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Step outside with these 20 Charlotte brunch and patio spots

Courtesy of ROOTs cafe
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Brunch: that perfect blend of breakfast and lunch that can be enjoyed pretty much any time of day. Adding a fun brunch experience to your weekend (or weekday) is something to always look forward to.

Now that the weather has gone from springtime to scorching, we have officially entered patio season. Enjoying a meal outside with friends is the perfect way to start your summer mornings — before it gets too hot.

Charlotte is no stranger to the brunch scene, and what’s even better is that several of the restaurants offer the option to dine outside on the patio.

Here are 20 brunch patio spots in and around Charlotte to add to your Sunday Funday or brunch routine.

(1) 300 East

300 East Blvd.

Courtesy of Chef Ashley Boyd<br/>The Build-Your-Own-Grits-Bowl at 300 East.

You can have brunch at this vintage Charlotte home on Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Watch the cars whiz by on East Boulevard, or do a little people watching as you enjoy your meal. Get there early because the patio seating is limited.

(2) Bistro La Bon

1322 Central Ave. or 274 S. Sharon Amity Rd.

With two locations to choose from, you can opt for brunch on Saturday or Sunday. The Saturday brunch menu is available from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Plaza Midwood location. On Sunday, they offer a walk-in buffet option. The Cotswold location has a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday.

(3) Bulla Gastrobar

4310 Sharon Rd. Ste. W01

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“I’ll put our pancakes against anyone,” said Charles Mathews, chef/partner at Bulla Gastrobar. “All menu items are made from scratch, and the food is packed with bold flavors.”

(4) Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

4001-C Yancey Rd. #100

While Chef Alyssa is known to host some of the best cooking classes around, she also offers a Saturday brunch that you don’t want to miss. Catch this patio brunch from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

(5) Fahrenheit

222 S. Caldwell St.

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Chef Rocco and his crew serve up brunch on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. While Fahrenheit is known for its amazing rooftop view, you can also indulge in some of the most decadent pancakes and French toast in the city.

(6) Haberdish

3106 N. Davidson St.

Brunch is only offered here during the week. From Tuesday through Friday, you can order from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. However, the chicken and waffles are available every day.

(7) Heist

909 N. Davidson St. Ste. #200

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Heist offers an all-you-can-eat buffet on Sundays that cost $19 per adult. On Saturday, the brewery features a few brunch options, too.

(8) Kid Cashew

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1608 E. Blvd.

Not only can you get have a great patio brunch here, but kids under 6 can eat free, too. Brunch is on Saturday and Sunday, with $3 mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys.

(9) Maple Street Biscuit Company

8921 Christenbury Pkwy., Concord

Just outside of Charlotte, this Concord biscuit eatery offers brunch Monday through Saturday. After all, biscuits aren’t made just to be enjoyed during breakfast.

(10) Napa On Providence

110 Perrin Place

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Whether you prefer brunch on Saturday, Sunday or both, Napa on Providence has you covered. The menu is available between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. either day.

(11) Peculiar Rabbit

1212 Pecan Ave.

For late risers, this patio brunch is offered until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. You can even eat on the rooftop while taking in a pretty great view of the city’s skyline.

(12) Reid’s Fine Foods—SouthPark

4331 Barclay Downs Dr.

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While many may associate Reid’s with being more of a market-style store, it also offers a Sunday buffet brunch on the weekends. Choose from things like smoked salmon, veggie fritatta and the brunch staple, French toast.

(13) ROOTS Cafe

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2134 Southend Drive

When asked what makes ROOTS patio brunch stand out from the rest, owner Craig Barbour said, “We brunch everyday! The coffee, the breakfast, and the ambiance set us apart.” Barbour suggests that the breakfast burrito be included in your order. It includes the Roots Hash, corn and quinoa salsa, spinach, a fried hard egg, black beans, shredded cheese and garlic chili aioli

(14) The Suffolk Punch

2911 Griffith St. Ste. A

This brewery and eatery has a large patio with plenty of open seating. You can indulge in brunch every Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

(15) Terrace Cafe—Ballantyne

14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 150

While there are multiple locations of this popular spot, you will find that the Ballantyne location also offers the option to eat outside on the patio. Brunch is available everyday until 3 p.m.

(16) The Asbury

235 N. Tryon St.

This small patio is open for brunch on Saturday or Sunday from 9am until 3pm. Sit back and people watch in the heart of uptown, as you indulge in a delicious meal.

(17) The Stanley

1961 E. 7th St.

Brunch is offered on Sunday only from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. “The atmosphere, decor, layout, menu options and the quality of food makes brunch at The Stanley an enjoyable experience,” Charlottean Johnathan Cooper said.

(18) VBGB

920 Hamilton St.

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Who can resist oversized bar games, $4 mimosas and one of Charlotte’s largest patios? If you can’t, then you will enjoy the family-friendly Sunday funday option at VBGB.

(19) Vivace

1100 Metropolitan Ave. Building E, Ste. E

Catch $2 Blood Marys and Mimosas until 3:45 p.m. at this Midtown Charlotte restaurant. The food menu is available on Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m. Dine outdoors while taking in a beautiful view of the city.

(20) Whiskey Warehouse

1221 The Plaza

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This 2-story Plaza Midwood eatery and bar offers the option to dine on the rooftop patio. You can indulge in brunch plus the Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar on the weekends.