Where to Find the Best Brunch in Charlotte, NC

We’ve all been there. It’s late morning on a weekend, and you haven’t felt any real pressure to roll out of bed yet, so you’ve been having a nice lie-in with your partner or your pets or both, relishing in that coziness between sleep and waking. But you’re starting to get hungry and you’re not sure exactly what you want yet. There isn’t one specific craving, but what you do know is that you don’t want to do any cooking yourself.

a plate of breakfast with toast and sausage

What’s the best option for you on a late weekend morning, on the cusp of the afternoon? Brunch! Packed with options that will satisfy both breakfast enthusiasts and people who prefer lunch. Offering the best of both worlds - sweet or savory, breakfast or lunch - there’s bound to be something that strikes your fancy.

  • Below, you’ll find a list of where to find the best brunch in Charlotte, NC…

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1. The Original Pancake House

If you love pancakes at any time of the day, this is the place for you!

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4736 Sharon Rd | Charlotte | originalpancakehousencsc.com

It’s all in the name at The Original Pancake House. If you love pancakes at any time of the day, this is the place for you. They, of course, have other breakfast options that are on the more savory side, but they really are famous for their pancakes.

At The Original Pancake House, you will never go home hungry. In fact, in most cases, you’ll probably go home with a sizable chunk of your brunch in a to-go box - the portions are that big.

The Dutch Baby which is served with Whipped Butter, Lemon, and Powdered Sugar is a fan favorite, there’s also Bacon Pancakes, Blueberry Pancakes, Potato Pancakes, waffles, the Breakfast BLT, Home Fries & Eggs, and much more.

“great value and the food tasted homemade, but nothing was as great as the service. June was our waiter and she was excellent, over the top, most pleasant server one could ask for!!!” -Yelp Review

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2. Napa on Providence

Quiches at Napa on Providence are a favorite among their regulars!

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110 Perrin Pl | Charlotte | naparestaurantgroup.com

While brunch is only available on the weekends at Napa on Providence, we reckon that the weekend is the best time for brunch anyway! After all, that’s when you’re going to have the most free time to laze about and move when you want to.

The brunch menu at Napa on Providence is limited, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to bend their recipes a little bit if you can’t quite find something you like. 

There’s a few plates that sound divine like the Croque Madame which comes with jambon de paris, gruyère, fried egg, on brioche, with béchamel, and breakfast potatoes. And with carafes of mimosas at the ready, we’re pretty sure you’ll discover the perfect balance between sweet and savory here.

“YUM! I had the Apple French toast - it was a huge serving and the bacon was perfectly cooked - hot and crispy! The mimosa was damn near perfect too. I'd never heard of this spot until my friend suggested it - it was definitely a "go back" spot.” -Yelp Review

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3. Mimosa Grill

You won’t want to miss out on the stuffed french toast at Mimosa Grill!

327 S Tryon St | Charlotte | mimosagrill.com

If you’re a fan of brunch, but on the finer side of dining, Mimosa Grill is where you’ll want to head to this weekend. As another place where brunch is only available on the weekends, you’ll want to stop in as early as you can manage.

Mimosa Grill treats you with a fine dining experience that will make you feel like royalty, but their brunch menu is actually self-described as “brunch with a southern twist.” 

They have a buffet with your typical brunch options - including chicken and waffles - but you can also opt to order their french toast tapas instead.

“Great restaurant, Amazing management, had a minor oversight issues, they quickly corrected it, no questions ask, foods great, management are brilliant, Thor will be my new "go to" spot.

-AL” -Yelp Review

4. Famous Toastery

Enjoy brunch all day long at Famous Toastery!

330 S Tryon St | Charlotte | famoustoastery.com

If you’re the kind of person who craves brunch at strange times of the day, Famous Toastery is the place for you. Since their inception, Famous Toastery has understood that the rules of eating certain meals at certain times of the day are completely inane.

If you want to eat a burger at 9 o'clock in the morning on a Saturday at Famous Toastery, well, they’re not gonna stop you. Similarly, if you get a hankering for pancakes at 2pm on a Tuesday, they’ll be ready for you then, too.

“Delicious food !!! Great service!!! Great location!! Wonderful vibes !! Kids enjoyed it. I love that everybody is your waitress or waiter. I go to famous toastery md often first time at this one!!” -Yelp Review

5. 300 East

You might not think eggs belong on pizza, but you’ll change your mind after you try the breakfast pizza at 300 East!

300 East Blvd | Charlotte | 300east.net

Brunch is limited only to Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 3pm at 300 East, but it’s more than worth your while. 300 East sources all of their ingredients from farmers around North Carolina, so when you come here, you know that your food will be fresh.

Leave feeling good and satisfied after a Sunday brunch here. Their Breakfast Pizza is a customer favorite, the Sausage Gravy Biscuit and Seasonal Cast-Iron Sweet Roll are also delicious - and you can order some bottles of wine for half off to pair delightfully with your meal!

“Made a reservation before 11am and didn't have to wait at all! By the time we left, there were 3-4 parties waiting for tables. My first time there did not disappoint, delicious grits! Not too many gluten free options, but enough to pick from :)” -Yelp Review

6. Fenwick’s

The most requested addition to Sunday Brunch at Fenwick’s? Their strawberry butter!

511 Providence Rd | Charlotte | linktr.ee/fenwicksonprovidence

Cozy, quaint, or whatever else you want to call it, Fenwick’s staff and food will make you feel like you’re right at home. Meet up with your friends for a Weekend brunch and get yourself some of their strawberry butter. It’s a fan favorite!

While the strawberry butter probably pairs best with their classic pancakes, there are plenty of other options for people who aren’t quite as excited about classic pancakes and some fruity butter.

With quiches, eggs benedict, and cinnamon pecan coffee cake also on their menu, everyone who comes along with you to brunch should be able to find something they like.

“Fenwick's Restaurant in Charlotte is a great place to go for delicious and well prepared food. I really like how well everything is prepared here and have been impressed with their level of customer service. Well worth a visit for a really good meal experience.” -Yelp Review

7. Eddie's Place Restaurant

Serving New Orleans goodies in this casual bar and restaurant combo!

617 S Sharon Amity Rd | Charlotte | eddiesplacerestaurant.com

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant and bar combo has been around since 1997. Eddie’s Place is perfect for a nice casual mid-morning out for the whole family. They take pride in their warm, friendly atmosphere.

Known for their all day breakfast and weekend brunch options like their Breakfast Burrito, Steak and Eggs, and French Toast for Two or Three you can get a few good breakfast plates with sweet and savory choices at Eddie’s.

“I was a first timer and it definitely wont be my last either. The food was extremely good! The Parmesan Grits were delicious. I've never had anything like that before. Everything was fresh! The service was great. Very clean environment. I'm excited to go back for lunch/dinner one day.” -Yelp Review

8. Flying Biscuit Cafe

This well loved chain is where to find the best brunch in Charlotte, NC!

4241 Park Rd | Charlotte | flyingbiscuit.com

In 33 different locations Flying Biscuit Café has made their mark cooking up their signature biscuits and other tasty breakfast-y foods. Their Southern-inspired menu gives off an air of comfort along with their charming colorful style as you step in the doors.

Enjoy picking from their favorites section with dishes like the Chorizo Hash which consists of chicken chorizo, “moon-dusted” potatoes, red and green peppers, onions and cheddar cheese topped with two over medium eggs, tomatillo salsa and cilantro all served on their flying biscuit. Yes you’d be correct, all their dishes sound as amazing as that.

“We were seated soon after arrival. The service was friendly and prompt. It wasn't much of a wait for the food either. Our waitwe gave great recommendations. I definitely will return as they had an oatmeal based pancake that caught my eye. It's cute and eclectic inside.” -Yelp Review

8. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

“Retro chain” bringing you delicious breakfast and lunch options!

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1331 Central Ave Suite 100 | Charlotte | snoozeeatery.com

Right off of Central Avenue you’ll find a Snooze, A.M. Eatery location eagerly awaiting to serve you a number of breakfast faves. Perfectly prepared and portioned, you can enjoy a hearty meal before you head back out to explore the city.

Start yourself with a Espresso Martini, then dig into their Parmesan-Panko Crab Cake Benedict or the limited Bread Pudding French Toast on their spring menu. They also have plant-based eats like the Garden Harvest Omelet.

“Came with a side salad which was also delicious. I also had a mocktail - with lime and blackberry- yum! I was with a group of people and heard a lot of positive comments about what others ordered as well! Will come back for sure!” -Yelp Review

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10. Landmark Restaurant Diner

Whether you’re in for a quick bite or a whole meal- you’ll love it!

Photo of Landmark Diner Restaurant - Charlotte, NC, United States. Rolled Pancakes (Strawberry) / Corned Beef Hash
Where to find the best brunch in Charlotte, NC? At this famous TV spot! Image courtesy of the Landmark Diner Restaurant Yelp photo page.

4429 Central Ave | Charlotte | landmarkdinercharlottenc.com 

You might recognize Landmark Diner from the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. They have been in the business for over 30 years serving up a combination of foods like Greek, Italian, and Traditional American. They’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner ready for you to enjoy. Get farm fresh eggs, The Garden Omelet, Ham & American Cheese Omelet, or any one of their tasty choices.

“I grab different types of plates , each time is delicious. The service is amazing too. Pretty much quiet during the week but The Weekend is always packed ( go during the week when it's empty ) . Worth coming back all the time” -Yelp Review

11. Cafe South

Family-owned spot cooking up Southern comfort foods!

a plate of food on a table
Leave feeling full at this brunch spot in Charlotte! Image courtesy of the Cafe South Yelp photo page.

7901 Forest Pine Dr | Charlotte | cafesouthcharlotte.com

This family-owned restaurant has been in business since 2012 and has been going strong ever since its opening. Seven days a week you can get breakfast and lunch Southern favorites served hot and ready to eat. 

Look forward to plates like their Farm Fresh Eggs with Country Ham or Corned Beef Hash, a Cheese Omelet, Buttermilk Pancakes, Pecan Waffle, or the Smoked Sausage Sandwich. 

“The food is pretty good I give it 4 stars definitely the home cooked meal vibe. But, why I gave it 5 stars if because of the service. Mrs. Tonya and Shay are amazing even the hostess lady. We keep coming back because they treat us like family.” -Yelp Review

12. Kid Cashew

A restaurant that comes with their own amenities is a restaurant to go back to!

1608 East Blvd | Charlotte | kidcashew.com

Kid Cashew is not just for kids like the name says, they’ve got everything: a family and pet friendly atmosphere, free wifi, heated patio, flat screen TV’s to watch the latest game, and is allergy-friendly to those who have special dietary needs. 

They’ve got some great menu options like the Pork Chop, Creamy White Beans & Eggs, along with Shrimp & Grits, French Toast, and a Tequila Sunrise Mimosa to enjoy with your meal.

“I can't get enough! Quality food, for a decent price. I'm wishing I had left overs right now! We sat at the bar for the first time, marcus was very attentive and likable. The atmosphere is always nice for dining in, indoor or out!” -Yelp Review

You’ve now got where to find the best brunch in Charlotte, NC! Get your breakfast sandwiches, chicken & waffles, and more all at these restaurants for your next brunch date.

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