In 1999, the quirky name and hip design began with Richard and Dwight. These two front-runners transformed a little brick building in the middle of a Charlotte mill neighborhood into The Smelly Cat Coffeehouse.
Next came community-minded business woman, Jolly Dale, who knit together a loyal base of Smelly Cat coffeehouse regulars which still lasts to this day.
In 2006, Jolly turned the keys over to the current owner, Cathy Tuman. Armed with a solid base of quirky style, a name to remember and strong community support, Smelly Cat’s commitment to community and the pursuit for quality coffee for its loyal customers continues.
August 2012 marked a new era of fresh coffee at The Cat with the installation of our Probat L12 vintage coffee roaster. We haven’t stopped being amazed by the unique character development of coffee depending on its origin or blend.