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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!

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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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The Great Pumpkin is back! We're launching our fall menu this weekend, come celebrate the return of our Pumpkin Spice Latte and Caramel Apple Cider, right in time for this lovely autumn weather. 🍂 ...

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Good morning NoDa! We’re open and ready to sling some lattes your way this Labor Day weekend, but wanted to give everyone a heads up that we’ve updated our hours for the fall. Our new hours are Monday (6:30am - 11am), Tuesday-Friday (6:30am - 2pm), and Saturday-Sunday (7am - 3pm). See you soon! ...

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🚨 Last Chance Alert! 🚨

We’re packing up the picnic come September 1st (or while supplies last), so make sure to get your hands on one of these refreshing summer sippers before they go back into the Smelly Cat Vault 🔒.

From our tart and tasty Sparkling Lavender or Raspberry Lemonades to our sweet and savory Pb&J Latte, we’ve got something for everyone to beat this heat.🔥

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Back in July part of our team got the amazing opportunity to travel to Atlanta for Coffee Fest! Over the course of a few days we got to attend exciting classes and meet many talented individuals from the East coast coffee community and beyond. We are in the process of creating a highlight for you all to experience the fun memories we recorded from our time in ATL.✨ #coffeefest ...

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