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City Lights Coffee

141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-1902
+1 843-853-7067
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
141 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-1902
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank marlene912015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for coffee and cup of tea. Quaint little cafe with excellent service. Great place to stay sit and people watch and listen out for re deep southern accent and of some of the locals! Good place for a drinks stop.

Thank Madster01
Reviewed 29 October 2017

City Lights Coffee is a delightful, very intimate and cozy coffee shop with a super friendly staff. We stayed in Charleston for a few days and this was the place we started each day! They have a nice selection of pastries, muffins, etc.(made at another...More

Thank Celeste C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Six of us had a lovely respite from the heat outside in very quaint ambience. We enjoyed good coffee good cake and plenty of good chat from the South African owner, Lots of gluten free choices. One to remember- worth a visit.

Thank Mdohe003
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were heading to Starbucks when my husband found this gem of a cafe and have been everyday (sometimes twice) during our trip to Charleston. It doesn't look much from the outside but is really full of character and the staff have always been friendly...More

Thank Judi B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We stepped in just before 4 pm on a Sunday. We were lucky to get a seat as the line soon snaked out into the street. Great ambiance in this little coffee shop with friendly staff. The French press coffee was good. You can add...More

Thank poleinahole1
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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
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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