• Liz Logan

Your Guide to Brunch in Gaston County

You’ve worked all week, Monday through Friday, the time inching or flying by depending on how you look at it. Staying up a little later on Friday has given way to a hopeful relaxing Saturday with no rush and no agenda aside from finding something good to eat. The beauty of the weekends is that brunch exists. Sure, it’s lots of the same foods you might eat for breakfast but it’s the weekend, it’s 11 o’clock, and the mimosas are running freely. So sleep in, grab a friend, a head out to some of these delicious spots in Gaston County beckoning you from your bed.


Gastonia


Webb Custom Kitchen

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Located in renovated 1920s-era Webb Theatre, Webb Custom Kitchen is a gem in the ever-growing downtown Gastonia. This upscale lunch-and-dinner spot has just begun offering the meal we all really want: brunch. On Sundays from 11 am – 2:30pm, you can find a wide selection of hand-crafted brunch items.


What to order: Start with the Charlotte’s Webb, a custom cocktail with Hendrick’s Gin, Jack Rudy’s tonic, cucumber and lime ($9) and pair it with the Duck and Blackberry Crepes ($17.95)


182 S. South Street, Gastonia, Brunch: Sunday 11am-2:30pm


Sprouts Café


Downstairs from the Organic Marketplace, with a patio overlooking a garden, Sprouts offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegan and vegetarian options, among others. While it’s still semi-warm, you can grab a spot outside or cozy up inside.


What to order: Vegetarian Benedict- Vegetarian sausage, poached farm egg, spinach and tomato sit atop a fluffy biscuit covered in hollandaise sauce. And nothing says brunch like hollandaise. - $8.99


1012 S. New Hope Road, Brunch: Sunday 10am-3pm

Belmont


Sammy’s Pub

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Since 1994, Sammy’s has been a downtown Belmont staple. With a wide selection of craft beers and traditional pub food, Sammy’s continues to draw in regulars with a steady stream of newcomers. And on Sundays, you can settle in for brunch and then wander around downtown and hit the park.


What to order: Just like at grandma’s, we recommend the Sunday Fried Chicken. While it’s not brunch-specific, per say, you can brunch it up a notch with a Bloody Mary, starting at $5.


25 S. Main Street, Belmont, Brunch: Sunday 10am-2pm


Estia’s Kouzina

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A newer addition to the Gaston County restaurant scene, Estia’s Kouzina boasts a unique Greek and Mediterranean menu and full bar. On Sundays you can order from their a al carte menu or, if you're up for it, you can go belly-up at their brunch buffet. Trust us: you don’t want to miss it.


What to order: If ordering off the menu, go for the Greek Frittata, with bacon, feta cheese, and spinach, served with a side of seasonal fruit ($10) or for just a few bucks more, try the buffet ($14).


609 N. Main Street, Belmont, Brunch: Sunday 10am-2:30pm


Peace-N-Hominy


Known for their classic southern-style barbecue, Peace-N-Hominy extends this level of care to tradition onto their weekend brunch menu. From tacos to breakfast burgers, Peace-N-Hominy has an array of options that are sure to please any palate.


What to order: A nod to a Canadian classic, the Coop Poutine ties together a variety of flavors for the perfect breakfast—Crispy fries are topped with pulled chicken, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, chicken gravy and fried eggs. A side of cornbread rounds out this unique southern special. - $7.73


403 E Catawba Street, Belmont, Saturday and Sunday 7am-3pm

Cramerton


Mayworth’s Public House

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Downtown Cramerton’s Mayworth’s Public House adds a touch of class and character. Located across from the open field and gazebo, with a view of the Catawba River and bridge leading to Goat Island Park, Mayworth’s upscale pub atmosphere has daily specials and, on Sundays, brunch beverages to get your day started.


What to Order: A favorite any time of day, Mayworth’s Shrimp and Grits are served with blackened shrimp, andouille sausage, bell peppers and onions with cream gravy over parmesan cheese grits ($14.95). Pair this with a $3 mimosa and you’ve got a match made for brunch heaven.


115 Center Street, Cramerton, Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11am-2pm

Mt. Holly


Jack Beagle’s


A Charlotte favorite new to the Gaston County scene, Jack Beagle’s adds to the growing downtown Mt. Holly area, bringing their infamous brunch with them. Jack Beagle’s tackles classics their own way while bringing in a few lunch items for the sake of choice.


What to order: Waco Eggs Benedict—Instead of the classic English muffin and poached eggs, the Waco Eggs Benedict boasts two fried eggs and Applewood smoked bacon over Texas toast topped with (you guessed it) hollandaise.


127 S. Main Street, Mt. Holly, Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm

Bessemer City


Grandma Hoyt’s


A buffet-style restaurant, Grandma Hoyt’s draws in a crowd from all over the region for their classic food. On Saturdays, deemed more breakfast than brunch, you can choose from a variety of breakfast items.


What to get: When perusing the buffet, we recommend making sure to pick up red eye gravy, fatback and potato casserole to make sure to get your quintessential southern fix. - $9.11


421 E Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City, Brunch: Saturday 7am-11:15am

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