Today I have a fun and delicious post for you! I am sharing three of my favorite nearby brunch places! I have been kind of tossing the idea around a bit to do a few posts like this, so if you enjoy this post, let me know! =)
Now, on to brunch!
My first recommendation is Poppyseed Bagels!
I stumbled across this hidden gem last year I believe. I was initially drawn to how cute it was on the outside, but I did not go in. I'm typically the kind of person that only goes to restaurants with someone. But finally, one day I decided to stop by and see what they had.
I never looked back!
They serve breakfast and lunch and when I tell you they have a wide selection that is an understatement! They have at least 10 different bagels to choose from, they even have close to ten different types of cream cheese to choose from!
Not a cream cheese fan? No problem! You can get eggs on a bagel, you can have sandwiches with bagels for bread (or regular bread), you can get plain bagels, or bagels with jelly. OR you do not even have to get a bagel! They still have a ton of great breakfast items to choose from!
Additionally, they have a large assortment of desserts and sweets! From cookies, to cupcakes, to frosted brownies, to apple turnovers, and scones you can definitely find something to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Also, the atmosphere is pleasant! Very casual, but cozy. The staff has always been very friendly and accommodating. I love that they hung up personalized stockings! It gives it such a warm feeling!
I also got their liverwurst sandwich. Go ahead, judge me all you want! It was delicious! It also fed me for a bit, as they are very generous with their sandwich toppings!
On a side note, their Philly Cheesesteak and Rueben sandwiches are also very good!
If you're interested in trying them out, they have three locations in Matthews, Monroe, and Weddington!
First Watch is my second recommendation!
I recently tried this place for the first time with my friend, Ralf. We had a great time chatting and enjoying the atmosphere of the place. It has a very home-like vibe to it. Very warm and welcoming.
The aesthetic is very inviting. It has an open design scheme so you kind of feel at home even with the other diners.
They also offer many breakfast and lunch options. They pride themselves on using "exceptional ingredients" in their dishes.
Fun fact! First watch is actually a nautical term. It means the very first shift of the day!
First Watch is definitely one of the healthier places I have been too. It prides itself on fresh and exceptional ingredients as I mentioned earlier, and it has something for everyone.
Have a special dietary restriction? No problem!
First Watch offers a 'healthier side' portion of the menu that caters to those with specific dietary needs.
Avocado toast is one of those options! And happens to be my favorite meal of theirs! It is SO good! The toast is multigrain and thick! The avocado is piled high -as you can see from the picture- and the best part is it is lightly salted and has a little bit of lemon squeezed on it!
Ughh I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
Thankfully I think I have another brunch date coming up with another friend! So, it maybe in my future again really soon! =)
First Watch has several locations in Matthews, Fort Mill, Concord, and Huntersville!
My final recommendation is Super Food Cafe in Indian Trail! I have only been a couple of times and there has always been a lot of time in between visits but every time I am here, I think to myself 'why do I not come here more often!?'
They are committed to serving "delicious food that could help people meet their nutritional gals.'
And it really is a refreshing change!
They offer Acia bowls, Pitaya bowls, oatmeal bowls, smoothies, super green bowls, and a variety of different toasts.
Bet ya can guess what I got....
I got their Avo Love toast which is topped with avocado, humus, eggs, and olive tapenade. It sounds like a strange combination, but it was really good!
I also got the the Kale Yeah super greens bowl. It came with super greens, granola, strawberries, bananas, and apple butter! It was also really good! I actually got that yesterday and still have a little bit left! I may have to go get it after this post! ;)
If you want to try it out, Super Food Cafe is located in Sun Vally Commons shopping center in Indian Trail!
I hope you enjoyed this post, and it gives you some good ideas of places to try! Maybe if you get up early to begin Christmas shopping, why not grab breakfast first? Or treat yourself to lunch later? Meet up with a friend and catch up. Gift cards to any of these places would be a great gift idea if you're stumped on what to get for your family and friends!
Have a great week and I'll see you on Friday!