The Best Cafes & Coffee Shops in Charleston
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
While Charleston may be known more for its restaurants and bars, the city is also home to a thriving coffee scene. Grab a cup of Stumptown, opt for a carefully crafted pour-over, or enjoy your coffee alongside doughnuts, craft beer, and more.
481 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
It's always hard to choose between the selections at Glazed Gourmet, because the menu of fancy flavors is always changing. If you don't order today, will you ever get the chance again? The big chocolate-filled Black and White? The apple bacon...
4 Vanderhorst St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This mellow cafe is just north of Marion Square. They focus on coffee and craft beers (you can bring your own growler if you want to take some home), but you can pick up everything from pastries and sandwiches to locally made sodas and kombucha...
121 Spring St D, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This tiny, friendly cafe opened up in early 2016 and brews locally roasted beans from King Bean Coffee Roasters. They make meticulous pour-over coffee as well as top-notch baroque drinks like the Palmetto Hipster Mocha. Coffee drinkers can grab...
652 B King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
The Daily is hard to describe: they serve Stumptown coffee and fresh juices, but they also sell cheese, local produce, and dry goods, and carry a great selection of wine and beer. And you can pick up some arty magazines from their newsstand, too....
41 George St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Tricera's owners opened this downtown cafe after growing their fanbase through their James Island roastery, Cup. It's no surprise, then, that Tricera's coffee shines, from its excellent iced coffee to its signature saffron latte. Don't skip out on...
70.5 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
This coffee bar serves great pour-over coffee, has a lovely selection of teas, and makes incredible cold brew that customers can buy by the glass or by the growler. A clean, serene environment for a work session or chat with friends.
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