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Rise and Shine: 4 Top Spots for Breakfast

Craving something special this morning? Try one of these takes on the most important meal of the day.

The Variety Store Restaurant at the City Marina
This hole-in-the-wall diner offers few frills, but with such a gorgeous view of the Marina, who needs ’em? Go rustic with the poor man’s omelet ($6.75), made with corned beef hash, or order a sunrise special ($5.99) with eggs, grits, bacon or sausage, and pancakes. 17 Lockwood Dr., 843.723.6325

Kudu Coffee This African-themed coffee shop is a good place to lounge and read the entire Sunday paper. We love sitting on the dog-friendly patio, under a canopy of trees. Oh, and the ham-and-cheese croissants ($3.50) are heavenly. In fact, you may want to order two. 4 Vanderhorst St., 843.853.7186

Three Little Birds Café This popular brunch spot is crunchy-granola in the best way: think tofu-veggie scrambles ($7.95), poached eggs served over a sweet potato biscuit ($9.95), and fruit-and-yogurt bowls ($6.95). 65 Windmere Blvd., Johns Island; 843.225.3065

Sea Biscuit Café Bring a good book and settle in for a leisurely wait on the cozy porch of this tiny cottage restaurant on Isle of Palms. The wait is part of the experience. By the time you belly up to a table, you’ll be hungry enough to handle a fluff omelet, hearty toast and plenty of well-made coffee. Make sure you have cash on hand; cards aren’t accepted at this sleepy spot. 21 JC Long Blvd., Isle of Palms, 843.886.4079