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“Best "dessert & drink" place to go” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe
Ranked #2 of 37 Dessert in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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“Best "dessert & drink" place to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2008

Whenever I am in Charleston, I go to Kaminsky's. Make sure you get someone to wait on you that has worked there a while or else they won't know what the drinks are. The desserts are excellent. Try the carrot cake or any of the cheese cakes they make! The atmosphere is great to just go and sit and chat with a friend or to just be with the one you love.

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“Best Brownie Sunday on Earth!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2008

If you're looking for a GOOD dessert, this is the place. We live about 30 minutes from it, and still drive down there a few times a month JUST for the dessert. The brownie sunday is the absolute best you'll ever have, I promise. It's HUGE and you can 'customize' it however you like- nuts, ice cream, whip cream, caramel, etc...Their other signature dessert is the Toll House Pie which is basically pecan pie with a chocolate chip cookie crust underneath- AMAZING! The down side? There's usually a wait, especially later in the evening and always on weekends. The service is usually pretty crummy (ie. slow, college kids looking like they'd rather be anywhere else, etc.). But hey, you're just there for the dessert, right? The coffees and drinks are good, too. Enjoy!!

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“Good stop for dessert after walking around the historic District. Portions are huge, so consider sharing.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2008

Good stop for dessert after walking around the historic District. Portions are huge, so consider sharing.

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“used to be better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2008

I travel to Charleston about 5 times a year to visit family and used to go to this resturant regularly for dessert . The last few visits the service was bad. The servers acted bored and the desserts were lackluster.The last visit I waited 15 mins before I finally just walked up to about 5 staff members,standing behind the bar area arguing over who's table it was ,( lots of not mine lol )and told them not to bother Id take my business and tip elsewhere . NOW I visit east bay meeting house for tiramisu best in Charleston

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“You don't know desserts...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2008

You don't know desserts if you haven't been there!

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