Autumn is a time for life to slow down; it’s a time when the leaves change color, the summer temperatures finally abate and Charlotteans get ready to spend weekends relaxing and watching Panther games. A perfect example of that aura of change and leisure is the BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group’s newest addition: BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen. Focusing on fresh flavors and made-from-scratch cuisine, BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen provides guests with a casual atmosphere and exceptional service.

The menu at BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen is loaded with scrumptious items, including small, shareable plates and gourmet sandwiches. But it’s the weekend brunch that represents the restaurant’s innovative style best. Available on Saturday and Sunday until three in the afternoon, the brunch at BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen features delicious items for those who crave sweet dishes, such as the granola-crusted French toast. For those looking for more savory items before heading to the big game, look no further than the “PLT Benedict” with its crispy pancetta, heirloom tomatoes, cream cheese hollandaise and tangy white cheddar.

BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen also has more traditional brunch items on its menu. Take, for instance, scrambled eggs and bacon served with housemade potatoes and toast. Omelette-lovers are also in good hands at BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen. The restaurant offers guests its Sicilian Omelette complete with ham, bacon, sausage, caramelized onions and airy mozzarella.

Of course, no brunch menu would be complete without Avocado Toast, and BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen delivers in spades. Their version uses sunny-side up cage-free eggs, ciabatta toast and sweet chili aioli.

Add some of the restaurant’s housemade cocktails and infusions, and you’ve got yourself a perfect brunch. BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen offers guests white peach sangria, spicy mango margaritas and more. For those who prefer their drinks zero-proof, BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen offers housemade lemonade and old-fashioned cream sodas, both with the option of adding strawberry or blueberry syrup.

BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen is located in the old location of the BRIO Tuscan Grille at Piedmont. Reserve your spot at this weekend’s brunch by heading to the restaurant’s website here.