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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

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78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-8270
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 380
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  • 161
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great happy hour or dessert place

We had a fun time here next to the Charleston market. Really handsome & fun bartender Soencer took care of us. My husband had the Curious George - fantastic banana cream pie kind of martini with a chocolate graham cracker crust. The ladies had half price Kenwood Chardonnays. The desserts are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Janetpn
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Charlotte, NC
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Charlotte, NC
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a fun time here next to the Charleston market. Really handsome & fun bartender Soencer took care of us. My husband had the Curious George - fantastic banana cream pie kind of martini with a chocolate graham cracker crust. The ladies had half price Kenwood Chardonnays. The desserts are incredible here. You should go!

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Milwaukee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The desserts here are amazing!!! We couldn't possibly choose just one as we were drooling over the peanut butter pie (Reeses with an oreo crust), pecan pie & tollhouse cookie (think warm, slightly undercooked chocolate chip cookie- Yum!) pie. So we ordered them all which was just for me and my husband. Some of our friends ordered the Boston cream... More 

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Seattle
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Get there early or late to sit in bar area without having to wait outside for an hour. Fun place with adequate pies ( far from the best I have had, but good) and a lively bar scene. Watch your step as the surface between the bar stool area and the table area of the bar has a weird elevation... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This Cafe has both a bar serving special drinks and also coffee and wonderful huge desserts. I only wished the whipped cream was real instead of out of a can. It would have put the cherry on the top!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When in Charleston you won't want to miss Kaminsky's! We loved it so much we went there three time during our stay in Charleston. Everything we had was delicious. The cheesecake is the best I've ever had and the hot chocolate is amazing! Don't miss out!

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Washington DC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A dive, poor service, a lousy selection of teas and the inability to even make good pot of tea. Learn to let the tea steep, serve with a side serving of milk, lemon and honey without your patrons having to wait until the hot water is tepid due to lack of interest/response. Very disappointed!

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Brick NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped here for dessert and were not disappointed. It was crowded but the service was still quick for the most part. We got some of the specialty coffees, the spiked hot cider, chocolate heath cake, peanut butter cake and peach pie. Everything was excellent, would definately go back.

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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 desserts & drinks, and that you were pleased with your service. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

All I can say is try the Berry Cobbler! OMG! Yum! Also the drink were very good but small. Was a great place for people watching

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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 our Berry Cobbler. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Kingston, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I had dessert from Kaminsky's at TBonz in Myrtle Beach and was looking forward to a KeyLime Pie from Kaminsky's. It was a disappointment. Not what we were expecting. The display left us wanting and the pie seemed much much smaller than what we were served in Myrtle Beach. Problem there for sure.

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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 and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We appreciate you coming to visit us after eating with us in Myrtle Beach. We will be sure to review your comments regarding our Key Lime Pie with our Executive Pastry Chef immediately, as we always aim to... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Right on market street....went in the afternoon around 3. Not too crowded. Server was awesome. Toll house pie is unique and so good. Coffee was excellent. And only $4.95 for large piece of pie. Can't beat that!

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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 recent experience with us! We hope to have you dine with us again 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: 843-853-8270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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
Monday
2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?