Charleston is similar to Atlanta in the sense that brunch is basically a social Sunday must. It’s everywhere and it’s always delicious. On my last trip to Charleston, I met up with some friends who wanted to introduce me to a new brunch spot a bit off the beaten path in Charleston. Park Cafe, located off Rutledge Ave, is a warm spot that specializes in keeping things simple and quality. Their menu’s are short and sweet but full of flavor.
My friends raved about the avocado toast as a must side item for any and all entree. Park Cafe spices up their toast with chili flakes, lemon, and chives. As a whole, it packs a bit of punch that is missing from a lot of your more traditional southern brunch menus.
If you like to keep breakfast or brunch simple and light then you’ll love this basic granola and yogurt breakfast. First, the presentation can’t help but put a smile on your face with it’s sunny design. The fruits are exactly what a health-nut would want in their morning meal and the honey acts as a natural sweetener that helps to blend the other ingredients together perfectly.
If you’re like me, you need a little animal mixed in with your breakfast. Try the fried egg sandwich and get a little of that non-traditional avocado toast on top of a traditional fried egg sandwich with bacon. It comes with a grapefruit to banish any lingering guilt you may have for breaking any ill-advised diets.