Best Restaurants for Breakfast in Charleston

In a city with as rich a culinary tradition as Charleston, breakfast if never an afterthought. Whether you’re looking for a traditional southern breakfast or a fresh pastry as a quick bite, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

The restaurant landscape can seem overwhelming at first glance, but rest assured, we’ll find the perfect spot for breakfast!

Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Charleston

This map will help you find the best restaurant in the most convenient location for you!

Breakfast In Charleston: Our Top Picks

120 King Street | Downtown Charleston

Millers All Day breakfast spot is a favorite in downtown Charleston. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast with biscuits eggs and bacon or just a pastry to go, Millers has you covered.

They’re also a great spot to stop in for a coffee while strolling down King Street. Be sure to check out their second location on James Island if you’re in the area.

62 Queen Street | Downtown Charleston

Tucked away from the bustle in the French Quarter, Harken Cafe & Bakery is one of downtown Charleston’s best spots for coffee and breakfast. Their beautifully decorated and cozy interior is the perfect place to meet a friend for coffee.

They offer unique and refined breakfast sandwiches, quiche, parfait and fresh pastries for breakfast on weekday mornings and all day on weekends. Their menu also boasts a large array of salads and a daily baguette sandwich for lunch. Be sure to check out their sister cafe, The Harbinger, just a bit further north on King Street.

701 East Bay Street | Downtown Charleston

Located in The Cigar Factory on East Bay Street, Mercantile and Mash offers an artisan market, coffee shop, butcher, bakery, and cafe all rolled into one. It’s a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee with a pastry or a hearty all-day breakfast or lunch.

The space is impressive with massive posts and beams from the original factory and the open kitchen spaces add to the ambience. There is plenty of seating inside and several picnic tables outside on the sidewalk.

11 Cannon Street | Downtown Charleston

If you’re looking for an old world café to enjoy a coffee or a happy hour drink, look no further than Babas on Cannon. This all day café will make you feel like you’re in Paris with its sidewalk seating, pastries and elevated bites.

Their breakfast and coffee is great and it such a fun spot to stop in for happy hour. Check out their second location Babas on Meeting inside Goat. Sheep. Cow. North in NoMo.

320 Broad Street | Downtown Charleston

Charleston’s Alcove Market is a café and specialty food market concept bringing you delicious and nutritious options for breakfast and lunch. They offer espresso coffee drinks, smoothies and juices to get your morning started right.

For breakfast you’ll find offerings ranging from breakfast sandwiches and overnight oats to acai and grits bowls. They also serve fresh healthy lunch options like their rainbow quinoa bowl and chicken salad sandwich.

133 Queen Street | Downtown Charleston

Downtown Charleston’s Queen Street Grocery is a cute cafe in a charming old school corner grocery store. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy breakfast and lunch.

On the breakfast menu you’ll find omelets and breakfast sandwiches and for lunch you can enjoy crepes, sandwiches and salads.

The laid-back atmosphere is great for a casual meal with seating inside and a few tables on the sidewalk.

476 1/2 King Street | Downtown Charleston

Likely needing no introduction, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits has become a nationwide phenomenon with its delicious packaged biscuit. Luckily for us, we can have Callie’s make biscuits fresh for us at its eateries right here in Charleston.

A favorite for grab and go breakfast in Charleston, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits offers a variety of biscuit flavors that you can order plain or as breakfast sandwiches. Grab a cup of their drip or french press coffee and you’ll have the perfect little breakfast.

280 Ashley Avenue | Downtown Charleston

Daps Breakfast & Imbibe is a one of a kind coffee shop and breakfast spot in downtown Charleston’s Westside neighborhood.

Daps has a unique and eclectic menu with breakfast options ranging from breakfast hash to bahn mi sandwich.

Their casual festive atmosphere makes it a great place to hang out for breakfast with a coffee or a breakfast cocktail. They have seating out front and on their side patio.

682 King Street | Downtown Charleston

You know what you’re getting just by the name at Welton’s Tiny Bakeshop. This little gem is packed with delicious flavor and produces some of the best pastries, treats and breads in town.

Treat yourself to breakfast at their shop , but make sure you check their hours, they are only open Wednesday through Sunday.

43 Cannon Street | Downtown Charleston

If you’re in search of the best bagels in Charleston, Holey City Bagels is THE spot. Located in the Cannonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston, they make authentic New Jersey style bagels.

Whether you like your bagel simple with just cream cheese or prefer an epic bagel sandwich, they’ll have just what you’re looking for.

Their cute shop is worth checking out, set on the idyllic Cannon Street with a few tables right on the sidewalk. Their Coffee Bar is also a great spot to grab a coffee or espresso drink!

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