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“Awesome Deserts”

Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe
Ranked #3 of 38 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 April 28, 2014

We went in and got 3 deserts to go. Oh my is all I can say. If we go back to Charleston, we will go back to this café.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's! We are so happy that you enjoyed our selection of desserts. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

You need a sweet tooth to appreciate this place. It is tiny but very charming. We walked right in on a Sunday afternoon with no wait. You look at the case of homemade desserts when you first walk in, there is no menu because the selection changes. A waiter then takes your drink orders. Husband had the best milkshake he has ever had. I had the toasted marshmallow steamer which was heavenly! There is every kind of specialty coffee you can think of. They also do happy hour every day with $5 dessert martinis (over 20 to choose from) and half priced wine by the bottle or glass. This is a great place to sit for awhile and relax with sweets, ice cream, coffees, or alcohol. This place is ideal for families or adults. Our waiter didn't mind us just lingering after a full day of shopping. The chocolate raspberry cake was amazing and big enough to share!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Thank you so much for visiting Kaminsky's. We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was convinced against my will to take a look at this place - where you have to get on a list for a table. It is nothing fancy kind of a combination bar-coffee house- dessert café. The desserts are apparently different day to day, so you have to go and see what looks good! Open pretty late, great after an evening prowling around town.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you so much for visiting us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon!

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were in Charleston for the weekend and visted Kaminsky's 2x in just 3 days. The tollhouse cookie pie was AMAZING and I wanted to savor every moment. Holden & Will are great servers and add to the whole experience. I would highly encourage anyone visiting Charleston to pay Kaminsky's a visit & ask for Will or Holden. You will not regret it!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's. We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Our friends & tour guides (hi Dennis & Lori!) made this a MUST stop for us on our 1st visit to Charleston. They were so right! The selections were all apparently made fresh and vary daily ~ keeping you coming back for the mountainous dessert decision of the day. My wife Cindy and I both had the coconut cream pie and it was fantastic ~ creamy flavorful and a step above others I had. As for what our friends had, I couldn't tell you because the four of us just dove in and mmm-ed and oooh-ed until we put our forks down with a sigh. Great stuff. I did notice one of the selections of the day was some sort of chocolate cake that was about the size of a standard laundry basket...ok, no, but it was HUGE. Next time.
HELPFUL HINT: Dine at T-BONZ as we did (was good) and you can avoid the inevitable lines at the Kaminsky counter. Go and make your picks and come back to your table and your waiter will bring it to you.

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you so much for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon!

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