CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zada Jane's Corner Cafe made Southern Living's list of "best breakfasts" in North Carolina.
Magazine staff ate their way across the state and chose their favorite breakfasts.
Zada Jane's on Central Avenue came in fifth on the list.
The list runs in the North Carolina Living section of the March issue, on newsstands now.
1. BIG ED’S CITY MARKET RESTAURANT, RALEIGH
"'Big Ed' Watkins founded this classic capital restaurant, and current owner Sam Hobgood keeps the things Raleigh residents love: huge portions of Southern favorites (four pancakes, not the usual three-stack), friendly service, and country decor (including farm implements),” reports Southern Living.
Don't Miss: The grilled biscuits with molasses or redeye gravy
2. SMITH'S DRUGS, FOREST CITY
This establishment has been serving up Southern cooking (and coffee) since 1939. A cup of joe is 25 cents during breakfast hours (7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. on weekdays and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays), reports the magazine.
Don't Miss: A liver mush-and-egg sandwich or liver mush biscuit
3. EARLY GIRL EATERY, ASHEVILLE
"This beloved Wall Street institution serves a wide variety of breakfasts all day, drawing from local produce…You'll find grit cakes topped with tomato, spinach, poached eggs, tomato gravy, and avocado for the nonmeat crowd. Bacon, country ham, or local sausage are also readily available," reports Southern Living.
Don’t Miss: Vegan Tofu Scramble, local sausage, and Sweet Potato Scramble
4. DIXIE GRILL, WILMINGTON
"Diner owner Brian Mayberry keeps standards like the Dixie Breakfast on the menu (eggs, bacon, grits or home fries, and toast or biscuit), but also throws some Southern-style curves."
Don't Miss: Fried Green Tomato BLT on Texas toast
5. ZADA JANE'S CORNER CAFE, CHARLOTTE
"In Zada Jane’s, contemporary Charlotte has a funky all-day breakfast spot. Try one-of-a-kind creations like Booker T's East Side Hasher (sweet potato hash browns, frittata-style eggs, melted Cheddar cheese, green onions, and a choice of Grateful Growers pork sausage, turkey sausage, or 'soysage'),' writes Southern Living.
Don't Miss: One of four unique Merry Yolker Tres Huevos Omelets or the Bunny Rancheros breakfast burrito
6. MARY'S OF COURSE! CAFÉ, WINSTON-SALEM
"A favorite item is Apple Butter Baby -- a combo of scrambled eggs, smoked sausage, and homemade apple butter on wheat toast," reports Southern Living.
Don't Miss: Breakfast Burrito