Terrace: a different kind of breakfast spot

Greenville, SC – Stopping at Terrace as my husband and I traveled to Atlanta for a weekend getaway made perfect sense. I took pictures and compared notes with folks at the next table. The usual nonsense my husband endures.

Before I could post anything about Terrace, I got this press release:

Stewart Penick’s Terrace opened their newest location in Greenville 3 months ago with their signature twist on classic Southern breakfast, lunch & dinner dishes. From their Red Velvet Waffle to their Shrimp & Grits, the traditional comfort foods are met with unexpected flavors that make every meal more memorable and enjoyable.

Many people aren’t aware that Terrace is open for breakfast 7 days a week from 8 am – 3 pm (lunch is served from 11 am – 4 pm). With over 35 breakfast items to choose from, Terrace welcomes all to come in to help start your day, have a one-on-one business meeting, or host an event in their private dinning space that seats up to 50 people.”

Some of their signature breakfast items include:

SWEET
Red Velvet Waffle | Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast | Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast, Terrace Greenville
Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast Image: Terrace

SAVORY
Shrimp & Grits | Eggs Benedict | Breakfast Casserole

Eggs Benedict, Terrace, Greenville
Eggs Benedict
Image: Terrace

SANDWICHE
Spicy Chicken Biscuit | Stuffed Monte Cristo”

So basically I had dessert for breakfast. They kept referring to the bread this French Toast was made with as Lemon Poppy seed Bread French Toast ($11). You know it’s a medium-dense pound cake in any other universe. Here’s my picture:

Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast, Terrace Greenville
Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast

Notice the fresh berries piled on top of the “bread” slices, almost totally obscuring them? And that sauce is a “sweet lemon glaze”. It wasn’t sickly-sweet, though. Wow, was this good! Ate every bite!

My husband was much more reasonable, ordering the Breakfast Casserole ($11). Sausage, onions, and cheese are baked on top of a pastry crust. It’s served with your choice of hash browns, grits or fresh fruit.

Breakfast Casserole, Terrace Greenville
Breakfast Casserole

Terrace’s Breakfast menu is pretty extensive. Something for everyone. See the entire Breakfast menu here.

The interior is lovely. It’s done in warm, relaxing earth tones in contemporary design. The smallest details have been seen to. Coat hooks at every booth. Even the Rest Rooms were not overlooked.

Each Terrace location (there are three others) features a handmade tree sculpture inside the entrance. Greenville’s was lit with small white lights, looking festive.

For some reason, I took a picture of the bar, but not the dining room. You can see interior pictures on Terrace Greenville’s Facebook Page.

Bar at Terrace, Greenville

We left, hitting the road to Atlanta, feeling that Terrace has taken Breakfast, perhaps dining all together, to another level in Greenville. We’ll “pop back “down the mountain” some time soon to try dinner at Terrace.

Stewart Penick’s Terrace
654 S Main St
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 844-8024