The season of spiced pumpkin everything is upon us and with the cold fast approaching it is important that you know where the best coffee shops in Charlotte are. Everyone has that one go to spot, their very own ‘Central Perk’ and if you don’t, here are a few suggestions to help you find the best coffee in the area.
1) Not Just Coffee – 224 E 7th St, Charlotte, North Carolina
James and Miracle have been bringing international taste to Charlotte since they opened in 2011. Believing in skilled baristas and innovative brewing techniques, the coffee is as much art as it is a warm beverage. The near perfect review scores tells you everything you need to know about the service and atmosphere.
2) Smelly Cat Coffeehouse & Roastery – 514 E 36th St, Charlotte, North Carolina
Don’t let the name fool you, this place is legit. The fun and inviting atmosphere is punctuated by the inhouse coffee roaster which ensures the freshest cup possible. If you find yourself in the NoDa district of Charlotte, this place is great for a homemade meal. Also, if you are looking to liven up the office check out the office coffee service that brings the java right to your door.
3) Central Coffee Company – 719 Louise Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina
Described as, “Intimate, tasty and quiet” by one yelp reviewer, the staff is always friendly and the coffee’s always fresh. For those with a sweet tooth, you must try some of the traditional Greek desserts they offer.
4) Rush Espresso – 120 Brevard Ct, Charlotte, North Carolina
With two locations in the state, Rush is quickly building a name for itself as a go to spot for premium Italian coffee, as well as it’s delicious and diverse breakfast and lunch menus. One reviewer even described their experience as “Perfection” adding “if I could give this place more than 5 stars I would!!”
5) Amélie’s French Bakery & Café – 2424 N Davidson St, Charlotte, North Carolina
The French inspired bakery handcrafts every cup of java to uphold a classic and condensed beverage, which is specific to a quaint Parisian cafe. They also offer delicious lunches and rich dessert pastries, there is something here for everyone.
6) Julia’s Café & Books – 1133 N Wendover Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina
As part of the fundraising section of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte, the venue offers coffee, light breakfast and lunch options as well as a huge selection of used books. You can enjoy a cup of joe and browse your favorite literature section, all while helping give back to the community. Awesome!
7) FABO Coffee Art Bar – 8428 Park Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina
Coffee shop and bakery by day, art studio by night. The walls are lined with art by local artists, which gives it that real community connection. In the evenings you can attend one of the art lessons taught by artist Marvin Espy, where all supplies are included (even the first glass of wine). FABO provides a very relaxing atmosphere, perfect for escaping the bustle of the city, if only for a few moments.
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