So I’ve mentioned it a few times on the blog (here and here), but I wanted to tell you a little bit more about the new Charleston hot spot: Saint Alban. Located on Upper King Street, the hip cafe serves up coffee drinks all day, as well as delicious breakfast treats and a (now expanded) lunch/all-day menu.
I’ve started drinking cortados and cappuccinos lately in lieu of the latte because I like a little less milk. IN FACT, I learned at Saint Alban what the difference in all of the coffee drinks is from a whimsical, hand-drawn coffee key on the wall. (I need to snap a photo of that!) If you were clueless like me, it’s all espresso with varying amounts of milk/foam – cortado with the least, latte with the most.
I’m really very obsessed with this carpet in the back room (and my shoes¯\_(ツ)_/¯). And the back room itself. When I asked for the wifi password, the owner explained that they prefer computer users work in the back room. I think this concept is brilliant. As much as I love some of the coffee places in Charleston, I rarely feel like I can stay long to work or visit. Here, it is welcomed, and it doesn’t take away from the bustling atmosphere of the front room.
Food-wise, I’ve had the caramelized grapefruit several times (highly recommend!) and the boiled egg with Bulls Bay sea salt. I want to get over there for lunch ASAP as the tartinettes sound right up my alley, and I love a good cheese plate.
The coffee cups themselves are so pretty – obsessed with that handwritten logo! Anyone else tried Saint Alban yet?! What’d ya think?!