Experience It For Yourself
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.
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.
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.
Monday-Friday: 6:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7 am – 5 pm
The indoor space is reserved for guests who want to stay a while. Place your 90 minute reservation online!
Walk-ups are still welcomed via the pick up window on the deck. Order ahead for even faster service!
Community Causes We Support
We strive to provide great coffee and great service, but we are also very passionate about having a positive impact on our community and fostering a giving state of mind.
We are Charlotte's longest-running coffeehouse and we've been roasting our own beans since 2012!
Can I say it??? Ima say it…. This coffee is the best coffee I have had🙌🏾 sooooooo good and strong. This is my second time coming and I can finally leave a review. I had to wait until the second visit because the first was just too good to be true! I couldn’t even get a good picture of my Spiced Brown sugar oat milk latte. I blinked and it was gone😂
Good ambience, coffee and breakfast. Great place for a coffee date.
Great service!!! Also the coffee was amazing. I had an iced brown sugar latte that was delicious. The sausage, egg, and cheese burrito was the perfect breakfast. I will be back!!