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Coffee Flights Await at Unlocked Coffee Roasters in Greenville, SC

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Tired parents in need of a cup of ambition can get a new flight of coffee at this beautiful coffee shop in the West Village of Greenville, SC.

I really enjoy a good cup of coffee. I enjoy even more the opportunity to try more than one kind of coffee at a time, which is why I couldn’t get to Unlocked Coffee Roasters fast enough after discovering they offer a flight of coffee for customers in need of a little extra jolt. 

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The Perfect Spot for a Book, Coffee, & Treat in Downtown Spartanburg

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Local mom Jennifer Curry reviews the Hub City Bookshop and Little River Coffee Bar in downtown Spartanburg. These two wonderful businesses are conveniently located right beside each other and provide the perfect place to read, drink coffee, and eat a treat! For more ideas of things to do in downtown Spartanburg see our guide.

Located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg in the historic Masonic Temple resides three thriving businesses. Anchored by the award-winning Hub City Bookshop, these local businesses have become a focal point for the booming downtown movement by creating a spot for local residents and families to gather, share ideas, and shop.

Hub City Bookshop Spartanburg SC

Hub City Bookshop

Hub City Bookshop is more than just a local independent bookstore. They are known for the wide range of regional books and creative nonfiction titles published through Hub City Press. Known for supporting local authors as well as quality pieces, Hub City Bookshop has gained quite a reputation in the literary community.

It all started 20+ years ago, when three local Spartanburg writers (John Lane, Betsy Teter, and Gary Henderson) met to discuss the area’s struggles since the close of the textile mills. Rather than dwelling on the current difficulties, they formed the Hub City Writers Project (modeled after the Federal Writers Project). Together, they published the Hub City Anthology. The book was a success.

After, Hub City Writers Project continued to publish works specific to place – by people in the region about the region under Hub City Press books.

Hub City Bookshop Spartanburg SC

In the meantime, the only local independent bookstore in Spartanburg closed, so the three founders approached the mayor to see about forming a local independent non-profit bookstore (with all the proceeds going to support creative writing education and independent book publishing). He agreed. A location was decided upon, and two other local businesses joined alongside the Hub City Writer’s Project to create a space for local events, coffee, and desserts. They made history.

Now that you understand the history and significance of our local bookshop, you should know that it is truly a wonderful store that offers a diverse range of books and book related products. In addition to featuring the Hub City Press works, they also sell popular bestsellers, new releases, children’s books, young adult books, regional authors, and more. If they do not have it in the store, they can order it for you.

Hub City Bookshop Spartanburg SC

Little River Coffee Bar

Another unique local business in the Masonic Temple is the Little River Coffee Bar. The establishment is known for selling Little River Roasters coffee – a local business that is socially and ethically responsible. From knowing the farms where the beans come from to roasting it locally, Little River Roasters is a Spartanburg favorite.

Since this coffee shop not only serves the best local coffee and cold brew, the fact that it is attached to a bookshop and bakery makes it stand out. The Coffee Bar has several different sitting options – perfect for individuals working or for groups of friends wishing to chat. In addition to serving excellent coffee, they also host open mic nights and other events.

Looking for more great coffee in Spartanburg? Here are some of the best coffee shops in Spartanburg, SC.

A Great Place for Parents and Kids

Hub City Bookshop and Little River Coffee Bar are great local businesses your family will enjoy supporting. Families can take time to peruse the outstanding collection of children’s books and young adult books at Hub City Bookshop. They applied and received a grant from the James Patterson Foundation for $6000 allowing them to increase the size of their children’s section (guaranteeing there will be a book your reluctant reader will love).

Families can purchase a book knowing they are supporting a local nonprofit, and then head next door for coffee and treats. These businesses are what make Spartanburg special and more reasons for you to love where you live.

What’s your favorite local business in Spartanburg?

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Looking for other bookstores? Here are 10+ Bookstores Near Greenville, SC.

Delicious Coffee and More at Methodical Coffee in Greenville, SC

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Have you discovered Methodical Coffee in Greenville, SC? Residents of Greenville love their caffeinated beverages, and they love them locally sourced even more. Methodical Coffee offers the answer to coffee cravings in three different unique settings.

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For more local spots to support when you need a boost of energy, check out our list of Greenville, SC Coffee Shops on Kidding Around

Methodical Coffee Locations in Greenville, SC

With three very different locations, Greenville’s Methodical Coffee is far from a cookie-cutter corporate coffee chain. Locally roasted beans and sourced ingredients for their menu have made them a favorite with locals. The menu at each location differs and reflects the vibe of the space.

The Landmark Project

207 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville | 864.280.7194

Methodical at the Landmark: The most unique of the three locations is in a shared space with The Landmark Project, a shop for people who love and appreciate our nation’s natural resources. The menu at this Methodical Coffee location is sweet and simple with just a few simple pastry items offered in addition to the drink menu. You can pull up a chair and get some work done in this very relaxed atmosphere, which is open daily until 4 pm. 

Methodical Coffee at the Landmark

The Landmark Project
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors The Landmark Project should be on your list of places to check out. National and State park themed merchandise, along with a small selection of gear makes this the perfect place to shop for gifts when you are looking for a unique item for that adventure lover on your list. 

The Landmark Project

At The Commons

147 Wellborn Street, Greenville | 864.362.1779

Methodical at the Commons: Located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail inside of The Commons, this Methodical Coffee location is the best to visit if you want to enjoy a meal. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, you could easily spend the entire day here getting things done. Savory breakfast and lunch items are offered in addition to the pastries. They are open later (8 pm) on Friday and Saturday so you can come and enjoy a handcrafted soda while you unwind. These specialty drinks make a perfect drink for sipping on the outdoor patio at The Commons. 

Methodical Coffee at the Commons

Methodical Coffee Downtown

101 North Main Street – Unit D, Greenville | 864.301.5630

Methodical Coffee Downtown: Conveniently placed within the Piazza Bergamo in downtown Greenville, the downtown Methodical Coffee is the perfect spot to grab that morning coffee before the farmers market or any other time you find yourself in downtown Greenville

If you love the taste of freshly roasted beans, you can have them anywhere you want to go! Methodical sells their blends in whole-bean, and ground versions; so you can brew a cup at home, on vacation, or anywhere you find your travels taking you. 

You can pick it up or have them ship it to you. Coffee also makes a great gift for loved ones and business associates!

Great Coffee, Fantastic Space at Junto Coffee

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Have you heard about Junto Coffee? The coffee shop and roaster recently opened in Taylors Mill. They offer a selection of coffee roasts and drinks in a gorgeous space at Taylors Mill. So get some friends together and meet up for a cup of coffee this week.  You’ll be glad you did!

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