Breakfast

Trying to find the best Breakfast in Greenville? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Stax's Omega, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Tommy's Country Ham House. We also help you find areas where Breakfast are prominent - the Downtown area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Greenville's best.

10 Leopard Forest Cafe
This unique coffee shop in downtown Travelers Rest serves coffee grown on the owner's farm in the mountains of Zimbabwe. African artifacts adorn the walls of the cafe, where you'll often find locals who've come to read, take advantage of the free WiFi or just hang out. Soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts are also available, along with salads, muffins, bagels, and specialty teas. (864-834-5500)

9 Cafe at Williams Hardware
The oh-so-cozy Cafe at Williams Hardware is part cafe and part charming shop, carrying locally-produced products, gifts, garden and home wares. With its pine plank floors, tasteful down-home interior, delicious food and decent wines, its the perfect spot to enjoy an early evening of live music. Bands are typically indigenous in style (meaning bluegrass) and fit the ambience of this historic building perfectly. (864-834-7888)

8 Stax's Omega
Stax's Omega is part of the venerable string of Stax restaurants that have been serving Greenville for decades. A relaxed ambiance and a diverse crowd of locals make you feel right at home any time of day. Excellent service and fresh coffee provide a fitting complement to the hearty breakfasts. Huge, light pancakes, great French toast and fluffy omelets are particularly good. For lunch and dinner, a meat and veggie plate highlights the menu. This casual diner is also known for its bakery. A local tradition. (864-297-6639)

7 Tommy's Country Ham House
When you go to Tommy's, be prepared to see folks from all walks of life -- from judges to CEOs to working men and women. Everyone claims Tommy's as one of their favorite places for down-home eats. As the name suggests, country-cured ham is their specialty, but the biscuits are a special treat too. A great place for an early breakfast, Tommy's also serves all the meats and veggies your mom wants you to eat! (864-242-6099)

6 Mug and Muffin Café
Popular with locals and visitors alike, this window-lined shop is a comfortable place to meet colleagues or hang out with friends. The massive muffins and fresh bagels will make your mouth water, and the staff is happy to warm them if you'd like. Gourmet coffees come in luscious flavors like southern pecan and creme brulée, but you can also get Colombian and French roast. Lunch offerings include homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. (864-370-9350)

5 Northgate Soda Shop
For long-time Greenville residents, this little hideaway is one of the true treasures of the North Main area. Located "at the bottom of the hill" in the same building as a laundry, the Soda Shop is the type of place an unknowing soul would be tempted to drive right by without a second glance. However, doing so is a grave error in judgment � just ask anyone who's had the chance to sink their teeth into one of the cook's special pimento cheese chili burgers! Great shakes and onion rings, too! (864-235-6770)

4 Como's Pete's
At lunch time, you'll see well-to-do Augusta Road yuppies, tables of senior citizens, groups of professionals, construction workers on break, a crew of Greenville policemen and women, and crowds of teens. In short, everybody comes here. The interior is dotted with photos of local baseball teams and information about civic groups. An extremely friendly staff is happy to give you refills of the best sweet tea around. The menu, varied as it is, makes ordering difficult, but you can't go wrong with the meat and three combination or the Greek salad, which has tons of feta cheese and a great garlic dressing. Stop by in the AM for a tummy-tickling country ham biscuit, or a plate of eggs and bacon � you won't be disappointed. (864-233-1385)

3 Mary Beth's
This friendly, casual cafe has an upscale vibe while it stays down-to-earth in its appeal. Enjoy a great breakfast of scrambled eggs, crepes, benedicts, pancakes, muffins, or omelets, enlivened with fresh herbs and other tasty add-ins, or take advantage of soups, salads, and sandwiches at lunch. They're pleasantly familiar but offer a great twist on the usual standards. You'll also find fish dishes, along with a selection of proteins to dress up salads, not to mention excellent teas and coffees. Dinner includes steaks, grilled lamb, and Scottish salmon. Great service too. (864-242-2535)

2 Stax's Original
This Greenville landmark sports an unimpressive exterior and a nondescript decor, but having breakfast at Stax's is a local tradition. The warmth of the staff, many of whom have worked there for ages, is well known, and the hearty, down-home breakfasts are highly recommended. For a true southern biscuit, light and slathered with butter, this is the place. Eggs, hotcakes, grits and all the basics are hot and satisfying, just like your mom used to make. As for later in the day, the meat and veggie selections have been keeping Greenville well-fed for years -- and their roast beef and gravy has won over many a palate. (864-232-2133)

1 Coffee Underground
Like the name suggests, this coffee house is located one level down from the street. Variety of freshly brewed espressos, coffees and teas as well as homemade desserts. Also has a theater which shows independent and foreign films as well as live entertainment and art exhibitions. Call ahead for a schedule of coming attractions. (864-298-0494)


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Leopard Forest Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Neighborhood: Travelers Rest
COST: $
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Cafe at Williams Hardware 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: Travelers Rest
COST: $
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Stax's Omega 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: HAYWOOD ROAD
COST: $
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Tommy's Country Ham House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Soul Food
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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Mug and Muffin Café 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Catering, Family Friendly, Take Out
Neighborhood: AUGUSTA ROAD
COST: $
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Northgate Soda Shop 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: NORTH MAIN
COST: $
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Como's Pete's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Burger
Dining Options: Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: AUGUSTA ROAD
COST: $
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Mary Beth's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $$
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Stax's Original 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Diner, European, Greek, Soul Food
Dining Options: Counter Seating, Family Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: CHERRYDALE
COST: $
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Coffee Underground 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, European
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $