Seven Delicious Options for Mother’s Day Brunch in Charlotte
Words By Elizabeth Salerno
Nothing says “you’re the best,” quite like mountains of waffles, pancakes, and bottomless mimosas—and don’t forget to pick up the check! It is mom’s day, after all. These restaurants continue to offer curbside pickup, but have expanded their dine-in options, too.
For a busy day like Mother’s Day, be sure to make a reservation or call ahead before driving to your destination of choice.
The Tupelo Honey Cafe is perfect if you’re looking to treat your mom to a little bit of good southern food—and they serve brunch all day. Not only can you get delicious biscuits no matter what time it is, you can also order a towering stack of French toast if you’re craving something sweet. If eggs benedict is mom’s favorite, be sure to set up a reservation beforehand, because that classic brunch dish is served only on Saturdays and Sundays.
Located within the beautiful Dunhill Hotel, The Asbury is a classic brunch spot sure to bring a little elegance to your Mother’s Day celebration. Offering a menu compiled by executive chef Mike Long, the food is varied enough to have something everyone can enjoy while still being excellently crafted. If you’re looking for the perfect pairings of savory, tangy, and sweet, The Asbury is an ideal stop. For brunch, the hours run from 8AM to 2PM every Friday through Sunday.
The Original Pancake House, located in South Park and Midtown is an all-day breakfast spot that’s perfect for the pancake loving moms that can’t decide on their favorite style of breakfast food. Every pancake recipe is made-from-scratch—and you’ve got options when you visit this pancake house! Buckwheat, buttermilk, and even bacon pancakes with little pieces of bacon worked into the batter. If you’re a waffle lover, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered. If it’s breakfast food, The Original Pancake House does it, and does it well.
In Ballantyne is Another Broken Egg Cafe, an excellent brunch choice if your mom likes a little bit of variety in her brunch options. Not only do they offer the classic eggs benedict, but they also offer delicious brunch twists like their crawfish bowl—scrambled eggs, crawfish tails, andouille, onions, and peppers served with an english muffin. Their menu also includes “sensible creations” if you or your mom is looking to indulge, but in a healthy way. Broken Egg Cafe is open every day from 7AM to 2PM.
Located in the heart of Charlotte, 5Church is a trendy spot for both dinner and brunch, so if your mom is hip to all the coolest spots in town, you’re sure to impress her with a visit to this beautiful restaurant. Their brunch menu features luxurious items like Yellowfin sushi tots, Okonomiyaki (which is a cabbage pancake with a fried egg and bacon), or if fish isn’t your favorite they still offer typical brunch standards like omelettes and french toast—and of course, a flight of mimosas. With brunch only being offered on Saturday and Sunday between 10AM to 4PM, you’ll definitely want to snag a reservation.
Mama Ricotta’s Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 9 will run from 10 a.m – 2:30 p.m. Expect pizza, spinach and prosciutto quiche, french toast, ham omelette, and their signature giant cinnamon roll that’s homemade with cream cheese frosting. For dinner, served til 9 p.m., you can order fresh North Carolina shrimp tossed with housemade fettuccini, local asparagus, roasted grape tomatoes and a lemon cream sauce. The dessert is vanilla sponge cake with raspberry jam, lemon curd, and mascarpone icing.
For the moms that want a more casual dining experience on Mother’s Day, head to Snooze. With locations in South End and Plaza Midwood, this charming restaurant chain has a plethora of breakfast/brunch options for the early risers in all of us. This is the only restaurant on the list that offers any kind of lox—although it is “lox-style,”—so if that’s your favorite brunch dish, this is the place for you! Open daily from 6:30AM to 2:30PM, this is well suited to a mom that wants to get an early start after a walk in the park or on the way home from church.
Serving the Dilworth neighborhood for over 30 years is the restaurant 300 East, and they offer a delicious Sunday brunch. They locally source their ingredients, and the love for the food they create can easily be shown in the types of recipes created. From a fried egg and Chorizo breakfast sausage breakfast pizza to a seared Ahi tuna salad, you’ll be delighted with the care put into your food. Brunch hours run from 10AM to 3PM, so be sure to make a reservation at 300 East for your Mother’s Day experience.