DeBartola makes it look easy to live large in a small space by filling it with luxurious fabrics, rich colors, and hints of brass.
Maybe it’s the cushioned wooden benches, or the rustic wooden tabletops, or the cacti in miniature plant pots, but there’s something immediately homey about Daps, an unassuming and welcoming spot in Westside. Stenciled fruit and cartoons line the walls, and kitsch plastic flamingos look out from kitchen shelves, and it’s quirky without being too knowingly zany.
Season 6, “The Perfect Day in Charleston”
8:30am - Daps Breakfast & ImbibeIf you’re out and about early on a Saturday morning, you’ll notice that the city wakes like a cat—with a long, slow stretch. You’ll have the sidewalk to yourself as you make your way to the Westside for breakfast at Daps Breakfast & Imbibe. Owners Jeremiah Schenzel and Nicholas Dowling will get you caffeinated and fed with good things like house-made hash and a stack of pancakes. If you want to top off your first meal in Charleston with a Bodegas Yuste Aurora sherry, they can help you out with that, too.
Daps Breakfast & Imbibe occupies a bright, Westside single renovated into something……effortlessly trendy bordering on so-cool-they’re-not even trying, the menu similarly focuses on the breakfasts of champions: You know, English Muffin egg sandwiches, pancakes and booze.
Is there anywhere happier than Daps? Not withstanding the crankiness thatsometimes arises when customers are forced to wait upward of 30 minutes on busy weekend mornings for made-to-order eggs, the tiny counter-service restaurant radiates upbeat cheer.