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 go-to brunch sips and dishes around the Queen City….lots of new spots plus lots of long time favorites.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
3920 Sharon Rd.
SouthPark’s Bar Marcel is now open for brunch. Expect selections including Croque Madame with ham, egg, brioche and mornay; Omelet Florentine with peppers, spinach and gruyere; and Spanish Tortilla with chorizo, cilantro, potatoes, onion and manchego. The Stuzzichini (“small plates”) portion of the menu includes Daily Scones, Duck Confit Crepe and Tuna Tartare. Make your reservations here.
Brunching hours: Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m.
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
1331-A, Central Ave Suite 100
Snooze, a Denver-based breakfast and lunch spot, opened its first east coast location in Plaza Midwood this summer. The eatery features classic and innovative Benedicts, Sammies, bowls and pancakes alongside creative a.m. cocktails.
Brunching hours: Daily 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
WP Kitchen + Bar
6706 Phillips Pl.
WP Kitchen + Bar has recently started serving Sunday brunch starting at 11 a.m. Don’t miss the carbonara pizza. Other menu favorites:
- Shakshuka with lamb sausage, spiced tomato sauce, caramelized onions, cilantro, feta and pita
- Korean Chicken & Waffles with crispy chicken, charred scallions and maple syrup
- French Omelet with fine herbs, boursin, hollandaise and petite greens
- Steak + Eggs with asparagus, patatas bravas and a sunny side up egg
- Potato & Egg Pizza with garlic cream, potatoes, bacon, parmesan, egg and calabrian chili oil
- Prosciutto Sandwich with stracciatella cheese, truffle-garlic aioli, tomatoes, peppers, watercress and a fried egg
Make reservations online here.
Dilworth Tasting Room
300 East Tremont St.
After a soft launch the weekend of September 7, Dilworth Tasting Room is now offering brunch. Expect menu options including shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, bacon, egg and cheese ciabatta, frittatas and more. Make your reservations here.
Brunching hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1328 Broadcloth St.
Add a kick to your weekend brunch with a full brunch cocktail menu (including a Molino Mimosa with passionfruit, tequila, cava and Grand Marnier) alongside brunch entrees including a Chicken Verde Pesole and Huevos Rancheros. View all brunch offerings here.
Brunching hours: Saturday 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Barcelona Wine Bar
101 W Worthington Ave Ste 110
As one of the neighbrohood’s top new hotspots, Barcelona continues to impress with their newly rolled out Sunday brunch menu. Choose from multiple brunch tapas, brunch cocktails and don’t forget the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Brunching hours: Sundays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
2322 Dunavant St Suite #200
Stake and unlimited fires aren’t all you’ll find at South End’s The Dunavant. On weekends, grab a table to enjoy their indulgent fried chicken and funnel cake or the steak and scramble served with breakfast hash. Wash it down with a mimosa flight or your choice of sangria, and rosé.
Brunching hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
101 W Worthington Ave #100
When you venture to this South End newcomer, start with the Sangria Del Dia or traditional Michelada from the cocktail menu. When it’s time to move on to more serious stuff, you can’t go wrong with any of their breakfast plates, namely the Migos Plate with two eggs scrambled with corn tostadas, chorizo, jalapeños, cheese and twice fried frijoles. View all offerings here.
Brunching hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
1957 E 7th St.
Known for its cocktails and in-house hearth, The Crunkleton recently started serving a well-crafted brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday. On the menu find starters like sweet or savory smothered biscuits and avocado toasts, a breakfast burger, various egg scrambles and heartier entrees including an Eggs in Purgatory and Southern Shrimp and Grits. Plus, not surprisingly, a healthy brunch cocktail menu.
Brunching hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.
TRIED & TRUE
1100 Metropolitan Ave.
A favorite for a leisurely weekend brunch, Vivace serves a variety of Italian-inspired dishes. 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.
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 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.
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.
6518 Fairview Road
At Harper’s, celebrate the weekend with libations from their Sunday Cocktails menu, then move on to the good study, like the French Toast with candied spiced pecans and orange bourbon butter. Other brunch picks include Shrimp & Grits and Traditional Eggs Benedict. Browse all offerings here.
Brunching hours: Sundays 10:30am–2:30pm.
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.
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.
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 hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m – 2:30 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.
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.
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.
Legion Brewing SouthPark
5610 Carnegie Blvd.
A brewery for brunch? You bet. Head to SouthPark’s brewery for brunch staples each Sunday, including Breakfast Tacos with wood grilled steak and scrambled eggs, an Anson Mill Cheese Grits Skillet and Banana Foster French Toast.
Brunching hours: Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
WHEN IT NEEDS TO BE A BUFFET
6902 Phillips Place
Back by popular demand, brunch at this SouthPark seafood staple includes a variety of favorite brunch items plus sushi, oysters and more. And don’t think they left out the bubbly: enjoy half price La Marca Prosecco bottles and $3 mimosas all day. Make your reservations here.
Brunching hours: Sunday 10 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.
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.
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.