The 13 Best Breakfast Spots For Charleston Students

The 13 Best Breakfast Spots For Charleston Students

"I love sleep because it's like a time machine to breakfast"

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I know that you know that, we all know that. As I sit here eating my bacon and gravy fries made special for me at Jacks Cafe, I began thinking about all of my favorite breakfast places on the Charleston Peninsula. Below you will find a few of Charleston's finest. If you live for breakfast like I do, this article is right up your alley.

1. Jacks Cafe

This is my go-to place almost every morning. The staff is wonderful, and the food is out of this world. Go in and say hi to John and Sophia for me. They will treat you better than any other breakfast place around. I promise you; you won't regret it.

Ps. Prepare yourself for a thank you note to my people at Jacks after graduation.

2. Sunrise Bistro Xpress

The iced coffee and homemade bagels are out of this world. They make sesame, plain and everything bagels daily. They’re fast, and they’re beyond hospitable. What could be better? Go check them out at their Spring Street location

3.Caviar and Bananas

I bike myself over to caviar and bananas every single morning before class. The people there known my name and what I’m going to order before I even get to the counter. (An Iced Caramel vanilla latte of course)

4. Circes Grotto

Now, this place is my sister’s favorite. I actually worked there for one full day. It was a blast. My favorite thing to eat there are the tuna melts. The bread they serve is beyond fresh and delicious.

5. Tricera Coffee

This place was my stomping ground Sophomore year of college. The bagels are packed to full capacity and they won the Charleston Coffee Cup two years ago.

6. The Rarebit

Rarebit is open until 2 am almost every single night. You can get actual meals or order off of their breakfast menu that they serve all day long. For the alcohol drinkers out there, I know for a fact that they serve up some fabulous drinks.

7. Toast!

I don’t go to toast often, but whenever I go, I am always amazed at their delectable coffee options. Even if you aren’t hungry, go pick up a vanilla latte. You won’t be disappointed.

8. Persimmon Cafe

If you haven’t heard of Persimmon, do you even live in Charleston? I am truly concerned if you haven’t tried one of their famous sandwiches and custards already

9. Five Loaves Cafe

Even though Five Loaves only serves breakfast once a week, it truly is one of the best options. They have true southern dishes as well as simple meals that will please the pickiest of eaters.

10. Brown's Court Bakery

Located in a small historic house, you could easily pass by this cute little bakery without having any knowledge it exists. I highly recommend heading over to this place. They actually sell their baked goods to a numerous amount of restaurant across the peninsula. They have been featured on many food shows and raved about by famous chefs. I mean, who doesn’t want to try pastries that have been raved about on TV?!

11. Saffron Restaurant and Bakery

Walking into this bakery, you feel like you’re in the Willy Wonka factory of baked goods. This place actually sells their bagels to Jacks Cafe every single morning. Nothing beats freshly baked pastries. They also sell meals as well. Breakfast and a side of pastries?! Nothing could be better.

12. Beech

If you haven’t heard of Beech, then you must not like Poke and Acai bowls. Once thi s place opened over a year ago, the entire downtown area of Charleston went crazy.

13. Huriyali

However, some say that Huriyali is better. Although I have never been, I highly recommend. If Beech is amazing, I can only assume that Huriyali is life changing.

Whichever place you choose, you're going to pick a winner.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

These places will satisfy all of your breakfast cravings.


If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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