Thursday, December 7, 2023

Best Coffee Places in Aiken, SC

I love my coffee mornings. Do you have favorite place get your cup of Joe? Wonder how Joe became a slang for a cup of coffee?  If you know share in the comments below. We asked our friends and subscribers for their input on their favorite coffee spots in the Aiken area.

There are a lot of “slang words” for a cup of coffee; let’s see how many we can use in this video…now keep count.


New Moon Café is definitely a popular hot spot and they say they make the perfect cup of coffee. We frequent New Moon because it is great coffee and our office is maybe 250’ feet away. We have one of the cool NEW Moon annual coffee tumblers.  After purchasing the tumbler, you can get refills for a buck for the year!

New Moon Café

116 Laurens’ Street NW

Aiken, SC  29801


NOLA coffee shop is our second stop to get a cup of “Dirt or Mud”.  No way does this describe NOLA’s coffee at all. Its coffee is made with New Orlean’s love and you can the taste smooth French roast flavor. Nola is located very near Aiken Tech and Langley Pond and has cute café to relax in or if you’re in a hurry they have a drive-thru option.

NOLA Coffee Shop

2555 Jefferson Davis Highway
Warrenville, SC 29851


Heading towards Historic Aiken there are few options there. Or are you that person who runs on Dunkin for your brew? Yay or nay? Maybe, it is just the donuts you love? “America runs on Dunkin” is great slogan. Brandi and I create these videos to keep community awareness on a range of topics from businesses, charities, events, and real estate trends! If you find this type of info value and interesting, please subscribe to our YouTube channel and like our page.


Heading to a newer coffee spot there has been a lot of buzz about.

Union Park Coffee, we have heard lots of compliments on their “Cuppa” or “Go Juice” as some call it. It has a cool, vintage vibe and is right across from the Aiken Train Depot on Park Ave SE. It is a great place to hang out and is a clear winner in that category.

Union Park Coffee

394 Park Ave SE

Aiken, SC 29801


Or do you head for the big-name brand like Starbucks? There are 3 locations here in Aiken for your “Jitter Juice” or “Bean Juice”. Southside Aiken on Whiskey Rd, in Kroger on Whiskey next to Home Depot or USCA cafeteria. We know where lots of the students get their “Brain Juice”.

Another cozy coffee place in downtown Aiken is Polo Grounds.

Have you enjoyed a cup of “High Octane or “Wakey Juice”? Coffee my is my “wakey juice” and they serve a pleasing cup of coffee and you can relax inside or out. Polo Grounds is located just off Laurens St. NW. on Barnwell Ave.

McDonald’s has it’s die hard coffee fans too! It is easy, fast and an affordable way to get your “Morning Jolt or Liquid Energy”.

How many more ways can you say coffee? Caffeine Infusion, Cupped Lighting, Leaded and Unleaded. Rocket Fuel, Worm Dirt. Really, we all want a cup of worm dirt. Never heard of these and someone can explain this last one we just put up.

C8H10N4O2 First person to post what that is, gets a cup of coffee on us!


Brandi Cook + Vikki Crossland

803.645.3325 |

Meybohm Real Estate


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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Support Local: Shops on Park Ave. Aiken, SC

Missing something? Historic Downtown Aiken offers a lot great shops, there is a lot foot traffic on Laurens Street but there are some cool businesses you might be missing out on. Let’s take a walk together on Park Ave heading towards the Aiken Train Depot on Union Street.


One my favorite finds is Tumbleweed. Tumbleweed is where western meets boho chic with a dab of vintage taste. There are some exciting leather, goods and boots. Let’s see Joel will show us around. They also offer hat cleaning and shaping!


216 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801


Here’s a neat looking candle shoppe we need to check out soon.

Iron Gate Candles & Co.

368 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801


Not far down is another interesting shop; especially if you are into playing music.

In fact, it is the only music store in Aiken and originally opened in 2005.

I heard local artists and music lovers come here to jam together. Want to peek inside? Let’s go!

Vintage Music Store

318 Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC, 29801


Now that they were found maybe check out all these local businesses. The heart of any community is locally owned businesses and we love to support local!


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803.645.3325 |

Meybohm Real Estate


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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

What Can $400,000ish Get You in a HOME in Aiken, SC

$400,000… what does that buy you in a HOME in Aiken, SC?

The median price point is approx. $323,000 for 29803 zip code to date for 2023. Are you curious what having $75,000-$150,000 more will buy you?


Stay tuned to view three very different homes, lifestyles and communities.


The first home is located in the Southwest part of Aiken, not far from the Village at Woodside. We’re headed to Colleton Park

226 Pinckney Place

Aiken, SC 29803

4 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom| 2,641 Sq. Ft | MLS#208700

Listed by: David Miller | Keller Williams Realty- Aiken Partners

This home is in the upper $400’s.  As you can see its bursting with cottage charm and these lovely porches.  An ideal blend of elegance, comfort, and convenience. This listing is one of our fellow REALTOR® colleagues who graciously let us not only video the outside but show you the inside as well. Colleton Park is a quaint neighborhood with tree-lined streets, sidewalks, green space and delightful back streets, it has an old-fashioned feel with alley garage access and extra parking space


Need space???? The next home has plenty to offer.

296 Equinox Loop

Aiken, SC 29803

4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bathroom | 3,817 Sq. Ft | MLS#207507

Listed by: Brandi Cook + Vikki Crossland - Aiken Homes Team | Meybohm Real Estate

This one is one the few all brick homes in this neighborhood and is offered in the mid-$400’s with over 3,800 sq. ft. It offers a lot of room for family and might be an ideal home for multi-generational living or someone who just relishes space. The rooms all are well-sized and floor plan offers great flexibility in how you enjoy this home. There are 3 bedrooms on level and the upper area offer a full bathroom, bedroom and loft area. The Ridge is located on the Southside of Aiken and has a community pool plus some walking trails.  It is short drive to the new Aiken Town Center that is being built, shopping and restaurants.


Heading a little more South to a lower price point.

1008 Blackheath Court

Aiken, SC 29803

3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bathroom | 2,564 Sq. Ft. | MLS# 208240

Listed by: Brandi Cook + Vikki Crossland - Aiken Homes Team | Meybohm Real Estate

This pristine home is in the lower $400’s and boasts one level living with a true bonus room. There is 2,500 sq. ft. a spilt bedroom design and with its brick exterior, is easy care. There is a lovely patio and fire pit for your enjoyment. This home and most of the community do offer larger lots; this home is .60-acre lot that gives some space between your neighbors.  

Cedar Creek is a picturesque community that offers serene walking trails and several places to unwind. There is an Olympian sized pool, tennis/ pickleball courts and community center. Most of the homes are built around Cedar Creek golf course but there is no requirement to become a member; it’s your option. There is Pub at the club that is open to the public and I hear the food is quite good.


These different slices of life and homes give you a better picture of what the $400,000 price range offers. One thing for sure is the real estate market inventory changes daily and every day is a new opportunity. Brandi and Vikki are local real estate experts… thinking of buying, selling, or making a move to our area?   It is a big decision, we know. We’re here to help!


Brandi Cook + Vikki Crossland

803.645.3325 |

Meybohm Real Estate


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*These homes are an example of the real estate market at time of producing this video and may be under contract or sold at time of release.