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Smelly Cat Coffee House

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514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
+1 704-374-9656
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06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank IslandGirl_345
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Jason M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank AaronMandel
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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1 Thank Josh302
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Adam M
Charleston, West Virginia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank aimeeroscoe
Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 these people who were paying customers....too many good coffee places in Charlotte , SKIP THIS... More 

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Thank Isla-dude
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 miss. Everyone tries so you appreciate the effort. If you're lucky, you'll show up while... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

What a great little find- reminded me of coffee house I used to frequent when I was younger in Korea....how I missed those intimate little gathering places.... stumbles acrsss this place and am so HAPPY....the atmosphere is nice....you can sit outside or inside.... it smells of fresh coffee....and is just so homey..... Great place to meet and chat with friends....or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 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
Description
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?