In Charlotte, brunch is more than just a meal. It’s a reward for making it to the weekend. A reason to celebrate. An excuse to indulge. Make the most of your next brunch outing by joining us for a tour of our favorite brunch sips and dishes around the Queen City.
1961 E 7th St.
Chef Paul Verica’s latest venture lives up to the buzz it’s received since opening last May in Elizabeth. Brunch lovers will be able to taste the freshness of ingredients used to craft The Stanley’s doughnuts (vanilla, chocolate or of the day), chicken farm sandwich (chicken thigh, fried mozzarella, tomato sauce, pesto, chips) and the pork chop biscuit with gravy served with scrambled eggs and grits. Plan to go all out? Opt for the Chef’s omelet (foie gras, table side shaved truffle, home fries).
Brunching hours: Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1100 Metropolitan Ave.
A favorite for a leisurely weekend brunch, Vivace serves a variety of Italian-inspired dishes. Dine “the Vivace way” and enjoy their mimosa and Bloody Mary bar and two courses. Favorites include the meatballs (trust us), the benedicto Vivace (english muffin, vine ripe tomato, ham, poached egg, hollandaise, tuscan potatoes) and the shrimp and “grits” (parmesan polenta, prosciutto, roasted tomato, basil, parmigiano reggiano).
Brunching hours: Saturdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
225 S Poplar St.
This Uptown newcomer serves up a menu of fresh flavors, from early morning breakfast to late night cocktails. Stop in for weekend brunch to try the NC shrimp a la plancha (farm & sparrow grits, manchego, pickled chilies, brown butter vinaigrette) and don’t skim past their brunch libations menu without placing an order. Choose the champagne cocktail for a classic brunch pairing, the hair of the dog with Bulleit bourbon or a Counter Culture coffee for a non-alcoholic pick-me-up.
Brunching hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
222 S Caldwell St.
Head all the way up to Fahrenheit for sweeping city views and sweet treats from their brunch menu. Indulge in the jump Cap’n Crunch pancakes, duck fat cinnamon rolls, bacon s’more waffles, classic egg sandwiches and benedicts. Toast to the views and a Sunday well spent with $30 bottles of prosecco (juice to mix included).
Brunching hours: Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3106 N Davidson St.
Haberdish knows brunch shouldn’t be limited to just the weekend. Their weekday brunch menu includes their popular fried chicken, served this time with a waffle and honey butter or maple syrup, and a fresh baked cinnamon roll with milk caramel drizzle perfect for sharing (or…not sharing). Really shake things up with a weekday brunch cocktail; try the gin and juice (Martin Miller’s gin, orange juice, simple syrup, salt). View the full menu here.
Brunching hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
127 N Tryon St.
Whether you’re planning a group outing or a brunch date, swing by this hip hotspot for a taste of one of Charlotte’s most beloved brunches. Choose from brioche French toast (with local peach compote, whipped butter, powdered sugar and chai maple syrup), croquet madame (smoked ham and gruyere cheese, money sauce, fried farm egg, home fries) and even mimosa flights. Yes, mimosas flights. View the full menu here.
Brunching hours: Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bistro la Bon
1322 Central Avenue
In Plaza Midwood, Bistro la Bon serves a twist on the everyday brunch buffet. Items include chocolate waffles, brioche french toast and homemade pastries for your sweet tooth, plus crab mac and cheese, asiago cheese grits, Angus beef brisket and made-to-order classics. Wash it all down with $3 mimosas and $5 bloody marys. On Saturday, enjoy classic brunch flavors a la carte.
Brunching hours: Saturdays (a la carte) and Sundays (buffet-style), 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
303 S Church St.
Settle into Uptown’s destination for Italian-inspired fare for weekend brunch. Start with the sharable whipped ricotta (sourdough, lavender honey, pistachio), then bite into the avocado toast (avocado ciabatta, fried prosciutto, Calabrian aioli). Entrée options include the eggs benedettina (grilla ciabatta, prosciutto di parma, shaved parm, confit tomato, poached eggs, basil pesto hollandaise) and banana bread French toast (whipped sorghum butter, compressed strawberries, banana, candied pecans).
Brunching with a posse? Toast with a Magnum Mimosa made with 1.5 liters of Brut Cava with three juices of your choice mixed in. Order it with the new-to-the-menu strata (focaccia, eggs, house sausage, broccolini, arrabiatta, fingerling potatoes and truffle fonduta) that’s also perfect for sharing.
Brunching hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m – 2:30 p.m.
300 East Boulevard
A must in Charlotte’s brunch scene, 300 East offers a breakfast pizza (Wild Turkey Farms chorizo, red sauce, cheddar-jack cheese, scallions, queso fresco, fried eggs), brioche French toast or whole grain Belgian waffles, multiple benedict options and beignets to share.
Brunching hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
6902 Phillips Place
Chef Kato recently rolled out an “unlimited brunch tasting menu” which allows guests to try numerous dishes (and as many as you like) all for just $26 per person. Start with the Country Ham on Bao Bun, followed by a Kabocha Pancake and an order of the Avocado Toast. Still hungry? Choose more items from the list of almost 20 tasting dishes to satisfy your appetite. Guests who prefer a more traditional breakfast portion are welcome to order any item a la carte. Wash everything down with a brunch cocktail or half off a La March Prosecco bottle. View the full tasting menu here.
Brunching hours: Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
La Belle Helene
300 S Tryon St.
When you’re at La Belle Helene, it can be hard to stop capturing the perfect Instagram angle of the stunning interior, but trust us, you’ll want to trade in your phone for a fork once brunch arrives. The menu offers a number of Parisian brunch staples, including croque-monsieur, plus a $25 two-course option. Try the avocado toast (poached free-range egg, radishes, flaxseed), homemade crêpes or waffles with your choice of salted caramel sauce, chocolate sauce or maple syrup, plus multiple Benedict options. View the full menu here and don’t miss the chance to taste the house made bloody mary recipe.
Brunching hours: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark
Barclay Downs Dr.
Grab a spot on Reid’s Fine Foods South Park’s sunny patio for Sunday brunch. Their brunch buffet boasts omelet and carved prime rib stations, biscuits and sausage gravy, cheese and charcuterie, smoked salmon, assorted pastries and more. Peruse the full menu here, and don’t forget the mimosas and bloody marys.
Brunching hours: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
327 S Tryon St.
On Sundays this Uptown favorite serves Chef’s Southern-inspired brunch buffet with a grits bar, eggs benedicts, frittata specials, and for your sweet tooth, a walnut crusted French toast and cast iron seasonal cobbler. Wash it does with handcrafted bloody marys and $3 mimosas and Bellinis. On Saturdays, enjoy a la carte options including chicken and waffles with honey dipped hot chicken and a smoked salmon frittata.
Brunching hours: Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2135 Southend Dr. Suite 109
Head to the airy patio (or the Instagramable cafe) at Roots to dig into a cheesy grit bowl brimming with goat cheese, sausage, roasted mushrooms and an over easy egg. Or, opt for avocado toast with smoked chili-lime vinaigrette. For brunch-goers who like a breakfast and salad mashup, order the brunch grain bowl that marries kale, quinoa, crispy bacon, an over-easy egg and other delicious flavors. Plus, check for their weekly specials.
Brunching hours: Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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