6 Savory and Sweet Places for Mother’s Day Brunch in Charlotte

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11. I can’t think of a mom who wouldn’t like to hang up her apron on said holiday and instead enjoy a nice brunch out. Here are my top six for where to go on your special day (and if you don’t go with the family on Sunday, plan a day soon to go with your girlfriends!).

1. Toast Cafe in Dilworth, Ballantyne and Davidson has a vast menu of favorite breakfast and lunch items. Ambience is easy-going, and the food is tasty for sure.

2. Recently opened Tupelo Honey in Southend serves up delicious fried chicken and biscuits, Eggs Betty with a lemon hollandaise and a breakfast pie. The Kids’ menu is pretty delish too with things like the sweet potato pancakes (also on the main menu) and kids country breakfast. Try the sparkling Blueberry Punch to wet your whistle. You can also take the LYNX and get off at the East Boulevard station and walk right up to the restaurant (in what was Pewter Rose).

3. Terrace Cafe, tucked away by Piedmont Row near Southpark has great waffles and pastries, plus your usual egg and meat plates, plus a great coffee bar. It gets real busy, so consider a reservation or plan to wait.

4. Crepes are a treat in my book. If you agree, head over to Crepe Cellar in NoDa for their brunch, which includes a sausage and egg crepe as well as Nutella and banana crepes. They also make buckwheat pancakes, and a Kahlua batter French toast.

5. If you can’t go to Paris for Mother’s Day, you can feel like you are at least dining in a Parisian cafe at Cafe Monte, located at Phillips Place. Let the kids pick out a sweet treat at the pastry counter, while you enjoy something from the casual-gourmet menu.

6. Another worth mentioning down South is The Yolk cafe. Lots of farm-fresh egg specialties at this Rock Hill restaurant.

Whichever you pick, call to see if reservations are available, as many will fill up fast.