Check out these new cafes in Charleston

Looking for a new cafe to visit? Coffee lovers of Charleston listen up: a few new cafes just opened up in downtown Charleston. Read to find out where they are and what they’re like!

Harken Cafe & Bakery 

Harken Cafe & Bakery now joins 82 Queen, Poogan’s Porch, and Husk on Queen St.

The new spot is the sister cafe of The Harbinger and a cozy spot on upper King St. The exposed brick walls and earthy tones make it the perfect instagram-worthy coffee spot.

Tucked in an old art gallery between King St. and Waterfront Park, Harken is the perfect stop during a leisurely walk or on your way to work.

Enjoy their specialty spiced vanilla latte or opt for a chia bowl or avocado toast. Similar to The Harbinger, Harken also offers healthy items.

Whether you’re looking to do homework, talk with friends, grab a bite to eat, or just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, Harken is the perfect place to go!

They are open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 62 Queen St. For more information, visit their website at Also, if you like Harken, don’t forget to check out The Harbinger too!


Sightsee Coffee

Sightee coffee use to be a traveling cart, but they have officially opened their first brick and mortar store in downtown Charleston.

The new shop is built on the idea that you should incorporate adventure into your everyday life.

Sightsee is located at 125 ½ Line St. in Downtown Charleston inside a cute little white house with a bright blue door.

It also doubles as a retail store. Aside from coffee, they sell anything from prints to backpacks to blankets.

They’re open Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information visit their website at You can also check out their instagram here!



Coquin is a brand new French cafe situated on Spring St. Open from dawn to dusk, Coquin aims to encompass the Parisian spirit as a cafe, bar combination.

Lattes, specialty coffee and pastries are available in the morning. Simple sandwiches and salads are available for lunch. As the day comes to an end, Coquin also offers craft cocktails, wine, beer, martinis, small bites and charcuterie boards are available.

Eat a croissant with a latte for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and a charcuterie board with a cocktail for dinner.

Coquin is a great stop along the way to wherever you are headed, or a destination to sit back and relax at any time of day.

The cafe is open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun-Wed and 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Th-Sat. Coquin is located at 73 Spring St. For more information, visit their website at