by Morgan Foley
Avocado toast has fast become one of the most popular items on almost every breakfast and brunch menu in the Charleston, S.C., area.
This smashed (or sliced) avocado on whole grain bread with a dash of olive oil and sea salt just might be the best thing since sliced bread. If you love avocado toast or just want to see what all the hype is about, order up a slice at one of these area restaurants.
The Park Café
Park Café’s avocado toast is served with lemon, olive oil and chili flakes on top. The presentation alone is a reason to try it out. And you’ll probably be craving it again for days. 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston
The Blind Tiger
Don’t worry about not feeling full after eating here. The Blind Tiger serves its avocado toast on grilled whole grain wheat with lemon-zested crushed avocados, arugula, tomato, sunflower seeds and house-pickled shrimp. The house-pickled shrimp adds a unique taste, which brings in avocado toast lovers from all over. 36-38 Broad St., Charleston
Caviar and Bananas
Caviar and Bananas only offers its avocado toast on the weekends, but it’s worth the wait – and the $6. It’s served on grilled sourdough bread with cotija cheese, pickled red onion, radish, fresh herbs, and you can add either egg or citrus grilled shrimp. 51 George St., Charleston
Cannon Green – known for its atmosphere and aesthetic – uses some of the freshest ingredients for its avocado toast. You’ll love the Brown’s Court multigrain bread, lime, harrissa and farm eggs. 103 Spring St., Charleston
The Daily is part coffee shop, part bakery, part café and part grocery with premade foods, boutique ingredients and cookbooks. It’s trendy, local and a must visit. Order the avocado plain or topped with tomato or a fried egg. 652 King St., Charleston
A bustling coffee shop in Mount Pleasant, Collective Coffee is a great place to order your morning latte or drip coffee and a plate of creamy avocado toast. 766 S Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant