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“Dude, good pie.”

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.
Gainesville, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dude, good pie.”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Small seating area that also serves as a bar area for an adjoining eatery. If it's too crowded to sit, get it to go and find a spot on the street. The desserts are awesome and the latte was great. Chocolate cheese cake was the best I've had, and my wife's carrot cake even tasted good, and I don't like carrot cake. Very good selection. You have to remember, this is not a restaurant, but a true café. It's full of people in a small space eating some very good desserts and drinking some excellent coffees (among other things). Definitely worth a trip.

  • Visited October 2013
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing Kaminsky's! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to taking care of you on your next trip to Charleston!
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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“Never missed eating dessert here since we've been going to Charleston”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Love, Love, Love this place. It is one of the highlights of our trip. The only down thing I can say about it is they stay busy. It is a little coffee dessert shop and spirits bar. The staff are very helpful and sweet. My husband and our friend got a piece of chocolate mandarin cake there a couple years ago and they haven't stopped raving about it since. The only bad thing is their menu changes daily and sometimes it's hard to get the same thing another time. I loved their coconut pie!

Visited September 2013
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing Kaminsky's! We are delighted to hear that we are a go-to place every time you visit Charleston! We look forward to taking care of you again!
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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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“A must stop while in Charleston!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

After finally tracking down Kaminsky's after our GPS led us for a long walk around the city, it was worth the trip. The desserts were scrumtious. We had the Italian 5 layer cake and the Toll house pie. Not too sweet, just right. Glad we didnt give up finding Kaminskys!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank nhtigercat
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking a long walk to get to Kaminsky's! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to taking care of you again soon!
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“Yummy”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Fresh desserts everyday. My husbands favorite was the banana cream pie with the bourbon pecan pie as a close second.
You can order to go or sit by the open window and people watch. Highly recommend a visit if you are in Charleston!

Visited October 2013
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed your desserts! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 reviews
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“Yummmm!!!!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I recently visited Charleston and happened upon a review of this Cafe. We decided to have a dinner of dessert since we were not too hungry and were so happy to have made the choice to visit Kaminsky's. We had the best hot chocolate we have ever tasted and the desserts were outstanding. The selections change daily but we had Boston Cream Cake and a Heath Cake which were equally delicious. They also offer carry-out so if you are in the need of a sugar fix...Kaminsky's is the place to go....

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank QJsMom
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thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing Kaminsky's! We are so happy that ya'll enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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