You need a pick-me-up.
Yeah, all those big dinners and fancy cocktails will do that. Here's where we like to get a hit of caffeine in between eating our way through Charleston.
Thanks to its location just south of campus, we were worried Black Tap might be kind of college-y. But it's not! When we stopped by on our way out to Folley Beach one morning, there were just two people working on laptops, neither of whom looked like students. Maybe the non-study hall vibe is due to the fact that the place is so pretty. Maybe you'd feel like a weirdo sitting on a wrought iron stool drinking lavender almond milk lattes whilst working on an intro to psyche paper when you could be looking out those big gorgeous windows instead.
With its palm-flanked facade and striped awning, The Daily feels a bit like something you'd find in LA. The Stumptown coffee, cold-pressed juices, take-away salads, and menu made up of avocado toast and soft-scrambled eggs on fresh-baked bread certainly don't detract from the dreamy, West Coast vibes. But the long shelves stocked with local provisions (wild honey, small-batch chocolate bars, awesome handmade salt scrubs) will remind you exactly where you are.
Is there an award for cutest bakeshop ever? Just the sight of Sugar's vine-covered exterior and adorable three-wheel delivery bike is enough to make your eyes turn in to little hearts. Once inside, you'll find cake stands piled high with ridiculously yummy looking things like lemon curd cupcakes and chocolate bourbon pecan tarts. We already we felt fat so we just got coffee, but if we had bought a treat we would have eaten it outside in the leafy side yard while silently pondering the existence of absurdly adorable places such as this.