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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.

Fall Cafe Hours

Monday – Friday
6:30 am to 2 pm

7:00 am to 3 pm

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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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Restock Alert! We’ve got both a fresh batch of our all-time favorite handmade mugs AND our Ecuador roast available in time for the holidays. The Ecuador is a smooth, light-medium roast with caramel and nutty flavor notes (pairs well with leftover pumpkin pie) and will only be available for a limited time!

Both can be purchased online, at our register window or on the @odekoapp

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Morning, CLT! We’ll be serving up hot brews on this frigid fall day until 2pm today. 

Smelly Cat will be closed for Thanksgiving tomorrow, and reopen on Friday at 9am (a little later than usual to give our staff some much-deserved R&R).

📸: @cltveganeats

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Say hello to our all-new Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodle, available now! She’s a soft & chewy cookie built for this crispy fall weather, packed with real pumpkin and a blend of fall spices.

*Dietary notes: Snickerdoodle is dairy & egg-free but not gluten-free

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👻Gather Your Ghouls Tonight!

Smelly Cat’s excited to join the community in the NoDa Candy Crawl from 5-7pm. Though our business will *technically* be closed, everyone’s welcome to stop by our register window (signs will be posted around the building) for candy and ring our doorbell for a ~traditional~ trick or treat experience. We can’t wait to see everyone all dressed up!

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It’s aliveeeeeee ⚡️💧☕️🙌

After having to be shut down for the past few days, we are open and our espresso machine is steaming at the mouth for tasty drinks to make for NoDa. Will you help quench its insatiable thirst?

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Happy National Coffee Day everyone! Today @odekoapp is matching tips on the app to show appreciation for all our amazing baristas. Wherever you are be sure to pick up some coffee and have a great day. ✨☕️ ...

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