What Are the Most Unique Coffee Shops in Charleston, SC?

With more than few options to choose from, coffee shops in Charleston, SC, offer travelers and locals a place to grab their morning caffeine fix, meet a friend for lunch, or spend a few hours working. If you’re in search of a unique locale with a different kind of vibe, check out this list of some of our favorite little spots in town.While planning your trip to the Holy City, be sure to request access to our complimentary Destination Guide to learn about even more coffee shops in Charleston, SC, plus the best restaurants, activities, and attractions! Countless travelers have used our handbook to plan their perfect Southern vacation. Get your copy today!

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Stop in For a Drink at These Coffee Shops in Charleston, SC

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

A popular spot in downtown Charleston, Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer serves a large menu of coffee and tea drinks as well as rotating taps with many local brews. Whether you’re looking for a pick-me-up or an end-of-the-day drink, you can enjoy your beverage outside in the charming little patio surrounded by brick and lush vegetation. Inside, patrons can sit at the coffee bar or private tables. If you do decide to visit this quintessential Charleston coffee shop, you should keep in mind that there is no public wifi, so this spot is better for hanging out with friends than getting work done.


Mercantile and Mash

Located within the beautifully renovated Old Cigar Factory, Mercantile and Mash is an excellent place for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or even a glass of wine. Long community tables cover one half of the shop, allowing people to mingle, while the other side offers a long bar near the barista stand as well as smaller, more private tables. Order the Paris by Night, a Vietnamese-style shot of iced coffee with a mint leaf, for a major caffeine rush, or take it easy with a warm, sweet cream latte or hibiscus-flavored tea.


Second State Coffee

Formerly known as Black Tap, Second State Coffee sits on Beaufain Street in a quiet, charming neighborhood between Coming Street and Colonial Lake. Though seating room is a bit limited, you can usually find space at the window bar or the community table. Boasting house-roasted coffee, Second State serves up delicious craft drinks including a lavender latte.


Brown’s Court Bakery

You may walk right past this adorable coffee shop and bakery if you’re not looking for it. Built inside a refurbished Charleston Single house on St. Philip Street between Spring and Canon streets, Brown’s Court has upstairs, downstairs, and outdoor seating. Order one of their delicious breakfast sandwiches or pastries with a hot coffee and spend some time on the porch.


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