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Smelly Cat Coffee House

514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
+1 704-374-9656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“great coffee” (9 reviews)
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514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been searching for real, decent coffee that isn't Starbucks since I moved here from Raleigh/Durham last January. I hadn't found anything worth reviewing until a friend introduced me to Smelly Cat! The brown sugar almond milk latte was truly a work of art...More

Thank MJF416
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Visited the Smelly Cat one early morning while in NoDa. The atmosphere is relaxed and super quirky (which I loved) and the service was excellent - friendly and speedy.

Thank IslandGirl_345
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Was greeted by RJ, a very nice young man, with a warm and friendly smile. He helped me make a selection because I was not sure what to get: Dirty Chai. It was delicious. I loved everything about my experience!

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Excellent coffee and delicious scones in the NoDa neighborhood with a wonderful, helpful staff. Seating is somewhat limited but that was not an when we were there. Much better than the other coffee houses we tried in Charlotte.

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Costa Rican pour over was quite possibly the best coffee I've had. Could that coffee be any better?? The price is right too.

1  Thank Josh302
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a coffee drinker but had my best coffee experience here. They put coconut milk in the coffee I had and it was wonderful.

1  Thank Adam M
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Go chill here! Everything they offer is fantastic and the atmosphere cannot be beat! Great outdoor seating also with a Dumpling food truck out back. This place is so cozy you will want to stay awhile!

1  Thank SupportLocal365
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went here a couple of times, met up with a running group that started & returned here. Bought coffee & pastries ( better @ Harris Teeter ) , and did not think much, but was really turned off by the attitudes the mgmt had towards...More

Thank Isla-dude
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great coffee and atmosphere. So glad we rerouted our trip to stop in for a couple of lattes. Will definitely visit again.

1  Thank DeniseWC
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My friends and I meet up at Smelly Cat after running around the city. We like it because it's a locally owned store, the coffee is good and people are great. There is entertainment some nights, like open mic night which can be hit or...More

1  Thank Reitz37
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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06:30 - 20:00
06:00 - 15:00
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06:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-374-9656
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Smelly Cat is Charlotte's award winning neighborhood Coffee House & Coffee Roaster. We are pleased to offer a variety of meticulously roasted single origin coffees as well as rich full body blends. Trained baristas pull perfect espresso shots to create your specialty espresso drinks. Cold brewed coffee and pour over method drip coffee are some of our high quality coffee offerings. Partake in Smelly Cat's famous Chai, served hot, iced, or as a frappe. Enjoy our eclectic environment created with old wood doors and red brick walls. If you visit during the evening we have added a number of wines and local craft beers.