Our friend, Beth, sent us a guide to Charleston sent to her by a resident. We used it to find lunch at Gaulart & Maliclet.
Fast & French $ (Broad Street) – also known as Gaulart et Maliclet Café. This is a GEM of a spot; tiny. The name says it all. Great spot and so very European. Probably the most inexpensive option downtown with true flair. Located in the heart of the historic and art district.
Busy at lunch, but we lucked out and got a seat almost immediately upon walking in. They do a great take-out business and like Beth's friend says, it's tiny, so expect to wait.
Melanie and Steven