Last weekend, Charlotte Five posted a list of their favorite spots for breakfast in Charlotte. Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t disagree with any of their choices – the variety of choices at 7th Street Station in uptown, all-day breakfast at Zada Jane’s or the view to go with your breakfast at Peculiar Rabbit in Plaza Midwood, the scratch-made biscuits at Flying Biscuit on Park Road or in Ballantyne, or the deliciousness that is served up at Toast’s locations in Mooresville, Davidson, Dilworth, Ballantyne and Tega Cay. But these are not the only breakfast spots in Charlotte worth noting. Here are some spots I’d like to add to the list.
- The Original Pancake House – With two locations in Charlotte – in SouthPark and near Metropolitan – this award-winning spot KNOWS breakfast. They’ve been at it since 1953, and they only get better with time!
- Another Broken Egg – Another SouthPark breakfast hotspot! (They also have a location in Ballantyne.) Their website describes the menu as “exceptionally unique creations, ranging from new twists on Eggs Benedict and Gourmet Omelettes to unbelievable Biscuit Beignets, Cinnamon Roll French Toast and so much more.”
- Le Peep – This one’s a little outside of my usual stomping grounds, being located in the Arboretum. But this menu is worth it! No matter what kind of breakfast you want – from omelets and benedicts to sandwiches and pancakes and waffles – they’ve got it all!
- Eddie’s Place – This Cotswold mainstay serves breakfast any time. For me, that’d be enough said. But the fact that the breakfast dishes (and lunch and dinner dishes, too, for that matter) are delicious make spot this a must!
- Terrace Cafe – This is another spot that’s got you covered in two areas of town – Piedmont Row near SouthPark and Ballantyne. According to their website, “our breakfast menu, probably our most renowned, is served daily until 2:30 p.m. It’s the largest in town and ranges from healthy YMCA-nutritionist approved Omelets and Fruit Platters to creative Benedicts and Waffles.”
- Crispy Crepe – Located in the heart of SouthEnd, Crispy Crepe obviously has you covered when it comes to crepes. I mean, that much is in the name! But the waffles, sandwiches and salads (if you’re there for lunch) will make your mouth water, too!
- John’s Country Kitchen – Even though they’re now closed, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this Plaza Midwood staple. They served the best and cheapest breakfast in town for almost 40 years. Sadly, they closed their doors for the final time last weekend.
I’m always down for a good breakfast! Where are your favorite spots for breakfast around town? Which places did I miss? Give me some places I’ve got to try!
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