12 Charlotte Brunch Spots You’ll Be Drooling Over


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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.

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.

1. The Original Pancake House

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

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.

You can Purchase a Gift Card to The Original Pancake House here!

2. Napa on Providence

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

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.

You can Purchase a Gift Card to Napa on Providence here!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

8. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

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

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.

You can Purchase a Gift Card to Snooze, an A.M. Eatery here!

10. Landmark Restaurant Diner

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

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.

11. Cafe South

Family-owned spot cooking up Southern comfort foods!

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.

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.

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.

This article originally appeared on Giftya.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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5 Ways to Make Giving Money Feel More Personal & Fun

5 Ways to Make Giving Money Feel More Personal & Fun

Money is one of the best gifts you can give to someone. It lets them have options. They can choose to do something serious with it or something practical, and they get to choose their own perfect gift. The one downside about a gift of money is that the presentation can be anticlimactic. When a traditional gift is given, it is usually wrapped up in decorative gift wrap, or in a nice gift bag. Money gifts on the other hand, can be handed over plainly, or through a simple app with no extra flair. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. 

You can give someone in your life money for a gift in a very creative way. Don’t just hand over a wad of cash, add something to that wad of cash to make a great gift a little more visual and exciting. There are many fun and creative ways to give out money as a gift, and we’ve got some of them listed below. If you want to surprise someone with money in a unique way, keep reading for some inspiration!

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Rolls of money in the shape of a cake. 

You’ve heard of the birthday cake, but have you heard of the money cake? Rather than a tower of batter and frosting, a money cake is a towel or rolled up bills. And just like with a regular cake, you can make it one tier, two tier, or even three. You will need to roll up bills and stack them together in the best arrangement to form a cake made of money. 

And one great thing is that you don’t even have to do it by yourself. If you want a cake made of money, you can have someone make it and send it right to you. There are several small businesses that will build money cakes for you, so you can give a loved one money in an incredibly unique way. 

98Flowers will make you a three tier money cake with flowers on top. They offer different money cakes, each made simply and elegantly. Each cake is made up of 65 one dollar bills, and topped with roses or chocolates. The pink cake is topped with pink roses and wrapped in a pink bow, the red one is topped with red and yellow flowers, fall leaves, a golden ribbon and a pumpkin, and the black cake is topped with butterflies and Hershey kisses. Any option you go with will make this money gift unforgettable!

Now if you want a money cake that packs even more dollar bills, Cc Creations will make you a five tier money cake. Their cakes feature rolled up bills, straight bills, and folded ones that resemble flowers. They can contain 200 dollars in bills or more, and can be made with your choice of theme or color. All you need to do is provide some basic information to get the kind of money cake you want. Just give a name, the date, and the type of event, and someone in your life will be in for an amazing surprise!

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One creative way to give money as a gift is by putting it in a can. A can will catch someone off guard with an unexpected surprise inside. It is one of the last places someone will expect you to put money. A gift recipient can really be expecting anything when they are opening up a can you put money into. It will be an especially fun way to deliver money when you add decorations to it. The best way to give someone a can full of money is to make it yourself. Here are some examples for how to do it. 

To create a pop top can opener, you need to follow a couple of steps. You have to start off with a tin can, and one with a pop top lid. The more money you plan to put into the can, the bigger it should be. The first thing you will need to do is open up and empty out the can. Then peel off the label and work on creating your own. You will then fill it in with all the money you can and seal it back up for a big surprise. 

Here’s how It’s Always Autumn does it: 

  • You will need to start by opening the pop top can of your choice from the bottom using a can opener. You will then pour all of the can’s contents into a different container and clean out the can as best as you can. Dry the can off and then tape dollar bills inside of it using removable tape. Tape all of the bills together, and then to make the can open up in a fun way, tape the top bill to the pop top. So when the gift recipient opens up the can, a string of money will come out with it!

Try My Humble Home and Garden’s method: 

  • The first thing you will need to do is remove the label from the can. Lift it off and remove it completely with an exacto knife, and then remove the bottom of the can with a can opener. Then you will glue the label you want onto the can. This can be a label that you create yourself or print out. Apply tacky glue to the underside of the label and make sure it gets stuck on tight. You will then fill the can up with candy and money. The candy will add some weight to the can to further throw off the gift recipient. Roll the money into a tight wad and tie it into a ribbon. As a last step, you will glue the lid back into place, place another can on it overnight to let it set, and then you’ll be ready to give the can away. 

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A suitcase that fits a stack of money. 

A suitcase of money is an iconic image often seen on TV, and you can give someone in your life one as a gift just like an unscrupulous TV character with a debt to pay. Now you don’t have to find a large suitcase and fill it to the brim with thousands of dollars to pull this gift off. You can always get a really small suitcase, or fill the suitcase with multiple other treats that your loved one is likely to enjoy. You can stock the suitcase with absolutely anything you want to. Here are some ideas you might want to try. 

This lockable cash box from Amazon looks like a small suitcase, and can hold onto a large stack of money with no problem. And unlike a large sized suitcase, you don’t need a ton of money to fill it. A small stack or a large stack will be enough to make this lockable cash box feel full. And since it can lock, it will feel comfortable to transport and the person who receives the gift can continue to use it to store money or other important belongings. 

This cash box from Amazon will hold onto your money gift the way a cash register would. It is made of durable steel and has a handle for carrying. It is also lightweight and easy to carry, and the money will be held safely in place through any movement. It also comes with a lock and two keys so you can keep everything secure. There are cash slots and coin slots, so you can give both just to fill the slots. This cash register style gift will make receiving cash more fun than usual. This one comes in various colors so you can get your loved one their favorite color. 

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A cash delivery system that will make it rain. 

You’ve likely heard of the phrase “make it rain,” and with an umbrella full of cash, you will get to make it rain yourself. Someone in your life will get a huge surprise when they open up an umbrella you give them as a gift, and automatically have a bunch of cash flow out. Now they will have an umbrella and however much cash you choose to give them. 

If you want to give a money umbrella as a gift, there are a few good examples you can follow online. 

  • Sunburst Gifts has figured out how to make an umbrella full of money really fun. Attaching the money to the inside of the umbrella only takes a few supplies. You will need ribbons, tape, scissors, a ruler, and an umbrella that isn’t see through. All you need to do is cut the ribbons down to a decent length, tape them to the dollar bills, and tape the ribbon to the top of the inside of the umbrella. When someone opens it up, Ribbons of money will fall around them and stay strapped until they remove them.  
  • Another option for giving away a money filled umbrella is to fill it to the brim with dollar bills, secure the bottom with a hair tie or a bow, and make sure the person you give it to opens it up in a safe location. Once they release the bow on the umbrella, money will fall to the floor. It will be a fun surprise that will even be fun to collect afterward. 

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A password protected cash box with a theme. 

We’ve all received a piggy bank as a kid and been excited to fill it up with change. Something you can do to put a twist on giving money, and giving a piggy bank, is to fill it up before you give it away! A kid will be excited to see a piggy bank, and even more excited when they realize it is full. This gift lets them skip the months of filling up the piggy bank to go straight to the opening part. They can even keep what’s in there, pile onto it, and open it up to an even bigger amount later on. 

Here are some fun options for a pre-filled piggy bank gift:

  • Piggy banks don’t just have to be the typical pig with a slot, you can make things different with a whole different shape. This electronic piggy bank from Walmart is shaped like a dinosaur and comes with a password lock. A kid can get in with their own four digit code, and will want to play with it like a toy. It will even play rhymes and music!
  • This ATM savings bank from Walmart is shaped like a safe at a bank, which will be really fun for kids. It is an electronic piggy bank that comes with a password code lock, so there will be no smashing when a kid wants to get their money out. They can easily withdraw your gift and then keep using the piggy bank to save more money over time. 

Giving money as a gift is something that can come off boring at times, but it really doesn’t have to be. While most people appreciate money as a gift, it can feel less exciting to receive than other gifts because of the presentation. Though with any of the ideas on this list, someone you give money to will appreciate the cash and really enjoy the delivery!

This article originally appeared on Giftya.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.



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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs. She is a contributor at Millie Magazine and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Newsweek, Woman's Day, Forbes, USNews.com, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, MSN.com, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. She has also appeared on TV hundreds of times; including Good Morning America's GMA3: What You Need to Know, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide.