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Smelly Cat Coffehouse & Roastery

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The Best Cup of Coffee in Charlotte

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01Our Coffeehouse

Smelly Cat is a cozy cafe that’s been an important part of the NoDa neighborhood for decades. Approachable and welcoming, it’s a great place to enjoy a delicious cup of our house-roasted coffee and a home-made bite to eat.

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02Our Roastery

We roast our own ethically-sourced coffee and craft in-season single origin and blends. We also mastermind our own nitrogenated cold brew coffee. From seed to cup, roasting coffee is as much as art as it is a science.

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03Our Menu

We have coffee and tea, but we also offer a breakfast menu featuring classic, made from scratch buttermilk biscuits, other baked goods and snacks along with a cocktail menu for hot and cold spirits and a cold brew tap list.

Cafe Hours

Monday-Thursday: 6:30am to 2pm
Friday: 6:30am to 3pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7:00am to 5pm

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C'mon Get Smelly

We are Charlotte's longest-running coffeehouse and we've been roasting our own beans since 2012!

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We have a new latte coming at you today and it's full of picnic-ey goodness 🐜⠀

Our Pb&J latte is made with our new, house-made raspberry syrup, peanut butter, espresso, and your choice of milk, perfect for sipping near our beautiful garden this season!

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It's back 🎉🎉🎉 ⠀
Our Sweet New Orleans cold brew is the first drink to join our summer specials lineup. Come enjoy this delicious fusion of our Llorona cold brew, roasted chicory, and Demerara sugar through the hot summer months.

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Coffee restock anyone? ⠀

2 single origins + one of our favorite blends are 30% off today!⠀⠀⠀

☕️: cocoa, grapefruit and sugarcane⠀
▪️region: Kiambu⠀⠀⠀
▪️process method: washed

Central American Fusion (blend)⠀⠀
☕️: lemon, toffee and almond⠀

Costa Rican⠀
▪️region: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley⠀
▪️process method: yellow honey⠀⠀

▪️region: various smallholder farms⠀
▪️process method: washed⠀

Ethiopian *heirloom variety*
☕️: blueberry, cocoa and jasmine⠀
▪️region: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe⠀
▪️process method: natural⠀

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Good morning! We are open normal hours today 6:30am-2pm. 🌞 ...

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Somehow summer is nearly upon us, which can only mean one thing - We’re working on some exciting new drink specials for you! If you haven’t had a chance to try our Honey Lavender or Jumpin’ Jasmine, swing by the shop today and get your fix before they’re gone! 💜☀️ ...

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We're open regular hours this Sunday! Come celebrate Mom or any other formative female figures garden-side with a delicious coffee or tea. 🌷 ...

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