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Smelly Cat Coffehouse & Roastery

Buy the Same Great Beans for Brewing Coffee at Home!

Experience It For Yourself

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.

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.

Cafe Hours

Monday – Friday
6:30 am to 2 pm

7:00 am to 3 pm

Order ahead with Odeko!

Fan Favorite


Best Selling


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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!

Never Tried Smelly Cat Coffee?

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We’re open now! Get whole beans for home brewing, just in case we can’t open tomorrow. ...

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To be on the safe side of Charlotte’s incoming “winter mix”, Smelly Cat has decided to slim down our operations this weekend and will be open for limited hours. We’ll be open 9am-3pm on Sunday 1/16, and 9am-2pm on Monday 1/17. Saturday’s your last chance to stock up on beans before the weather kicks in!

Be safe out there, CLT 🐈‍⬛☕️

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We’re open our usual hours today! And will be open from 9am-3pm tomorrow to usher in 2022 with some much needed coffee ☕️🎆

We wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!


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As the sun is rising on this cool and crispy morning, the sun is setting on our beloved Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies for the season. Be sure to get your fix in before we sell out!

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