We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smelly Cat Coffee House

514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
+1 704-374-9656
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“great coffee” (10 reviews)
“noda district” (2 reviews)
“brown sugar” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Cafe
PRICE
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
514 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28205-1104
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (74)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 8 March 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!

Thank ALICIA R
Reviewed 19 February 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 21 February 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 30 September 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 22 July 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 1 July 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 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 26 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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 184 hotels in Charlotte
The VanLandingham Estate
51 reviews
2.06 km away
Budget Inn - Charlotte
17 reviews
3.10 km away
Motel 6 Charlotte
19 reviews
3.29 km away
Continental Inn
54 reviews
3.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cabo Fish Taco Baja Seagrill
774 reviews
.13 km away
Heist Brewery
234 reviews
.51 km away
Crepe Cellar Kitchen & Pub
112 reviews
.15 km away
Haberdish
57 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
NoDa Brewing Company
102 reviews
1.22 km away
Historic Rosedale Plantation
53 reviews
.87 km away
Neighborhood Theatre
19 reviews
.04 km away
NoDa Eclectic Market
5 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Smelly Cat Coffee House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
Meals
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
Sunday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing