Down Home Brunch Style at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Charlotte
A plate of homemade buttermilk biscuits with jam preserves and honey joined us at the table alongside fresh mimosas. It was a good way to start our brunch experience at Tupelo Honey Cafe (click HERE). A charming and rustic type of spot located in a wood and brick building up steep stairs, it is the type of place that makes you feel like you are dining with family.
I was in Charlotte visiting a good friend of mine who is calling Queen City home for a short spell, and he wanted to treat me to something that would impress. We are both huge brunch lovers, so I had high expectations for Tupelo Honey Cafe.
The menu is boisterous and filled with foods well-known in the Mississippi Delta.
This is the real southern flair up close and personal with plates such like Shoo Mercy Omelet, Banana Pudding Pancakes, Cast Iron Mac and Cheese—I could go on and on. Full of comfort, Tupelo Honey Cafe isn’t for the faint at heart, or those watching their waistline. But anything in moderation is okay, right?
Tupelo Honey Cafe keeps it in the family and is responsibly-sourced using farms and vendors that are sustainable and organic. This is how they are able to offer such good food—it tastes good because it is GOOD, treated well from the field or farm, to production, to cooking, to the table.
I noshed on the Southwestern Omelet (minus the chorizo), filled with cheddar cheese, avocado, salsa, and sour cream. I am a huge omelet lover, and this bad boy was just what I needed to make my eyes close with satisfaction. This omelet was so good, I am thinking about attempting to try to recreate it at home.
The eggs and ingredients used tasted super fresh and vibrant as I enjoyed each and every bite.
I partnered my omelet with Goat Cheese Grits—they were calling me. Since I have been totally obsessed with goat cheese as of late, I thought it was only fitting.
While the goat cheese spin to it was what the doctor ordered, I wished they would’ve added a little more swag to it with spices. Grits are supposed to be hearty with flavor—these kinda fell flat.
My friend Will got Eggs Benedict with Potato Cracklins and Fried Brussel Sprouts. He didn’t do too much talking while he eating, so I took it that he really liked his selections.
The way he raved about the food to our server who was also named Will afterwards, I’d say he was a happy camper.
Tupelo Honey Cafe isn’t a one shot thing, as they are a chain of southern goodness. With locations in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, and both the Carolinas, their good food sure gets around.
Scratch made food that comes from the best. I certainly would be up to visiting Tupelo Honey Cafe again.
Learn more about them by visiting their website.