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.
(This is my husband’s ‘I guess we’ll just have to wait in line’ face).
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)!
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.
Enjoy your weekend…maybe I’ll see you at Amelie’s! xoxo