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Y’all, let’s face it – coffee is essential to life.
Lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, americanos, espresso, and straight coffee might just be the best thing to ever happen to us humans. Not only does coffee provide us with much-needed energy, it’s loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, and studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Sooooo…for coffee lovers it’s definitely a win-win sitch (uation.)
If you’re in need of a new go-to coffee shop or are just wondering where some of the best beans are in the 843, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite local spots for you to incorporate into your “daily grind. “
Located beside Workshop, this recently opened coffee shop offers coffee and pastries in the morning, and lite fare and wine in the afternoon and evening. Talk about the best of both worlds, right? – 1503 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Looking for a minimalist-chic vibe? Then head to this downtown coffee bar with hot & cold drinks, window-bar seating, communal tables & WiFi – 70.5 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401
This artful downtown spot doesn’t have plenty of seating, but it does have drip, French press, espresso & tea drinks with cafe breakfast & lunch. Plus….WiFi – 141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Putzing around in Mount Pleasant and need a pick-me-up? This lofty feeling coffee shop offers pour-over coffee & select, seasonal eats for breakfast & lunch – 766 S Shelmore Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Kudu is a local favorite. Its courtyard patio is the perfect place to sip on some java and get some work done or catch up with a friend. The best part? They also serve craft beers & hosts live music on the weekends – 4 Vanderhorst St, Charleston, SC 29403
This quaint little coffee shop offers lattes, americanos & cold-brew plus hot chocolate and gourmet snacks. They even sell local goodies like Rewined Candles and Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil. Try a shaken lavender vanilla iced coffee, you won’t be disappointed. – 1739 Maybank Hwy W, Charleston, SC 29412
This Birmingham-based coffee company made its way to Upper King just last fall. With a stark interior, great coffee and fast and friendly service, Revelator was bound to make it on our list – 550 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
It may be a part of The Restoration Hotel, but The Rise Coffee Bar is open to anyone, not just hotel guests. Service is fast and all coffees and teas offer a European-style sip and stroll experience. Perfect for taking with you while walking around downtown and taking in the sights like the true local you are – 77 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
You could say Sojourn Coffee is off the beaten path. But it’s on the right path when it comes to coffee and baked goods. (Was that corny? Probably just a little.) This mom & pop cafe can do almost anything espresso or coffee, customized your way. Don’t forget to grab a bakery item with your coffee, everything is made from scratch – 1664 Old Towne Rd D, Charleston, SC 29407
Great coffee. Delicious pastries. Fresh quiche. Delectable desserts. Spacious and plenty of seating. Tidal Grounds pretty much has it all. On a hot day, go for a shaken iced coffee – 1039 SC-41 #200, Mt Pleasant, SC 29466