From biscuits and gravy to crispy waffles, fluffy pancakes, and perfect grits…it’s safe to say North Carolinians love breakfast. And the best way to start your day
is with a solid, delicious breakfast that leaves you completely satisfied. Well, it’s clear the love for breakfast is a simple equation that equals out of this world breakfast joints found around the state. Ready to ‘brunch’ it up this weekend? In no particular order…
1. Mary's Gourmet Diner, Winston-Salem
Mary's is a Winston-Salem classic with locally-sourced breakfast items that range from the delectable jalapeño cheese grits to classic French toast. The interior retains a cozy yet artsy vibe with local artwork adorning the walls.
2. Zada Jane's, Charlotte
Zada Jane's is THE brunch joint of the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. They offer a wide variety of omelets, specialty dishes like Bunny Rancheros, a simple breakfast plate, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. The wait might get long some weekends but it's totally worth it!
3. Famous Toastery, Davidson and Charlotte
With multiple locations in and around the Charlotte area, 'Toast' has breakfast food so good, and so fresh, you'll understand why it's so 'famous.'
4. Smith Street Diner, Greensboro
This breakfast joint is a beloved gem of Greensboro. Come with your appetite ready and indulge in the generous portions of classic country cuisine. Smith's is no frills, except for their whimsical 'pig portraits.'
5. Goody Goody Omelet House, Wilmington
Goody Goody has been serving up delicious, Spanish style omelets to Wilmington residents since 1977 and is a Sunday tradition for many local families. Aside from omelets they have fluffy pancakes and even grilled biscuits.
6. Shatley Springs, Crumpler
Shatley Springs is classic country cooking. Their breakfasts are hearty, filling. It's so good, you might be tempted to stay for lunch!
7. Snappy Lunch, Mt. Airy
Don't let the 'lunch' fool you. This Andy Griffith classic opens at 630AM just to serve some delicious breakfast as well!
8. Elmo's Diner, Durham
Elmo's has amazing classics like biscuits and gravy and innovative dishes like pumpkin pancakes. While Elmo's is your classic diner, you can't beat the quality of food here. You can't find a better breakfast in Durham.
9. Sunrise Biscuit Cafe, Chapel Hill
Sometimes the best breakfast is a simple biscuit. Well, Sunrise Biscuit Cafe takes that concept up a notch with their various, mouth-watering biscuit options.
10. Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant, Boone
And speaking of biscuits, at Dan'l Boone you can get some of the best you'll find in North Carolina with a nice slice of country ham in the middle!
11. Jubala Village Coffee, Raleigh
If you're looking for a quick breakfast to go with your coffee, Jubala does not disappoint!
12. Sunny Point Cafe, Asheville
Located in Asheville, Sunny Point is where the locals know to go. The breakfast options are pretty classic but always delicious. Oh, and the coffee is strong!
13. Atlantic Coast Cafe, Waves
If you're in need of a solid, filling breakfast on Hatteras Island look no further than Atlantic Coast Cafe - a local and tourist favorite.
14. Joey's Pancake House, Maggie Valley
Tucked away in the mountains, Joey's is a beloved North Carolina breakfast spot. It's the perfect way to start your day with some down-home southern breakfast classics.
Where’s your favorite place to grab breakfast in North Carolina? Tell us in the comments!
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