No Holy City getaway is complete without experiencing the best brunch in Charleston, S.C., so we surveyed over 40 South Carolina Lowcountry residents on the area’s top brunch spots. Read on to discover the ultimate brunch guide! Afterward, if you are hungry for more, then continue your culinary adventure on Charleston’s beloved sea islands, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island. Request a copy of our free Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island Vacation Guides for recommendations on restaurants, guided tours, and everything you need to plan the ultimate beach getaway.
5 of the Best Places for Brunch in Charleston, S.C.
1. Butcher and Bee
Butcher and Bee is a must for farm-to-table brunch and breakfast in Charleston, S.C.! Menus change daily to take advantage of the finest locally sourced ingredients, and freshly baked donuts and pastries are always available! For a sweet treat on Sunday brunch, we recommend their housemade juice, the Morning Glory, made from orange juice, lavender syrup, ginger beer, and pineapple juice. Diners may also bring their own champagne for bottomless brunch mimosas!
2. The Park Cafe
The Park Cafe is the perfect place for a down-to-earth yet refined experience. Their menu prides itself on dishes made from quality ingredients from Charleston purveyors. If their spectacular brunch choices leave you unsure on what to choose, we recommend the avocado toast topped with poached egg. Finish your meal with the Charleston fog coffee, a mix of Earl Grey tea, espresso, milk, lavender syrup, and a toasted marshmallow on top!
Prohibition is famous for some of the best craft cocktails in Charleston, and their Sunday brunch experience deserves equal recognition! Every Sunday, you can enjoy live bluegrass music, classic drinks like bloody Marys and bellinis, and a savory menu. The eggs Benedict with home fries is one of their most popular dishes. Complete your meal with a refreshing mimosa!
4. 39 Rue De Jean
39 Rue De Jean is a refined French cafe and bar, offering classic Brasserie cuisine. Begin your meal with a refreshing mimosa and an order of duck fat fries to share amongst your table. And, for the ultimate Sunday brunch experience, indulge with the duck confit hash made with demi-glace, peppers, onions, potatoes, two fried eggs, and Bèarnaise.
5. Henrietta’s at The Dewberry
At Henrietta’s, French fare meets Southern influence. The result is a one-of-kind dining experience you won’t find anywhere else in Charleston. Sweet and savory brunch dishes are both available. While you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu, the banana bread French toast is a must! Pair with a cappuccino to balance the sweetness and sip into pure bliss.
Beach and Brunch on The Holy City’s Sea Islands
After a taste of the best Sunday brunch in Charleston, S.C., head home to an oceanfront home for a sun-soaked, lazy beach day. On Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island, you’ll find some of the Lowcountry’s most beautiful and pristine beaches, only 40 minutes from downtown. Our islands also enjoy the privacy of a gated community, making them perfect for vacationers who want to beat the summer crowds and experience Charleston like the locals.
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