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Charleston's Cafe

1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Ranked #11 of 265 restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Charleston's Café has been serving the area's finest and most unique breakfast, lunch, and brunch cuisine for decades. Recently voted as East Cooper's Best Brunch restaurant, the great neighborhood café is one of Charleston's top family-run café and catering companies, implementing a delectable twist on traditional southern fare and friendly southern hospitality. The lunch menu features a selection of salads & sandwiches. Be sure to check out "the social scene going on and enjoy the creative dishes" as featured on the Food Network's Hungry Detective.
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87% Recommend
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English first
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited this little cafe twice on our 4 day mini vacation to the Charleston area. Simply the best breakfast with fresh local food. The Chef's Special was a grit cake with blackened shrimp, poached eggs, andouille sausage gravy, asiago cheese, and green onions and it was incredibly amazing! Crawfish seafood omelet with goat cheese was incredibly good. Caper Island... More

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Fort Myers, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went for breakfast and had the chefs' special (a stack of 2 eggs, crab cake, andouille sausage gravy, grits, cheese and with blackened shrimp - are you kidding? Fantastic), and banana pecan pancakes with caramel sauce. Coffee tasted fresh ground, flavorful. The menu has something for everyone with some creative selections. Very friendly staff. Nice artwork around the restaurant. Get... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was recently in Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston area) and asked a colleague about a good place for breakfast. He recommended Charleston's Cafe and I am glad he did. This is definitely a "locals place" tucked away in a strip shopping center. I doubt I would have ever found it if not for the hearty recommendation. I am a traditional... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was the perfect end to a family vacation. The staff was friendly and helpful with all of our questions. We had a member of our family with a food allergy, and our sever, Erin, helped navigate the menu and make the best choice to avoid any issues. Erin served a party of 13 and a baby like a pro,... More

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

There was four in our group and every dish was excellent. We had the Ambers choice, omelet, low country shrimp and grits (best I ever had) and the bread pudding french toast. To think we almost didn't wait, sure glad we did. The food and service is worth the wait!

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

One of the best breakfasts I've had! Delicious sweet potato biscuits complemented the house special "chipper". This is a pile of toppings over some fried potatoes. I was told it was a specialty so I gave it a try and I'm glad I did. I had the one with shrimp and creamed crab.

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Good food, the orange cinnamon iced tea was great, but I felt the price was too much for the atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you are looking for a breakfast that is outside the box from traditional breakfast, this is a MUST! While there are traditional offerings (waffles, french toast, etc.) Charleston Cafe adds a great twist to classics. I had the Southern Benedict (Poached egg, hollandaise sauce, fried green tomato on a french bread). Wonderful! Don't miss the chippers (home made chips).

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This artistic little cafe was the perfect place to get breakfast! We were in town for my brother's wedding and couldn't decide where to eat. This place pleases even the pickiest of our eaters! I had the four cheese omelette while my sister in law had French toast. We both thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. I'll also mention the excellent service... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Dropped by here twice while vacationing in the area. The service is very attentive. The menu has your typical breakfast as well as some more unique items. We found the omelettes, the French toast, Brioche French toast and the oatmeal great. They have a number of breakfast sandwiches and casseroles as well. Sundays are very busy but we found the... More

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