When it comes to a great cup of coffee, there are several choices and choices are wonderful when you’re talking about coffee. Fresh and hot java as well as wonderful atmospheres make for that relaxing temporary escape. So let’s explore the world of coffeehouses in the “Queen City” and find out the bliss that’s brewing!
Julia’s Coffee & Books (A division of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte)
Not only can you get a great cup of coffee here made with rich, fresh and certified organic beans which are grown in El Salvador and are roasted locally in Durham, but each and every cup of of coffee you drink and every book you purchase, contributes toward the building of a house in Charlotte and in Julia’s sister country of El Salvador. Smoothies, sandwiches, desserts and pastries are also available. Julia’s Coffee is a division of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte. Founded in 2007, the store has been a staple within the Charlotte community. Freshness in food and beverages, coupled with smiling faces as well as the opportunity to assist others are but a few of the reasons it is a favorite place for many!
Address: 1133 North Wendover Road; Charlotte, NC 28211
Hours: Mon 7am-2:30pm; Tue-Fri 7am-6pm; Sat 8am-5pm
Phone: (704) 295-4585
Smelly Cat Coffeehouse
Nestled in the heart of Charlotte’s North Davidson District or NODA as it is called, the Smelly Cat Coffeehouse is known as the place where fun, rest and relaxation take center stage. From live music and fresh and smooth espressos to cups of milk chocolate mocha, Smelly Cat is the place for it all. Pastries, ice cream and smoothies round out a complete menu of delectable treats. Great with friends or groups, seating is available outside as well as indoors. So regardless if you are in need of solitude or some time catching up with friends, Smelly Cat should be the cornerstone for good times and good eats!
Address: 514 E. 36th St., Charlotte, NC 28205
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM;- Sat: 7:00 am-12:00 AM;Sun: 7:00 AM-10:00 PM
Fresh roasted coffee, hot and smooth teas and delicious desserts are all apart of Charlotte’s Dilworth Coffee. Conveniently located in Dilworth on East Blvd (Charlotte Drive) , it is the perfect place for quiet or fun with friends. Whether you are taking a shopping break, coming in after a run, or just need a great cup of warm deliciousness in a cup, Dilworth is the place. Live music performances and chocolate tasting parties are also apart of the fabric of this community coffeehouse. Community involvement also makes Dilworth a fun place to visit. So the next time you are in need of a pick me up, a rejuvenated burst of energy from a cup of joe, consider a cup of coffee from Dilworth Coffee; you’re bound to have cups of fun as well!
Address: 1235-B East Blvd (Charlotte Drive); Charlotte, NC 28203
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 8am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm
Phone: (704) 358-8003