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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

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78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
+1 843-853-8270
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13:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 13:00 - 01:00
Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Every time we are visiting Charleston it is a MUST to stop into Kaminsky's and grab a brownie sundae. Although you might have to wait a few minutes for a table, it is worth it. Very "Charleston" little dessert bar

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I'm a sucker for a dessert only place. In my opinion, it's a very underserved market (maybe I just live in too expensive of an area for this to work). Kaminsky's was PACKED the nights we were in town. Like a 30 min wait for a dessert place! I can't remember the exact pies that we got, but I could... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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299 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Great place for after dinner desserts,and/or drinks. Great location by the market. Desserts were great (on display as you walk in), drinks and coffees were even better. Excellent for a snack or after dinner...great way to end a day in Charleston

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Palm Bay, Florida
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946 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Just follow the crowd to this great desert place. The pies, cakes, drinks are mouthwatering good. Reasonable prices too!

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2 Thank Ronald G
Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

There is an enormous amount of desserts in the display case as you walk in the door. One of the servers said they have over 200 desserts. I got so excited when I heard that I'm not sure if it was all at once or all together. Each dessert is a work of art, making it is so hard to... More 

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2 Thank Linda S
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope you will come again soon! More 

huntsville, al
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

For about the tenth time my wife and I ended our day in historic Charleston by visiting the dessert counter at this Market St cafe. The pies and cakes always look attractive and do not disappoint. We normally buy two and share. Most times we have to carry some home because some cuts, especially the cakes, are very large. Yum,... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's! We are glad you enjoyed your recent experience. We hope you will visit us for an eleventh time! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We go here whenever we are in Charleston. We love Spencer and Holden, they are awesome servers /bartender and make great martinis. The staff is always friendly and the desserts are always amazing. Can't wait to go back this week before we leave!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Mount Airy, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Great pie, great service, on a beautiful day as we wandered the Old Market in Charleston. Hubby had key lime pie, made me get some too! Nice server, super duper pie!

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's! We are glad you enjoyed your dessert and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Spring, Texas
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We went here after dinner for dessert. We had a sweet waitress named Victoria who was very helpful. Ordered 2 pots of tea and she brought us the whole selection so we could choose our own. I had the Toll House Pie with ice cream while my husband had the White Chocolate Chip cake. Neither of us could finish the... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your recent experience and hope you dine with us again soon! More 

Martinsburg, WV
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

After reading the reviews and being an avid dessert lover, I had to try Kaminsky's while in Charleston for the day. I opted for the Snickerdoodle cake and a white chocolate mochochino and my wife had chocolate cake and a latte. Total bill was over $22!!! Little steep for 2 pieces of cake and 2 small coffees. Everything was good,... More 

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thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Kaminsky's. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
13:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8270
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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