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Susan Miles relocated to Charlotte, NC in 2005 with her husband, a teenage son and one very large dog. While perfecting her style as a Southern Belle wannabe, Susan completed a certification in Interior Design and became a Master Gardener. She reveals a passionate advocacy for moms on the informative Belevation Mom Blog found on her maternity apparel website. Susan has enjoyed using Charlotte as a base for trips to Charleston and Asheville and touring the rest of the world on Netflix.

Foskoskies Neighborhood Cafe In Charlotte

It was apparently “meant to be” when my husband and I laid our eyes on the OMG Coconut Cake that Walter, of Foskoskies Neighborhood Cafe generously donated to Care Rings February Casino Night fundraiser. Although I don’t eat sweets, hubby had been craving Coconut Cake for weeks.

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I knew homemade wasn’t an option, since I stay pretty busy blogging and also doing customer service for Belevation Maternity Support. And then there it was. OMG Amazing!

So, at the end of the night we took our Casino proceeds and purchased a raffle ticket for a chance to win Steffi Travis’s (Care Rings Chief Development officer), “Comfort Food” basket, including Foskoskies Coconut Cake.

As luck would have it, we actually had some luck and came home with the goodies! Since my husband, Tom savored every bite of that Coconut Cake, I certainly did not get any arguments when I suggested having brunch at Foskoskies.

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Located in what used to be Pike’s Pharmacy Soda Shop, you’ll love Foskoskies turn of the century soda shop, authentic historic style.

Proprietor Walter Rushton acknowledges the Foskoskie name is derived from his grandparents 1947 – 1975 Augusta, GA restaurant, but the present day Charlotte cafe has been open for about 5 years at it’s Shamrock Drive location.

Just east of uptown Charlotte, Foskoskies sits above the Charlotte Country Club, beside the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.

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With Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s offered at four dollars, Sunday brunch was quite popular. Locally sourced food stuffs are used whenever possible, such as the tasty breakfast sausage and other meats Foskoskies serves from the Grateful Growers Farm in Lincoln County, NC.

Word is apparently out about this quaint spots great food, made from scratch using the freshest ingredients and the growing local fan club has responded positively. Charlotte Magazine recently called Foskoskies “a hidden gem and the neighborhood restaurant you wished your neighborhood actually had.”

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The lovely garden area in the restaurants rear was a perfect place to have brunch with friends on a Sunday morning. Portions are plentiful, plates are colorful and the prices are fair.

I enjoyed their beautifully presented scrambled eggs, served with cheese grits, Grateful Growers local sausage, garnished with a fresh strawberry.

Tom had poached eggs with hollandaise sauce on an English muffin, with hash browns, and country ham. I couldn’t take my eyes off of everything coming out of the kitchen, which was all visually dazzling and looked delicious.

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If you enjoy sweets, it’s important to save room for dessert at Foskoskies. The OMG Coconut Cake isn’t available all the time, so check Facebook for when Walter’s will be making one. Better get there fast, since the cake seems to have a cult following, like everything else at Foskoskies.

Foskoskies Neighborhood Cafe
2121 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205
Ph. 704-535-2220

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Brunch: Sunday 11-2:30

Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday 11-2:30

Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5-9:00
Dinner: Friday-Saturday 5-10:00

Closed Monday
Reservations accepted for groups of 6 or more.
Parties of up to 75 can be accommodated.

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