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“Such a great little coffee shop”
Review of City Lights Coffee

City Lights Coffee
Ranked #2 of 23 Coffee & Tea in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We will go out of our way to have coffee and baked goods like a chocolate croissant at City Lights. It's a small place in an old building with beat up furniture and the ambiance is just wonderfully historic feeling. The service is always great and the atmosphere is laid back. You can stay, sip, read or converse as long as you like. It is a coffee cafe in the old style.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Busy place for sure. There was a bunch of people waiting for service. The cashier was a bit rushed and felt that he had to tajke care of 5 people at once. That being said, the cofee was made perfect and the best that i have had in a while. Express was the way to go.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

The espresso drinks are yummy and the staff is cheery and efficient. So nice to find a local independent coffee bar in a sea of corporate locations.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

This place has great coffee and morning pastries. It is owned by a hilarious and friendly South African who is also a photographer. On a recent trip to Charleston, we stopped by here every morning and Greg, the owner, started to greet us by name. The place is a little crowded for seating--and usually is busy--which is just a testament to its quality and popularity.

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Thank staffordolivia
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I stopped by here a few times on my last trip and was never disappointed with the coffee. It was rather crowded and I dont think that families would be very comfortable in this place. It would be nice if you were alone to hang out here and sip your coffee, but I think its more of a grab and go kind of place for most people.

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Thank Kryss P
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