Being born and raised in the Deep South, it is a rare occasion when I walk into a restaurant and immediately know it caters to the bourgeois and not I. As I walked into Palmetto Cafe in my simple sundress and Jack Rodgers sandals, I saw those in their Sunday best sitting to cups of French pressed coffee. Lesson learned. I was kindly escorted to my table near the patio window by my hostess. I was again astounded by the design of another Charleston restaurant. The glass roof had wooden shutters to allow light in but prevent the room from overheating, it also made the restaurant seem larger. The patio area was full of flowers and greenery, perfect for an outdoor brunch. I ordered dark-roasted coffee which was brought out in a French press. The coffee blend was thick and chocolatey. I ordered the Exotic Fruit with Vanilla Bean Yogurt for my meal. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew were all plated to perfection. The yogurt was perfectly tart and had pieces of vanilla bean visible in such a way that it was obvious the yogurt had been mixed by a chef. All the fruit was ripe, but not overripe, and paired well with each other.
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