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Saffron Cafe & Bakery

333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“torte” (9 reviews)
“kabobs” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for breakfast. I had the ham, cheese and mushroom omelette. My partner had the eggs and bacon. We shared a small stack of pancakes. Service was terrible and atmosphere not impressive, but the food was good and affordable.

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was very pleasant. We were able to eat outside. The waitress was lovely and patient, and made recommendations that were excellent. Two of us had shrimp salad with small oranges included with fresh greens. It was very tasty. I wish I had the...More

Thank maggied00dle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place to get a quick, light bite for lunch and Saffron was not far from our hotel, so we gave it a try. Bakery looked pretty good with many reasonably priced items. We sat down for lunch and service was...More

Thank drjeff77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our go to places before performances at the Guilliard, an interesting middle eastern influence on the food. Food is well prepared with generous portions. Reservations are by phone not by App.

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Breakfast. Service was terrible. 40 minutes from order to serve. No coffee refills in the interim. Eggs over easy cold. Wife's fruit with granola had some mold. Other guests' orders wrong. Plus side - biscuits excellent, as was coffee. Waitress super friendly (when we saw...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Recommended by our tour bus driver...not disappointed. For those who love sweets and baked goods, this is the place to go! My husband and I got cobb salads. They were chock full of bacon, chicken, turkey, as well as greens and veggies. Delicious! We ordered...More

Thank Jeanbqueenbee
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after the Fort Sumpter tour. Highly recommend. Hubby and I had Gyros for lunch and they were great. The service was excellent and the pastry case and desserts were beyond tempting. Wish we found them the first day instead of the last as...More

Thank Cyn63thia
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped because we saw the happy hour sign...caramel iced coffee and the Greek Torte. Okay, that torte - yum!!

Thank E O
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Dined here upon recommendation from a church member at Mother Emanuel after visiting for Sunday worship. We arrived BEFORE noon for brunch (buffet). French Toast was cold, grits were lumpy and fried fish was unseasoned. Worse, the pastries placed out for the buffet must have...More

Thank GeorgiaPeachNoFuzz
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were excited about the reviews until we attempted it ourselves. We ordered to lattes that were mud tasting which ended in the trash. Also had a couple of stale dry biscottis. Huge disappointment. I don't know what happened here. Everything looked...More

Thank JohnT01Traveler
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Carol B
30 May 2016|
Response from K9Rammo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have Shrimp and Grits and trust me, you won't need reservations!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-722-5588
Telephone 843-722-5588. Place is great & big. It also includes a Mediterranean market
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