Food and Murals
North Charlotte

Foodies and cultural cravers alike will find plenty of things that pique their interest in Charlotte’s NoDa art district. Cameras are sure to come out over the picturesque food and mesmerizing murals.


Smelly Cat Coffee & Roastery

Located in NoDa, this coffeehouse is packed with personality and artwork, creating a quirky ambiance for all to enjoy. Order the Dirty Chai Frappe and the House-made Quiche Gilroy before going mural hunting around the neighborhood.

Photography by Jamey Price
Hipsters, Murals + History Tour

Take in the sights and sounds of NoDa with Charlotte NC Tours. Well-known stops include colorful murals that dance across aged factory buildings – from Dolly Parton to the Bargarita mural.


Lunch at Salud Cerveceria

Enjoy an eclectic pizza menu, featuring Latin Lingo with chicken, crema, elote and jalapenos, or Liberation with rosemary and thinly sliced potatoes, and choose from a variety of craft beers and non-alcoholic options.

Enjoy Dessert at Popbar

For a sweet treat head to Popbar, which offers more than 50 flavors of handcrafted gelato, sorbet and yogurt. With the dessert in tow, stroll around the neighborhood to soak up the small-town vibes.


Tour, Dinner and Drinks at Camp North End

Hang out at this 75-acre, historic industrial site, which once manufactured Model T cars. Start at the foot of the water tower to learn about the ambitious project’s history and then kick back with food, music and Friday night fun in the Boileryard. Pose for a picture in front of the large Clint Eastwood mural.