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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
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Ranked #24 of 736 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
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
Deep South Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Based on our friend's recommendations we had dessert for dinner here our last night in Charleston. Although it is a "bakery" they have a full bar, open at 2 p.m., and the atmosphere is kind of cool. We had two small children and they enjoyed it as well -- but of course what kid doesn't like dessert. The pies were... More

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just had a slice of coconut cream cake...sadly this rates as one of the most average cakes I have tasted. Dry crumb, coconut filling was lacking and whipped cream frosting left a lot to wish for.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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617 reviews 617 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A large selection of cakes and pies and we opted for the unusual Gluten Free (albeit we were Celiac Dz free) Double Chocolate (obviously a flour-less) tort. We did have to wait, it was a very tourist-busy Saturday. The gal at the front was very kind and I know had to be on her feet all day, but was very... More

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A real culinary sweet treasure in Charleston! For less than 15 dollars, two can share a sumptuous southern dessert, a sweet tea and the world's best ice coffee! and that's including a generous tip! To go is available, warning...... the lines can be long , best to stop in really early or really late for a midnight snack! The variety... More

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Looking for something yummy after dinner, we found Kaminsky's through TripAdvisor. The people were not wrong! Our tollhouse dessert with ice cream on top, while decadent, was one of those rare times where I was glad I indulged. Equally impressive were the drinks!! Our bartender, Stuart, was a doll! Happy to chat about Charleston and satisfy out pallets! My husband... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Kaminsky's is a Charleston institution on North Market Street. It is not large and they don't take reservations so you will probably have to wait...but it is well worth it. Imaginitive cocktails and wonderful cakes and pies in a unique atmosphere. Don't miss this great spot and no matter where you have lunch or dinner save room for dessert at... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Unbeatable desserts l, with Tbonz grill in an adjoining building which is great for your main course. Coffee and Drinks also available. Atmosphere is classic with beautiful brick and woodwork. There was always a line to get in this restaurant, but, when you eat at tbonz you can order off of kaminskys menu and they bring it to your table.

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Huntersville, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Bourbon Pecan Pie, hearty crust and the sweet filling was the perfect blend of luscious filling and pecans; paired with Cuban Coffee for me, hit the spot perfectly! My husband's cappucino was alright, but the coconut cream pie... well, it was as heavenly as it looked. We asked a few fellow patrons about their choices and everyone gushed enthusiastically. I... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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177 reviews 177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were told by local friends to try Kaminsky and we are so glad we did! There was a short wait the evening we were there, but it was worth it. The "menu" is in the dessert case. Cakes and other treats are added throughout the night. We were seated upstairs, which was above the sister restaurant next door. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Have a sweet tooth? This is the place to go.......if you cant find your dessert here...you simply dont need it!!! Their variety is astounding. Delicious.

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