November 19, 2013

Favorite Breakfast Spots: Charlotte Edition

Biscuits, bacon, scrambled eggs, grits, french toast....I could go on! But I better stop before my mouth starts to water. For those that truly know me, breakfast is hands down my favorite meal of the day. I got to thinking of all the places I enjoy eating at that help jump start my mornings in the QC, when Abbey asked me what some of favorite places where that she should go and try out in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas and thought I would share a few of my favorites with you today :)


Located in Uptown Charlotte, Harvest Moon Grille is an authentic Farm-to-Table restaurant. Not only is the food great, but they are also located within the beautiful Dunhill Hotel! I can promise you that you will never get bored with the options on the menu because things are constantly changing and they prepare items that are only in season, all from different local farms. For this restaurant, I would highly recommend making a reservation before you go.

Oh my stars. This is by far my favorite breakfast spot. From the creamy grits, to the fluffy biscuits with cranberry apple butter, all the way down to my go-to choice of whole wheat bread french toast served with raspberry sauce and honey creme glaze, The Flying Biscuit never lets me down. Lucky for you, there are locations all over North Carolina, Florida and Georgia! If I get to choose where I go eat, it's always this little gem. There are even days when I want it for dinner so BFD it is :)

Zada Janes is hard to miss. From it's bright green exterior to it's shuffleboard courts out front, this cafe provides a warm and laid back environment. One of Will's coworkers told us we had to check this place out and I am so glad we did! We have only been there once, but I am itching to go back for the 'Amaretto French Toast' that had an orange butter I was unsure about at first, but ended up really enjoying! Located on Central Avenue, Zada Janes is a must try for breakfast or late lunch.

Toast is about the experience. This is a restaurant that provides a southern-at-home style meal. Instead of biscuits, you are greeted with corn bread before your meal comes out and oh how sweet it is! Will and I have been multiple times and each experience has been superb. In my opinion, I would say that Toast is a close second from my all time favorite, The Flying Biscuit.
 
Imagine this: Cinnamon Nut French Toast, grilled with toasted almonds, cinnamon sugar and topped with sliced bananas and whipped cream. I have no words, I'll just leave that up to you! "O-HOP" as I call it, is always busy so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.

Cafe Monte is a precious french bakery and bistro that makes you feel like you are somewhere else besides Charlotte when inside. Although the food is good, the atmosphere is better. There is something about the decor, music softly playing in the background and the kindness of the staff that puts me at ease and really allows me to enjoy myself and take in all the goodness that surrounds me.

So those are just a handful of my top choices, but here are a few other local favorites that I am excited to one day try: Eddie's Place, Crispy Crepe, LePeep and LULU.

14 comments :

  1. These places sounds SO GOOD! I've never been to Charlotte or Raleigh, but I've always wanted to adventure in that direction. I'm looking at a grad school or two in NC so maybe I'll be there sooner than I thought :)

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  2. I love all of these brunch options! I've only had brunch at Toast and Bad Daddy's, but all of the ones you list here look fantastic :)

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  3. Melissa, I can't wait to try all of these places when I move NEXT month!! Mmmm...it all looks so yummy! xoxo

    Alyssa

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  4. My mouth is watering! I love breakfast! I don't live anywhere near Charlotte but now I know I need to go there so I can try some of these places! What a good idea for a blog post!

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  5. There are so many of these places I need to try! Zada Janes has been on my list forever!

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  6. Love this! I love Zada Janes but keep hearing great things about Toast. Let's have a brunch date sometime. :)

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  7. I've been dying to try Harvest Moon Grille! So glad my first Flying Biscuit experience was with y'all!

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  8. What a great post sweet friend! These places ALL sound delicious!

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  9. Now I want breakfast for dinner!

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  10. The pancake place looks soooo good! I love pancakes!

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  11. That waffle looks heavenly. Next time I come to Charlotte you will be contacted, missy!

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  12. love them all!!!!! but i can't part with flying biscuit being my #1 fave!!!!! :)
    xx

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  13. Wow! I love pancakes too! My favorite place near my parent's house in Illinois is Walker Bros: The Original Pancake house. I think they're related to your pancake house since they have the same kinds of pancakes. If they are then it's the best pancake place in the world!

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  14. I love all of these places! Breakfast is the best meal of the day. :) Another awesome place for brunch is George's and Cajun Queen.

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