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Sunday Fun Day: 6 Delightful Brunch Spots in Cabarrus County

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Start your Sunday fun day with an unforgettable meal. Cabarrus County offers every kind of brunch: a fun meal with the kiddos, a classy brunch to celebrate a special occasion or a laid-back brunch with your besties.

July 25, 2023

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Get inspired to plan your next Sunday outing in Cabarrus County with these six places to enjoy a delicious brunch!

44 Mills Kitchen + Tap

Concord

During the active years of Cabarrus County’s textile industry, 44 textile mills dotted the area. Today, 44 Mills pays tribute to the county’s past with both its name and its menu.

This is one of Concord’s best brunch spots for good reason. Some of the items on the menu were the same items that residents a century ago would’ve enjoyed, including Southern grits and biscuits and gravy. But the chef elevates each with surprises: the chicken and waffles are topped with a honey maple old-fashioned bourbon glaze, and crispy bacon tops the cheese grits. Vegetarians have delicious options here as well.

Tip: Toast to your Sunday brunch with a mimosa flight. You can choose four flavors to brighten your bubbles.

73 & Main

Mt. Pleasant

From 11am-2pm on Sundays, dine on brunch classics like Chicken & Waffles at 73 & Main. This restaurant has deep roots in the local area. It sources its eggs from Green Leaf Farm in Concord and its greens from Spring Lake Family Farms in Albemarle, both of which are dedicated to eco-friendly, sustainable agriculture.

When visiting 73 & Main, choose a seat that matches your mood and your appetite: have brunch on the Old Well Patio. Fuel up on pub fare on the low-key Hosiery Mill Pub side or enjoy elegant entrees in the upscale Mercantile Dining Room. Want another option? You can order from the 73 & Main menu from the patio at Café Lentz — a European-style café next door — if you’re in the mood to dine al fresco.

Tip: 73 & Main is known for its Conviction Bourbon Bread Pudding. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t miss it.

Birritaco

Concord

Indulge in authentic Mexican flavors and new twists with a menu that’s both traditional and inventive. Birritaco is a casual spot just a few minutes away from downtown that’s bright and festive, with murals and string lights. Here, you can enjoy brunch on Saturday and Sunday when you’ll find favorites like breakfast burritos, avocado toast and huevos rancheros. Birritaco’s full menu features surprises, too, like the popular birria pizza.

Tip: If you’re unsure about your margarita choice, you don’t have to decide — get the flight.

Verb Coffee

Concord

No brunch is complete without a great cup of coffee. At Verb, diners can enjoy expertly crafted coffee drinks along with fresh pastries and sweet and savory waffles. Verb focuses on seasonality with an ever-changing menu highlighting fresh flavors and locally sourced ingredients.

Tip: Whether it’s a new food item or limited-edition drink, opt for the seasonal feature.

The Eatery at Southern Strain Brewing Company

Concord

At Southern Strain Brewing Company, Sundays mean Jazz Brunch! Every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., check out this laid back brewery for as jazz tunes played by local talent fill the taproom and diners are delighted with brunch favorites crafted by Chef Trevor at the brewery’s in-house kitchen, The Eatery. Plus, don’t miss the winning 2024 Cabarrus Burger Madness creation, the “Life’s Gouda With Bacon” burger.

Tip: Southern Strain also offers prosecco on tap and mimosas, perfect for a relaxing brunch.

Vortex Bottle Shop

Harrisburg

This is a chill spot for a laid-back Sunday brunch, but fair warning: You’ll have some tough decisions to make here. Along with mimosa flights that pair perfectly with brunch, Vortex Bottle Shop has more than 200 beers from around the world in bottles and cans, 18 taps dedicated to a rotating line of Carolina craft beers and more than 100 bottles of wine. Once you’ve made your beverage choice, you’ll have to choose from a menu of made-to-order, tapas-style foods.

Tip: Start your brunch with the roasted strawberries and whipped feta, drizzled with balsamic and served with crostini.

More Delicious Eats & Weekend Fun

There’s something for every appetite when it comes to Sunday brunch in Cabarrus County, and this list is just the beginning!

Mike’s Deli & Bagels serves up authentic New York City flavor with fresh bagel sandwiches. In Midland, brunch at D’Anna’s Kitchen is full of the classics, like vegetable plates, Southern fried chicken salad, daily specials and country breakfasts. Harrisburg’s Sunflour Baking Company is a must for fresh baked pastries and breads. Browse the Destination Guide to find coffee and donut shops, tea and smoothie spots, and even more restaurants offering a tasty brunch.

Want to make the meal part of a long weekend adventure? Find the perfect four-day itinerary in Cabarrus County for families, sports fans and more.

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