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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: Located in downtown Charleston, Kaminsky's "most excellent"...
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
  • 75
    Average
  • 31
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  • 16
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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
Fun spot!

Love that they have adult malts and shakes! It was so fun to have desserts and drinks here. It's a busy place, they have a line to get in even but once you're in, you're guaranteed a table so that works well. Their desserts are delicious so the wait is well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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240 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love that they have adult malts and shakes! It was so fun to have desserts and drinks here. It's a busy place, they have a line to get in even but once you're in, you're guaranteed a table so that works well. Their desserts are delicious so the wait is well worth it.

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

Thanks for joining us at Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have you visit again soon! More 

Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing deserts! This should definitely be on your list of things to do while in Charleston! Definitely try the milkshakes!

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

Thanks for visiting Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed the desserts and milkshakes, and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Green Brook, New Jersey
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in based upon the recommendation of the carriage tour driver. Well worth it. Homemade desserts like I've never had. Coconut cream pie to die for. You can't go wrong with anything! Great selection of coffees as well. Right across the street from the Market. Don't pass by!

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Thank Jelybean79
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your desserts and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were going to stop by for dessert after our dinner at Brasserie Gigi. However they had a full house so we ordered the coconut cakes to go, it was fresh and delicious! Will stop by again the next time!

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

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed the coconut cake and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

New York, NY
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-known Charleston establishment. Good place to go if it is the only place open or you just want to be able to say you went there. I have heard about this place for a while, but finally went and have to say I was unimpressed. I hope they were just having an off night. Maybe it is a place you... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's and for taking the time to write a review. We will be sure to address each of your comments as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes, while improving the future experiences of our guests. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you soon. More 

Lake City, South Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a great dinner at Coast my wife and I decided to get some coffee and sweets for dessert. We walked about a mile down to the market area to Kaminsky's and had a wonderful slice of triple chocolate cake and smooth, freshly ground coffee.

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

Thanks for visiting Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I randomly came across Kaminsky's one night as we were exploring Charleston. There was a 45 minute wait, but we were fine with it once we saw the amazing desserts in the case that we would be able to pick from. We opted for first available seating which was at the bar. We ordered the Tollhouse Pie... More 

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

Thanks for visiting Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed our desserts and service, and we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a cold, snowy day to warm up and have coffee and desserts. The desserts were tasty and the amaretto coffee was good too. The atmosphere is very trendy and cozy. The service is nothing to write home about. Overall, I would go back.

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Thank RebeccaB202
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit with us and we hope to have you come back soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to stop in on evenings when I'm downtown and looking for a little dessert. They have hot teas, cider, and even a few types of hot toddies to warm you up on a cool night. The cakes and pies are very good, as well. Service is always fast and friendly. I like the cozy atmosphere. There are times... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to have you join us again soon! More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly outstanding bakery cafe. It's difficult to imagine anything better! I used to take home a complete pie when in town it was so good. I'd highly recommend to anyone with a sweet tooth or other.

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

Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you always enjoy our desserts and we hope to have you visit soon! 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: +1 843-853-8270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American

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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