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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:
Mon - Wed 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 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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  • 164
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 28
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  • 12
    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
Great place to take a break.

This is a small restaurant in down town Charleston and is very close to the Market. Parking can be an issue but we found a parking garage about 4 blocks away. The drinks were both alcoholic and non alcoholic and there were good, not outstanding but good. They only serve desserts there and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
938Lmarie
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New Brunswick
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Peering into the Bakery window early in the morning, the display looked inviting. We waited around for their opening time. Looks deceived when inside the place; the various desserts did not look today-fresh. The apple pie, like a crumble dessert, was mediocre.

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Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wanted their chocolate chip cookies soooo bad & they were OUT :( so I settled for the banana cream pie. Have to say though it tasted more like a cream pie as I was eating and wondering where the bananas were. Next time I hope to get their chocolate chip cookies those are always so good. Never a disappointment just... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a small restaurant in down town Charleston and is very close to the Market. Parking can be an issue but we found a parking garage about 4 blocks away. The drinks were both alcoholic and non alcoholic and there were good, not outstanding but good. They only serve desserts there and the one's we had were very good.... 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 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Skipped dinner at the resturant where we dined at to opt for a walk and dessert at Kaminsky's. The wait was about 20 minutes, but there were shops up the street to poke around in and we were seated right at 20 minutes. Worth the wait!! We had three different desserts and each of us was very happy!

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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 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There was a line out the door when we got here; seated about 20 minutes later. I wasn't feeling well so couldn't partake but the rest of my group tried the pecan pie and brownie sundae (rave reviews all around). My only complaint is that I was constantly bumped by people/servers walking by me due to all the cramped seating.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had to come back to Kaminsky's! It has the best selection of desserts and dessert drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). It even had a Gluten Free option in the dessert case. :-)

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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 our desserts and drinks. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

CA, USA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were told to try the deserts….. so we went. The wait was 30 minutes or more and I don't wait well. So we put our name in and walked around the market area. Ultimately, we got in and had some

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

GET THE ICE CREAM BROWNIE SUNDAE. This was the most incredible dessert I have ever had... I split it with a friend and we could not even finish. Also, being a poor college student, I mentioned to my friend that I wanted hot chocolate but would pass to save money. Next thing I knew, the bartender had poured me a... 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 recent experience with us. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The service is disheveled, but the pies are outstanding. Not a fan of pie crust, but the crust on the bourbon pecan was so flaky and delicious it was gone in no time. Key lime graham cracker crust was perfect also, but the filling was lacking a citrusy punch. Will return for the insanely good pecan pie!!

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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 our pecan pie. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of cakes, cheesecakes, etc. This is a must have each year after the Bridge Run. Go early in the evening as they tend to sell out of some items if it's a busy seasonal weekend.

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Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad you have enjoyed our desserts. 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: +1 843-853-8270

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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?