support local businesses


What would Matthews be without its local businesses? This year has brought difficult times for many businesses from mandated closures, occupancy restrictions, and safety concerns for our essential workers. We created Matthews Made to raise awareness for our businesses – to help them prosper again – and to ultimately strengthen our town’s economy. 

Help us support our local businesses by sharing this initiative with your friends and family. Matthews supports local because supporting local means supporting our neighbors, our friends, and our families. 

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Brakeman’s Coffee & Supply

Brakeman’s Coffee and supply of Matthews, NC is a place where you can hit the brakes, and enjoy a cup coffee in the midst of a busy world. A place to gather, to slow down, share ideas, build friendships, and labor together for the good of Matthews. 

 Restaurant / Cafe 

 225 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC

El Valle Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant – Serving Matthews for over 20 years.


 305 W John Street, Matthews, NC

Lunch specials Monday – Friday!

Fullwood Market

Local Products for Local People. Fullwood Market strives to provide a place for locally produced goods and well-crafted items. The market is named after John Miles Fullwood who operated a stagecoah depot, store, and post office from his home in what we now know as Matthews. “We imagine his store was full of goods from local people making their lives better.”


 131 East John Street, Suite B, Matthews, NC

Good Cup

Farm to cup coffee service! Good Cup is a small family trying to make a big difference, one cup at a time. At Good Cup, they offer a refined experience in a casual atmosphere. They partner with artists, farmers, botanist and creators to infuse a unique cup of coffee, chai, tea, or tonic. 


 105 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC

Find Good Cup at the Matthews’ Farmer’s Market every Saturday! Good Cup caters!

Grace O’Malley’s Irish Public House

Grace O’Malley’s is a gathering spot for all in Downtown Matthews. 


 157 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC

Kabab-Je Rotisserie & Grill

Lebanese & Mediterranean dishes served in a relaxed, strip-mall setting. 


 2233 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews, NC

Specials every day of the week!

Kristopher’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

A family style sports bar with 50 flat screen TVs, delicious food, and a large selection of bottled and local craft beers. Come out and see us!


 250 N Trade Street, Matthews, NC

Specials every day of the week!


Santé, in historic downtown Matthews, is a fine dining eclectic French-inspired American restaurant focused on serving locally raised products. The menu changes seasonally to reflect what the owners find available at the local Farmers’ Market, right across the street. Santé’s dining room is perfect for a romantic dinner or quiet evening for any gathering.


 165 N. Trade Street, Matthews, NC

 Voted as “Best Restaurant in Matthews” by Charlotte Magazine!

Stacks Kitchen

Bright, contemporary kitchen whipping up familiar diner fare, including breakfast served all day. 


 11100 Monroe Road, Matthews, NC

 Breakfast and lunch specials! We cater!

The Loyalist Market

Cut-to-order cheese and charcuterie shop offering local farm and artisanal food products, sandwiches, salads, small plates, beer, and wine. 


 435 N Trade Street #102, Matthews, NC

Every Tuesday-Friday 3-6 PM: $20 Cheese & Charcuterie Boards!

Your Mom’s Donuts

Your Mom’s Donuts prides itself on making a guilt-free treat, without harmful preservatives, artifical ingredients, or fillers. The donuts are crafted with locally-sourced ingredients, like strawberries, blueberries, and watermelon from nearby farms. You’ll find 12 to 15 flavors available daily. The Matthews shop serves as the flagship location, as well as the kitchen where the donuts are made from scratch every day. 


 11025 Monroe Road, Matthews, NC

 A woman owned and run business! Check out their weekly specialty flavors!


Antique Alley

The oldest antique dealer mall in the Charlotte area. 


 1325 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews, NC

Backyard Birds

A unique shopping experience highlighting the joy and excitement of attracting wildlife with the finest quality seed and best quality feeders, bird houses, bird baths, and much more. 


 1819 Matthews Township Parkway #800, Matthews, NC

Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. 

Menswear boutique specializing in casual wear and leather goods in classic styles with a rugged edge.