Brunch used to be strictly relegated to weekends and sacred occasions on Sunday after church services. There’s no need to wait until the preacher says “amen” or for out-of-town guests to visit to experience brunch in the Queen City. Following a weeknight of bar-hopping in South End or a lazy weekend spent at home, it’s all about luxury and plates piled high with biscuits, beignets and Benedicts. It’s time to put the spotlight on some of the city’s best and most unique brunch spots, alongside some tried-and-true mimosa-pouring classics.Read More
10 Amazing Brunch Spots in Charlotte
From chicken and waffles to tamales and eggs, find the best brunch in Charlotte, North Carolina
The small-but-mighty Tex-Mex menu features tamales and eggs, chilaquiles divorciados, and a wood-grilled steak and eggs served with fresh flour or corn tortillas. Chase away the Sunday (or Saturday) scaries with micheladas, a selection of aguas frescas, or margaritas.
2. Leroy Fox
Both locations of Leroy Fox, South End and Cotswold, specialize in brunches that focus on Southern-inspired dishes. Customers can choose from options such as fried chicken biscuits and gravy, hashbrown casserole, French toast with seasonal berry compote, and avocado toast with red pepper jelly. There are also make-your-own omelet options, seasonal omelets and cocktail menus.
3. Ruby Sunshine
Enjoy specialty items like the chicken St. Charles smothered in tasso cream sauce and rum-flambeed bananas Foster pain perdu french toast at this Queen City outpost of New Orleans-based chain Ruby Slipper Cafe. Straight from the bayou with an inspired cocktail menu and bottomless pots of chicory coffee, this South End restaurant serves an all-day brunch, available 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. on the weekends.
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4. 300 East
The New American cuisine of this long-standing restaurant housed in a refurbished Victorian-era house is worth a visit. The brunch menu features crowd-pleasing favorites like the shrimp cake Benedict, breakfast pizza with local chorizo and fried eggs, or buttermilk fried chicken biscuits, accompanied by two cans of sparkling wine.
5. Easy Like Sunday
Paired with a lineup of boozy brunch libations, Easy Like Sunday is a great weekday and weekend option in the Parktowne Village Shopping Center. Short rib hash, hot chicken, and cornmeal pancakes, chilaquiles and a breakfast burrito packed with green chilis, avocado cream and cheesy eggs complements an entire range of cocktails including a mimosa flight.
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6. Fern, Flavors from the Garden
This oasis masquerading as a restaurant is a vegetarian’s delight. The decor brings the outside in with earth tones, plant life and modern farmhouse touches.The allergy-friendly bistro menu features many vegan and gluten-free items ranging from skillet of cinnamon rolls and chick’n and waffles to chilaquiles and fancy mushroom patty burger. Outdoor seating and takeout are available.
7. Legion Brewing South Park
Known for its beers and modern industrial interior Legion’s South Park location offers an extensive, highly flavorful brunch menu of that plus morning favorites for its brunch. Notable items on the menu include steak and egg brunch bowl, short rib and cheddar biscuit, and custard-soaked French toast. Don’t miss out on the South Park dip platter featuring artichoke spread, pimento cheese, citra-hopped pickled and goat cheese stuffed peppers.
Sister to popular SoulGastropub, this all-day cafe celebrates Greek and Eastern Mediterranean fare. Run by restaurateur Andy Kastanas and wife Lesa, the restaurant gives surprises around every corner with rooftop seating options, city views, and a secret-not-so-secret tattoo-inspired bar inside. Don’t miss monthly drag brunch shows, the phyllo-wrapped baked feta, or the pork belly tacos.
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Brunch is insanely popular at this busy, mill town-inspired spot owned and operated by NoDa power couple Jeff Tonidandel and Jamie Brown, so reservations are highly recommended. Popular orders include flaky biscuits with black pepper sausage gravy, fried chicken and waffle selections, and the can’t-miss homemade cinnamon rolls with caramel sauce.
This late-night lounge turned brunch spot menu has Haitian, Asian, and Caribbean vibes. Get into whole, deep-fried snapper, stewed oxtails with plantains or ramen noodles, chicken empanadas, and curried jerk chicken alongside Insta-worthy decor with neon signs, swings, and a dedicated VIP section. Brunch is available on Sundays only.