I certainly ate incredibly well while in Charlotte, North Carolina for Spring Break! Brunch over the weekend was at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Southend with two of my oldest, and dearest, friends from home. One word: a.ma.zing! I’d heard of this famous restaurant for years, and I’m thrilled that there’s a finally a Charlotte location (and one coming to Raleigh soon!) for my visits back home. It really and truly lived up to all of the hype, and my mouth is already watering for a return trip.
It was one of those perfect Spring mornings where is was finally warm outside, and we luckily snagged the last outdoor balcony table. The staff at Tupelo couldn’t have been friendlier and more accommodating. Despite the morning hour, I started off with a truly Southern sweet tea – the perfect breakfast drink! Tupelo also provides each table with delectable fresh biscuits, warm honey, and homemade jam… I mean, you just can’t ask for anything more! Biscuits and sweet tea are sort of my love language, so I was in culinary heaven already. I was waffling between the Chicken & Waffles and the Eggs Betty, and I ended up selecting the Eggs Betty for breakfast, as Sarah heartily recommended them. The Eggs Betty (two poached eggs on a biscuit with smoked ham & a lemony hollandaise sauce) came with a side of goat cheese grits, and my entire meal was absolutely delicious! I know all three of us had clean plates and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the atmosphere, and the company. It was wonderful starting off my Spring Break with brunch with Sarah & Trevor, two of my dearest friends over the last 12 or 13 years!
Have you been to Tupelo Honey Cafe before? Or are there any breakfast spots you’ve tried recently? I can’t wait to get back to Tupelo to try their lunch and dinner menus, too – I’ve heard rave reviews about those meals!