The Lunch Bunch Goes to Breakfast at Shoofly Kitchen

By Wendy Pollitzer

August 26, 2010

Back in April, the Lunch Bunch dined at Shoofly Kitchen in Uptown Beaufort (1209 Boundary Street).  Remember how much we loved the service and the homemade meals prepared just right?  Our Lunch Bunch experience at Shoofly was one of the best!

Well, now you can patron Shoofly for the hardiest meal of the day, breakfast! That’s right; Shoofly is now serving morning meals to get your day started. Roseanne and David Steele, owners of Shoofly have been serving breakfast for a little over a month now, opening at 7am and diving right into lunch at 11am.

And, the breakfast is just as good as the lunch! Our girl Roseanne is quite the chef, and she’s created some delicious items for what most Beaufortonians agree to be the most important meal of the day.

To start, Roseanne brought out an Apricot Braid for the table to share. The cream cheese-filled pastry was served hot with apricots oozing over the sides. If you’re in the mood to splurge, order this! The Braid flirted with our taste buds so much; we could have easily forgotten men and dreamed about this sweet tartlet all day. It was that good! Sorry guys.

The Lunch Bunch ran into two of Shoofly’s most loyal customers while we were there. When I wrote the Shoofly “Lunch” column months ago, Rick Butler sent me a praising email about the write-up and Shoofly. He was so grateful that Shoofly was featured, because he considered the restaurant to be the best in town. Well, coincidentally, Rick and his wife, Carol were at Shoofly eating breakfast for the first time when we arrived. They were equally impressed with breakfast. So, instead of “Spotting” Rick and Carol, I decided to include them in the column. They are Shoofly regulars for goodness sake.

April and I arrived first, so we got early dibs on our orders. She decided on the Breakfast Burrito, which included scrambled eggs, sausage, onions, peppers and cheddar and asked for fruit as her side dish.  What a filler! She had to carry half of it home in that cute little to-go box Shoofly proudly lays claim to.

Crab Cake Benedict-A Must Have!

I opted for the Crab Cake Benedict with a side of home fries. My poached egg and crab cake on an English Muffin, topped with spicy hollandaise won for favorite dish. That’s right folks, Wendy finally won!  This meal is a MUST-HAVE at Shoofly!

Elizabeth ordered a unique dish. She likened to the Shrimp Hash, which came with 2 eggs over medium and a side of fruit.  Lizzy Lou was very impressed!  Like most of our dishes, hers was gone pretty quickly!

Before Kim even chose an entrée, she noticed sliced tomatoes offered as a side. She didn’t hesitate to ask if they were local. And indeed, Roseanne acknowledged that they were from St. Helena. So, Kim requested the 3 egg, cheese and bacon omelet with a side of the Lowcountry’s favorite stack of savory, red fruit… the summer tomato.

French Toast- A Must Have!

Lastly, Christina heard around town that Shoofly’s French Toast was to die for. So that’s what she ordered, and her recommendations were right on!  Cristina’s words were,” Oh my gosh, this is incredible!”  So the table agreed, the French Toast is another MUST-HAVE at Shoofly!

The Lunch Bunch had yet another pleasant experience with the Steele’s at Shoofly!  There’s always something new going on at the Boundary Street eatery.

For instance, Shoofly will be hosting Chef Anderson, former owner of A Matter of Taste and Whitehall on August 31. The famed local chef will offer a cooking class, beginning at 6:30pm and will show students how to make use of readily available ingredients in the local grocery stores and markets to prepare delicious and appealing meals. It should be a lot of fun!

Stop by Shoofly, or email Roseanne at for more details. You may also call her at (843) 379-9061 if you’re interested in the class, which is $35 per person.

And don’t forget, Shoofly also caters special events. They’ll even customize their cute boxes to match your event with identical color palettes and themes.

Thanks so much Roseanne and David for the invitation to dine with you for breakfast. Your hospitality is always superior, and your cuisine is dynamite!

3 Egg Omelet

Apricot Braid

Breakfast Burrito

Shrimp Hash

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Wendy Pollitzer is a versatile writer living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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