The Best Charlotte Coffee Shops by Neighborhood
Whether you want to sip in solitude or meet friends for a little coffee talk, you’ll find a unique way to fill your cup at these Queen City establishments.
by Joanne Spataro
Nowadays, every corner of Crown Town has a place serving locally sourced beans and brews—here’s where to go for a cup of joe in nearly every part of town. Whether you want to sip in solitude or meet friends for a little coffee talk, you’ll find a unique way to fill your cup at these Queen City establishments.
Montford Park: Mugs
Find quiet in your busy weekend by meeting up with friends or playing a game of checkers over a chai tea latte at Mugs, where the relaxed vibe provides the perfect setting for sipping.
Matthews: Brakeman's Coffee
Set up on downtown Matthews’ bustling strip, Brakeman’s Coffee is committed to “Keeping Matthews Slow.” Settle in at this homey spot to finally write that novel over a cup of piping joe.
Dilworth: Not Just Coffee
Local favorite Not Just Coffee puts the craft in craft coffee. Baristas here master Instagram-worthy pours, a skill that takes the shop’s lattes to the next level. Find additional locations in Uptown, South End and Myers Park.
Uptown: Amélie's French Bakery
Tucked inside Charlotte's uptown area, Amélie's French Bakery serves up coffee and espresso made from locally roasted Enderly Coffee, so you can pair your morning beverage with a delicious sweet treat.
Ballantyne: Rush Espresso Cafe & Wine Bar
Sit by the window at Rush Espresso Cafe & Wine Bar cradling a hot Americano, contemplating which Harris Teeter/Target combo you’ll hit up after this too-brief moment.
Pineville: Unwind Tea & Coffee
If you’re a tea lover, Unwind Tea & Coffee steeps an A to Z selection of leaves, while coffee aficionados can enjoy a cold or hot French press in one of three flavors.
NoDa: Crown Station Coffee House & Pub
Formerly located in Elizabeth, Crown Station Coffee House & Pub has reopened in NoDa, serving up coffee (as well as a few stronger beverages, too) paired with live music, well into the night.
South End: South End Grind
New kid on the block, South End Grind is nestled inside fitness center Urban MVMNT. You’ll find cold brews, drip coffee, Aeropress coffee and seasonal coffee creations, all served in a chic atmosphere.