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City Lights Coffee

141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-1902
+1 843-853-7067
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chai” (6 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-1902
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in here twice during our two-night stay in Charleston. Great coffee and service! It's small inside and gets a bit crowded, but we ordered ours to-go so it wasn't an issue. Had a nice local feel. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a...More

Thank KBenefield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small place, with few tables and other seats at the counter. Very well located at Market Street; 25mts from King St. Staff is friendly and talkative. A variety of coffees. Latte with skim milk was good. We tried two different sandwiches (roast-beef...More

Thank ConradoSY
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A small coffee shop we stumbled onto walking around. The coffee was excellent and the chai tea latte some of the best I have had in a long time. They also had a variety of baked goods. The person working behind the counter was pleasant...More

Thank Sebastian3962
Reviewed 28 December 2017

A great little neighborhood cafe that makes an awesome cup of coffee. They offer a nice selection of baked goods and a diverse coffee selection.

Thank E2242NSnicoles
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a break at your shoppingtour at kingstreet. Coffee chailatte and thee where very good.

Thank 233ak567
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We stopped by to get a few hot beverages here and were not disappointed. The barista mixed together a few different kinds of loose leaf tea to create a special flavor for us. The bathroom is funky and quite cool. Service was good, tea enjoyable,...More

Thank Urszula C
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Great cup of coffee with a scone and a warm buttery croissant. It was nice to find a local place that was not a chain. Great friendly service and a small, cozy, comfortable atmosphere.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

City Lights was a welcome sight after wandering Charleston. The cafe is tiny but has lots of ambiance and great coffee.

Thank marlene912015
Reviewed 12 November 2017

1st time we stopped by the door wouldn't open because there were too many people in line, that's a good sign for a coffee shop. So we continued to stroll around the French Quarter and rolled back through 30 min later, and got in. One...More

Thank nantucketbybike
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Nice coffee shop to give your tired tourist feet a break when visiting Charleston SC. The lattes were very good. The carrot cake was good but not exceptional. It was a Sunday after lunch and we had to bus our own table to get a...More

Thank Ken S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-1902
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7067
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