Brunch. The most perfect combination of our favorite meals: the sweet and savory options from breakfast tied together with the mid-morning schedule of lunch. Brunch is the perfect way to start off a weekend day, either to nurse a headache on Saturday morning, or enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family on Sunday. We’re not the only ones who think so—just ask the ladies of Sex and the City or Gossip Girl (we’d kill to eat at Lily van der Woodsen’s table any day). But the best part about breakfast foods is that they taste delicious, any time of day. So whether you’re looking for some scrambled egg whites before heading off to the beach or craving pancakes and bacon while out on a date, we’ve got the info on where to satiate your breakfastly-inclined palette!
There’s something to be said for restaurants using local ingredients: the freshness at Nolen Kitchen just can’t be beat, and the feeling that you’re eating a meal right out of the kitchen, in your own home, is the literal cherry on top. Plus, the restaurant has a great drink selection…a little hair of the dog with your Vanilla Bean French Toast or Forrest Mushroom Benedict?
When it comes to breakfast foods, we’re always struggling to choose between our favorite European inspired baked goods like croissants or other pastries, yet we crave good, down-home cooking! Fortunately for everyone within driving distance (or flying—don’t judge us if we make a trip just for a meal!) of Charlotte, you don’t have to choose at Lulu. Praised for its “French-American with a Southern twist” style, the bistro-style restaurant will satisfy all your cravings. Just try to resist a Merguez Omelet, with lamb sausage, peppers & onions, harissa, and goat cheese or Crème Brulée French Toast!
Pewter Rose Bistro
If you’re feeling adventurous (and your stomach is settled and content), do not miss out on brunch at Pewter Rose Bistro. Offering an International-American style menu, you can indulge in dishes like the mashed potato omelet or the buttermilk biscuits and gravy. The bistro is famous for those buttermilk scones, so feel free to order another round!