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Smelly Cat Coffee House

514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
+1 704-374-9656
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“great coffee” (10 reviews)
“noda district” (2 reviews)
“brown sugar” (2 reviews)
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6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I loved the name so we wanted to check it out while in Charlotte. The coffee was strong and the breakfast sandwich was yummy! Love they have spots outside and you can bring your dog! The inside is pretty small so it...More

Thank AmburJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee and a unique small space. We just needed to kill a little time and recharge before dinner on a rainy afternoon. Smelly Cat was purrfect.

Thank GeneralRikard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole vibe is just great. Comfy chairs outside, Bicycle pump and tools for a quick bike repair and very friendly staff. Plenty of outside seating with some shading. This place is the real deal. Checks all the boxes.

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Small and interesting funky decor, with great coffee and amazing breakfast snax. Good service, and outdoor seating. A NoDa hotspot!

Thank Jim T
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I decided to check out this cafe while dining nearby and it’s fabulous. Small space but it cozy and relaxing. I had a delicious vegan peanut butter bar that was so tasty I saved some for the next day. Highly recommend!

Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

We needed after dinner brews prior to going to a concert at Neighborhood Theatre. Found unmetered street parking less than a block away in this part of the well lit NoDa district. Smelly Cat Coffee House is directly across the street from Neighborhood Theatre. Ordered...More

Thank Bruce W
SmellyCatCoffee, Manager at Smelly Cat Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to describe your visit to Smelly Cat Coffee. We are thrilled and appreciative of you choosing Smelly Cat Coffee to serve you and be part of your NODA experience.

Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by while visiting son at UNC Charlotte. We all had various flavored lattes and they were all perfectly made, just the right amount of flavor. I would love to go back.

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Visiting my sister and walked to grab coffee in the morning. Very friendly staff. I enjoyed a delicious latte and then brought breakfast burritos back for my daughter. Cool little hipster joint. Highly recommend!!

Thank sluns08
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

I was there for a simple cup of coffee. The coffee was pretty sour and tasted like it was way too long in the insulated can. I didn't like it this much. Next time I'll try an Espresso. The staff was very friendly. As they...More

Thank KamilDS
Reviewed January 17, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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