The Best Brunch Spots in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte North Carolina skyline
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Shay Lee

Charlotte is the largest city and a commercial hub in North Carolina. Whether you’re visiting this cosmopolitan city for business or leisure, check out the 10 best places to go for breakfast or brunch.

1. The Original Pancake House

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

In 1953, The Original Pancake House was founded by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. The partners spent many years in the culinary business and studying national pancake recipes. Their exploration led to the creation of the restaurant’s fabulous menu. For their pancakes they use 93 score butter, pure whipping cream, fresh Grade AA eggs, hardwheat unbleached flour, and sourdough yeast. The sourdough yeast makes the pancakes light, airy, and fine-textured. Your pancake breakfast won’t be complete unless it’s served with their coffee. The Original Pancake House blends, roasts and grinds coffee according to a secret recipe.

2. Famous Toastery of Dilworth

Cafe, American

In 2005, best friends Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard opened the first Famous Toastery in Huntersville, North Carolina. Soon after its opening, the restaurant became famous for its freshly made breakfast and fun atmosphere. Customers raved about the portabella mushroom Benedict and avocado omelets. They have high standards of customer service and the friendly staff will make you feel welcome.

3. Flying Biscuit Cafe

Cafe, American

Flying Biscuit Café’s promise to customers is to serve the best of Southern cuisine with a fun twist. The restaurant believes that the great service and delicious food options in a fun environment will make for an unforgettable dining experience. They serve healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The turkey, bacon, chicken sausage, and whole wheat biscuits are flavorful. Offering more than food, Flying Biscuit Café always helps the local community. The restaurant volunteers, donates and fundraises for various organizations.

4. The Asbury

Restaurant, South American

Deviled eggs
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Chef Chris Coleman was inspired by traditional Southern flavors and culture to become a chef. He took his work to The Asbury and became executive chef and director. The restaurant celebrates the South’s ingredients, cooking techniques, creativity, and hospitality. Their dishes are made using ingredients native to Charlotte and items grown by small, local farms. The Ashbury offers a brunch menu with options such as the Sticky Biscuits and Deviled Eggs. The restaurant caters for private dining events and hosts celebrations on the second floor.

5. Le Peep

Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Food Court, North American

Le Peep’s mission is to provide Charlotte with food that not only tastes great but is also satisfying for the soul. Freshness and quality are essential in every dish. The fresh ingredients are locally sources and ethically produced food vendors. Some of the local vendors are Advanced Foods, General Mills, McCormick, Tabasco, Thomas Muffins, and Tyson. Helping the community is another of Le Peep’s goals. The restaurant actively supports local neighborhood organizations and charities. Since the people of the community contribute to its success, Le Peep wishes to give back to them.

6. Another Broken Egg Cafe

Cafe, American

Another Broken Egg Café’s creative meals are made with Charlotte’s finest ingredients. The restaurant offers classic American favorites with modern twists. Some of their dishes appear on foodie blogs and ABEC’s Instagram page. The restaurant specializes in delivering American breakfast, brunch, and a burgers menu. There is a hint of Cajun/Creole in each entree. Some of their brunch items are cinnamon rolls, French toast, salads, omelets, eggs Benedict and shrimp and grits.

7. Tupelo Honey Cafe

Cafe, Diner, Restaurant, American

Tupelo Honey Cafe, Charlotte, NC
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Tupelo Honey Café believes in creating Southern food that is good for the soul. The meals are fresh, flavorful and creative. Customers can come for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Playing with the food and creating culinary surprises are essential qualities of the restaurant, which strives to provide an innovative dining experience. The food is made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Some of the menu’s highlights are fried green tomatoes with goat’s cheese grits, fried chicken BLT, sweet potato pancakes, shrimp and grits, and buttermilk biscuits.

8. Eddie's Place Restaurant

Restaurant, Cajun, American

Eddie’s Place Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant in Charlotte. The restaurant offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Quality food is served in a warm, inviting environment. The staff believes giving customers what they want and working with motivation is crucial to their success. Here you’ll find comfort food, friendly service, reasonable prices, and a neighborhood atmosphere. The highlights at Eddie’s Place Restaurant are the all-day breakfast, the Cajun cuisine, and weekend brunch specials.

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