50 Coffee Shops Around Charleston

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Coffee is a mom’s best friend, wouldn’t you agree?? Here is a great list of local spots, recommended by our contributors (as well as some favorites recommended by you!) to hit up around the Charleston area! 

{Disclaimer…these are just a few locations and not an exhaustive Charleston area list. We would LOVE to hear about your favorites! Fill us in in the comments!}

Downtown:

The Daily – 652 B. King Street, Charleston

Clerks Coffee Company – 181 Church St, Charleston (located inside Hotel Emeline). Mom Tip:: “Grab your coffee and head down to the market after!”

Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer – 4 Vanderhorst Street, Charleston

Second State Coffee – 70.5 Beaufain St. Charleston

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee – 159 Church Street, Charleston

Mercantile & Mash – 701 E Bay St, Charleston, Mom Tip:: “Two words, free parking!”

Caviar & Bananas – 51 George St., Charleston, Mom Tip:: “Come for coffee, stay for lunch! Great food and snack options, as well as retail available…check out the Ginger Tumeric Tea!”

Harbinger Cafe – 1107 King Street, Charleston

The Bakehouse – 160 E. Bay St., Charleston

The Rise Coffee Bar – 75 Wentworth St, Charleston

Saveurs du Monde Cafe – 22 Westedge St. Charleston

Sight See Shop – 698 Rutledge Ave, Charleston (They are currently moving into their new location on Rutledge, check their website and socials for updates!)

The Harken Cafe & Bakery – 62 Queen St., Charleston Mom Tip:: Grab a coffee and sammie or pastry to go at this quaint and adorable shop, then hit Queen St. for a lovely stroll!

City Lights Eastside – 12 Line St. Charleston

Island Provisions – 221 St. Philip St., Charleston

Black Door Cafe – 115 Meeting St, Charleston (inside The Mills House Hotel). Mom Tip:: “They’re tiny and great for a quick stop. Super cute too very photo worthy- good coffee and snacks.”

Black Door Cafe. Photo by @thingstodoincharleston

Mount Pleasant:

Tidal Grounds Coffee – 1039 Highway 41, Suite 200, Mount Pleasant, Mom Tip:: “Be sure to try one of their delicious pastries made locally by Bakies!”

Vintage Coffee and Cafe – 219 Simmons Street, Mount Pleasant, Mom Tip:: “Sit outside and let your kiddos play in their truck-turned-playground!”

Metto Coffee & Tea – 354 W Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant. Mom Tip:: “They have the BESSSST gluten-free scones. Ever.”

Second State Coffee – 766 S Shelmore Blvd, Mount Pleasant and 1410 Shucker Circle, Mount Pleasant

Brown Fox Coffee – 307 Simmons St, Mount Pleasant

Cooper River Coffee Roasters – 1303 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Ste. 5, Mount Pleasant, Mom Tip:: “Super quaint and family-owned!”

Sena Cafe – 2170 Snyder Cir #117, Mount Pleasant

OwlBear Cafe – 1964 Riviera Dr. Suite J, Mt Pleasant. Mom Tip:: “Great coffee, yummy pastries and breakfast sandwiches, a ton of board games. Located at Seaside Farms near Target.”

Front Porch Coffeehouse & Creamery – 3510 Park Ave Blvd, Mt Pleasant. Mom Tip:: “Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and like an old school ice cream shop too! Super cute!”

Joey Bag a Donuts – 1118 Park W Blvd Ste 6, Mt Pleasant. Mom Tip:: “Yummy bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and donuts. Gluten-free options are available from Pastry Power! Their iced white mocha latte is addictive. Head to the rec department playground right down the road after!”


Sullivan’s Island:

Sullivan’s Island Co-op – 2019 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island 

Beardcats – 2063 Middle St., Sullivans Island, Mom Tip:: “Check out their amazing affogado (espresso with gelato!)”


North Charleston:

Orange Spot Coffee – 1011 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston. Mom Tip:: Try their Cha Yen, Thai iced tea. Yum!

The Coffee House – 3620 Ashley Phosphate Rd. Ste. 2, North Charleston

Lodi Coffee – 2210 Ashley Phosphate Rd, North Charleston. Mom Tip:: Lodi is amazing! Drive-thru only but their menu is expansive!


Summerville:

Coastal Coffee Roasters – 108 E 3rd N St., Summerville, Mom Tip:: “Check out their calendar for fun community events like a murder mystery, yoga, painting classes, and more!”

Cuppa Manna – 100 S Main Street Ste. A, and 2007 Second Ave. Unit C, Summerville. Mom Tip:: “Their chai tea lattes are delicious! Grab a coffee and then take a walk down historic downtown Summerville!”

Charleston Bakery & Deli – 10597 Dorchester Road, Summerville, Mom Tip:: “Their desserts are out of this world!”

Cafe de Fleur – 100 W. Richardson Ave. Ste. C, Summerville

Knightsville General Store and Coffee & Cones – 1700 Central Ave, Summerville.

Luxe Espresso and Wine Bar – 1430 Central Ave, Summerville. Mom Tip:: “Luxe in Summerville is our favorite because of the huge outdoor area for the kids to run around (they have some games and sometimes they have live music or outdoor movies too). Plus it’s a local spot!”

Luxe Coffee-photo by @thingstodoincharleston

Johns Island:

Southern Brews – 2812 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

Java Java Coffee House – Freshfields Village, 375 Gardners Cir, Johns Island  

Gold Star Coffee – 3293 Maybank Hwy Ste. 205, Johns Island

Island Provisions – 1803 Crown Commons Way, Johns Island


West Ashley:

Charleston Coffee Exchange – 2875 Ashley River Road, Suite 1, Charleston

Second State Coffee – 1630 Ashley Hall Rd., Charleston

Highfalutin Coffee Roasters – 27 Magnolia Rd, Charleston. Mom Tip:: “Delicious coffee and good outdoor seating.”


Folly Beach:

Center Street Coffee – 18 Center St. Folly Beach

Deadlow Coffee Co – 113 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach Mom Tip:: ” They have their own storefront now! They are AMAZING! The cold brew is dreamy and they have fresh vegan pastries that are to die for! It’s actually run by a former firefighter my hubby used to work with, so that’s pretty neat!”


James Island:

Muddy Waters Coffee Bar – 1739 Maybank Hwy, Charleston

Baguette Magic – 792 Folly Rd Suite A, Charleston. Mom Tip:: “Amazing cold brew, drip, black, and flavored coffees.”

Highfalutin Coffee Roasters – 989 Harborview Rd. Charleston Mom Tip:: They have amazing coffee and a great outdoor space to meet a friend or let the kiddos run around!


Daniel Island:

Blondies Bagels & Cafe – 245 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

The Dime – 30 River Landing Dr, Daniel Island. “Mom Tip:: “Delicious coffee and food. Hang out at one of the nearby playgrounds and then grab a smoothie or lunch at The Dime!”


Isle of Palms:

Refuge – 1517 Palm Blvd., Suite A, Isle of Palms

Cafe Paname – 1202 Palm Blvd., Suite A, Isle of Palms

The Co-op – 1515 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms


Goose Creek:

Bald Monkey Beanery – 1320 Red Bank Rd., Goose Creek

Ra Coffee Company – 110 S. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek


Ladson:

Mellow & Play Cafe – 9473 US-78, Ladson

Hurricane Coffee Company – 650 College Park Rd., Ladson


Hanahan:

The Brew 7000 Bowen Pier Dr. Suite 1, Hanahan. Mom Tip:: “You must check out their coffee flights!”

The Bean Counter – 5805 Campbell St., Hanahan


Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Bald Monkey Brewery in Goose Creek…small but delicious coffee! Also, Mellow and Play Cafe in Ladson…terrific coffee and your little ones can play!

  2. In West Ashley:
    -Broom Wagon Coffee- Ashley Hall Rd
    -Classic Coffee-Magnolia Rd
    -Gala Desserts-Savannah highway
    -Sojourn Coffee- Old Towne

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