I’ve never taken a trip where we tried so many breakfast places – each one being amazing in their own way! Summerville definitely had a wide variety of places for breakfast to choose from. We would have such a big breakfast every morning, we didn’t even need to eat until dinner – which saved us time and money. Never have I ever had an open faced omelet until visiting Summerville. I guess I never realized it was a thing until we visited – and it was amazing. Although, if you are wanting real French toast, DO NOT get it in the south. Southerners seem to not know what thick, Texas toast really is because every French Toast that Shane tried was made with very thin, soggy bread no matter where we went. But, that’s besides the point. Below are four of our favorite places we tried. Let us know your reviews or better yet, let us know ones we may have sadly missed!
4.) Alex’s Restaurant
Alex’s Restaurant was a basic diner with good prices. If you are trying to eat on a dime, and have decent food with it, Alex’s is the way to go. We both had eggs and meat, and it was just what we needed. The place wasn’t as clean as we would have hoped, but I feel a lot of diners are like that – sticky with syrup is what comes to mind. The employees were very polite and we were out of there quick to explore Charleston!
3.) Eva’s Restaurant
Eva’s was near where we were staying and we decided to stop in on our first day in Summerville. The owner was so sweet and polite, and my breakfast was amazing. I had a veggie omelet that took up the whole plate! Shane, however, ordered French Toast and it was thin, soggy bread. Eva’s wasn’t the only place to do it this way in Summerville, so we assumed it was just the way South Carolina makes their French Toast! The atmosphere was very homey and had a Southern charm. It’s also on Main Street in the square, so you can walk to all the shops nearby after.
2.) Sunrise Bistro
It was really tough to decide whether or not to rate this place a number one. It’s a very large, open space so we were able to be seated quickly. I remember there being pops of color everywhere, which made the place brighten up. They had a coffee bar, which Shane had fun with. You can take as many trips as you’d like to the Coffee Bar filled with savory choices. All of their omelets were open faced. Again, had no idea that was a thing. The food was amazing and we had no idea why it wasn’t busy. I’ve read other reviews, and everyone has claimed the same thing. Maybe it’s because its on the outskirts of Summerville and not in the greatest location. Nonetheless, you must visit this place. They deserve the business.
1.) Toast of Summerville
Saving the best for last. Toast of Summerville was our breakfast stop on our last day in Summerville. It was an adorable restaurant in a plaza with an option to sit outside. Photos of past customers filled the walls, and their menu went on for days! So did their biscuits. I’ve never seen biscuits so large in my life. The gravy to go along with them was mind-blowing. And these came as a side for your meal that already took up the whole plate! I left feeling so bloated, but it was so worth it! If you go, ask for Duane!
Alex’s Restaurant was a cheap place to eat and to be on our way quickly. Eva’s was an authentic little Southern stop that we enjoyed in the square. Sunrise Bistro had a coffee bar and amazing open faced omelets. Toast of Summerville was our winner with plenty of eggs, biscuits, and gravy (oh, my!).
Where do you suggest?