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Feb 14, 2010 04:31 AM

Updated Recs on Breakfast in Charleston?


My husband and I will be in Charleston for the first time, the last weekend in February. While it's a place we've always wanted to get to, our main reason is to join my closest friend in celebrating her 50th birthday. So, for lunch and dinner plans, we are just putting ourselves in her husband's hands, as he is doing all the planning.

However, we might have just one breakfast that we do on our own...and I saw the recent thread dissing Poogan's Porch, but I didn't see recs of where you would go instead. We will be in historical district, without car. From threads years back, I saw recs for Magnolia's, Baker's Cafe, and Joseph's. Are these still around and still good? Other favorites?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. If you can get a car, go get the ham biscuits. They are DELICIOUS.

    Sea Biscuit Cafe'
    21 J C Long Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

    1. Here's a fellow Chowhound who really enjoyed Hominy Grill for breakfast:

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      1. re: carolinadawg

        Hominy Grill was so good I'd be inclined to eat three meals there. Magnolia's was just great for dinner -- chic but comfortable environment, too.

      2. LCR - I like the breakfasts at Saffron, a bakery at 333 East Bay Street. In addition to good breakfasts, it's a great place to pick up a nice loaf of bread and a couple bags of assorted cookies. Try especially the benne (sesame seed) cookies, a low country tradition. Their amaretto cookies always seem to go home with us. Also on some days they'll have this really great bread with ginger and other things that makes the best d@mned buttered toast. A short version of their bereakfast menu is shown here:

        1. I like Hominy Grill or Josephs....both are very good for breakfast!

          1. Joseph's is very good and within the historic district. Hominy Grill, while good, isn't as special as people make it out to be and you have to pay the Southern Living surcharge (in other words, the food is overpriced because Southern Living mentions them every chance they get).