Coffee in Charlotte: Where To Get Your Fix At Home

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Charlotte Coffee: Fuel up for working at home while supporting local

Feeling groggy in recent days? Don’t feel guilty: It’s something we all can agree on, so one answer is to freshen up with a tall cup of coffee. While a lot of things have shifted or changed, getting the flavors you crave from your local cafes shouldn’t have to.

When it comes to fueling up while supporting local, we’ve made things easier for you. Here’s a round-up of our favorite coffee shops, what to order, and what they’re doing to get that familiar aroma right into your living room and friendly hand. Inhale, exhale, sip, smile… and let coffee be your constant. Don’t forget to order some baked bites, too, while you’re at it.


This South End coffee shop and cafe now has online ordering of wine, coffee, cold brew, lattes, and more all available. Delivery is, too! Staff pick: Try the bottled Chai Latte. @stablehandclt

The Hobbyist

While we sure do miss the gorgeous interior of this hangout, Hobbyist is stepping up their game during this time and we love to see it. Beyond their delicious coffee and tea, you can now order farm fresh items to avoid crowded grocery stores. Call or visit their website or social media for info or just hop on the Cloosiv App. Staff pick: Americano with Coconut milk. @thehobbyistclt

HEX Coffee

Pure Intentions

Charlotte’s first Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certified coffee roaster still providing their specialty grade beans to the Charlotte area. Staff pick: Get cold brew home delivery today.  @pureintentionscoffee


The downtown Davidson coffee shop opened up a drve-thru to accomodate COVID-19 closures. Staff pick: Try one of the Kindred collab milk bread glazed donuts.   @summitcoffee

Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Amélie’s has many tasty hot beverages to choose from and you may even just find something new to try. Pure Intentions Cold Brew was just recently added to the menu. Order from one of their five locations through their website or by phone. Staff picks: Salted Caramel Brownie Mocha and Lavender Lemon Crumble Cafe Creme. @ameliesfrenchbakery

Smelly Cat Coffeehouse

You can order drinks, breakfast, or coffee beans for pick up or curbside delivery through the Cloosiv app. If you’d like to stay home, Smelly Cat has partnered with NoDa Company Store to have their beans available and ready for delivery with your groceries. Supporting two local businesses at one time? We are definitely on board. Staff pick: Sledgehammer, espresso with chocolate sauce. This drink is not for the faint of heart. @smellycatcoffee

Coffee in Charlotte

Central Coffee

Look no further for Charlotte coffee in the form of whole beans, ground beans, ready to drink, or cold brew delivered straight to your door. Central Coffee is delivering to many neighborhoods. To check if you’re one of them, head to their Instagram for contact information (email or text message). Staff pick: Grab a Zucchini Bread Loaf with your coffee. @centralcoffee

Undercurrent Coffee

Undercurrent is partnering with their roaster ONYX Coffee Lab to offer the community 5% off all coffee and merchandise on ONYX’s retail site. While this delivery won’t be same-day, it allows you to order everything you would have had at Undercurrent as well as plan ahead. Be sure to look up the code on Undercurrent’s Instagram posts so that they will get the proceeds. Staff pick: Power Nap made of brown sugar, orange, nougat, apple, and cocoa. @onyxcoffeelab @undercurrentcoffee