Charleston is well known for it’s award-winning restaurants and bars but what about coffee? Did you know that Charleston is just in love with coffee as it is with food? You’ll find a diverse range of shops and a coffee scene really coming into its own here in the Holy City. Our helpful “Coffee Lover’s Guide to Charleston SC” will help you navigate the Holy City and help you to experience some of the best coffee shops and even some pointers on what exactly to order when you get there!

Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer

Located around the corner from our chic & modern King’s Court and Park’s Edge vacation rentals, you’ll discover the hidden gem that is Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer. This inviting cafe just steps from King Street is ideal for those looking to escape the Charleston heat and settle into a quiet courtyard for a coffee or craft beer! Kudu offers all the standard coffee and espresso beverages you’d expect but the real beverage you’ll want is their nitro tap cold brew coffee. If you feel your energy beginning to fade after a day spent exploring Charleston, one sip of this fine beverage and you’ll be off and running again!

Their charming courtyard with bubbling fountain is the perfect place to relax. And if you’re looking for a happy hour libation, try their on tap rosé wine or one of the local craft beers on the menu.

4 Vanderhorst Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Second State Coffee

Nestled among historic homes and ancient oaks, you’d almost miss Second State Coffee if you weren’t looking for it. Located in the Harleston Village neighborhood may mean it is a bit off the beaten path, but finding this gem makes it worth the trip since Second State has been crafting perfect lattes since 2012. This charming, minimal, and bright cafe is a local favorite. Begin your morning with a lavender infused latte or if it’s the afternoon, try one of their coffee cocktails like the Black Juleps.

70.5 Beaufain Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Rise

Craving a silky smooth cappuccino and the perfect Instagram photo? Look no further than The Rise on Wentworth! Take a break from shopping on King Street and relax in this chic and modern cafe. Try one of their cold brew coffees or their vanilla almond latte for a special treat. The only difficult choice is finding the perfect spot for your coffee photo.

77 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee

With its roots in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty and Beau was started in 2016 to create employment opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Beau’s Coffee created a path for people with IDD to become more valued, accepted, and included in every community. Their second location in Charleston SC was opened in 2018 and a third was opened in Savannah in 2019. This amazing coffee shop is one not to be missed and a way for all of us to participate in something that makes our community better.

159 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Note: Working and living in a city dedicated to delivering on hospitality and culinary at the highest level is just one of the reasons why we love Charleston SC, and know you will too!  Book a stay with us to explore the Holy City and discover for yourself everything this vibrant city has offer.  Our Concierge team is committed to delivering exceptional service, impeccable cleanliness and all the amenities of your everyday home. And, should you need any recommendations during your stay, our team can provide suggestions for restaurants, make reservations, organize activities, and answer any questions.