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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

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78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
+1 843-853-8270
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Webster, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful, fresh, rich desserts. Low-key atmosphere with good music. Very good coffee drinks. Friendly and efficient staff. We had a window seat and watched the people on Market Street. A good place to go between lunch and dinner. Or just skip dinner!

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Thank poseygurl
Toronto
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168 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I paid close to $7 for a slice of cake that wasn't even great. I really don't know what the fuzz is about!

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Thank brownie06
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry to read about your disappointment with your dessert. We would love to have more specifics to use as an opportunity to improve. If you are willing to elaborate, please send feedback to Chris Baggett, Operating Partner. Cbaggett@hghosp.com Thank you. More 

New Jersey
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842 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered a slice of the toll house pie and the coconut cream pie. Both were excellent. Nice spot to stop for coffee and desserts after a nice dinner.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your sweet 5 star review! We look forward to serving you again soon at Kaminsky's! More 

Waltham, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a Sunday night (Monday holiday), Kaminsky's was packed with a line of people out the door waiting for a table at 9pm. So my husband and I decided to share a cookies n' cream milkshake and to get it to go. So good! We ordered inside at the counter and then waited on the sidewalk and they brought it... More 

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Thank Alexis B
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us on Sunday night at Kaminsky's! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your Cookies & Cream Milkshake! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK, we visited four restaurants, enjoying small bites and samplers at each. But stopping at Kaminsky's was a real challenge, We unloosened our belts as this is a place where it is absolutely impossible to leave without ordering an incredibly mouth watering dessert. Fresh daily, their own concoctions and locally very proud. You will enjoy this so much you will... More 

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Thank yenneks
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to write a SWEET review and are happy to hear you enjoyed your desserts so much. We hope you can make it back to Charleston again soon and see us at Kaminsky's! More 

Vicenza, Italy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing deserts. Good drinks. Waitress was very friendly. Atmosphere was pretty neat. Very good for after dinner.

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Thank Jeff K
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Jeff- Thank you so much! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious desserts. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Lauren More 

North GA
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Waited in line for a to go order of Toll House Pie. Wonderful. Have visited before and had their sensational carrot cake. Neat café, excellent dessert bar!

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Thank icee
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our desserts so much. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends for dessert on Friday night. Place was bustling. Greeted at door by hostess who indicated a 15-20 minute wait for a table - the takeout line was 20 people deep. Ordered specialty coffees and dessert. Both were great. Service left a little to be desired. Our server mentioned more than once that they had been given three... More 

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Thank Jon F
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we will be sure to address each of your comments with our staff. Thank you again and we hope to have you dine with us again in the future. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom was in town and it was her birthday so we thought what better place to celebrate than the dessert cafe! I'd heard great things about Kaminsky's but hadn't yet made my way, but I'm SO glad we did! The menu is extensive with everything from milkshakes to cake slices to hot toddies. Our group had a slice of... More 

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Thank sydney_oneill
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed Kaminsky's Sydney! We hope you visit us again soon. Cheers! More 

West End, North Carolina
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

last stop on walking tour of the area with Hoon Calhoun. Has a cookie, chocolate,pecan pie that was to die for. Prices are reasonable and the other deserts looked yummie as well

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Thank grappa92
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's and for your 5 star review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Lauren More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8270
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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