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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-8270
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Ranked #40 of 744 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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English first
Charleston SC
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had to wait outside for a table. There were tons of tables in TBones but you can only order dessert if you order other food. It is part of their agreement. The toasted marshmallow drink was divine. We will be back for that. The ChiTea latte might have been good but after tasting the Toasted Marshmallow it lost it... More

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Choice of about 20 different cakes & pies make choosing tough. Coffee choices similar !!! And both dessert & coffee was fantastic !!!

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

Thank you for joining us for dessert and coffee at Kaminsky's! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed both, and we hope to have the chance to serve you again soon. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to this place for dessert only this past week. We heard great things about the desserts, which were very good. The disappointment for us came from our service and the low quality control throughout our visit. At the door we were haphazardly greeted by a young lady who mentioned something like "your menu is there", upon pointing at... More

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Howell, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We stopped by while walking through the market and had incredible late night espresso and chocolate cake!

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

Lauren, Thank you for stopping at Kaminsky's for espresso and dessert! We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to have the chance to serve you again soon! More

Anderson, South Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the best place for dessert after dinner in Charleston! We cannot go to Charleston without eating dessert here. They are very attentive, and the desserts are the best! The toll house pie is my favorite!

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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 and for taking the time to write a review! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our desserts, including the toll house pie. We hope to see you again soon! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in after lunch, and we were not disappointed. The desserts were delicious, and the service was friendly! It was so good that we wanted to eat there again before the end of our trip, but the line outside after dinner was super long. Don't miss this treat, but I would recommend going after lunch.

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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 delighted to hear that you enjoyed your desserts with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you again soon. More

Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stumbled upon this great little place in the middle of the historic district. OMG. The desserts, the coffee creations..... where to start? LOVED this place so much we went back a second night to try other creations. gets busy the later you go. but well worth the wait outside. we opted for sitting at the bar the second night... 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 thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Late start on a Sunday and we found ourselves hear for coffee and pastry. The restaurant is better suited as a lunch ir dinner place. Not well suited for the traditional breakfast fare but outstanding selection of delicious cakes and desserts.

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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 very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you again soon. More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Skip dinner, have dessert instead. Unless you plan to share, you won't need to worry about eating dinner before you go. I had a 3 layer slice of apple spice cake that was delicious. My original plan was to have coffee, but I changed my mind when I saw the Kahlua espresso martini on the menu and I am glad... 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 delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Apple Spice Cake and Expresso Martini. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Service- very attentive- atmosphere quaint and cool- desserts- amazing! Just a perfect experience. Not only will I go back- I will try to live there! Best combination- bar and desserts! Loved it!

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