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Smelly Cat Coffee, Charlotte, NC

Smelly Cat Coffee

4.8
4.8
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Café
Welcome to Smelly Cat! We are the longest standing coffee shop in Charlotte. We roast all our coffee to make sure you are getting the best coffee notes in Charlotte. We serve house made breakfast every morning from 7:30a.m.-12:00p.m. every day. We offer a variety of coffee cocktails, beer and wine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, Breakfast, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (980) 333-2266

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Cross street

    We are off of North Davidson street (or NoDa) and East36th street.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. IC

    IndyCg

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    I had never been to a restaurant that locked its door to customers. No menus indoors; had to go outside and view on a board, and then have someone unlock the door to let me back inside. Reservation was for 12 and we arrived 15-20 minutes early. They were kind enough to seat us then proceeded to ignore us with 0 contact for at least 10 minutes. When server took our order, she said she would make sure to get it in before the kitchen closes at noon. A breakfast place that stops serving at noon? Had we not arrived early we would have had no food. Food itself was well prepared.
  2. m

    martys

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found this place in a random google search looking for coffee shops while on an overnight trip to the area. Coffee and breakfast was amazing. Atmosphere was calm and pleasing. Service was top notch. Would definitely recommend and will return if we’re in the area.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Coffee in Charlotte!!
  4. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Charlotte and I needed a coffee, came across smelly cat but we missed it by 5min. The employee noticed us trying to get in and came out and invited us in to ask the owner of other coffee shops that may be open. The owner was so nice to inform us of other places around and let us know that we could male a reservations for the next morning and sit inside! We did just that and it was so nice and cute inside and the coffee was great! We also have breakfast biscuits which were yummy! Owner and staff were so nice and accommodating.
  5. PK

    PerryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Met an out of town friend here for coffee, breakfast, and conversation and enjoyed it greatly.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Best Iced Dirty Chi
  7. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I travel extensively and am into coffee. Smelly Cat makes the best cappuccino I’ve ever had anywhere.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The place is quaint! Loved the decor and the staff was very friendly and personable! I had the mocha, white mocha cafe with the zucchini bread and it was Delish!!! And my daughter had the hot chocolate and the sausage egg burrito and she also enjoyed her meal!!! We will definitely come back and try the quiche!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went back again for the drinks, yummy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!
  11. N

    Nidal

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Definitely make reservations as the inside is tiny, but it's awesome and cozy.
  12. CI

    CharlesI

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Smelly Cat are solicitous without being clingy. They know their coffee drinks, too! Highly recommend.

FAQs

Smelly Cat Coffee offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 333-2266.

Smelly Cat Coffee is rated 4.8 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Smelly Cat Coffee

516 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are off of North Davidson street (or NoDa) and East36th street.

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café, Breakfast, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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