NOW OPEN and serving beer and wine during public microcinema events at VisArt Video. Enjoy microcinema events from inside the microcinema or on our patio where simultaneous viewing is available. 

Open for Special Events, Catering, and Microcinema Events at VisArt (next-door)

ESL is open for special events at VisArt – selling Beer & Wine and special event foods! When our neighbor, VisArt Video, is hosting a publicly available microcinema event, the video is also available on our courtyard where you can enjoy the show along with your choice of beer/wine. 

Eastside Local is a Charlotte, NC restaurant offering vegan, vegetarian and raw cuisine and an array of locally roasted coffee, teas and smoothies in a unique setting. Come in and enjoy a healthy meal with us al fresco on our lush, covered garden patio. Call ahead for curbside delivery or takeout. We look forward to seeing you on the east side of Center City soon!

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What Everybody is Saying about EastSide Local Eatery

  • positive review  Cute little cafe! Outdoor dining and yummy healthy food. Live music.

    Hillery Lowe Crosier Avatar Hillery Lowe Crosier
    June 13, 2020

    positive review  love this cozy little place.

    Philip Nathaniel Mccollum Avatar Philip Nathaniel Mccollum
    May 28, 2020

    positive review  Delicious coffees, teas, smoothies, and awesome vegan menu.

    Jane Hart Brendle Avatar Jane Hart Brendle
    April 11, 2020
  • positive review  Now open for pick up and eat OUT in the garden patio where everything has been arranged for social distancing. Vegetarian—make it vegan without the cheese. Everything is Over The Moon.

    Penny Craver Avatar Penny Craver
    April 9, 2020

    positive review  Pet friendly. The only place I know to get "Co-Ice"...coffee ice cubes!! Unique vegetarian and vegan choices made with love. Delicious. The kind of place where you want to linger.

    Kathryn Cohn Gantt Avatar Kathryn Cohn Gantt
    April 5, 2020

    positive review  Great place love the tasty food and the owners are such great peeps!

    Craig Hanks Avatar Craig Hanks
    March 1, 2020
  • positive review  my almond latte AND impossible (meatless) slider😋😋😋😋😋😋

    Teresa Hunter Stokes Avatar Teresa Hunter Stokes
    February 22, 2020

    positive review  amazing food, fun atmosphere and a real feel good kinda place.

    Carney Papo Avatar Carney Papo
    January 22, 2020

    positive review  Delicious food and great customer service

    Keena Barnett Avatar Keena Barnett
    January 15, 2020
  • positive review  ESL is the cutest little hidden gem! Tucked away in an unassuming shopping center is a lovely, tiny, inclusive space with a small menu of vegan and gluten free meals and snacks, including the Impossible Burger and at least 3 varieties of avocado toast, almost everything locally and regionally sourced. The owner is super sweet and usually present, and she keeps the place spotless and charming. The patio is unexpectedly neat, set up along a corridor with a garden and lots of eccentric decoration. If you’re looking for an unpretentious, progressive spot to grab breakfast, lunch, or a smoothie, don’t miss this one!

    Sam Spaulding Avatar Sam Spaulding
    December 31, 2019

    positive review  Very great place c: Blake was super sweet ! Cozy as heck 💛

    Mayte Martinez Avatar Mayte Martinez
    December 21, 2019

    negative review  The first bad experience we have had here. My mom’s tomato soup looked like marinara sauce. My daughter and I had the bean soup and the beans were not cooked but we had ordered the lentil soup. It seemed the staff was having hard time at lunch. We had ordered the curry lentil soup and all he could say it was labeled as that but it was the bean soup.

    Mandy Kaye Solano Avatar Mandy Kaye Solano
    November 17, 2019
  • positive review  Nice selections of coffee and avocado toast are seriously scrumptious and satisfying!

    Canae Weiss Avatar Canae Weiss
    November 1, 2019

    positive review  Very friendly owners and staff. Great food with many vegetarian and vegan options. Cool covered outdoor seating. Really love this place.

    Stephen Gilbert Avatar Stephen Gilbert
    October 19, 2019

    positive review  Enjoyed my veggie burger and everyone is really nice. Location is very close for me.

    Carol Rollins Lee Avatar Carol Rollins Lee
    October 3, 2019

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