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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-8270
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Ranked #37 of 742 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
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Cuisines: Bakery, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

3.5 overall rating. We did not eat in the restaurant, it was a pickup order to go. Ordered a slice of cake, it was a large slice, 3 layers of pecan goodness. There was a wait to receive our slice of cake, but the hostess did check on us as we were waiting and also verified our order with the... More

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Massena, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Taste is better than the photos!! A great place to stop after an evening of sight seeing for desert and drinks. There is typically a long line out the door, so be patient, it's worth the wait!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We attempted to get dessert to go and they wouldn't let us in. They asked us to wait outside in the 110 degree weather and let several others in. We just wanted to pick up our order. In the past loved kaminskys but they lost our business.

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Lanham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place was delicious and capped off a wonderful day. We enjoyed the dessert and the staff was very attentive and quick with our food. It is busy so pack your patience but you can get service and seating fairly quickly.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We decided to go here after dinner and we were sorely disappointed. We opted for the Tollhouse Pie, which we were told is what they are famous for. I think the pie was overheated because the crusty was chewy and tough. Coffee was OK. Service was less than par.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Leave room for dessert or just skip dinner and go right to Kaminsky's for a sweet treat. We enjoyed the Butter finger cake and the chocolate chip cheesecake and both were excellent. There were many other delicious looking cakes, pies and goodies that I wish I had the tummy room to try.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Charleston! The atmosphere it great and the desserts are amazing. I love cheesecake and this is some of the best cheesecakes I have had! Orange creamsicle and chocolate chip are my favorites. I tried my boyfriend's key lime pie and it was awesome! Just beware that once they're out of a dessert,... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ok seriously you must leave room for Kaminsky's I realize that Charleston has so many places to eat or just have coffee but what sets Kaminsky's apart is the variety and location. Kaminsky's has a wide array of cakes, Pies, & Pastries not to mention the coffee and tea selections it is also located right on the main area you... More

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Fort Mill
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The desserts and drinks are definitely the highlight of this place. The display case is full of freshly made and delightful desserts. The berry cobbler and the chocolate lava cake were both served warm and were spectacular. Espresso was also great.There's a fun list of dessert drinks, coffee drinks and wine. Kaminsky's always seems super busy and crazy, but it's... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Excellent brownie sundae. It was so good and so inexpensive. The Reese's milkshake was also very good. I ordered a macchiato the espresso was a bit bitter. I might be used to my nespresso and could be a snob. Lol. Love this place. The staff was very kind.

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