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Meander down Queen or Meeting Streets in Charleston and you’re likely to spot a vibrant all-day café that beckons at street level with towers of artisan pastries, satisfies with filling but easy breakfasts and lunches, and invites lingering over an espresso drink any time with comfortable seating, fast internet, and an intimate, casual coffee bar atmosphere.

The Black Door Café may be housed in the ground floor of The Mills House Hotel, but its buzz, quality, and convenience make it much more than a hotel guest’s obvious coffee stop. Handmade baked goods, healthy salads and sandwiches, indulgent treats, and coffee at your pace make this the ideal spot for a quick recharge or a leisurely meeting or work session, any time.

The Black Door feels like a neighborhood spot—a place you’re likely to run into an acquaintance and will definitely be welcomed like a friend. It’s comfortable, cozy, welcoming, and satisfying, whether you need a bite on the run or a sweet bite to break up your day.