You’ve never heard of “linner” or “dunch” because they can’t live up to the iconic level of brunch. Whether you’re enjoying a weekend with friends or channeling the Parks and Recs mantra “treat yo self,” brunch is the perfect way to go. Here’s five brunch spots in Charlotte, NC that will have you singing Hannah Montana’s “The Best of Both Worlds” about this magical combination of breakfast and lunch.
Bistro La Bon
Located in Plaza Midwood, Bistro La Bon is decorated with multiple awards. This spot offers two brunch experiences: a reservation-only option on Saturday or a Sunday brunch buffet. Whether you’re feeling fancy or have a big appetite, Bistro La Bon offers a wide variety of dishes influenced from around the world. This brunch spot also offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
If you’re looking for a blast from the past, 300 East is perfect for you. Located in a 1900 Victorian house in the Dilworth neighborhood, this spot is a family-owned and operated restaurant. The only down side is that 300 East only serves brunch on Sundays. If you even want to make it in the door of this Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives featured restaurant, make sure to make a reservation early.
Diners, Drive-Ins, & Diners didn’t only stop at 300 East. Heist Brewery, in the popular arts district of Noda, made the list too. Like Bistro La Bon, this spot offers a Saturday brunch menu and a Sunday buffet. The difference is that Heist Brewery also runs like a bar. So if you have a hearty appetite and are ready to crack open a cold one, then this restaurant is for you.
Little Spoon may be the kings of brunch because all they serve is brunch. Only open from 8AM to 3PM, seven days out of the week, this Myer Parks brunch spot is tough to get into because it appeals to everyone. For the coffee lover, try their various coffees that require two hands to drink because they’re served in a bowl. If you’re a music lover, try the Mic Drop with LS biscuit, bulgogi beef, sunny egg and micro greens.
Get ready to dine like a Parisian without the cost of a plane ticket. Cafe Monte, located in Charlotte’s South Park neighborhood was named one of the nation’s best restaurants for brunch. This French bakery and bistro prides itself on its mastery of a gourmet brunch. Although brunch is only served on Sundays, their tasty beignets, quiche, and crepes are worth the wait through the week.
Text by Kendal Harris