23+ Standout Coffee Shops: Columbia, SC in 2022

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Are you on the hunt for a delicious coffee shop in or around the Columbia area? We gathered a large list of our favorite coffee shops, most of them locally owned, not only in Columbia, but Irmo, Blythewood, Chapin, Cayce, and Lexington! Whether you’re in need of a midday pick-me-up or even a staple coffee shop to add into your morning routine, we’ve got you covered! Grab your favorite drip coffee, cold brew, or maybe a rose cardamom latte. Or just grab some coffee beans for later. These places are serving coffee, but you’ll also find some with treats, small plates, and breakfast and lunch.

This article includes:
Best Coffee Shops in Columbia, SC
Delicious Coffee Shops in Lexington, SC
Great Coffee Shops in Irmo, SC
Favorite Coffee Shops in Chapin, SC
Best Coffee Shops in Blythewood, SC

But First, Coffee! 

With summer on its way out and fall just around the corner, we wanted to be sure you’ve got the perfect list of places to check out and grab a cup of your favorite coffee brew! Not that coffee has to be saved for just the cooler months, but let’s face it, something about the crisp, fall air and coffee just go together a little too well! 

Coffee shops these days are so eclectic and charming, making them the perfect places to sit and relax alone or even with your family and friends. Columbia has so many great places to choose from and the majority of them offer cozy seating and wifi. So, nestle in with your laptop or maybe even a good book and take a break from the hustle and bustle. Here are the places all around Columbia that we think you’ll love! 

Coffee Shops in Columbia, SC

The Best Coffee Shops in Columbia, SC 

Azalea Coffee Bar 

About: Azalea opened in 2021 and is a woman-owned coffee bar with fun and empowering drink names such as “Mother’s Day”, “First Lady”, and “Queen Bee”. Decorated in tasteful bits of pink and green, this would make the perfect place for moms (and even dads) to meet and catch up over a delicious cup of coffee. 
Address: 2700 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205
Hours: Monday – Friday from 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday from 8:30 am – 3 pm 
Azalea Coffee Bar

Blum Coffee

About: Blum offers a unique coffee shop experience, where coffee and plants mix. The syrups used in their coffee and espresso beverages are all botanical. Plus the shop’s atmosphere is light, airy, and relaxing. Don’t miss their pastries, either!
Address: 2824 Devine Street, Columbia
Hours: Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Blum Coffee

Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea 

About: At Brickhouse, you can purchase individual drinks as well as coffee beans by the pound to take home and enjoy! There is wifi and plenty of seating space inside this local spot to make working on the go easy and enjoyable. 
Address: 725 Meeting St., West Columbia, SC 29169
Hours: Sunday – Closed 
Monday – Friday open from 7 am – 7 pm 
Saturday from 8 am – 12 pm (noon)
Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea

Cool Beans Coffee Company 

About: Situated on the outskirts of the USC college campus you will find this cool and eclectic coffee spot. They’ve also got delicious breakfast and lunch options such as sandwiches and paninis. Combine that with a fantastic coffee of your choice and there you have it, the perfect midday pick-me-up! The even better news is that they are open a few hours later than most coffee shops and have plenty of cozy seating options. 
Address: 1217 College St., Columbia, SC 29201
Hours: Monday – Friday from 7 am – 10 pm 
Saturday – Sunday from 8 am – 10 pm 
Cool Beans Coffee Company

Curiosity Coffee Bar 

About: This super hip and trendy coffee shop is extremely welcoming to anyone and everyone who enters. With unique drinks such as the “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Saint Citrus”, you won’t find coffee like this anywhere else. They also serve breakfast, lunch, craft beer, wine, and have several vegan options on their menu! 
Address: 2327 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201 
Hours: Monday – Friday from 7 am – 8 pm
Saturday from 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday from 8 am – 3 pm 
Curiosity Coffee Bar

Drip Coffee

About: Drip is well-known around town, especially for college students. Although this coffee shop is usually quite crowded, don’t let that deter you from giving it a try! Their coffee is fantastic and they’ve also got good scones and cakes to enjoy. It’s a great place to sit, get cozy and enjoy a great cup of your favorite brew! 
Address: 
Five Points Location – 729 Saluda Ave., Columbia, SC 29205
Main Street Location – 1441 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201
Hours: 
Five Points Location – 
Monday – Saturday from 7 am – 10 pm
Sunday from 8 am – 6 pm
Main Street Location – 
Monday – Friday from 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday from 8 am – 6 pm
Drip Coffee

The Hideout 

About: The Hideout is located in West Columbia and has a beautiful indoor and large outdoor seating area. They’ve got an assortment of pastries, croissant sandwiches, and excellent avocado toast, along with coffee, of course! 
Address: 118 State St., West Columbia, SC 29169
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday from 9 am – 2:30 pm
The Hideout

The Hideout Coffee Shop near Columbia,SC

Immaculate Consumption 

About: Serving Columbia for more than 20 years, Immaculate Consumption is the coffee shop you don’t want to miss out on. It sits just behind the SC State House and aside from their noteworthy coffee options, they also serve baked goods and light breakfast and lunch options. I’ve personally never tried their grits, but word around town is they’ve got some of the best! 
Address: 933 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday – Closed 
Immaculate Consumption

Indah Coffee 

About: With a warm and rustic aesthetic, Indah Coffee is sure to have everything you’d need and more. The atmosphere is perfect for working, studying, or even chatting with friends over your favorite cup of coffee! In 2018, Indah was voted “Best Coffee in South Carolina” by Food & Wine Magazine. 
Address: 2238 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201
Hours: Monday – Friday from 7 am – 6 pm
Saturday from 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday from 8 am – 2 pm
Indah Coffee

Lighthouse Cafe 

About: Lighthouse Cafe is located in Northeast Columbia and although they are a smaller coffee shop, they don’t lack in flavor or delicious menu choices. All of their coffee is fantastic and if you decide to stop in, you’ve got to try their quiche and muffins! 
Address: 5 Lake Carolina Way, Suite 140, Columbia, SC 29229
Hours: Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday from 8 am – 3 pm
Sunday – Closed 
Lighthouse Cafe

Lighthouse Coffee
Lighthouse Coffee

Local Buzz 

About: This cafe is so much more than just a delicious pastry or warm cup of coffee. They’ve got an incredible menu full of egg-free, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, and paleo options. But what’s even more heartwarming is not only their work within the Columbia community but also the inclusivity that can be seen in their on-the-job training for people with various disabilities. Stop in, enjoy the atmosphere, and maybe even play a board game or two! 
Address: 631 B Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday – Closed 
Thursday – Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm 
Local Buzz

Oliver Gospel Roastery 

About: Here, you can give back to our local community AND enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee at the same time. Oliver Gospel was founded in the late 1800s and works in our community to end homelessness and help those in need. The Roastery/Coffee Shop opened up in 2020 as a way to not only teach important job skills to those needing its resources but as a way to help fund the movement of ending homelessness in Columbia. 
Address: 1120 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201
Hours: Monday – Friday from 7 am – 4 pm
Sunday – Closed 
Oliver Gospel Roastery

Oliver Gospel Roastery

Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea 

About: Located in the well-known “Vista”, this modern coffee shop offers cold brews, classic coffees, signature coffees, a variety of different teas, and tasty slices of cakes and pastries!  
Address: 1002 Park St., Columbia, SC 29201
Hours: Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday from 8 am – 5 pm
Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

smallSUGAR

About: Lots more than coffee, smallSUGAR is a cafe with delicious sandwiches, pastries, and lots more, serving breakfast and lunch.
Address: 709 Gervais Street, Columbia
Hours: 7 am to 3 pm daily
smallSUGAR

Great Coffee Shops in Cayce, SC

Piecewise Coffee Company

About: Piecewise partners with local shops to bring you tasty coffee (Methodical Coffee) and delicious pastries (smallSUGAR and Fat Baby Baking).
Address: 2001 State Street, Cayce
Hours: Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm
Piecewise Coffee

Our Favorite Coffee Shops in Lexington, SC 

Haven Coffee House & O’Hara’s Bakery Cafe 

About: Haven Coffee House is a hidden gem located in Lexington. Each day of the week they serve coffee and tea as well as breakfast and other sweet treats. From Wednesday through Saturday starting at 6 pm they become a delicious dessert bar, perfect for a fun date night or even a surprise treat for the kiddos! 
Address: 121 E Main St., Lexington, SC 29072
Hours: Monday – Tuesday from 8 am – 2 pm
Wednesday – Thursday from 8 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday from 8 am – 12 am (midnight)
Sunday from 10 am – 1 pm 
Haven Coffee House & O’Hara’s Bakery Cafe

Second Wave Coffee & Books 

About: A great cup of coffee and a nice, new book pair so perfectly together and that’s exactly what you’ll get if you visit Second Wave! There is a small library within the cafe as well as a large, super peaceful outdoor sitting area where dogs are welcome. They not only serve coffee, but pastries, beer, wine, and more! 
Address: 529 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29072
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 7 am – 8 pm
Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm
Second Wave Coffee & Books

Where to get Coffee in Irmo, SC 

Blue Flour Coffee

About: Way more than just coffee, Blue Four is a bakery with tons of amazingly tasty things, plus, of course, coffee.
Address: 7703 St, Andrews Road, Irmo
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday 9 am to 2 pm
Blue Flour Coffee

Loveland Coffee 

About: With board games within the coffee shop, plants decorating the eating spaces, and a lot of comfy seating, you will feel right at home at Loveland Coffee. It makes for a great meeting place for friends or even a fun, family-friendly outing! They serve fresh coffee, have whole beans for purchase, seasonal drinks, as well as all the coffee classics. 
Address: 7475 Carlisle St., Irmo, SC 29063
Hours: Sunday – Closed
Monday – Saturday from 7 am – 7 pm 
Loveland Coffee

Tribal Coffee Co. 

About: Tribal Coffee has a great atmosphere with even better coffee! There are tons of seating options with large, comfortable chairs both indoors and outdoors. This is a perfect space for working, studying, or hanging out with friends and family. 
Address: 7949 Broad River Rd., Suite 8, Irmo, SC 29063
Hours: Sunday – Closed
Monday – Friday from 7 am – 2 pm
Saturday from 8 am – 2 pm
Tribal Coffee Co.

Best Coffee Shops in Chapin, SC

Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee Shop

About: At Bart’s they’ve got cold coffee, hot coffee, and even MILKSHAKE coffee! With so many different flavors to choose from, you won’t be disappointed when you give this coffee spot a try!
Address: 230 Columbia Ave., Chapin, SC 29036
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 7 am – 6 pm
Sunday from 7 am – 1 pm
Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee

The Coffee Shelf

About: Coffee AND books is what you’ll find here – the perfect mental getaway! They’ve got mochas, lattes, and “Literary Character Coffee” named after well-known book characters such as “Hermione Granger” and “The Great Gatsby”…just to name a few. If you love reading and coffee this place was made for you!
Address: 130 Amicks Ferry Rd., Chapin, SC 29036
Hours: Monday – Friday from 6 am – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday from 7 am – 7 pm
The Coffee Shelf

The Daily Grind Cafe

About: This cozy coffee shop has both indoor and outdoor seating options, excellent coffee, and various food options such as pastries and stable breakfast and lunch items. Along with their coffee, the avocado toast is a big hit here!
Address: 908 Chapin Rd, Chapin, SC 29036
Hours: Sunday and Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday from 7 am – 4 pm
Saturday from 8 am – 3 pm
The Daily Grind Cafe

Coffee Shops in Blythewood, SC 

Bloomin Bean Coffee Bar 

About: Such a quaint, small-town coffee shop that makes you feel right at home. They have excellent coffee and great prices. The coffee shop is attached to a florist on one side and an ice cream shop on the other. There is also a small outdoor patio with seating and beautiful flowers on display! 
Address: 412 C McNulty St., Blythewood, SC 29016
Hours: Monday – Friday from 6:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday from 8 am – 3 pm
Sunday – Closed 
Bloomin Bean Coffee Bar

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Kayla Simmons
About the Author
Kayla grew up right outside of Charleston, SC and is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has lived in Columbia for a combination of 5 years. Kayla has a background working with special needs children, but now enjoys nothing more than being a stay-at-home mom of two. She enjoys keeping her kids busy by finding unique play spaces and events, involving them in hands-on activities and watching them learn about the world through play. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercise and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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