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“Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!!”

Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe
Ranked #2 of 36 Dessert in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
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.
Thornhill, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Recently on a visit to Charleston we happened upon Kaminsky's when a street "hawker" enlightened us on their pies. We had lunch at Tbonz, their sister restaurant, took time to digest while visiting the market and then returned for dessert. I had researched the area before our trip and Kaminsky's was one of the places that was a must visit. My research proved to be right. The slices of pie are huge, enough to feed two people per slice. However, my husband and I each ordered our own slice and shared. We tried the coconut cream and pecan. OMG!, they were by far the best pie we have ever eaten and at $4.99 a slice the best priced. This is definitely a place that you don't want to miss.

  • Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Quit walking by and come on in?”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We walked by Kaminsky's a half dozen times before popping in to peruse the Pie Case & talk with some Very Satisfied Customers! The smiles on their faces and the works of art behind the glass convinced us to try Coconut Creme & Banana Creme......oh yeah there is a difference and oh yeah, we had smiles on our faces now too! Don't walk by, step on in- open late til 1:30 am

  • Visited December 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's in Downtown Charleston. We are very glad you finally stopped by to try us out!
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Dulles, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Mmmmm.....”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Had some tea and a yummy oreo mousse thing. Very tasty! Great place to stop in and have a pick me up while shopping at the Market.

Visited November 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's while shopping on the Market!
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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“Desserts and drinks to die for!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

They specialize in mixed coffee drinks and desserts and they do it right. I had the chocolate blackberry cake and some sort of coffee drink with Amaretto. Both were excellent!

Visited December 2012
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's in Downtown Charleston. We are glad to hear that both the dessert and your drink were delicious, we hope to have you back again soon!
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Always a yummy dessert”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Kaminsky's has HUGE potions of their yummy desserts. Most of them are extrememly sweet and I often can't finish a slice, but they're delicious. Kaminsky's is also known for their hot coffees which are equally delicious. It's a great spot for couples or a small group of friends. They don't have a very large seating area.

  • Visited August 2012
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