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City Lights Coffee

141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-1902
+1 843-853-7067
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (8 reviews)
“dirty chai” (3 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-1902
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a couple blocks away and made this our "go to" spot in the morning for coffee. They also have a selection of baked goods and quiche, along with some gluten free and raw options. Cute and funky!

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I accidently found this coffee shop on my way to Market St. It is wonderful tiny little shop that has great coffee, fantastic decorations, and friendly barista . I have seen wonderful things said about their food options, but I didn't have a chance to...More

Thank Monte L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Great coffee, decorated with democratic/progressive political posters and art, and bursting with attitude and personality. My husband enjoyed his coffee shake, and he's not even a coffee drinker.

Thank robynsjh
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in City Lights to warm up after a rainy, chilly day of walking around the city. It's a cozy shop with not too much seating and eclectic art on the walls. The barista was extremely warm and friendly – I felt welcome sitting...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I am stunned that this place is so well rated. I paid more for a small coffee than I normally would for a large one. The shop is old and dated. The unforgivable part though was the scorched coffee. After a stop I was ready...More

Thank Anna911
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We just wanted to grab some espresso after lunch and that's what we found. The coffee was good. It is a tiny place With lots of character.

Thank Elisabeth S
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

After dinner we went for a stroll and came upon City Lights Coffee. We headed in for 2 medium drip coffees to go. The service was quick and the coffee was hot and fresh.

Thank ebur104075
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This obviously local spot has great coffee and atmosphere. You can stay as long as you like, from the looks of others there with laptops set up and papers spread all around. Convenient to many hotels.

Thank miscellaneous
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Yes, they're very friendly here; their welcome to people of any gender identity, immigrants, etc. is posted right outside the door. The baristas are warm and bubbly. The coffee is tasty. But the almond macaroons! Oh heavenly delight! STOP and get one. Or more.

Thank MontereyFoodie
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A perfect place to unwind with great coffee and variety!! Awesome staff and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend due to location, price and hours.

Thank Michele C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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