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City Lights Coffee


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here for coffee/hot chocolate and a light breakfast while touring back in April. Just what we needed, a half block from the Planter's Inn. Food and drinks were delicious and not overly expensive. Staff were pleasant and attentive.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank heatherm402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was exhausted from a long day of travel, it was about 6pm on a Sunday and I needed a coffee and some sugar. Most of the places had already closed, but I stumbled upon City Lights, and being open, I was happy to give...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank blueXjello
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

This cafe is small, but has a great atmosphere. The staff is friendly & full of personality, and the drinks are great. It's a nice place to stop off for something to drink while you're exploring Charleston.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank mdalrym2
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Very good coffee! We also had a delicious piece of coffee cake. Sometimes you just need to sit and relax for a minute, have a break from touring all the many sights. This is a really nice place to do so

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank blt762017
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

By far the worst customer service experience I’ve ever had at a coffee shop...probably ever. The barista who served me was very sharp and unattractive in character. Perhaps I visited on the wrong day at the wrong time... I’m willing to give it that. There...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ashleycheyten
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

When we travel we stay away from the chains, no offense, and found this spot. Friendly, good coffee and a great spot

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

My sister is allergic to nuts. She asked if the yogurt cup had nuts. Was told no, my sister ate some...it had almonds. My sister said something, & then they said checked. Yup it had nuts. Then what did they do....nothing...no apology no refund offered....More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

This shop reminds me of my favorite coffee shop in Chicago. Unique and small with some seating. Great coffee. I got the French press coffee medium and loved it.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rebzim51
Reviewed March 4, 2019

My wife and I were staying down the street and stopped by here on two separate occasions for coffee, tea, and pastries. This is a great little place that you should definitely stop by and try. The barista had great recommendations for different teas to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mvenaas
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Nice little street side coffee house. Mostly for take out, but they have some seating. Service was fast and they have a good selection of coffee and tea.

Date of visit: January 2019
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