Best Coffee In Charleston

The Best Coffee Shops In Charleston, SC | We Have 20 Places You Must Try!

If you are in the Charleston area and you are looking for a great place to get a coffee, you have come to the right place.

We have put together this list of the best coffee shops, cafes and restaurants in Charleston that serve top quality coffee to help you decide where to go. Keep reading to find out more.

1. Vintage Coffee & Cafe

This homely, vintage coffee shop is a converted cottage with a delicious brew. It has an outdoor seating area and is open 7 days a week.

You can order cold brew coffees, espresso based drinks like cappuccinos or macchiatos, and specialty drinks like chai tea and loose leaf tea.

They have an extensive food menu with main dishes, light bites, salads, acai bowls and more.

Vintage Coffee & Cafe
219 Simmons Street
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464

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2. Orange Spot Coffee

This North Charleston coffee house is the perfect place to grab a coffee to go or to sit down and grab a bite. They have muffins, quiches, bagels, ciabatta sandwiches and delicious snacks.

You should also try the ice teas. This spot has a great atmosphere – cozy and welcoming.

Orange Spot Coffee
1011 East Montague Avenue
North Charleston, S.C. 29405
(843) 637-4504

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3. Caviar & Bananas

There are two locations of this amazing coffee shop in Charleston – one at the airport and one on George Street. They have a great menu of coffee including espresso based drinks and delicious cocoa.

They also offer an impressive range of fresh foods. Made from scratch every day in the store. From gourmet sandwiches to salads, nibbles and more.

Caviar & Bananas
51 George Street, Charleston, SC,
United States, South Carolina

4. The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery

This picture perfect cafe focuses on responsibly sourced ingredients and a majority of vegetarian dishes. The menu is seasonal and they work directly with local farmers to source products.

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Whether you stop by for breakfast, lunch, baked items or just a coffee, you will feel right at home. You can have your coffee made with whole milk from a local creamery, almond milk, or oat milk.

The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery
1107 King Street
Charleston,SC 29403

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5. Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe

The house blend coffee at Kaminsky’s is very popular, and for good reason. They have a great range of flavored letters including vanilla, caramel and hazelnut (also available in sugar free option).

You can also get a tasty mocha or white mocha. As well as specialty coffees, you can get luxury milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, floats and more. The fresh cakes and pies are baked daily and the menu changes regularly.

Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe
78 N. Market Street,
Charleston, SC 29401

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6. Mercantile & Mash

Mercantile & Mash is a gourmet food emporium in Charleston that is known for its excellent coffee.

Whether you want espresso coffee, cold brew or iced coffee, you will love the flavor of the coffee blend. You can also choose from the homemade syrups -vanilla, mocha, caramel or lavender.

They also offer seasonal drinks, speciality teas and more. If you want something delicious to eat you can check out the all day breakfast menu, or try one of the soups or salads.

Mercantile & Mash
701 East Bay Street,
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2636

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7. The Daily

The Daily is a coffee house that is the sister to the ‘Butcher & Bee’ sandwich shop. The goal is convenience and quality – a place where you don’t need to sacrifice delicious coffee and food just because you are in a rush.

You can get premium coffee, nice and strong, along with freshly pressed juices, breakfast foods, pastries, smoothies, fresh bread and more.

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The service is friendly and efficient and you will definitely want to make this a regular spot!

The Daily
652 B King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 619-0151

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8. Metto Coffee

Metto Coffee is in the Mount Pleasant area of Charleston. It is a bright and cheerful place with a fantastic menu.

You can order drip coffee, cold brew, lattes, iced coffee, blended ice coffee, espresso based drinks – whatever type of coffee you fancy.

Breakfast is served until 12pm, and you can enjoy pastries, muffins, tarts and more all day. You can also order lunch items like paninis, wraps and toasted sandwiches.

Metto Coffee
354 West Coleman Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

9. La Patisserie

La patisserie is a coffee shop inside Hotel Bennett in Charleston. You can dine in, or get your coffee to go, along with a fantastic selection of sandwiches, sweet and savory pasties, and more. Their Camellias cake is well known and very popular.

The coffee shop is open from 7 am until 9pm, and has a relaxing ambience with tealights and marble furniture.

La Pâtisserie
404 King Street,
Charleston, SC, United States

10. Sightsee Shop

This cool shop has a cafe on the side which is a chic place to grab a coffee. You can order online and pick up from the cafe if you are in a rush, or take a seat and take your time.

They offer baked goods from ‘Butcher & Bee’, and a range of drinks – honey latte, cappuccino, cold brew, teas and more.

Sightsee Shop
125 1/2 Line St.
Charleston, SC 29403

11. Brown Fox Coffee

Brown Fox Coffee is a cute, dog-friendly coffee spot in Mount Pleasant, Charleston.

They have a great range of coffees, including a special menu of flavored coffees – Mexican dark chocolate matcha, chai latte, raspberry white mocha, and hazelnut americano.

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You can also order blended iced coffees with various syrups such as brown sugar cinnamon and lavender honey.

Make sure you try one of the tasty parties to go with your coffee – fruit muffins, coffee cake, banana bread and seasonal options.

Brown Fox Coffee
307 Simmons Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 520-9849

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12. Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer has a lovely outdoor patio area which is a great place to catch up with friends or read a few chapters of a book whilst enjoying your coffee.

It is a hip and trendy place to enjoy some delicious coffee – a frothy cappuccino or a milky latte. You can also sample some of the baked goods, or stay for a beer.

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer
4 Vanderhorst St,
Charleston, SC, United States

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13. Clerks Coffee Company

This coffee shop is an independent cafe situated inside Hotel Emeline. It is charming and vibrant with quick service and a great range of tasty menu items.

After 1pm the pastries are half price! You can also tuck into bagels, sandwiches, oats, grain bowls and other foods.

If you are looking for a great coffee, an iced tea, or even a cocktail, you will find something you fancy on the drinks menu.

Clerks Coffee Company
181 Church Street,
Charleston, SC 29401

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14. Mixson Market

Mixson Market is a sandwich shop that also happens to make an amazing cup of coffee.

They use local ingredients wherever possible to create their delicious sandwiches and other meals. They sell a range of energy drinks, protein drinks, juices alongside their coffee menu.

Try one of their milky lattes with caramel, vanilla, lavender, honey, cherry, blueberry or hazelnut syrup. You could also get a mocha, a cappuccino or an iced coffee.

Mixson Market
4401 McCarthy Street,
North Charleston, SC 29405

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15. Second State Coffee

Second State Coffee is a Charleston coffee shop chain with four locations – Mount Pleasant, Downtown, West Ashley and Oyster Park. Each one has its own atmosphere and vibe, and each one sells fantastic coffee.

They are sociable places, perfect for catching up with friends or for inspiring your creativity whilst working on a project. The brown sugar latte is areal crowd pleaser.

Second State Coffee
70.5 Beaufain St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 793-4402

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16. Park & Grove

Park & Grove is a restaurant, but they also have a casual area where you can relax and enjoy a coffee. The coffee is delicious, and the setting is very serene.

The best place to sit is the outdoor patio, especially on a warm day with a gentle breeze. Park & Grove is close to Hampton Park, so you can enjoy a stroll after your coffee.

Park & Grove
730 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403

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17. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

Bitty & Beau’s is a coffee shop opened by an entrepreneur called Amy Wright. She has four children, two of which have Downs Syndrome.

Amy is passionate about ensuring that everyone has employment opportunities, including those with disabilities. The staff at Bitty & Beau’s live with conditions like Down’s Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee
4949 New Centre Dr,
Wilmington, NC, United States

18. Carmella’s Cafe & Dessert Bar

There are two locations for this chain, including Downtown Charleston. It’s a perfect space for enjoying a coffee and a dessert before you take up some sight-seeing.

There are lots of interesting locations within walking distance – Charleston market, pineapple fountain and White Point gardens.

Carmella’s is a traditional Italian cafe with sandwiches, pizzas, cakes, desserts and a great range of espresso based drinks. You can also get beers, wines, cocktails and alcoholic shakes.

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Carmella’s Cafe & Dessert Bar
198 E Bay St #100,
Charleston, SC 29401

19. Muddy Waters Cafe

Muddy Waters is a quirky cafe on James Island with a unique collection of artwork on the walls.

They offer both local coffee beans and Italian coffee beans and have a great selection of hot drinks available, as well as snacks and light bites.

The strong wifi signal makes this a popular spot with remote workers and creatives who want a change of scenery.

Muddy Waters Cafe
1739 Maybank Hwy,
Charleston, SC 29412

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20. Tricera Coffee

Tricera coffee is the perfect place for dinosaur enthusiasts to get their caffeine fix. The decorations and displays are paleontology themed, but in a cool and minimalist way.

As well as a great choice of coffees, they also serve delicious food. You can choose from bagels, sandwiches, breakfasts, waffles, and more.

Tricera Coffee
41 A George St.
Charleston, SC


This list is the perfect guide to help you find the best places in Charleston to get coffee, snacks, light bites and more. You will be able to get all you need to start your day off the right way.

Blair Witkowski
Author: Blair Witkowski

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