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Charlotte's Best Brunch Spots

Start your day just right at these Queen City brunch spots.

Whether you’re looking for an endless brunch buffet, the perfect patio for mimosa sipping or red velvet waffles, the Queen City will fill you right up. Check out these Charlotte restaurants to get your fill on brunch favorites.

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Best for: Dining al Fresco

Fill your belly and soak up the sunshine on these Charlotte patios or rooftops.

Fahrenheit

Uptown
Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a view of the Charlotte skyline from the stellar rooftop patio of Fahrenheit. Start your day with a childhood favorite by ordering their jumbo Cap’n Crunch pancakes, inspired by the classic cereal, with a vanilla milk reduction.

Leroy Fox

South End, Cotswold
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Leroy Fox Kitchen & Cocktail is a perfect place to snack on fried chicken or an omelet hot off the grill. Settle in at the cozy patio of their locations in South End and Cotswold.

Vida Cantina

Uptown
Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Vida Cantina and their sidekick Vida Vida serves up a great Mexican brunch. People-watch from the patio as you finish a plate of chorizo tacos or huevos rancheros and sip a tequila sunrise mimosa.

Vivace

Midtown
Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Indulge in a Sicilian quiche or frittata alongside the lush view of Little Sugar Creek Greenway on Vivace’s expansive patio. Be sure to top off your meal with something from the mimosa and bloody mary bar.

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Best for: One Plate Wonders

If you can Brunch with the best of them, you don’t want to miss trying these Queen City favorites.

300 East

Dilworth
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

300 East is a Charlotte institution serving its take on traditional breakfast. Try the breakfast pizza with chorizo, cheddar jack cheese and queso fresco topped with fried eggs.

Café Monte

SouthPark
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Café Monte has mastered the art of the Parisian breakfast. Offerings range from escargot baked in puff pastries to golden crepes, Benedicts and quiche.

Little Spoon

Myers Park
Tuesday to Sunday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit Little Spoon for something fresh and different. Get your caffeine fix with a cup of coffee as big as a bowl (you’ll need two hands to drink it), and order something new off of the mouthwatering rotating menu.

Superica

South End
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take a proverbial trip to the Wild Wild West at Superica Charlotte. Try each of the Aguas Frescas or a refreshing sangria to go with your stack of hotcakes, that fill the entire plate.

Tupelo Honey

South End
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit from Tupelo Honey is a must whether you stop in for brunch or dinner. The good news is you can order these anytime you’d like.

Zada Jane's Corner Café

Plaza Midwood
Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grab a coffee from the self-serve station and a sunny spot outside—and maybe even dive into a game of cornhole or shuffleboard—while you wait for a table at Zada Jane’s in Plaza Midwood. The line may be long, but the plates of bunny rancheros that await are well worth it.

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Best for: Hearty Appetites

Brunch buffets and menus with lots of options are ideal for those of us who can’t decide what to order or aren’t satisfied with just one entree.

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

South End
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meet a new brunch buddy at the family tables inside or on the patio of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen. Their menu includes several Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. We highly suggest ordering a hash bowl or breakfast burrito for the ultimate breakfast of champions.

Haberdish

NoDa
Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Haberdish offers a weekday brunch that makes any day feel like #SundayFunday. Smoked deviled eggs, charred okra and chicken and waffles are among the creative dishes served in this mill town Southern kitchen in NoDa. The indulgent cocktails with a flower captured inside an ice sphere are undoubtedly the best reward for getting out of bed.

Heist Brewery

NoDa
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Start off your week at Heist Brewery. The spot features “Kegs and Eggs” on Sundays, which includes tasty all-you-can-eat options, like caramelized pineapple, flatbread pizza and drunken mussels. On top of the buffet, your order will also get you access to the waffle station and a choice of an item from the rotating a la carte menu.

Legion Brewing SouthPark

SouthPark
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Whether you crave a go-to classic, breakfast pizza or brunch bowl, Legion Brewing SouthPark has you covered. An extra perk: All entrees are served with cornbread, pepper jelly and honey butter.

Mimosa Grill

Uptown
Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mimosa Grill’s traditional brunch buffet offers a spin on Southern tradition. Entrees range from shrimp and grits to eggs benedict, applewood smoked bacon, roasted maple sausage, cheddar-baked macaroni and cheese and savory items from an extensive carving station.

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Best for: Farm-to-Table Fare

For an authentic local taste of the Carolinas, explore these Charlotte brunch spots that source ingredients from neighboring farmers.

The Asbury

Uptown
Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Traditional Southern flavors and local seasonal ingredients grown by family farms inspire The Asbury’s executive chef Matthew Krenz. His focus on elevated Southern cuisine is reflected throughout the brunch menu, with classic items, like cast iron biscuits, deviled eggs, Southern-style Benedict (with pimento cheese), and chicken and waffles, taking the spotlight.

The Flipside Café

Fort Mill
Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Travel south of the (state) border to The Flipside Café, which is home to the best brunch in Fort Mill. The spot crafts its star dishes—Carolina grits and soy chorizo and potato hash—with the freshest local ingredients from North and South Carolina farmers.

Stoke

Uptown
Monday to Sunday from 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For elevated Southern fare, snag a table at Stoke’s weekend brunch, where health-conscious diners can opt for avocado toast, vegetable hash topped with a fried egg or a grain bowl with salsa verde, while the rest of us can enjoy the deep fried stuffed French toast.

Uptown Yolk

Uptown
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Yolk recently moved from its popular spot in Rock Hill, SC to 7th Street Public Market in Uptown Charlotte in order to share their love affair of breakfast with the world. If you need an extra kick to start your day, try the brown butter biscuits with smoked chicken gravy and jalapeño jam aptly named There’s Fire.

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Best for: Boozy Brunch

Some would argue that brunch isn’t truly brunch unless it includes a cocktail to wash everything down.

5Church

Uptown
Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you are looking for a casual yet refined dining experience with classic sips, Uptown’s 5Church Charlotte offers a variety of cocktails and bottles of bubbly that pair perfectly with the Sunny Side egg pizza or signature lamb burger.

Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen

NoDa
Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Boudreaux’s Louisiana Kitchen serves brunch with Louisiana flare and a famous build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Try a Cajun favorite and save room to order beignets for dessert.

Fern

Dilworth
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Vegetarians (and those who love them) will delight in the offerings at Fern, Flavors from the Garden, which mixes up creative cocktails alongside their signature vegetarian fare. Trust us, you won’t even miss the bacon.

Napa on Providence

Myers Park
Saturday from 11: 30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Napa on Providence offers a bottomless mimosa brunch through which you can vicariously visit the California countryside—without leaving Myers Park. Vineyard-inspired decor and made-from-scratch dishes using fresh, local ingredients make all of the difference here.

The Suffolk Punch

South End
Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Equal parts culinary café, coffee bar, taphouse and brewery, The Suffolk Punch has it all. Feast on steak and eggs for yourself or share a plate of grilled haloumi with the table.

Zeppelin

South End
Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Zeppelin invites you to travel back in time for a brunch menu that pairs perfectly with their breakfast-themed handcrafted cocktails, like Cereal Milk or Zeppelin’s Nitro Irish Coffee.

Honorable Mention

Don't miss out on these brunch spots in Charlotte's Plaza Midwood neighborhood. Place an order on the roof at two of the area’s most popular casual spots: Peculiar Rabbit and Whiskey Warehouse. Pop down the street to sip on a Bellini or mimosa on Krazy Fish’s patio full of whimsical decor. Shield yourself from Carolina sunshine by sitting under the orange umbrellas of newly opened Snooze an AM Eatery.