Not that anyone ever really needs a reason to grab a cup of coffee, but tomorrow, September 29, is officially #NationalCoffeeDay. There are so many coffee shops all over town and while a strong cup of Joe is great and all, a strong café game is also key these days. Luckily for Charlotte, the coffee scene has really developed over the past few years. We have passionate baristas crafting beverages with intention and spaces to inspire us whether we’re working solo, catching up with some friends, or collaborating with creatives over a project. So on this edition of #DoseofCLT, we are lining up our favorite local Queen City coffee spots, and BONUS–we’ve got a list of #NationalCoffeeDay specials for you to enjoy!
Here’s a map for a quick guide to see which ones are near your neighborhood:
If you live in Charlotte, there’s no way you don’t know about Amelie’s. We love that there’s a location in most neighborhoods now. We frequent the Park Road location for post-dinner coffees and desserts!
Basal Coffee: Love that you can enjoy the LaCa gallery next door! Dunx Coffee at Blackhawk Hardware: These guys introduced us to pour overs and truly enjoying REAL coffee! Coco and the Director: Our choice for post-dinner drinks and desserts whenever in the Uptown area–ALWAYS order one of Sugarrmann’s cronuts.
Suffolk Punch and Roots Cafe: We love both places for their brunch offerings! Parliament: Great pit stop in Uptown if you need to fuel up. Lincoln’s Haberdashery: So much to love about this place–click here to read a previous #DoseofCLT blog post for a day itinerary in the Historic South End area!
Not Just Coffee: What’s not to love about the Not Just Coffee shops all over town. (We also love the 7th Street location but somehow didn’t have a picture from there!) Our favorite is definitely the Dilworth location with their full cocktail and kitchen menu. Undercurrent Coffee: This Plaza Midwood ‘newcomer’ has really settled in well into this neighborhood and we just love meeting up here with friends! Waterbean Coffee: We’re so excited that they’re expanding throughout the city and they have moved into the Whitehall area in (very) south Charlotte as now they’re closer to us! Love their iced coffee and the nitro Thai tea!
Have you been to any of these coffee shops? Do you have a favorite coffee shop we missed? There are definitely many others we’ve been meaning to visit but haven’t been to yet, like Queen City Grounds, Enderly, Mac Tabby, and Trade and Lore!
And as promised, those #NationalCoffeeDay Specials:
Run to your closest Dunkin’ (Donuts) and snag a BOGO any size hot coffee for you and your favorite person or keep ’em both to yourself. We won’t judge! Also, check out the Plaza Midwood location, which is a new concept design for the chain.
Check in with your local Clean Juice to see if they are participating in the free cup of hot organic coffee. The Uptown location will be participating!
Let us know how you end up celebrating #NationalCoffeeDay and we’ll share it on our Instagram stories on IG: @CLT.Remedy
These CLT coffee shops and #NationalCoffeeDay specials recommended by Kriska!