About Us

At the age of 21, Andrew Carter’s dream of opening his own coffee shop started to quickly become a reality. He recognized that Greer had so much potential for growth and wanted to personally contribute to it. Finally, after a year of anticipation, Barista Alley opened its doors on March 31, 2017. The idea was to start with coffee, smoothies, and pastries, and then grow from there. Not even a year later, a crêpe bar was added along with a stage for music and entertainment. Andrew said he doesn’t plan to stop growing and that there are plenty of surprises just around the corner. Barista Alley is so much more than just a coffee shop and crêperie; it is a place that brings the community together. Whether it be to study, work, socialize, have a date night, or just relax, Barista Alley offers an experience that you will want to revisit over and over.

Our Team

Andrew Carter

Owner

Meet Andrew: the man behind it all. Andrew has poured his heart and soul into making Barista Alley what it is today. If you have met him, you have experienced the love, care, and compassion he has for his coffee and customers. Andrew is often referred to by his employees as ``The Worlds Best Boss`` because he knows how to have fun and run a business at the same time. We are so thankful for Andrew because we wouldn't be here without him. Thanks for all you do, Andrew.

Matthew

Manager

Matthew has been with us since the beginning and has played a huge role both behind the scenes and at the forefront. His love for coffee has grown tremendously since the beginning and he has become very knowledgeable about the entire process of coffee from seed to cup. He is currently a pre-med student to become a pediatrician and is planning to open his own practice one day. Thank you, Matthew, for all of your love, support, and care for the shop.

Cale

Manager

Cale has been with us from day one. He started out by helping us around the shop and now serves as one of our managers. He has become an awesome barista and makes killer coffee. He brings tons of joy and laughter to the team. You will occasionally find him leading worship during our Coffee House Worship nights. Some fun facts about Cale are: He owns about 38 pairs of vans, loves John Mayer and is a Boston Celtics fan. We are thankful to have him on our team!

Faith

Barista

Faith has been a barista with us for quite a while now. She is always on top of everything that needs to be done at the shop and is great at forming relationships with our customers. She is a talented photographer and loves Volkswagen vans and dancing. We are so thankful for her!

Sarah

Barista

Sarah has been a part of our team for a few months now. Her favorite drink is our iced berry blush tea from Rishi Tea. Sarah has been such a gift to our team. She is a talented photographer and artist. You will always find her bragging about her cats Nina and Laural.

Madi

Barista

Madi joined our team a few months ago. She is probably the nicest person you will ever meet. Madi's favorite drink right now is the natural Ethiopian pour over from Cat & Cloud Coffee. In her free time, she loves hiking and playing with her dogs. Come by and say hey to Madi.

Austin

Barista

Austin is one of our newest baristas and has become a boss at making pour overs. Austin's favorite drink is currently the Brazil pour over from Cat & Cloud Coffee. We are thankful to have him as a part of our team!

Ellie

Crêpe Maker & Barista

Ellie is our crêpe queen, but serves as a barista when needed. Her favorite drink right now is a cortado. She loves running, camping and hiking in her free time. Come by and order a delicious crêpe made by our very own crêpe queen.

Luke

Crêpe Maker & Barista

Luke, also referred to as ``frothy``, makes delicious crêpes and occasionally works as a barista. He has grown in many ways since he started with us a few months ago. We are very thankful to have him as a part of our team!

Bennett

Barista

Bennett has been a very valuable employee and has always shown great work ethic. He is currently in school at Clemson, but works with us during the summer. Bennett's favorite past times are climbing buildings in Downtown Greer and collecting old video games. He also says he wants to be the mayor of Greer one day.

Milo Carter

Mascot

This is Milo the Goldendoodle. He serves as Barista Alley's mascot. He doesn't make coffee, but He does bring joy to everyone he meets. He loves all humans, especially ones he gets attention from. Some fun facts about Milo are: He is currently training to become a therapy dog, he loves to catch frisbees and go on long walks, and his favorite past time is watching TV. Come by the shop and show Milo some love.