Kudu Coffee House
4 Vanderhorst St.
Charleston is a beautiful city, almost freakishly so – it seems like every elegant building is perfectly preserved in time (okay, maybe this creeps us out just a little). Amidst the grandeur, we noticed a relative lack of independent coffee shops. However, Kudu coffee house, an African-themed coffeehouse is filling the void. What really sets Kudu apart is its extensive selection of single-origin coffees from all over the continent: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania. A must-get is their signature Meru Mocha – a drink made from chocolate, mint, espresso and steamed milk. Kudu’s decor is bright and sunny, with African art pieces, flags and plants gracing the walls. Kudu also boasts a cool courtyard, and free wifi. Even on a hot summer day, the place was filled with groups of people puttering away on laptops.