We all start our day with a side of snooze and "five more minutes" syndrome. We become so wrapped up in our to-do list that coffee sounds like the best and only option to get through the day. These five local coffee shops are just the trick to help you put a little more pep in your step!
Mercantile and Mash
Whether you’re looking to tackle a few things before heading into your 9-5, or you just want to grab your caffeine and go. Mercantile and Mash has everything you need to start your day off on the right note. It’s not you typical coffee shop – with more to offer than a loaded coffee menu. Their breakfast fixins’ are served bright and early at 7 a.m. and you are always welcome to grab a meal to go with your espresso. Bonus: If you need a way to wine down after work, this unique shop turns into “Bar Mash” after 10 p.m. Located downtown Charleston on 701 E Bay St.
The Orange Spot Coffeehouse
It’s as cozy as it sounds.
The Orangespot Coffeehouse is the cozy coffee shop of North Charleston. Just as the name implies, the space is decked out in orange color. Recently renovated within the last year, there’s more space to sit and enjoy your coffee for a while. In addition to your typical brewed coffee, this shop also offers up plenty of breakfast items to hold your stomach down until after your morning meeting with favorites like the “adult grilled cheese”, and “Quiche” or sweet favorites like scones and muffins. The shop opens up at 6 a.m. But make sure you visit before you clock out as the shop promptly closes at 6 p.m. Located in Park Circle in North Charleston on 1011 E Montague Ave
The Daily celebrates the work of local artisans and farmers around the Charleston area. You can grab your morning coffee over an avocado toast or breakfast pita while browsing over fresh baked goods and local produce. As you can tell, it’s far from your average coffee shop. The Daily is a neighborhood marketplace with top-notch coffee, breakfast, juice, smoothies, pastries, bread, wine, beer, and grab-and-go eats. You can stop into the shop located downtown at 654 King St.
Bitty and Beau's Coffee
Bitty and Beau’s became popular for the experience it not only provides its customers but also the people who work there. The shop is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And through that, they provide a unique customer service experience for all to enjoy. Amy and Mr. Wright opened the original Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, January 2016 in Wilmington, NC. Their children, Bitty and Beau were diagnosed with down syndrome, and since then the Wrights have dedicated their lives to making the world a better place for their children and others living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The shop opened up its doors here in the Lowcountry earlier this year in February. You can find it downtown at 159 Church St.
Sometimes, you just have to go back to the basics with a taste of Classic Coffee. The Avondale stop Classic Coffee Roasters roasts its beans in-house. If you need a little more pep in your step, you can choose from an extensive choice of espresso they have to offer. And of course, you can always just take a sip of the classic drip coffee. You can find the shop on 27 Magnolia Road.