Fine & FettleCozy Coffeehouse in the Morning, Candlelit Gastro Lounge at Night
In fine fettle: “To be in a state or condition of health, fitness, wholeness, spirit or form.”
Welcome to Fine & Fettle, a modern American dining experience with a focus on seasonality, where we want diners to live that good Southern life and eat with purpose. Modern yet approachable, we offer a farm-to-table service featuring locally and sustainably sourced produce plus wellness driven mixology through locally sourced ingredients.
Homey furniture, mismatched chairs, muted colors—the atmosphere we create here is something special, with clean, modern tableware peppered with rustic influences. Sprigs of dried flowers mix perfectly with our crisp linens and tumbler glassware. Feel the vibe of our colonial Southern home turned restaurant with each bite of our small plates and each sip of our handcrafted cocktails.
*No longer accepting cash.*
Fine & Fettle Coffee Bar
Daily: 6:00am – 3:00pm
Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 6:00am – 10:00am
Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar: 11:00am – 12:00am
Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast: 6:00am - 10:00am
Brunch: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar: 11:00am - 12:00am
Meet Our Team
Meet the team that makes it all happen at Fine & Fettle. From smoking cocktails and small plates to shareables in the classic American style, these guys are always serving up something special. Get to know the people in charge of your next food and drink adventure.
David “Schmidty” Schmidt has been slinging juice behind the bar and across the country for more than 15 years in hot top markets like Miami, New York, and Los Angeles County. Schmidt honed his craft cocktailing skills while working under Iron Chef Marc Forgione in Tribeca, New York. During this time he found his passion for his liquid libations.
Since 2013, Schmidt has been designing cocktail programs for some of the busiest lounges in Long Beach, California, like Cielo, a speakeasy above the historic Breakers building. Here he received many awards for his craft, like Number 1 Rooftop Cocktail Bar in Southern California.
From smoking cocktails, playing with fire, and cocktail deconstruction, Schmidt has done it all. “Schmidty” is a mad scientist behind the bar and is bringing his brand of magic to the Queen City and Canopy Charlotte SouthPark.
Starting from a humble beginning, Chef Olajuwon Mason was raised in Elizabeth City, NC, a small town in northeastern NC. Lured into the culinary world when his passion for the hospitality industry and for food was recognized at an early age. Olajuwon spent most of his time in kitchen cooking with his mother, Tonjia and grandmother, Queenie. He was inspired by how food can tell a story and bring people together.
Olajuwon went on to study Culinary Arts and Food Service Management at Johnson & Wales University where he learned to develop his own unique style and flair. Shortly after, Olajuwon continued his education at the University of Alabama receiving a master’s degree in hospitality management. So armed with determination and passion, Olajuwon went on and began his career at exclusive hotels and clubs such as the Sanderling Resort, Charlotte City Club, Kimball’s Kitchen and Hilton Charlotte Center City.
Over the years Chef Olajuwon worked under influential leaders of the culinary profession who helped shape his style and depth of knowledge. When beginning at the Canopy Charlotte SouthPark in 2020 Olajuwon was the Executive Sous Chef /Lead Event Culinary Enthusiast prior to his current promotion to Executive Chef/Lead Culinary Enthusiast.
Olajuwon balances his culinary career with enjoying every spare moment with his family and friends. Chef Olajuwon’s culinary philosophy and passion reflects the growing trend towards a healthier and down-to-earth lifestyle. Working with neighboring farmers to seek out the finest in regional and local produce is the essence of his cuisine. Olajuwon’s preference is to allow the natural flavors of food to express themselves. Grown by farmers and inspired for the most beautiful final product.
In addition to cooking, Chef Olajuwon’s passion is to develop younger generations to discover their own talents in the same way that he was encouraged. Olajuwon believes whole-heartedly in staying active, continuously learning, and always having fun.
Fine & Fettle captures the freshness and vibrancy of locality, where new yet familiar flavors are enhanced by Southern charm. Chef Olajuwon Mason and team will take you on a culinary adventure, adapting his inventive menu with ingredients sourced in the South. Let’s work together to plan the perfect cocktail dinner, wine tasting or celebration at our Chef's table. For inquiries, fill out the contact us information below for menus, pricing and details.