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One of my favorite new restaurants in Charleston, SC is now serving brunch so I HAD to stop by and check out the new Félix brunch menu!
Naturally, we started with a little bubbly.
Unlike so many other places in town, at Félix, it's really a treat: even their standard mimosas come with a brut methode champenoise sparkling wine from California.
If you're not a champagne nerd, that means that your mimosa will be perfectly sparkly on the tongue and not sickeningly sweet. If you are a champagne nerd like I am, you can appreciate that this one choice shows that that the people at Félix know what they are doing.
If you go with mimosas instead of a glass from their sparkling menu for brunch, you'll be given a choice of fresh juices ( or you can go with a split of bubbles and all three! ), including a seasonal rotating juice, which was a very delicate coconut pineapple that I was worried would taste like sunscreen but instead ended up deliciously being my favorite of the three choices!
Enough about the Champagne Brunch Menu, though. The Félix brunch menu is where it's at! Decidedly French and bistro-leaning, the food is appropriately portioned for a morning meal but rich enough to leave you sated.
We got the eggs benedict with a crab cake and thick bacon, which came with a lovely light salad to balance the weight of the benny, along with a petit steak and fries, topped with a fried egg and hollandaise.
I'll admit - these are classic items found on many menus around town - so what makes Félix brunch special? Execution.
Hollandaise that is perfectly creamy and never broken.
Steak cooked to perfection.
EGGS cooked to perfection - with delicately cooked whites and a perfectly oozy center that food Instagrammers would die for.
And let's not forget, with the fabulous champagne and the excellent food, that Sunday brunch at Félix also means cocktails from their exceptional cocktail program. Even though we already had mimosas, I couldn't help but try at least one: a cereal inspired milk-punch: how fun!
This upscale French establishment has an excellent Happy Hour and dinner, but this Charleston brunch venue is one of my new favorites. With the best champagne selection in town for a Sunday morning, and fresh juices that compliment, not cover, the quality bubbles, you'll want to come back week after week to try everything they have to offer from the food menu to pair with your mimosa!
Crab Cake Benedict
Mimosas with fresh juice, including a seasonal juice
550 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
There's a garage behind the restaurant that can be accessed via the entrance to the adjacent Hyatt Place, otherwise street parking.