Brunch is a marriage: of breakfast and lunch, of those who get up and run the Ravenel Bridge and those who sleep in after a long Saturday night, of the bacon lovers and the sugar fiends. This universal appeal makes brunch the perfect meal to share with friends—no matter their preferences. Whether you like greasy eggs or syrupy waffles for brunch, Mount Pleasant has a stand-out dish for every taste.
The P.O.G. – Page’s Okra Grill (302 Coleman Blvd.) serves up this ultra-savory twist on chicken and waffles during every brunch service. Instead of a traditional, slightly sweet Belgian waffle, the P.O.G.’s waffle is stuffed with cheddar cheese, sausage, corn, and jalapenos. Topped with two (two!) crispy, fried, boneless chicken breasts, it’s a perfect meal for the diner who wants just a little breakfast flavor in their lunch. Website.
The Charleston – This coastal take on Eggs Benedict does its namesake city proud. Crave (1968 Riviera Dr.) serves their poached eggs on top of fried green tomatoes and crowns the house-made hollandaise with fresh crab meat. A little tangy, a little salty, and incredibly rich, it’s everything a Lowcountry brunch should be. Website.
Island Potato Casserole – The potato casseroles at Charleston’s Café (1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.) are not for the faint of heart. Each version starts with a bed of deep fried “chippers,” thick-cut fried potatoes that are not quite a chip and not quite a French fry. Layered on top are sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms and eggs served your way. Try the Kiawah Island Potato Casserole with sausage gravy and cheddar if you’re extra hungry or the Wadmalaw version with broccoli, tomatoes, mixed squash, and cheddar for a little healthy balance in your brunch. Website.
Sweet Crêpe – No matter which crepe you choose at Saveurs du Monde (1960 Long Grove Dr. and 536 Belle Station Blvd.) you’ll leave with your sweet tooth satisfied and without feeling over-stuffed. Each delicate crepe can be customized with your choice of sweet filling—from tart lemon curd to homemade dark chocolate, coconut, and strawberries. Simple, delicious, and the perfect pairing for freshly brewed coffee. Website.
Nutella Brioche French Toast – French toast is a brunch classic, and Graze (863 Houston Northcutt Blvd.) takes this classic up a notch. The toast is made with brioche and finished with housemade chocolate-hazelnut spread and cashew butter. Dangerously close to bread pudding? Maybe. But you didn’t come to brunch to play it safe. Website.
Sugar and Cinnamon Spiced Donuts – Five hot, sugary, round donut holes are served on a skewer at Red Drum (803 Coleman Blvd.). The fried dough is melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but the real treat is the cup of dulce de leche that comes on the side. Dip away, and then plan to scrape up every last bit with a spoon. Website.
Are you left wanting more after reading this? Make sure to check out our Shrimp & Grits roundup!