casual breakfast meal, but all of those bold flavors are exactly what you need to jumpstart your day.
133 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401

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