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Coffeehouse & Roastery

We're here for you Charlotte!
Our pick-up window is open and you can pre-order using Odeko.
Coffee Roasting in Progress at Smelly Cat Coffee Roastery WE KNOW BEANS One coffee style does not fit all! We roast our own ethically-sourced beans to create a wide range of profiles to fit the wide range of coffee drinkers in the Queen City and beyond.
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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.

Cafe Hours

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

Order ahead with Odeko!

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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?

Order a Sample Box of Coffee Beans

We are hiring for kitchen positions! ⠀

• Kitchen Supervisor
• Bakers⠀⠀

*Must be available weekends*⠀

Send resumes to:⠀
[email protected]

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Who else is enjoying this spring weather? 🌸⠀

Perfect day to try our new cocktail we created with our honey lavender syrup called, "The Bee's Knees"!

The 🐝's Knees: gin, lavender honey syrup, lemon juice

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🌺Wildberry Hibiscus Margarita🌺⠀

One of our seasonal spring cocktails we created with @rishitea wildberry hibiscus tea.

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The OG ⠀

Our Black Cat Blend is available every day - a blend of certified organic & fair trade Mexican, Chiapas and Colombian, Popayán roasted just past full city to bring out notes of caramel, brown sugar and toasted walnut.

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Morning! We are open normal hours today (7am-5pm). Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend. 🌷🌤 ...

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We have great news for our lavender lovers - you can now take our seasonal syrup/elixir/allergy saver home with you!

Our house-made Lavender Honey syrup is packaged in personal bottles, ready to add to your home coffee or tea routine. ⠀

Swing by the shop and ask your barista or order on @odekoapp starting today, $10 for an 8oz bottle. 🍯

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