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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-8270
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Ranked #39 of 742 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Hours:
Mon - Wed 2:00 pm - 3:00 am
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This most recent trip to Charleston was my second time visiting Kaminsky's. I enjoyed my dessert and chai tea latte the first time around that I had to go back and try something else. This time I opted for the hot apple pie cider (amazing!!) and coconut cream pie. I was looking for something lighter to eat since I had... More

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was not our first visit here and for good reason. Their desserts are made fresh and some of them are not your regular or ordinary desserts. There are a lot of different pies and cakes to choose from. This can create a problem for prospective diners who are waiting for people to make up their minds on which to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I drive down from Columbia at least twice a month and stop at Kaminsky's every time, even if it's just for a cup of coffee. The desserts are amazing, especially the mixed berry cobbler. All of the drinks are great too (coffee, steamers, martinis...) We usually sit at the bar and are always excited to see Spencer!... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

First, they make their desserts fresh daily, which is great. But they don't have a dessert menu. Soooo, you have to take it all in (about 15 options) from the case as you walk in the door. It can create either a back up at the door or you end up hurriedly making a decision as we did. That wasn't... More

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22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

If you want an exceptional dessert & a great choice of festive coffees, this is the only place to go. Unbelievably huge slice of cake, & so many choices. Great coffee too.

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

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's and for sharing your comments! It's a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed our cake and coffee. We hope to see you again son! More

Alexandria, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My wife and I went looking for a place to grab a late night snack and Kaminksy’s was the perfect fit. I had a liquor milkshake while we split a sundae, both of which were delicious.

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

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's and for writing a review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the milkshake and sundae, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

great desserts....large portions.......to go boxes available.. cake, pie, sundaes.....great location..close to the market and shopping

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

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's and for writing a review! It's a pleasure to hear how much you enjoy our desserts, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! More

Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Have a nice lunch and have your desert at Kaminsky's with friends. Make sure everyone orders something different to you can share. You and do that everyone night and still know have the same thing twice. Yum!

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

Thanks for visiting Kaminsky's and for recommending us to others! We're pleased that you enjoy our desserts and we hope to see you again very soon! More

Naperville, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great coffee and amazing desserts. go early to avoid the crowds. only negative is choosing which dessert..

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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 for coconut cream pie and coffee! We're glad you enjoyed your recent visit and we hope to see you again soon! More

California, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The concierge at the hotel recommended Kaminsky's and we are so glad he did. We arrived pretty early and there wasn't a line yet. We sat at the bar and that was a lot of fun. We watched the bartender make all kinds of yummy dessert martinis. I opted for a fairly light choice of decaf Coffee Velvet made with... More

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

Thank you for taking your concierge's recommendation and joining us at Kaminsky's! We're pleased that you enjoyed the Coffee Velvet and that your husband enjoyed the grasshopper milkshake. We hope to see you both again soon! More

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