Brunch is the ideal weekend meal if breakfast interferes with your preference for sleeping in, and it’s a great energy boost during the week if lunch seems just a bit too far away. If you’re looking for a spot to stop for a hearty brunch in North and South Carolina, you have more than a few solid choices to consider.
Another Broken Egg Cafe (North Carolina)
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Asheville, Charlotte, Cary and Durham locations, Another Broken Egg Cafe promises that you’ll feel like you’re on vacation even if it’s the middle of the work week. Its menu backs up that claim with sweet temptations like bananas Foster and peach cobbler pancakes and chocolate-stuffed Belgian waffles. If you’re looking for something a bit more savory, Another Broken Egg’s signature brunch specialties include the crab cake Benedict, smoked salmon Benedict and lobster and brie omelet.
Di Prato’s (South Carolina)
Di Prato’s in downtown Columbia offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering a pleasant, family-friendly environment and a menu including everything from pancakes and omelets to specialty dishes and drinks. Among the chef’s favorites are unique concoctions like the Monte Cristo French toast sandwich, which mixes sweet with savory by sandwiching meat and cheese between two thick slices of French toast. For kids 12 and under, Di Prato’s offers a children’s menu with go-to choices like pancakes and a tasty peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich. For the grown-ups, you can pair your meal with a refreshing mimosa or a classic bloody mary.
Our Crepes & More (North Carolina)
Our Crepes & More is a family owned and operated eatery in Wilmington that aspires to offer a genuine French crepe experience at an affordable price. Its crepes are both savory and sweet and vary in complexity. If you want a savory crepe, you could opt for something as simple as the spinach and feta or something as unique as the Tahiti, which includes chicken curry, almonds, pineapple and raisins. For something sweet, the somewhat misleadingly named Cayenne is a great choice. Our Crepes and More is open Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Palmetto Cafe (South Carolina)
Even with its exceptional menu, the highlight of having brunch at The Palmetto Cafe in Charleston may very well be its tranquil garden courtyard. With lush greenery and an elegant fountain at the center, the courtyard is ideal for alfresco dining in the warmer months and can still be enjoyed through the dining area’s large windows on cold or rainy days. The brunch menu itself more than warrants a visit, with low country fare like shrimp and grit and healthier alternatives like fresh fruit and oatmeal. The Palmetto Cafe offers brunch Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
With savory, sweet and nutritious food choices on the menu, these brunch spots are a great way to get your fill outside of the normal breakfast and lunch hours. Be sure to bring along a friend or loved one and make brunch a new tradition in 2019.
This article is presented by Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.