First Watch Restaurant- Charleston, West Virginia
Why We Went: First Watch is one of the more popular upscale breakfast/lunch destinations in downtown Charleston, especially when you are trying to eat around the breakfast cut off/lunch hour. My daughters love the fact that they serve breakfast all day.
What We Had: Fresh Fruit Crepes, Breakfast Scramble, Market Hash, Multi-Grain Chocolate Chip Pancakes, and Monterey Club Sandwich with Tomato Basil Soup. There is a “2 for You” lunch option that allows a choice of 2 from a variety of soups, sandwiches, and salads.
Something Special: My mother loved the sweet fruit crepes at First Watch. They were topped with organic strawberry yogurt, dusted with powdered cinnamon-sugar, and served with a side of crunchy house granola. A moist muffin accompanied them. The meal was light, yet highly satisfying.
Noteworthy: This is one Charleston restaurant that is always on point for service, consistency of dishes, and affordable prices.
Best Part of the Meal: First Watch offers many EGGS-clusive items, including egg crepes, scrambles, Benedicts, omelets, and hash dishes. Though the Market hash I ordered was okay, it was not special enough to order again. Next visit I will go back to my tried-and-true favorite, the “Chickichanga”, filled with chicken, chorizo sausage, cheese, whipped eggs, green chilies, onions, and avocado. The dish is then topped with delicious spicy Vera Cruz sauce. I highly recommend this it!
What Needs Improvement: The hollandaise at First Watch does not have much flavor. I definitely think it needs jazzed up a bit. The parking situation is a pain, too, but it is in the heart of downtown.
Total Check Before Tip: I was treated!
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