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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

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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!

Never Tried Smelly Cat Coffee?

Order a Sample Box of Coffee Beans

Warehouse manager, Leia, making sure all of our beans are in order and wishing everyone a productive Tuesday!⠀

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Colder days do not stop the coldbrew lovers from ordering their favorite drink. 🧊
Have you tried all of our coldbrews? ⠀⠀

• Ethiopian
• Llorona: blend of Huehuetenango, Guatemalan & Popayán, Colombian⠀⠀
• Vietnamese: Llorona blend with sweetened condensed milk⠀

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Since we seem to be the new rainy city, we figured it was a good day to tell you about one of our favorite drinks: the London Fog 🌧 🌫 ⠀
What's in our London Fog?⠀
• @rishitea Earl Grey⠀
• house-made vanilla syrup⠀
• your choice of milk (@homelandcreamery whole or skim, @baristaseries oat or almond)⠀

We use two tea bags and always allow it to steep for 5 minutes to ensure you get the full richness of the earl grey.

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Using the V60 pour over method for morning coffee is always a good way to start the day! 🌥 ...

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Which organizations are we donating to when you bring your personal cup?⠀

Month of February: @safe_alliance ⠀⠀

Although we loved our chip system that allowed you to choose which organization; we can't safely do that at the moment so we will be featuring one organization each month to donate what we would have spent on paper cups. ⠀

Thank you to everyone helping us reduce our carbon footprint! ♻️

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