When the development team behind Circa 1886 opens a new restaurant, we take notice. Kitchen 208, a new breakfast and lunch dining concept at 208 King Street, opens its doors tomorrow, and with a bright interior, quick counter service and a sunny courtyard, it’s sure to enjoy brisk traffic soon.
If you’ve ever browsed boutiques and antique stores on this part of King Street, or like many lawyers in the area, have the home office there, then you know that a good, fast breakfast or lunch spot is a great addition to the area.
But it’s not just about being fast and convenient. Kitchen 208’s new executive chef, Matt Pleasants, is the former sous chef under Marc Collins at Circa 1886, and he jumped at the chance to test his skills with daytime service.
Breakfast is casual, Southern and simple, and at lunch, he gets more creative, with items such as a quinoa salad and cool and crunchy shrimp roll. All sandwiches are served on bread from Brown’s Court Bakery, which delivers to the kitchen daily, and coffee is a custom roast for the restaurant from local coffee-roaster-superstars King Bean.
Low prices, local bread and coffee, and Chef Matt Pleasants make this Kitchen 208 one to check out on your next Charleston stop.
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