The Park Cafe | Charleston, SC

Being in Charleston this week with

Lanie

has given me a chance to actually explore the parts of the city I had never seen before. To be honest, I'm a creature of habit. If I find an area of town that I like, I stick close. If I find a favorite restaurant, I'm there, and I don't branch out. I keep joking that Lanie's been the best restaurant guide I could ever find, and she definitely lived up to her title when we ventured out to the Park Cafe yesterday to have a lunch date with

Annie Reeves

!

First off, I couldn't stop staring at these light fixtures! They're so simple but so cool. I kept picturing them above a super trendy kitchen bar. Preferably my own...

The Park Cafe's menu is small, relatively, but everything was healthy and looked/sounded so delicious! While we chatted blog shop, college, and everything in between I ended up getting the fried egg and avocado sandwich with a seasonal side (watermelon - THE best), and I couldn't recommend it more! One word of warning: it gets insanely messy. During lunch I was constantly rearranging the sandwich's contents and wiping avocado off my fingers, but boy was it worth it. I'd never had a fried egg before - blasphemy, I know! - and I can't wait for my next. Lanie and Annie had shredded kale that looked amazing as well. Check out the menu,

here

!

Lanie likes to pretend like she doesn't always look gorgeous, but here she is...doing it again. Cotton stripe drop-waist dress and a gigantic bun. Ugh.

In one corner of the restaurant there are two walls completely covered with potted green plants. It reminded me a lot of the

Anthropologie on Regent Street in London

! All the sunshine coming into the space and the plants made me feel like I was eating outside...with A/C. A definite bonus.

Though it looks like we were the only ones there, the place was packed when we first got in! We were there a little after the lunch crowd, and we worried that we wouldn't be able to find a spot, but the place is surprisingly big.

If I lived in Charleston I would be here 24/7. How long until I can head down to the coast full-time?

Anyone have more Charleston recommendations? We are making a point to stop by

Jeni's

tomorrow, and I can't wait to share the photos - it's unlike any other ice cream shop I've ever been to. I'll be sure to update y'all on my review!