Breakfast On Isle Of Palms, SC: The Complete Guide

Although Isle of Palms is pretty small, you’ll be happy to know that there is no shortage of breakfast on the island. In fact, most of the restaurants offer a breakfast menu. You’ll find sit-down, brunch-style restaurants as well as quicker, grab & go eateries.

This guide to breakfast on Isle of Palms includes our top picks for where to dine in the morning. Whether you are looking for shrimp and grits with a mimosa or the perfect place to dine with kids, we have you covered!

Where to Eat Breakfast On The Isle Of Palms

Most of the breakfast restaurants on Isle of Palms are located toward the center of town. A few are in the same shopping center, actually!

This article shares where to get breakfast on Isle of Palms. We also have a guide to brunch on Isle of Palms if you are looking for something a little bit heartier. And if you just want a quick cup of coffee on-the-go, check our guide to IOP coffee shops.

Isle Of Palms Breakfast: Our Top Picks

31 J C Long Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Breakfast cocktails, shrimp & grits and a casual beach feel

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen is a great southern and seafood restaurant in Isle of Palms. It’s the perfect spot for a sit-down seafood breakfast or brunch.

Acme’s breakfast menu includes a variety of omelets, eggs benedicts and grit bowls. They also have shrimp & grits on the morning menu, including a breakfast version with fried eggs.

Acme’s breakfast cocktails include a mimosa, a Charleston Bloody Mary, a Zing Zang Bloody Mary and a local pickled vodka version. It’s a fun place to enjoy a breakfast cocktail or cup of coffee over a southern breakfast.

Breakfast is served daily at Acme from 8am to 11am, and then their brunch menu kicks in from 11am to 3pm. Their brunch menu has several great options if you are looking for somewhere to eat lunch on IOP.

21 J C Long Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Breakfast all-day with excellent french toast and biscuits

Sea Biscuit Cafe is a cash only casual breakfast and lunch eatery on Isle of Palms. It’s a breakfast all day kind of place with excellent banana bread!

Their breakfast menu includes several types of omelets, including a blue crab omelet! They also have buttermilk pancakes, french toast, homemade granola and, of course, biscuits!

One thing that we especially love about Sea Biscuit is that the kiddy pancake is shaped like a bear and served with fruit to make a smiley face. They also have excellent french toast– you can choose from challah, brown sugar cinnamon bread or blueberry walnut bread.

Their brunch is available Monday through Friday starting at 11am. You’ll find a few salads on the menu and several types of sandwiches. The Reuben is a great option as well as the crab cake sandwich if you are in the mood for seafood.

Sea Biscuit Cafe

1517 Palm Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Daily breakfast and brunch eatery with a coffee shop in Isle of Palms

The Refuge is a restaurant in Isle of Palms open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a casual coffee and breakfast stop in the morning and makes for a nicer evening out for dinner. There’s actually a dedicated coffee area where you order at the counter.

The Refuge’s breakfast menu is heavy on brunch-like dishes. They have french toast, bagel + lox pizza, Belgian chicken and waffles, a monte cristo sandwich and shrimp + grits with local Shem Creek shrimp. They also have omelets and a classic breakfast entree with eggs, home fries, bacon and toast.

If you are looking for a grab & go breakfast, check out the Refuge’s coffee bar! It has a dedicated entrance and serves a variety of coffee and tea drinks.

Despite its unassuming location next to the island’s only grocery store, The Refuge offers a welcome escape. Whether it’s just for a quick coffee and pastry in the morning or a fun date night out, you are certain to enjoy your visit.

The Refuge

1515 Palm Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Frosé, breakfast sandwiches and $1 coffee

If breakfast sandwiches, $1 coffee and fresh Frosé sound good to you, head to the Co-Op on Isle of Palms!

Their breakfast menu includes whipped ricotta toast, a sausage egg and cheese, a breakfast burrito and avocado toast. They have coffee, lattes and cold brew in addition to their famous frosé. You can buy it by the bottle or try out a flight.

The Co-Op’s original location is on Sullivan’s Island but now they have several locations in the Charleston area as well as in Nashville, Chattanooga, Charlotte, Las Vegas and on Kiawah.

The Co-Op

1202 Palm Boulevard | Isle Of Palms

Coffee shop and cafe with croissant sandwiches

Cafe Paname is a coffee shop on Isle of Palms. It’s just across the connector and makes for a great stop before hitting the beach. You’ll find coffee, a full espresso menu, a pastry case and croissant sandwiches. It’s an easy stop with order-at-the-counter service.

There’s no shortage of syrup flavors at Cafe Paname and you can always count on delicious seasonal drinks. They also have several varieties of tea available.

As far as food goes, the almond croissant at Cafe Paname is definitely worth a try if you want something sweet! And their breakfast croissant sandwiches are delicious, especially the bacon egg and cheese croissant. They also have lunch croissant sandwiches, like a ham + cheese, turkey and cheese and even a tuna melt.

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