Second State Coffee
70 1/2 Beaufain St (at King St)
Charleston, SC 29401
Black Tap is Charleston's ultra-hip, eminently Instagram-worthy coffee spot. The bright, whitewashed interior is a perfect backdrop for the simple and elegant espresso drinks, and it's Beaufain address means it's right in the thick of the action. Black Tap roasts their own beans for use in the cafe as well as wholesale, so you know the coffee here is always going to be amazingly fresh and well crafted. Signature latte flavors like the brown sugar and the lavender are a delicious departure from the classic menu, and well worth trying. This buzzy shop is always full of chatty locals lingering over a pour-over, so you'll have to be diligent to grab a seat.