Amelie’s French Bakery…Charlotte, NC

Poetic Edge

Poetic Edge

This morning’s post is all about some hometown love and a really funky French bakery called Amelie’s in the NoDa district of Charlotte, NC.  My husband and I stopped by for a visit last Friday night after a late dinner at Carpe Diem on Elizabeth Ave and even at 11:30PM, Amelie’s had a line.

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(This is my husband’s ‘I guess we’ll just have to wait in line’ face).

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NoDa (short for North Davidson) has become the arts and cultural entertainment center for the city with bi-monthly gallery crawls and some of the best live music around Uptown.  Places like Amelie’s have helped define this area as the trendy place to be; they’re eclectic with a hipster vibe – open 24 hours a day and always busy.  The coffee is simple but strong, best enjoyed with fresh macaroons or an embarrassingly large Napoleon (my favorite)!  

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Star Peninger

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Even if you’re not into coffee or fresh pastries (it’s hard for me to imagine such a person) this is just a really cool place to hang out.  People watch, read a book, whip out your lap top…it’s one of my favorite spots in Charlotte.

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Enjoy your weekend…maybe I’ll see you at Amelie’s! xoxo

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