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
Monday, July 4: 6:30 – 12 noon
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!
The breakfast bowls are excellent. The folks behind the counter are always welcoming and lovely. Excited to have this as my neighborhood coffee shop
The coffee was very good. I had the Ethiopian (both hot and cold brew)! I had the bacon, egg cheese on a toasted plain bagel. It was very good, aa well. The atmosphere was great! Positive vibes.
They have a 5 star rating for a reason, this roaster/restaurant is top notch. Between the excellent service and amazing coffee, this is a place to go to. I was privileged enough to meet the owner who is extremely kind and knowledgeable about her products. If you're looking for a cute spot to work or grab a quick bite to eat, this is your spot.