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“Excellent desserts but not enough seating”

Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe
Ranked #3 of 42 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.
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stopped at Kaminsky's twice and didn't sit inside their restaurant either time. Once we just had to get it to go and the other time they sat us in the neighboring space where the waiter didn't even know what was on the menu. It was kinda weird.

That said, the desserts were outstanding. Everyone in our group was delighted with what they got. The process of getting said desserts was just odd. Just plan to get it to go from the start.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

We are so glad that you came to Kaminsky's twice while in town. We appreciate you telling us about your experiences. We hope to see you next time you are in town.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Not very good - can't understand the long line out the door. We were there on a Saturday night and ordered a piece of caramel/banana cake. It was probably the driest piece of cake I've ever had and didn't taste like either caramel or banana. We explained this to the waitress, who was very accommodating and replaced it with another desert - pecan pie. This wasn't awful, but not good either. I just don't get the appeal of this place, when there are so many other choices in the city.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Thank you for visiting us at Kaminsky’s Baking Company and thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your experience. At Kaminsky’s, our goal always centers around providing every one of our guests with an exceptional experience, that highlights our passion for desserts and hospitality. We are always looking for ways to improve our overall experience and we will be reviewing your comments closely, in order to assist in this process. We would love another chance to serve you, in hopes of providing you with an experience that exceeds your expectations for dessert preparation and service. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We are still so full from our incredible desserts at Kaminsky's. Ordered a slice of the coconut cream pie and the blueberry pecan pie and coffee. Even with so many people waiting outside the door, the hostess got us seated quickly and without too much fuss. Service was great, we were probably in and out of the restaurant in 20 minutes and spent less than $20, but we were treated like gold just the same. You absolutely have to check this place out if you're in the area!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was the final stop on the Charleston Culinary Tour. And, after 9 courses, folks were kind of stuffed and we were happy to get 1/2 a serving instead of the full thing.

The display case is full of sweets -- pie, cake, pie, etc. -- fresh made that very day.

Little hole in the wall place. Not a lot of space. Full bar. Coffee drinks. It's all about the desert.

This is the kind of place that scares me... I could see staying here until I was so fat I could not get out the door again! Will most assuredly be back!

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Thank Klomo
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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

We can't wait to have you back to Kaminsky's soon!

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Go early! People start lining up for a table about 7:30 and the line continues to grow. Share a monstrous dessert with one or two friends. Incredible cakes, pies... They've got it all and it is all delicious. Very good menu for dessert and after dinner drinks/coffees/teas. Service was quite personable but busy. Everybody moves quickly in this place but you don't feel overlooked.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for stopping by Kaminsky's in Charleston! We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience and we hope to have you visit us again soon.

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