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Mon – Sat: 8am – 6pm
1133 N. Wendover Rd  |  Charlotte, NC 28211

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giving back through coffee and a good book

Julia’s Café & Books exists to support the community, not only through caffeine and reading materials but also through the funding of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region’s mission of building homes, communities, and hope in our area.

Through the sale of local, organic coffee, food options and used books, Julia’s Café & Books, and our customers play a vital role in working to address the affordable housing crisis from Pineville to Statesville.

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Give The Gift of Julia's

Purchase gift cards online for Julia’s Cafe & Books for yourself or others.  The cards can be used for anything in Julia’s and can be reloaded at any time. Great gift for that coffee and book lover in your life…and it all goes to support a great cause!

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about us

our coffee

We’re proud to offer Magnolia Coffee Co. as our provider of craft-roasted beans. The quality is second to none, and being roasted right here in Charlotte ensures the freshest beans are available for every cup!

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our food

Julia’s serves a variety of pastries, snacks, salads and sandwiches. Because these are all made with the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients, the available options change throughout the year. Make sure you stop by (often, of course) and see what’s being served today!

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who is Julia?

Julia Maulden was one of Charlotte’s pioneering public servants. She worked on the first Habitat Charlotte Region home and helped bring President Jimmy Carter to Charlotte for one of the first Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Projects – helping to build fourteen homes in one week.

Julia was also instrumental in the founding of Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, serving as the first volunteer executive director of the organization. 

Julia borrowed and worked her way through Greensboro Women’s College during The Great Depression. Her public service began in Kannapolis with the local Girl Scout movement where she helped to build the Girl Scout camp called Camp Julia. In 1945 she was named Kannapolis’ woman of the year. In 1960 she moved to Davidson, North Carolina with her family where she became active in the school system for her kids. Her involvement led to her eventual service on the Charlotte Mecklenburg school board from 1966-1974.

Upon leaving the school board, she spent the next eighteen months in the Peace Corps teaching children in Zaire. In the next chapter of her life she brought her former students from Africa to the US, paying their way through prominent schools such as Columbia University and Davidson College.

In 1991 she told the Charlotte Observer’s Tom Bradbury that “asking yourself, “Am I better off,” is the wrong question. “Are we better off?” is the question.” Needless to say, Julia’s Café & Books would not be here if it weren’t for Julia’s commitment to the community.

need space for a meeting or event?

Julia’s has plenty of comfortable seating for small to medium groups and can handle food and beverage catering with ease. All you have to do is give us a call at 704.295.4585!

Book Drives

You can make a difference by collecting books in your neighborhood, church, or at your office. Contact us today to find out how you can help us turn books into homes!

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