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7 Quick Breakfast Options To Hit Up Before Work

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Between yoga, getting the kids ready for school, walking the dog, trying to catch up on email, or showering, there's not a lot of time in the mornings for a real meal. Don't settle for a Pop-Tart out of the vending machine or gas station coffee — treat yourself to an actual, warm breakfast on the way to work this week.

There are plenty of option in Charleston that are a convenient stop on the way to the office, and many can have you in and out in less than 15 minutes. Of course, if you have more time, you should stop, sit, and savor whichever these eggy creations you desire (or avocado toast, if you're still into that).

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1. The Daily

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654 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
The Daily has one job in the a.m.,, and it does it well — to provide fast, cheap, delicious breakfast food to the Charleston peninsula every morning during rush hour. Stop in for a coffee and pastry, breakfast tacos, a sausage biscuit that will blow your mind, or a fresh pressed juice to get you in the zone.

2. Garcia's Tortilla House

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100 Spring St #A
Charleston, SC 29403
Garcia’s is closed for remodeling for the time being, but when they’re back in action be sure to swing by for a breakfast taco combo on your way to work. All tortillas are made in house, and the tacos are a decent size and at a great price — about $7 for two tacos, a side, and a drink. Call in your order to get a head start.

3. Sunrise Bistro Xpress

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116 Spring St
Charleston, SC 29403
Sunrise Bistro Xpress, located downtown, is your best option for a hearty breakfast meal on the go. They have classics like open-faced omelets, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and their corned beef hash is out of this world. Call in, or plan for a little extra time for them to whip up your breakfast if you’re in a hurry — otherwise, sit back, and chill in their quiet, comfortable dining area.

4. Hominy Grill

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207 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 937-0930
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If you’ve frequented Hominy Grill, like most Charleston residents, you know your order comes out almost quicker than a sandwich from Jimmy John’s. Hominy is not busy at all in the mornings before 9:00 a.m., so if you’ve got a half hour to kill before work, go grab a classic breakfast from this Southern staple or a Big Nasty Biscuit if you’ve got a long day ahead of you (yes, McAlister’s, we know it’s not supposed to be called that any more … pfft). You’ll be in and out in no time at all.

5. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

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476 1/2 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-5159
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If you head to Callie’s early enough, you won’t have to put up with the line. Get there before 9:00 a.m. and you shouldn’t have to wait very long for the best biscuits in Charleston. If you’re an expert, you’ll go on Fridays when they’re serving up probably the best fried chicken biscuits you’ll ever have, topped with pickles and sriracha mayo. Start out with one of their signature biscuits, but don’t forget about their tasty daily specials.

6. Queen Street Grocery

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133 Queen St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-4121
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The butterist, gooiest, bacon, egg, and cheese croissants live at Queen Street Grocery. Not to mention they have amazing crepes, both sweet and savory and available all day. QSG is the ultimate neighborhood grab-and-go breakfast option. If you’re not in a hurry, sit back with the daily paper and enjoy QSG’s relaxing vibe while you eat their awesome food.
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  • 7. Collective Coffee Co.

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    766 S Shelmore Blvd
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 284-8703
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    At first glance, you’d think Collective is just another coffee shop on the side of Highway 17, but these guys mean business when it comes to coffee and breakfast. Collective takes their stellar reputation extremely seriously, it’s like watching a bunch of espresso scientists going hard in the lab every time you order a caffeinated beverage. If you’re a bagel snob, look no further for the best ones in town. You don’t even need anything on your bagel — they’re that good.

    1. The Daily

    654 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
    The Daily has one job in the a.m.,, and it does it well — to provide fast, cheap, delicious breakfast food to the Charleston peninsula every morning during rush hour. Stop in for a coffee and pastry, breakfast tacos, a sausage biscuit that will blow your mind, or a fresh pressed juice to get you in the zone.
    654 King St
    Charleston, SC 29403

    2. Garcia's Tortilla House

    100 Spring St #A, Charleston, SC 29403
    Garcia’s is closed for remodeling for the time being, but when they’re back in action be sure to swing by for a breakfast taco combo on your way to work. All tortillas are made in house, and the tacos are a decent size and at a great price — about $7 for two tacos, a side, and a drink. Call in your order to get a head start.
    100 Spring St #A
    Charleston, SC 29403

    3. Sunrise Bistro Xpress

    116 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
    Sunrise Bistro Xpress, located downtown, is your best option for a hearty breakfast meal on the go. They have classics like open-faced omelets, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and their corned beef hash is out of this world. Call in, or plan for a little extra time for them to whip up your breakfast if you’re in a hurry — otherwise, sit back, and chill in their quiet, comfortable dining area.
    116 Spring St
    Charleston, SC 29403

    4. Hominy Grill

    207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
    If you’ve frequented Hominy Grill, like most Charleston residents, you know your order comes out almost quicker than a sandwich from Jimmy John’s. Hominy is not busy at all in the mornings before 9:00 a.m., so if you’ve got a half hour to kill before work, go grab a classic breakfast from this Southern staple or a Big Nasty Biscuit if you’ve got a long day ahead of you (yes, McAlister’s, we know it’s not supposed to be called that any more … pfft). You’ll be in and out in no time at all.
    207 Rutledge Ave
    Charleston, SC 29403

    5. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

    476 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
    If you head to Callie’s early enough, you won’t have to put up with the line. Get there before 9:00 a.m. and you shouldn’t have to wait very long for the best biscuits in Charleston. If you’re an expert, you’ll go on Fridays when they’re serving up probably the best fried chicken biscuits you’ll ever have, topped with pickles and sriracha mayo. Start out with one of their signature biscuits, but don’t forget about their tasty daily specials.
    476 1/2 King St
    Charleston, SC 29403

    6. Queen Street Grocery

    133 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

    7. Collective Coffee Co.

    766 S Shelmore Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
    At first glance, you’d think Collective is just another coffee shop on the side of Highway 17, but these guys mean business when it comes to coffee and breakfast. Collective takes their stellar reputation extremely seriously, it’s like watching a bunch of espresso scientists going hard in the lab every time you order a caffeinated beverage. If you’re a bagel snob, look no further for the best ones in town. You don’t even need anything on your bagel — they’re that good.
    766 S Shelmore Blvd
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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