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.
Art and coffee? Add in some great sandwiches and that’s what you’ll find at the TReehoue Cafe and Art Studio in Travelers Rest. KAG’s Kristina Hernandez stopped by so she could tell our readers all about this unique cafe. Learn about the coffee, food and activities they offer in this review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
Love a good cup of coffee? Scändi Tiny Coffee is located in the Lake Walk Tiny Home Community off of Highway 101 in Greer, SC. With a full lineup of coffee drinks and Scandinavian pastries and a gorgeous outdoor setting, Scändi Tiny Coffee is a great place to stop off for a coffee date or a family treat.
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!
Looking for great coffee in Fountain Inn, SC or want to try a delicious flight of coffee? Steam Coffee & Cream is a fantastic place to try! And they are super family-friendly so, a huge bonus. It’s only about 20 minutes from Greenville, SC.
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
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 22 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.
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. 7 years ago, they made history.
Currently, Hub City Bookshop not only sells books and host readings, they also run the Writers House Residency program where writers arrive annually to live in a writer’s residence in Hampton Heights and work in the Hub City Bookshop. This year, they are privileged to be hosting the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize – one the country’s largest writing awards. Coming up next will be the publication of Taste of Spartanburg – a book that features local Spartanburg restaurants and farm-to-table traditions.
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.
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.
Cakehead Bakeshop – (Closed in August of 2019)
One of Spartanburg’s premier bakeries is located in this same building adjacent to Little River Coffee Bar. They offer a delicious assortment of cupcakes such as The JR (devil’s food cake, peanut butter icing, chocolate ganache, and candied peanuts), chocolate raspberry, and Italian crème. I cannot go in without purchasing at least one cupcake. Thankfully, they offer cupcake happy hours for people like me.
In addition to the assortment of cupcakes and pastries they sell, they offer breakfast items and savory quiches. All their choices pair well with Little River Coffee Bar’s drink selection. Customers can choose a baked good and enjoy it in the adjacent coffee shop or outside on the patio.
Cakehead Bakeshop has also made a name for itself because of the outstanding cakes they make to order. Their cakes are not only delicious, they are also expertly decorated making them hits at birthdays and celebrations.
A Great Place for Parents and Kids
Hub City Booksho 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?
Meet Jennifer Curry
Jennifer relocated to Spartanburg seven years ago, and now spends her days working from home and taking care of her two kids. She loves this area because we can go from rural areas to urban areas to the mountains within an hour. Her favorite things to do with her kids are using their imaginations and visiting Spartanburg County local libraries. Follow Jennifer at www.litlovingmom.com.