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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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Today
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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Absolutely must visit!

Can't count the number of times I've eaten here. Always been outstanding. Love the drink and dessert selection. My favs are the coconut cream pie with a curious George martini...they're both best-in-class!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
JTDtiger
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Monrovia, Indiana
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Monrovia, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Can't count the number of times I've eaten here. Always been outstanding. Love the drink and dessert selection. My favs are the coconut cream pie with a curious George martini...they're both best-in-class!!!!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Fresh bakery desserts, coffees, and full bar. Always crowded for all the right reasons. We visited atleast once a day all 4 days we were there.

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

Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's! We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the desserts and coffee, and we hope to have you visit us again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you like dessert and floats.. a must. A tad on the expensive side, but so worth it. Enjoy a meal in one of many Charleston's restaurants, but save room for Kaminsky's.

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Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's! We're so glad you enjoyed the desserts and floats, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More 

Chas, sc
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Kaminsky's is my new favorite place. We ate there a couple of weeks ago for dessert then went back the following week after eating lunch at another local restaurant. Locals know to go here for dessert! When you enter the restaurant, you look to your right at the dessert display case to figure out what you want--cakes & pies. First... More 

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Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's! We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the desserts, and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Love this old world bakery and bar. The bakery items greet you right at the door in the large glass case. It is so hard to pick just one!!! The lemon drop martini was perfection!!!

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

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's! We're so glad enjoyed the desserts and Lemon Drop Martini. We hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Charlotte, NC
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372 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've rarely had a bad dessert at Kaminsky's. We go often when we are in town. It's too crowded most of the time to eat in and even the area around the window is often packed but it's worth it to get a piece of one of their delicious pies, cheesecakes or cakes.

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Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's! We're so glad you always enjoy our desserts, and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Cumming, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Excellent Carrot Cake! Y'all gotta try it! Also, the desert cocktails were very unique and creative!

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Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's! We're so glad you enjoyed the carrot cake and dessert cocktails, and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Canton, Georgia, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On a recent trip to Charlston, SC my wife a I wanted a coffee and desert after dinner. Looking at trip advisor we found Kaminsky's, searching for coffee and cafés. The resturant was excellent. The coffee was great and the desert was awsome. We had the toll house pie and it was exactly what you would expect. We only stayed... More 

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Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's during your trip to Charleston! We're so glad you enjoyed the coffee and desserts, and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We happened be running down to the HT, when I got a sweet tooth. We had walked past this place a few times, so we gave it a try. There was indeed a 15 minute wait, so we waited. The hostess did a great job managing the crowd and our server was also talented at managing, considering how busy it... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a perfect spot to grab dessert or take a quick break from touring the city. The dessert selection is HUGE! Something for everyone. We tried the Boston Cream Cake...Yum!!! Huge serving. We also had a Brandy Alexander "Milkshake"...Fantastic! What a great find. Wishing we had one of these close to my hometown.

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Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's during your trip in Charleston! We're so glad you enjoyed the Boston Cream Cake and the milkshake, and we hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

Address: 78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-853-8270
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
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
Average Prices: USD 8

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?