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The 5 Best Breakfast Places Near Downtown Charlotte

Updated: May 2, 2022

It’s morning and that means you need coffee and eggs! These Downtown Charlotte diners make the best breakfast in town. We referred to top food blogs and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews to find the best breakfasts. Rise and shine and start your day with great sausages and gravy, smoothies, and omelets at these Downtown Charlotte diners.

Find the perfect restaurant

Ruby Sunshine

American, Downtown CharlotteAmericanCharlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Queen City Grounds

Tea & Coffee, $$, Fourth WardTea & Coffee, $$Charlotte, Fourth Ward
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Original Pancake House - Midtown

American, $$, CherryAmerican, $$Charlotte, Cherry
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    32 best breakfast spots in Charlotte and what to order from each

    Axios Charlotte, 2018
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    Pancake lover? 7 breakfast spots with must-try pancakes

    Axios Charlotte, 2018

Sunflour Baking Company

Bakery, $$, DilworthBakery, $$Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Roots Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $$, DilworthTea & Coffee, $$Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5501 restaurants, and 145 lists and articles from top sources like Axios Charlotte. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Axios Charlotte - 32 best breakfast spots in Charlotte and what to order from each and Axios Charlotte - Pancake lover? 7 breakfast spots with must-try pancakes. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pinot Blanc with your cheese and spinach pancake

    having cheese and spinach pancake and not sure white wine to drink with it? Go for Pinot Blanc. Its smooth and dryflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • The ideal pairing for bacon and maple syrup pancake

    When ordering bacon and maple syrup pancake, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of americano, a popular coffee.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for berry pancake

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.


  • A fast eater

    Patrick Bertolettiate the most waffle in the world by finishing no fewer than 29. Who’s up for breaking this record?

  • The priciest dish

    The most expensive omelette costs a whopping$1,000! Would you be willing to pay$1,000 for a fancy Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata?

  • All about pancake

    Ever heard of National Pancake Day? If you’re in The United States then you better be ready to enjoy it on September September!

Parking info

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