October 22, 2018
The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I strongly disagree. Brunch is obviously the most important and most enjoyable meal. When else is it socially acceptable to order Champagne with eggs or have a burger & Bloody Mary before noon? Looking for the best brunch spot in Charleston? Look no further than upper King’s charming Felix Cocktails et Cuisine.
Felix Landrum, his wife, Leslie, and their awesome kiddos relocated to the Holy City from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Felix operated Cafe Felix for two decades. They came to Charleston to open this Paris-inspired cocktail bar with small plates on upper King Street. The bright and elegant restaurant is anchored by a rounded bar that can seat 18. Subway tiles, Art Deco posters, caramel-colored seats, and a crystal chandelier in the corner booth create a charming ambience. The pops of colbalt blue at the bar really make the space come alive.
The menu consists of French-style small plates made with Southern ingredients. On Sunday mornings, you will find French-ish brunch fare like Raclette burger, Parisian Omelette topped with fine herbs & Boursin cheese, Croque Madame, and my personal favorite, the Pain Perdu (french toast with banana, toasted pecan, and caramel sauce). Don’t miss the fresh squeezed orange juice and homemade Bloody Mary’s.