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Charleston’s Top 12 Coffee Shops

The Rise Coffee Bar

A cold brew. A comforting chai. A classic Americano. No matter your cup of joe, you’ll be savoring every last drop at the Charleston area’s top coffee shops. Whether it’s the allure of the atmosphere, aroma of the artisanal, hand-roasted beans or the fresh-out-of-the-oven pastries that pair perfectly with your morning cup, you’ll be sure to keep coming back for more. Scroll on to discover the top 12 coffee shops in Charleston.

Said to be "the most Instagram-able coffee shop in Charleston," The Rise's coffee game is as strong as its allure for visitors and locals alike. From Sweet Autumn Sage to Mint to Bee lattes, you're bound to find seasonal sips on the menu at all times.

The Daily, sister to Charleston’s craft sandwich shop Butcher & Bee, is our go-to for gourmet Stumptown Coffee, cold-pressed juices and nourishing grab-and-go provisions. Enjoy a morning Matcha or taste a Tahini Mocha; you won't regret it.

From French Press coffee to Blueberry Hibiscus tea and everything in between, Caviar & Bananas offers an epicurean experience to excite the senses. This upscale specialty food destination features gourmet prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, sushi, charcuterie, an espresso bar and more!

Cozy up with your coffee cup and your favorite read in Kudu's courtyard patio or choose from a wide selection of 20 taps of craft beer and enjoy live music on the weekend!

The Park Cafe celebrates Charleston’s beautiful Hampton Park with a seasonal menu. Sip on your favorite brew, chamomile tea or comforting chai while enjoying healthy staples such as avocado toast, farm egg vegetable soup and shredded kale salad.

Mercantile & Mash is your one-stop shop, serving as both a retail space offering grab-and-go food provisions, locally roasted coffee, wine and craft beer, house-cured meats and regional cheese, and a hip hangout for get togethers or work!

Hot toddies, dessert martinis, specialty coffees, signature milkshakes... Kaminsky's appeals to guests with both its delectable desserts and cozy atmosphere.

Ideally located nearby dozens of renowned restaurants and bars in downtown Charleston, this Italian café and dessert bar is the perfect sweet stop for a post-dinner date. Espresso cocktail for us, please!

Situated nearby the eclectic Park Circle neighborhood, Mixson Market offers gourmet coffee, artisanal sandwiches, craft beer and creative housewares and gifts. An iced lavender latte and Turkey Brie and Green Apple Panini is our go-to to-go order!

This charming health-conscious café features locally-sourced and seasonal breakfast and lunch fare and a variety of plant based and gluten free baked goods. We simply can't resist a Go Ahead, Chai Me scone along with our morning macchiato.

A favorite for creatives, this off-the-beaten-path, minimalist coffee shop is situated in the Harleston Village neighborhood of Charleston. Order the Brown Sugar latte and thank us later.

This modern coffee shop roasts their own coffee beans, which are sourced seasonally from around the world. Fuel your day with a morning cappuccino and their specialty Cereal Toast, overflowing with fresh berries and honey.