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4 Must-Try Lowcountry Coffee Shops

With so much to see and do in Hilton Head Island, proper fuel is a key part of getting ready for your next Lowcountry adventure. Luckily, there are some incredible local coffee shops and cafes in Hilton Head that have everything you need to kick off your day caffeinated, relax with a mid-afternoon snack, or dine in style with friends old and new. Here are some of our favorites.

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Hilton Head Social Bakery

Coffee and pastry on outdoor bistro table
Photo by @SoldByStrock on Instagram

Look up coffee shops on Yelp, and this French-style bakery and cafe will be top of the list. With a beautiful waterfront location at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, a decadent array of savory pastries and confectionary delights, and a quaint patio for enjoying your coffee and croissant, Hilton Head Social Bakery and cafe is a neighborhood coffee shop with European flair. In fact, the bakery is owned by award winning chef Philippe Feret who is originally from Normandy, France and grew up working in his father’s bakery in Paris. Chef Feret was previously the executive chef of the renowned “Windows On The World” (Twin Towers) Restaurant , Tavern On The Green, The Regency Hotel, and many others.

Carolina Coffee and Crumbs

This coffee shop is located across from Coligny Beach making it a convenient stop for a morning breakfast, light lunch, or afternoon break. Their spacious patio offers the perfect place to sit and sip while people watching and enjoying beach breezes. If you’re looking for something a little stronger than coffee and crumbs, Carolina Coffee and Crumbs is licensed, too.

Java Burrito

Located on the south end of the Island, this local favorite serves up the unlikely combo of bold coffee + zesty burritos! Using only the freshest ingredients from local suppliers and consistently serving up exceptional customer service makes Java Burrito a must-visit for anyone searching for a fresh, fast casual experience. Worth noting, they never use artificial preservatives, growth hormones, or antibiotics. They pride themselves on using fine ingredients and traditional methods, and that includes their locally roasted organic coffee beans, local milk, and organic cane sugar syrups. For a simple coffee, a family lunch, or both, Java Burrito is a must-visit.

Corner Perk Brunch Cafe

This Bluffton hotspot is a cozy spot to grab a coffee and a snack or meet a friend for a delicious brunch, and is just a short drive over the bridge from Hilton Head Island. The coffee at Corner Perk Brunch Cafe is roasted fresh onsite and for specialty coffee-lovers there is almost always a seasonal latte on the menu.

Tacos from Java Burrito
Photo by @JavaBurrito on Instagram
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