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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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Happy Saturday! We are open regular hours through the holiday weekend, stay safe everyone! ...

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Weโ€™re very excited to be a part of Explore NoDa Bingo this month! All details are included on the bingo cards, swing by today to get yours and purchase a coffee to complete our square. After cards are completed and photo proof is turned in, one winner will be notified and awarded a prize from all 25 participating businesses at the end of the month. Spend July supporting local businesses with us! ๐ŸŽ‰ ...

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Pouring up iced lattes all day for your busy summer weekend โ˜€๏ธ ...

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We are so in love with lavender we wanted to bring it to you in a sparkly, refreshing new summer drink. Our Lavender Lemonade includes our new lavender simple, fresh lemon juice, and soda water. Come get your tart, tasty fix for the weekend ahead. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ’œ ...

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