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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-8270
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Ranked #43 of 764 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Listen here......if you visit Charleston you HAVE to visit Kaminsky's simply for their triple berry crisp/crumble/buckle...it is AMAZING. No lie, we visited there in March 2014 and we have been talking about this dessert ever since. It is served warm in a miniature crock dish with a generous serving of delicious vanilla ice cream served on top. It is simply... More 

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Rochester, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had been staying in Charleston for a long weekend and continued to see a line standing outside Kaminsky's each night. On our last night we decicded to see what the fuss was all about....WOW!! The most amazing dessert drinks I have ever had! Loved the atmosphere and the bartender was great with suggestions and her favorites!

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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 dessert drinks and that you were pleased with the atmosphere of our restaurant. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We walked by this bakery on Friday night and they were meeting folks at the door and taking names for a list. You could see the tasty looking goodies from the outside and I made a note to go back. I went today at 3PM -Parked right in front unusual for not a busy time because it was raining too... More 

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242 reviews 242 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped here on Saturday after midnight (so, technically, Sunday) to get something sweet. This bakery is in a very central location in downtown Charleston on Market street and is open until (very) late. We ordered a slice of a raspberry cheesecake, one of chocolate cake with white chocolate chips and one of Tollhouse pie warm with ice cream. We... 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 TWO recent experiences with us :) We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Meriden, Connecticut
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped in for a late night dessert. It was very busy, so we had to wait about 10 minutes for a table, but it was worth the wait! They have lots of different desserts to choose from, and all are on display for you to check out before making your decision. We chose the coconut cream pie, key lime pie,... More 

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

CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A local bartender recommended this dessert restaurant when we asked him where we could go for dessert/coffee later in the evening. He highly recommended Kaminsky's and we could certainly understand why. My husband and I don't normally even order dessert but we thought since we were away we would have dinner in one restaurant and get to try out another... 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 enjoyed your Toll House Pie! We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Cohoes, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Waiting list with many many open tables that sat empty for twenty minutes. Staff seemed bothered with questions. I was unable to sample the deserts due to the waiting list. What a disappointment! This was one of the places I really was looking forward to.

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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 and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We can assure you that hospitality like you have described will never be acceptable to us and your comments are already being reviewed with our service staff and management team. We place great value in the feedback we... More 

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a terrific mountain sized chocolate cake, and the best Strawberry milkshake. Plenty more options. Cool location in the market area.

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Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad you enjoyed your chocolate cake and strawberry milkshake! We hope to have you dine with us again very soon. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We found this little gem our first night in Charleston. We were looking for a place to get a good dessert martini. We found it. The first night was just drinks. Chocolate and coffee martinis. The drinks and service at the bar were so good we ended almost every night for the rest of our trip in this place. The... 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 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We eat at Kaminsky's each trip and it is worth it every time! The dessert and drink selection is outstanding and is sure to fill you up. Dinner isn't even necessary with the portion size of this dessert! The restaurant is extremely tiny, so be ready to wait (outside). But do wait, you will be glad you did!

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Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad that you are pleased with our dessert and drink selection. 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: 843-853-8270
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Monday 2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert

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