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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

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78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
+1 843-853-8270
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1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Takeout
Description: Located in downtown Charleston, Kaminsky's "most excellent" desserts are...
Located in downtown Charleston, Kaminsky's "most excellent" desserts are prepared fresh each day by our talented pastry chefs with selections changing daily. We encourage you to explore our selection of signature desserts housed in the case at the front door.Relax and enjoy your most excellent selection of dessert with a beverage. In addition to our vast array of specialty coffees, we also offer a full beer, wine and liquor selection.Our signature desserts can be ordered for any special occasion or celebration. We ask that you call our restaurants to reserve your favorite gourmet cake or pie at least 48 hours in advance.
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    Very good
  • 69
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  • 30
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great desert place

Very good deserts. It is attached to T-Bonz but can be accessed through its own door. Sometimes there is a wait, but it has good sundaes and my wife and daughter loved the berry cobbler. The restaurant is a little crowded, but the deserts are very good and service is good. It has a full bar too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Steve L
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Ocala, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently visited Charleston, SC for vacation. After having our dinner we wanted to have dessert and a after dinner martini. We saw Kaminskys and decided go in because the desserts in the case looked good. I ordered a martini and while the bartender was making it I used the restroom then my husband ordered a espresso... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very good deserts. It is attached to T-Bonz but can be accessed through its own door. Sometimes there is a wait, but it has good sundaes and my wife and daughter loved the berry cobbler. The restaurant is a little crowded, but the deserts are very good and service is good. It has a full bar too with "adult" desert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Kaminsky's is the best place for dessert in Charleston. Great choice of cakes, pies, ice cream and coffee drinks. The coconut pie is to die for! It is worth the wait, as it is always busy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Kaminsky's as a special dinner treat for our boys while vacationing in the Charleston area. The dinner was a huge success, the boys were so excited to have dessert for dinner. We tried 6 desserts and we left with full stomachs and smiles on our faces!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great deserts, great coffees, open at the right time from 12am to 12pm, Got seated immediately in bar area, at a table.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had just read about this place the day before we got to Charleston and we just happened across it, so we decided to give it a try. The desserts in the case all looked wonderful and it was hard to make a choice. I settled on key lime pie, one of my all time favorites. In all honesty, it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

good location but dessert was not great, not really even average. Has a lot of potential! Service was slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Okay, so here is a confession: During the 4 full days we were in Charleston, we went to Kaminsky's 4 times. And our first time wasn't until Wednesday. So, you know, I went twice on Thursday. This is what I would call a true dessert bar. The desserts are made fresh daily and they bring them out as others in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

So much to choose from! We had milkshakes, 3 kinds of cake (Oreo, Butterfinger and Snickerdoodle) and the cookie dessert. Even though the serving size looked huge, I was able to eat every bite of my slice. I was glad I saved room for dessert!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband ordered the three layer chocolate cake to go. When he opened it he was surprised to see how poorly it had been cut. The cake was average but definitely not worth the $7 that he was charged. I wouldn't necessarily return or recommend. It seems a little overrated to me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Located in downtown Charleston, Kaminsky's "most excellent" desserts are prepared fresh each day by our talented pastry chefs with selections changing daily. We encourage you to explore our selection of signature desserts housed in the case at the front door.Relax and enjoy your most excellent selection of dessert with a beverage. In addition to our vast array of specialty coffees, we also offer a full beer, wine and liquor selection.Our signature desserts can be ordered for any special occasion or celebration. We ask that you call our restaurants to reserve your favorite gourmet cake or pie at least 48 hours in advance.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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