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“If you're in one of those heavenly chocolate moods” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe
78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-8270
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Ranked #38 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
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.
Chetek, Wisconsin
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“If you're in one of those heavenly chocolate moods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A piece of Mountain of Chocolate cake with ice cream was our dessert of choice. Delicious! Sat at the bar and had wonderful service! Definitely a dessert place in the market area.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's on Market Street. We hope to have you back again soon!
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“Go to Ben & Jerry's Instead”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Just went to Kaminsky's at TBone for dessert. Pretty long wait, but that's not the problem. 4 of us ordered desserts and hot beverages. Tea was warm, regular coffee was weak and warm. Sorry, but when we get tea or coffee that aren't hot, it does nothing for us. One of the group ordered a specialty coffee, that was also very weak and not even close to hot. One ordered ice cream brownie sundae and the ice cream was melted to soup by the time it was served. Tea was served without any milk or cream, we had to wait 10 minutes to find the waiter to ask for milk. Before we went in, we debated going to Ben and Jerry's just about 5 stores away. After we were done, we were sure we should have. Sorry - this just didn't do it for us.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for visiting us at Kaminsky’s on Market Street and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We greatly appreciate your patience while waiting for your table. We apologize that your experience with us was not met with the high standards for both service and dessert preparation, that we are typically known for. Kaminsky’s has been voted Best Desserts in Charleston for the past 16 years, but we understand that the key to our success is consistency with every guest we encounter. From your comments, it is clear we failed to maintain this consistency during your recent experience. We do take the comments from our guests very seriously and we will be using your comments to further improve our approach to guaranteeing an exceptional experience for all of our guests. We would love the opportunity to take care of you again soon. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope to see you soon.
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“If you want to be good to yourself.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

It is a dessert place, and you should go there just for the dessert. Next to the city market, look for it and go enjoy southern cakes, pies and coffee. When you are there, ask them what kind of southern name is "Kaminsky". I enjoyed watching them try to explain to me that they thought it was Polish. Having spent considerable time in Milwaukee, I knew the value of a Polish bakery....I just don't think my southern friends were ready for that. Superb Pecan pie, with ice cream of course. And not a boutique, it isn't in the Polish dictionary!

Visited March 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's on Market Street in Charleston. We are glad to hear you all enjoyed your desserts with us. The name Kaminsky's comes from one of the owner's family and is of Polish decent. We hope to have you visit us again at Kaminsky's.
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“Disappointing dessert”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This was the second time we tried Kaminsky desserts and second time we were disappointed. They were dry and nothing special, but they looked so good.

Visited February 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you very much for visiting us at Kaminsky’s on Market Street and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We were pleased to hear that this was your second visit but it was unfortunate to hear your comments regarding the quality of your experience. At Kaminsky’s, we pride ourselves on offering the most fresh and delicious desserts selections in Charleston. It is clear from your comments, however, that this pride was not upheld during your recent visit. For this lack of consistency and quality, we sincerely apologize. We can only hope that you will be willing to give us another opportunity to impress you. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.
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Lake Mary, Florida
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“Desert so fresh they don’t even have a menu!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This place was amazing for a desert lover like myself. I walked in with a buddy at about 8PM and the place was packed we got a little table in the corner and the wait staff gave us the drink menu and for the desert menu (Only thing they serve) directed us to check out the case and pick one. I decided to go with the Pecan Pie and a scoop of ice cream. Loved it, my buddy had already had desert so he just settled on an Irish coffee. Large Portions and great prices.

Visited March 2013
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for stopping by Kaminsky's. We are glad you both enjoyed your dessert and drink with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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