Everyone knows the most important checklist items of any vacation: Great company, a comfortable and luxurious lodging experience, acclaimed local restaurants, and plenty of activities to fill your time. For many, however, knowing where to find a delicious and energizing cup of coffee is just as essential as making those reservations! Below, we’ve compiled just a few of our favorite Hilton Head coffee shops. Working on an itinerary for your trip to the Lowcountry? Our complimentary Vacation Guide can help! Don’t forget to claim your free copy.
6 of the Best Hilton Head Area Coffee Shops
The Purple Cow
95 Mathews Drive, Suite B5
Though The Purple Cow is known best for their delicious donuts and other sweet treats, there are plenty of caffeinated concoctions on the menu, too. Try a latte, mocha, or simple iced coffee here! Looking for something with a little more of a kick? The Purple Cow has an extensive alcoholic beverage menu for brunch-goers and after-hours patrons. Be sure to ask about Purple Cow’s design-your-own donut option for the little ones (or little ones at heart).
71 Pope Avenue, Suite E
Watusi is the ultimate coffee stop if you’re looking for a homey cafe on the way to Coligny Beach. In addition to a variety of drinks crafted from Batdorf and Bronson coffee, Watusi is a fabulous spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch bites. This local coffee shop shines because of its selection of creative, house-made syrups (butter pecan or toasted marshmallow, anyone?)
Java Burrito Company
1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite J6
Java Burrito Company is a Hilton Head Island staple for a reason! If you’re both hungry and in need of some java, there’s no better stop to make. This critically-acclaimed spot serves breakfast and build-your-own burritos consisting of local, organic ingredients. The beverage menu features stand-out options like turmeric, beetroot, and matcha lattes as well as standard offerings (cold brew, chai tea latte).
The Corner Perk
1297 May River Road, Suite 101—Bluffton
Though not on Hilton Head, The Corner Perk is a must during your stay at Old Town Bluffton Inn (it’s right next door)! This family-owned establishment offers incredibly tasty coffee made with house-roasted beans and a popular brunch. Be sure to try the White Mocha latte and shrimp and grits skillet!
38 Calhoun Street—Bluffton
If coffee isn’t your thing but you enjoy the cafe atmosphere, try The Cottage in Old Town Bluffton (just 20 minutes from Hilton Head Island)! This cozy cafe is nestled within a restored 1868 cottage and makes for a truly unique experience. It’s just a quick stroll away from Old Town Bluffton Inn and offers an extensive selection of specialty tea and pastries. The Cottage is also open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!
Want to stay near all of the best Hilton Head area coffee shops? It’s about time you discover Old Town Bluffton Inn! Close to the excitement of Hilton Head Island and Savannah yet just off the beaten path, our stunning, family-owned inn offers a truly special experience. You and yours will simply adore our French Heritage decor, intricately designed rooms, and top-notch service. Each of our unique guest rooms is named for the Lowcountry’s most influential figures and feature premium amenities found nowhere else in the area (hello, on-site espresso bar!). There’s no better place to return at the end of an exciting day exploring The Lowcountry’s burgeoning food and beverage scene. In addition to the area’s top coffee shops, our inn is close to all of the best area restaurants and shopping spots.