Brunching Through the Queen City

As Charlotte grows, doors open and close to some of our favorites. We have decided to gradually grow a list specifically dedicated to our favorite brunch spots! In no particular order.

300 East (Sunday 10am-3pm)

Prepare to wait for brunch at 300 East on Sunday, and also to be extremely satisfied. Once you get seated, itโ€™s game on. Definitely start with the beignets with powdered sugar and seasonal fruit butter.

The Breakfast Pizza is not to be slept on here! Wild turkey farms chorizo, red sauce, cheddar-jack cheese, scallions, quest fresco, and fried eggs. EXTREMELY TASTY. Also, the Grilled Shrimp B.L.T. Panini was phenomenal. Heritage Farms bacon, pepper cheese, arugula, tomato aioli on sourdough.

Suffolk Punch (Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm)

Living next door to Suffolk has allowed us to experience their ever changing menu, which we love. Their brunch menu is certainly a strong one right now. The Chicken-n-Biscuit is massive in size and flavor. With a scratch-made biscuit, scrambled eggs, and yummy peppercorn-chive gravy.

The Steak & Eggs come with addicting home fries. Grilled Haloumi, Egg Sandwich, and The Queenโ€™s Favorite Veggie Burger with a black bean and brown rice patty are all great choices. Such a beautiful spot with a killer beer garden that is tented in the colder months. You can still sit outside on the porch with your pup under the heated lamps. We appreciate things like this. As well as $3 select Suffolk Punch Brewing beers Thursdayโ€™s and Sundayโ€™s.

The Dunavant (Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm)

An awesome addition to our neighborhood here in South End. A uniquely awesome space with some amazing options. Known for their steak and endless fries dinner, you have to come for weekend brunch! The Steak and Scramble is SO GOOD. We also love getting the different variations of the Chicken & Funnel Cake or French Toast.

The Hangover Hash is delicious with short rib (of course add a sunny side egg). Biscuits and Gravy, Frittatas, Mimosa flights are available and definitely recommended while adding some of The Dunavantโ€™s signature syrups.

Chef Alyssaโ€™s Kitchen (Saturday 9am-2pm)

You can do more than just take Chef Alyssaโ€™s cooking classes! Their Saturday brunch has favorites like the Breakfast Burrito that you can get with local chorizo or tempeh sausage, and Pancake Tacos! Anytime they post a special for the day it always looks great, most recently Chef Gloriaโ€™s crab cake Benedict.

The Latin TBD was an awesome dish with mixed potatoes, eggs over easy, adobo chicken, spicy crema, and avocado. We will be heading back here next Saturday we are off together.

Killer Bโ€™s (food truck at Resident Culture Sundayโ€™s)

One of our favorite breweries introduced us to one of our now favorite food trucks! #KillerSundays are celebrated with Resident Culture brewโ€™s and brunch dishes such as Breakfast Nachos, Honey Bear Tacos, Short Rib Sweet Potato Hash, Grilled Shrimp and Coconut Grits… just to name a few!

Definitely follow these guys on Instagram to find them around more than just Sunday brunch. They won Best Hot Wings at the Yelpโ€™s Wing Fling 2019 this year.

Bistro La Bon (Saturday & Sunday – Sun is brunch buffet in Plaza)

Did you know there are two Bistroโ€™s? The OG in Plaza Midwood or the newer location in Cotswold. The brunch is delightful! The Brisket Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Pork chop and Waffles, Shrimp & Polenta are just a few of our favorites.

The Plaza location holds a buffet-style brunch on Sundayโ€™s with select small plates offered like a chocolate waffle. I donโ€™t know how, but they have some of the best bacon in the city – definitely get it, and a cocktail if youโ€™re feeling it!

Caswell Station (Saturday 11am-3pm Sunday 10am-3pm)

We first experienced Caswell Station at a brunch event held at The Fillmore awhile back! (Can someone bring that back?) The Breakfast Chorizo Naan sample had us go check out what was previously a place we loved, Kennedyโ€™s.

Of course we ordered the full Chorizo Naan portion and Bacon Avocado Sandwich. Both served with hash browns, both awesome! We were already fans of their Totchos with short rib and an egg over easy so we politely asked for it at brunch, and they delivered. We are guilty for getting their dinner via DoorDash. A lot.

204 North (Sunday 11am-3pm)

Love the vibes as soon as you enter 204 North off the streets of downtown…uptown. Rustic and inviting, already knowing the Deviled Eggs with crispy oysters and Bloody Mary sauce is going to be the starter. The Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and Home Fry Skillet are two go toโ€™s of ours!

The Churro French Toast tossed in churro spices topped with berries is another great decision. Why decide between a Bloody Mary or a glass of bubbly? You can have both!

QC Pourhouse (Saturday & Sunday 11:30a-3p)

Now your favorite South End neighborhood spot has brunch options to go with those Mega Mimosas or Debโ€™s Bloody Maryโ€™s! It blows our minds every time we pass by (usually in a Free Cart Ride) and QCPH is always bumpinโ€™! Devoured โ€˜The Chicken Oneโ€™ sub with chicken tenders, bacon, egg, cheddar cheese, peppers, onions, AND home fries! Crisp tendies, peppers and onions bringing the flavor.

The French Toast can be compared to little cinnamony pillows topped with sugar, bacon, and syrup. Pleasantly surprised with how much this one was enjoyed. Sweet Tater Bowl is a great dish to start the day with – bacon, fried egg, cheddar cheese.

Lincoln Street Kitchen and Cocktails

It is so exciting to get a new brunch in South End, but VERY exciting when it is SO deliciously awesome! Lincoln is already a favorite around town having only been on the block for a few short months. Not only was everything tasty, but there are a lot of options!

We genuinely enjoyed every single dish we were blessed to taste. These guys will be getting their own blog post, but we will tell you a few menu items that stood out. Eggs Purgatory is their version of Shakshuka with spicy tomato, feta, and cilantro. It all works with so well together! The Turkish Eggs were also stellar with yogurt, Aleppo brown butter, and dill. Something about their eggs are so fresh. The Croque Madame might have been the best brunch dish we indulged in. A sunny side up egg, ham, gruyere, and Mornay sauce.