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Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
North Charlotte, Charlotte
  • This café is famous for their coffee. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    "Heather & Lilly are the best & try the dirty chai with black berry"(4 Tips)
    BoerBarn C.
    "Toasted Coconut Frappe is made of pure awesome and coconut."(2 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "One of my favorite coffee shops in Charlotte!"(2 Tips)
    Lauren C.
    "The espresso frap was fantastic!"(8 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • chai
  • frappés
  • trendy
  • casual
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  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer Shaw1 week ago
    THE BEST vanilla iced latte I have ever had!! Highly recommend
  • Michaela P.
    Perfect place to get a cup of coffee sit in one of the cozy nooks and read a book you've been dying to finish. The baristas are kind + inviting people.
  • Adam S.
    Adam ShinnApril 30
    One of my favorite coffee shops in Charlotte! Can't go wrong with the caramel frappe!
  • Tomi M.
    Really good coffee
  • Chloe P.
    Chloe PowellFebruary 13
    I had the chai latte and blueberry muffin. Both were incredibly delicious! Best chai latte I have ever had!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerFebruary 5
    Great little coffee shop, coffee is very flavorful, nice place to read a book, work on the computer etc.. while enjoying a coffee, beer, or wine. Nice outdoor seating as well.
  • BoerBarn C.
    BoerBarn CandlesDecember 10, 2016
    Had the zucchini bread pudding. I was a little skeptical but it was fantastic! Highly recommended. Peppermint and mica lattes are awesome.
  • mike m.
    mike mayOctober 17, 2016
    they roast their beans for a mid roast with excellent floral notes. I travel a lot and seek out great coffee houses. This is one of the best.
  • Nicholas F.
    Nicholas FainlightAugust 22, 2016
    They have board games!
  • Travis B.
    Travis BagleyApril 23, 2016
    Dirty chai is fantastic.
  • Jay J.
    Jay JohnsonJanuary 10, 2016
    cold brew and muffins
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle L.November 18, 2015
    One of, if not the only coffee shop in Charlotte that roasts their beans right there! Friendly staff and a wonderful place to get work done.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillOctober 18, 2015
    Went in for some coffee and came out with a very good milkshake.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WhinneryOctober 3, 2015
    Grab a cortadito and relax inside or out. Baristas were very friendly and fun.
  • BoerBarn C.
    BoerBarn CandlesAugust 29, 2015
    Toasted Coconut Frappe is made of pure awesome and coconut.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BonaseraJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Good coffee, amazing breakfast sandwiches
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyJune 19, 2015
    I'd have to say this is best coffee shop in CLT
  • Anna N.
    Anna NixonApril 4, 2015
    The milkshakes and baked goods are to die for!
  • Elisa W.
    Elisa WaldmanMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Friends who know say the coffee is pretty good. Good vibe inside. Quirky and laid back. A don't miss place when visiting NoDa, for sure.
  • Rachael
    RachaelMarch 19, 2015
    Try the chai with spiced brown sugar!
  • AromaTherapeutics
    AromaTherapeuticsMarch 12, 2015
  • Katherine F.
    Katherine FortnerFebruary 21, 2015
    I usually go in the summer for smoothies and milkshakes but their hot chocolate in the winter is good too, they even added peppermint in it for me!
  • Phoenix J.
    Phoenix JimenezJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Blueberry Rooibos Tea.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AlexanderJanuary 8, 2015
    Not a bad small coffee shop vibe here.
  • Miriam O.
    Miriam OrtegaDecember 4, 2014
    Everthing best coffee
  • fahri p.
    fahri pasliSeptember 13, 2014
    great place to relax
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny CheekAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ermagerd! Errrthang's good!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GarrisJune 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome spot
  • eric j.
    eric johnsonFebruary 9, 2014
    ❤️ great coffee, great service, great aura
  • Joshua D.
    Joshua DrownJanuary 22, 2014
    Love this NoDa spot for many reasons, but the tasty hot chocolate always seems to make a cold winter day brighten.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LeonardOctober 30, 2013
    Chai Latte is Awesome!!! Beats the crap out of Starbucks!!!
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie MayesSeptember 29, 2013
    Smelly Cat has the best Dirty Chai I've ever had! It's a little pricey, but so worth it.
  • Sara Beth J.
    Sara Beth JonesSeptember 27, 2013
    Bestttt coffeee!
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BatesSeptember 13, 2013
    Vanilla milkshake wannabe with almond milk, no whip! Da bomb!
  • Aditya B.
    Aditya BadrinathAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    As people have said, great coffee, but the baristas are just really fantastic people. Usually up to talk for a bit, and a lot of fun. Makes you want to come back.
  • mclean h.
    mclean harperJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit and enjoy your life. Be kind and thankful. Drink good coffee and good beer.
  • Cody H.
    Cody HiattJuly 15, 2013
    Why don't they use porcelain cups? Do they hate the environment or just like to ruin the taste of fresh espresso?
  • mclean h.
    mclean harperJuly 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best way to start your weekb is here at smelly cat
  • mclean h.
    mclean harperJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Owners are incredible. Solid down to earth& good people. Caring about NoDa & the people in it. Supporting the cat is huge in supporting where you make your home. Will happily support this business.
  • mclean h.
    mclean harperJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    BEER, Smelly Cat has Craft beer!!!!!
  • mclean h.
    mclean harperJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This cat smells good.
  • Aditya B.
    Aditya BadrinathJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee, wifi, outlets, and the staff are just so freaking nice. Love this place.
  • mclean h.
    mclean harperJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Dogs outside but dog lovers welcome inside and out:) wonderful energy at this place. Amazing coffee and great service.
  • mclean h.
    mclean harperJune 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    We came here every morning last year, even the morning of our wedding.. The baristas are some of the sweetest people we have ever met. Great local atmosphere:)
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy RiversMay 27, 2013
    Excellent hazelnut latte!
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CooganMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Baristas are super sweet! I ordered a regular chai and they made it dirty (heh heh) FO FREE. Just cause I wanted to try it.
  • Joe
    JoeMay 4, 2013
    Tell Carissa how beautiful she is.
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JonesApril 19, 2013
    Amazing coffee!!!!!
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PalmerFebruary 18, 2013
    Great place, but limited seating & crowded.
  • Ryn W.
    Ryn WetmoreNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    These wonderful people are letting me host NaNoWriMo write ins here every Monday and Tuesday through November. Look for the fedora once you have your drink! :-)
  • Ryn W.
    Ryn WetmoreOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mocha and orange. Just try it. :-) also the guys are great here. Just come often and stay late. :-)
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren COctober 20, 2012
    The espresso frap was fantastic!
  • John L.
    John LoftisOctober 13, 2012
    The Cubans rock...
  • Tabitha
    TabithaOctober 2, 2012
    Love! 'nuf said
  • Luis B.
    Luis BarretoOctober 1, 2012
    The best chai!
  • Libby G.
    Libby GilletteJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out a hip NoDa project!
  • Steve K.
    Steve KnightJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee Toffee Frappe - holy crap, this is good!
  • Krissy A.
    Krissy AielloJuly 23, 2012
    Great selection - they even have almond milk!
  • Scout
    ScoutJune 16, 2012
    This place has vegan (soy) options for all of their drinks. Try the toasted coconut frappe. It's kind of completely glorious.
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly OckwellMay 9, 2012
    The staff here are so warm and lovely. It is a great spot just to sit for a bit :). Very chill.
  • Trish T.
    Trish ThompsonApril 22, 2012
    great coffee
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeApril 10, 2012
    Try the chai shake. It's amazing!
  • Eric J.
    Eric J.March 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a coffee drinker, but this place is awesome. I love the atmostphere.
  • Image by #.
    Heather & Lilly are the best & try the dirty chai with black berry
  • Robert E.
    Robert EricFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Super awesome atmosphere and place to people watch. Get my fav drink... A Dirty Chai Latte.
  • Frankie R.
    Frankie RodriguezJanuary 29, 2012
    Best hot chocolate I have ever had... Literally!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BreedingDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mmm medium white mocha with an extra shot of espresso!
  • Bunny M.
    Bunny M. WelschOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Mint chocolate chip milk shake and a scone, any scone!
  • Jacqua C.
    Jacqua CarrOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Friday night drum circle. 9-midnight....should not b missed.
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy ScottOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee Toffee frap is the best out of there list.
  • Rachel
    RachelSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check in on Yelp for a special offer!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SpencerAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Snickerdoodle Coffee can be found here! Read more
  • Douglas D.
    Douglas DillmanJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There are lots of great choices for this non-coffee drinker.
  • Clau M.
    Clau MaiaJune 27, 2011
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DavisJune 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the frappes- coconut rocks!
  • Dorrance B.
    Dorrance BickfordJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Looks like" John" got his wish for no dogs. Bummer.
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JamesMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Run the Smelly Cat PU5K, a 3.1 mile run around NoDa on Saturday Mornings with the Charlotte Runners Meetup group. Then enjoy a snack and beverage afterward!
  • Andy C.
    Andy CaubleFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I always tell the ladies to surprise me and I am never let down! Best coffee shop hands down.
  • Jose L.
    Jose LafuenteJanuary 29, 2011
    great place to hang before a show
  • John K.
    John KurcJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The dogs should stay outside!
  • John K.
    John KurcDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    They allow dogs so you can have your crotch smelled or witness a dog fight.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The drinks rock! The people rock! If you love coffee and good atmosphere come here.
  • Yazmin B.
    Yazmin BlancasOctober 19, 2010
    Peach, mango smoothie and banana nut, chocolate chip muffin are awesome!!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BerkowitzAugust 5, 2010
    Great chai.
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea SamuelApril 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Smelly Cat Coffeehouse for the coffee. Stay to meet NoDa's Mayor Charles.
  • tiff h.
    tiff holbrookFebruary 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get to know the baristas, they're awesome.
  • Toby W.
    Toby WitteJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Coffee and best Coffeeshop atmosphere in town.
  • Clay H.
    Clay HefnerNovember 23, 2009
    A cup of coffee and the apple crumble cheesecake are a match made in heaven!
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