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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

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78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-8270
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 373
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dessert Heaven

Have your meal at Hyman's (my server recommended this place for dessert. He was so right.) and then come here for dessert. You will not be sorry. I had the cherry chocolate cake that I split with my wife. It was a huge serving and oh so good. The service was prompt, friendly, helpful and fun. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
mpofirefighter
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Coram, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Coram, New York
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Have your meal at Hyman's (my server recommended this place for dessert. He was so right.) and then come here for dessert. You will not be sorry. I had the cherry chocolate cake that I split with my wife. It was a huge serving and oh so good. The service was prompt, friendly, helpful and fun. You are so gonna... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad you and your wife enjoyed our desserts and that you were pleased with our service as well! We hope to have you both dine with us again very soon. More 

Holiday, Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Again, we find the Market Street area to be a fury of food driven activity. From seafood shacks to world class dinning, we found everything in this Historic District of downtown. Husk, SNOB, Burwell's, McCrady's, Peninsula Grill, and we could go on and on, but it really came down to finding this dessert only spot. This little gem added to... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Sanford, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had two irish coffees and a piece of coconut cream pie! They were all excellent if a bit pricey! I'd go back!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us! We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Northville, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you ever travel to the city of Charleston, you MUST visit Kaminsky's! The desserts are to die for!!!!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad that you enjoyed our desserts. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Arrived in the middle of winter around 9:30PM. The place was crowded but warm. Desserts on display. Was seated at a small table and had a glass of brandy and some Chocolate Heaven Cake. Ordered a Lemon Cake to pickup the next day (just had some and it was delicious and huge). A strong recommendation for this place to pickup... More 

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Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you visit the Market in downtown Charleston, you really must stop in at Kaminsky's for a coffee and a slice of one of their excellent desserts. They have a wide variety of cakes, pies, tortes, and other delights, all at very reasonable prices. Note that the portion sizes may be larger than the average traveler is used to; diabetics... More 

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Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you have enjoyed your recent experiences with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We love martinis, & had several. The desserts are excellent, especially the oreo,cheesecake. The staff is so friendly, give customer service & are great martini makers. We go here pretty much every nite when we vacation in Charleston!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad that you enjoyed our desserts and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped at Kaminsky's for dessert and coffee in honor of my wife's birthday and Valentine's Day. My wife had a slice of chocolate tort and a Cuban coffee, and I had coconut cream pie and a Hot Kaminsky with a shot of espresso. The coconut cream pie is one of the best you'll find anywhere. It has a tasty,... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's and for choosing our restaurant for such special occasions. We are so glad you and your wife enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to have you both dine with us again very soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is our second trip to Kaminsky's. We will be back. Their desserts are definitely meant to be shared; HUGE servings. We also had a piece of red velvet cake, an orangecicle martini and latte. Everything was quite good. This is the perfect place to pop into after walking around downtown.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad that you enjoyed our desserts. We hope to have you dine with us again very soon! More 

Calabash, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Caught a cab from the Hampton Inn Historic to Kaminsky's for dessert. Definitely a waste of $40 (half for the cab round trip and half for the dessert). I had the Red Velvet Cake which dominated the display case with it's bright red color and white icing, my wife tried a piece of yellow cake with butter cream icing that... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Kaminsky’s and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were glad to hear you decided to make a special trip to come see us and we appreciate your willingness to spend the extra money for your cab ride. It was unfortunate, however, to hear your comments... More 

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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: 843-853-8270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert

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
Monday
2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?