a budget-friendly brunch guide to Charleston, South Carolina

My mother says I have a knack for researching places and finding the best food and coffee. So, I did not want to disappoint on our most recent Mother/Daughter day out in Charleston. 

It's not hard to find delicious eats in C-Town. Charleston is a foodie's dream. Especially if you like hip cafes, comfort food, or eating in beautifully designed interiors. Here are my top brunch stops in 'Chuck', as locals call it!

The Daily //

One my first ever trip to Charleston, I took S to Butcher and Bee and we were not disappointed. With Southern classics styled for vegans and vegetarians, Butcher and Bee was lovely. The Daily is Butcher and Bee's sister cafe and it is equally beautiful and the delicious. There is limited seating at The Daily, but what seating does exist is gorgeously crafted to match the sleek tables. 

I highly recommend trying the avocado toast {do we expect else from me?!} served on fresh ciabatta bread. Also, bonus points to The Daily for not serving lattes with flavour! If you need to add sugar to your coffee, you need to find somewhere else to drink coffee. Beans that are roasted with care have perfect taste on their own. 

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit //

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've had an internal crisis since returning to the U.S.: I've been in the South for 25 days and I hadn't had Southern food. Specifically, buttermilk biscuits. Wtf, right?! I know. This was remedied by a visit to Callie's Hot Little Biscuit. 


Be prepared to wait in line for these pieces of heaven! We stood in line for about 15-20 minutes for ours, but they were served hot and absolutely worth the wait. I would have waited twice that long, honestly. Try the 'Original Buttermilk' and 'Cheddar and Chive' biscuits!

Black Tap Coffee //

If you aren't hungry, but need a caffeine fix, head to Beaufain Street. Black Tap Coffee might have the best cold brew coffee in Charleston.

The interior of this space is clean and minimalistic, with a small specialized coffee menu that matches its simple style. Black Tap played The Lumineers and Childish Gambino, so A+ for taste in tunes. 

If you're in Charleston in need of a cup of joe or a place to brunch, feel free to head to any of the places on this list and tell them Tara sent you! They won't know what that means, but I'm sure they'll nod like they do, showing true Southern hospitality.