Five Charleston beverages to sip on instead of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latté

Spooky sips and fresh hot tips



Cloyingly sweet and chock full of calories, flavored coffee drinks can be a quick fix followed by a guilty 'what did I just put in my body' crash. It doesn't have to be that way, though. If a cold brew straight or black cuppa doesn't do it for ya, there are plenty of drinks to sip around town that are 100 times better than the ol' Sbux PSL. Now that the temps have dropped below 80 degrees, seek out these steaming lattes to warm your soul:

For the kid at heart:
Second State candy corn latte
If you think you're too old to go trick-or-treating — you probably are — but you're never too old for candy corn, or candy corn lattes.
Location Details Second State Coffee
70 Beaufain St
Charleston, SC
Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Coffee + Tea Shops
For the sophisticate:
Mercantile and Mash latte with Paris by Night topper
We love the creamy, minty Paris by Night cocktail, but we usually drink it way too fast. The answer? Get a regular sized latte and pop a mini Paris by Night on top. You'll be feeling like you're on top of the Eiffel Tower in no time.
Location Details Mercantile
701 East Bay St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 793-2636
For the sweet fiend:
The Daily smoked sea salt caramel latte
A little bit sweet, a little bit salty, a lotta bit autumnal, The Daily's smoked sea salt caramel latte has it all.
Location Details The Daily
The Daily
652-B King St
Charleston, SC
(843) 619-0151
Breakfast, Lunch (Daily)
Modern American, Coffee + Tea Shops and Wine & Cheese Shop
For the PSL convert:
Muddy Waters' pumpkin chai
If you're hooked on PSL but don't want to feed the international chain your precious dollars, hop over to beloved local joint Muddy Waters, where their version of the pumpkin drink features home brewed chai and fresh AF pumpkin.
Location Details Muddy Waters Coffee Bar
Muddy Waters Coffee Bar
1739 Maybank Hwy.
James Island
Charleston, South Carolina
(843) 795-0848
Coffee + Tea Shops, Music Venue and Open Mic
For the cold brew addict:
Harbinger's special seasonal milk added to cold brew
With the first sip you get a delightful note of spices akin to ... Garam masala? This chilled seasonal pumpkin milk is not even a little sweet, but makes that cold brew you live off of that much better (and smoother).
Location Details The Harbinger Bakery and Cafe
The Harbinger Bakery and Cafe
1107 King St.
Charleston, SC
Breakfast, Lunch (Daily)
Coffee + Tea Shops, Bakeries and Cafés

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