The Best Cafes & Coffee Shops in Charleston

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 Street
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 fritter? Or maybe a honey bun... Always on the menu and always recommended is a cup of chai latte.
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 served from a tap. Kudu’s courtyard is calm and spacious: a great oasis in the middle of the city.
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