Tips + Boone Hall Plantation, Mt Pleasant, South Carolina (Part 1)

Charleston has been amazing so far. We had a great day today, discovering must go places…two of the food/beverage places were kind of ordinary from the outside but phenomenal food/coffee and service.

  • Sunrise Bistro – about the only breakfast place on Johns Island. The service was warm and friendly. Food was delivered to the table in a timely manner, and it was correct. The coffee was amazing, I had roasted coffee with taste of pecans…mouth watering even now when I think about it. We all enjoyed our meals of kids french toast, a breakfast sampler (ham, eggs, potatoes, french toast) + Smoked Salmon Bagel. Price was very reasonable – under $25. http://www.sunrise-bistro.com/
  • Southern Brews Coffee – a drive thru coffee stop. We arrived at 4:15pm, but unfortunately it closed at 4pm. You won’t believe this but the manager came to the drive thru window and still served us as we were visiting. I got an Iced Nobel Prize Latte (which is english toffee and vanilla flavored) and the hubby got a Strawberry Banana Smoothie. It was delectable, I might have to go back tomorrow and try one of their Blended drinks with the cream on top 🙂  http://www.southernbrewscoffee.com/
  • Oh and that coffee I liked at Sunrise Bistro was by King Bean Coffee Roasters based in Charleston. They are selling the beans at Whole Foods in Columbia and Mt Pleasant only. They did not have the Southern Pecan Flavor but I did pick up a Brazilian (Decaf), Plantation and Columbia.

The main part of today, we spent at Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant. I would again definitely recommend it, there was so much to do….a coach tour round the plantation, cafe with homemade ice cream, house tour, and slave quarters with a history of slavery and freedom. My favorite parts were the longest avenue of oaks, and the gardens.

Below are photo’s of the natural surroundings of Boone Hall Plantation. I am splitting my photos across two posts. The next post will be of Boone Hall’s buildings and structures on the property. Enjoy!!

Avenue of OaksBooneHallPlantation_OakAvenue

Amazing foliage BooneHallPlantation_Plant

Tidal salt marshBooneHallPlantation_SaltMarsh2

Fresh water lake (with alligators)BooneHallPlantation_FreshWater

House gardensBooneHallPlantation_Gardens1

 

 

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