If you are looking for a new place to grab a cup of freshly roasted coffee, consider one of these five shops:

Smelly Cat Coffeehouse: Located in NoDa, this coffeehouse is known for crafting their own beans and syrup. Their indoor and outdoor seating is a popular spot for those looking to experience the neighborhood’s culture.

Not Just Coffee: An interactive coffee shop that allows customers to partake in classes in addition to regular walk-up service. This locally-driven business has six locations around the Charlotte area.

Coco and the Director: Known for its stadium-like seating, this coffee shop in Uptown is geared towards getting work done. They provide plenty of wide-open space, along with, three co-lab spaces open to reserve.

Mac Tabby Café: Open seven days a week, this shop is not only home to coffee, but cats as well. You can enjoy a freshly roasted cup of coffee while hanging out in the Cat Lounge with their friendly felines.

Central Coffee Company: Located in Plaza Midwood, this neighborhood shop serves its freshly brewed coffee along with pastries and food baked from scratch daily.

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