First Watch Restaurant
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 First Watch serves breakfast all day. The food is always consistent and tasty.
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 two from a variety of soups, sandwiches, and salads.
Something Special: My mother loved the sweet fruit crepes at First Watch. The crepes were topped with organic strawberry yogurt, dusted with powdered cinnamon-sugar, and served with a side of crunchy house granola. A yummy 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.
On my 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 to be jazzed up a bit. The parking situation at First Watch is a pain, too, but it is in the heart of downtown. There is a parking garage next door.
Total Check Before Tip: I was treated!
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 8 1/2
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