Remember the good old days where weekends consisted of lazy mornings followed by brunch, and then back to nap off that delicious meal? Well, those days may be long gone now that we have little ones in tow, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of brunch altogether. Not only is Charleston home to so many amazing restaurants, but there are plenty of kid-friendly places to enjoy brunch on a weekend (even if you’re not able to enjoy a nap afterward!)
These recommendations come straight from you, our readers, as well as our Charleston Moms team.
Kid-Friendly Brunch Around Charleston
Collective Coffee Co.
766 S Shelmore Blvd, Mount Pleasant, 29464
Readers love the amazing food and great (non-chain) coffee with housemade syrups.
Vintage Coffee Cafe
219 Simmons St, Mt Pleasant, 29464
This one has some fans with the moms! It could be the great food and coffee options, but it might also have something to do with the outdoor playground for the kids to run their energy out! Win-win for all!
Lost Dog Cafe
106 W Huron Ave, Folly Beach, 29439
Great food, proximity to the beach, and of course, the dogs make this another popular one for families.
219 Simmons St., Mt. Pleasant, 29464
What’s cooler than a mobile eatery? Known for its delicious wood-fired pizzas, Coastal Crust now has a brick-and-mortar location in Mt. Pleasant. And since pizza is any time of day food for us, it’s worthy of being on this list!
1531 Folly Rd, Charleston, 29412
This is a favorite among our CM team! Our contributors rave about the big, fenced-in beer garden with lawn games for kids to play with. The breakfast burrito with pork also comes highly recommended!
72 Queen St, Charleston, 29401
Although this might be one of the “fancier” options, readers say it is still very kid-friendly. One of our CMB team members raves that the biscuits are the best she has ever eaten (shhh, don’t tell grandma) and your kids will love the story about the legend of Poogan the puppy stealing your biscuit or licking your hand!
Rue de Jean
39 John St, Charleston, 29403
One of the main selling points of this place, other than the delicious French food, is that it is right across from the Children’s Museum downtown so before, or after, a great meal you can let the kids run their energy out! (Or use it as a “negotiation” tool for behaving during brunch. No judgment here!)
Home Team BBQ
Locations in West Ashley, Sullivan’s Island, Downtown, and Mt. Pleasant
Living in the South means that good BBQ is a must, and Home Team does not disappoint! Their delicious food and yummy drinks make it a great brunch spot, and the outdoor space checks the kid-friendly box!
Three Little Birds Cafe
65 Windermere Blvd, Charleston, 29407
The patio here makes Three Little Birds Cafe a super popular pick among our readers. It’s easy to see why since they provide chalk for the patio ground, as well as coloring pages and crayons! You’re welcome!
The Refuge IOP
1517 Palm Boulevard a, Isle of Palms, 29451
Another IOP favorite, there is a delicious assortment of coffees to choose from, and a great menu that includes shrimp & grits, as well as many other breakfast & brunch favorites.
Locations in Summerville, West Ashley, and Downtown
It’s hard to pick a favorite meal here. The French toast is delicious, but the eggs benedict is also a fan fave. Kids will love the pancakes, and there is also a small patio to eat outside.
Five Loaves Cafe
Locations in Mt. Pleasant, Downtown, and Summerville
Five Loaves boasts a healthy, farm-to-table menu with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. You won’t be disappointed with anything on the menu, and the atmosphere is very family-friendly. If you have to wait for a table, you can sit in the cute rocking chairs on the front porch in true Southern form.
Saffron Restaurant & Bakery
333 E Bay St, Charleston, 29401
While they may be known for their shrimp & grits for brunch, you can’t pass up one of their amazing desserts and baked goods. You deserve to treat yourself!
104 E. Doty Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483
Located in the heart of downtown Summerville, The Icehouse has a food truck rodeo every Sunday from 12 – 4! Perfect opportunity to let the kids run around while getting to try different area food trucks!
Locations in Mt. Pleasant and Summerville
You haven’t experienced biscuits until you’ve tasted one of Vicious Biscuit’s signature (huge) biscuits, complete with a variety of jams and kinds of butter. Trust us, this is a spot that the whole family will love! Leave some time in your schedule for a nap afterward!
4628 Spruill Ave., North Charleston
A must-try for brunch with outdoor seating and a kid-friendly menu!
280 A Ashley Ave., Charleston
Daps is so yummy! A favorite in the downtown area, they have outdoor seating, to-die-for egg sandwiches, and pancakes in all sorts of flavors (like Captain Crunch and Fruity Pebbles!)
Locations in Summerville, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant
Their avocado toast can’t be beaten and they have a great menu for all tastebuds! Try out their seasonal items, you won’t be disappointed!
Locations Downtown, Folly Beach, and Summerville
Who can say no to tacos? With various locations, Taco Boy is a local favorite and kid-friendly!
Gala Cafe & Bakery
123 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant
Located in the Old Village, this Mt. Pleasant spot serves breakfast all day, has outdoor seating, and is within walking distance of the dreamy Alhambra playground. Sounds like a win-win for all!
Great Harvest Bread Co
8636 Dorchester Rd. Suite 100, North Charleston
With bread in it’s name, you know this place has got to be good! Their muffins and sandwiches can’t be beaten! Don’t forget to ask for a sample of their bread when you go in! They also have great food and merchandise for purchase!
Did we miss your favorite kid-friendly brunch spot? Let us know in the comments!
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