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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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12:00 - 01:00
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Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Atlanta
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133 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We were looking for a late night dessert spot. Had been here several years ago. We both ordered the bourbon pecan pie - delicious! Great coffee and hot chocolate on a cold night in Charleston!

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

Thank you for your recent late night visit to Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your coffee and pie and hope you come back and try some other delicious treats! More 

Aurora, Canada
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

In Charleston to visit the historic City Market and tour around the downtown. After walking through the market we stopped in at Kaminsky's for a coffee and ended up having some cakes and pies also. Kaminsky's is right beside the city market so it's an easy place to find. They have a great selection of different coffees and espresso and... More 

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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 so glad you enjoyed your recent experience with us and we hope to have you come back and join us again soon! More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you're looking for a great choice of delectable desserts & you're in Downtown Charleston . . . you have GOT to check out Kaminsky's Café in the Market Area. Large choice of delicious desserts that change daily; Large servings too! If you get there around peak time, there's usually a small wait but it's worth it! Throw caution to... More 

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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 to hear you enjoyed yourself! We always appreciate feedback from our customers! Thank you! More 

Laguna Hills, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

After a great meal at a nearby restaurant, we walked back to our hotel but had to stop at Kaminsky's for dessert. Their dessert case is filled with a tremendous variety of sweets. We shared a mix berry cobbler (a la mode) and a Toll House special dessert (also a la mode). Best desserts and hands down, best decaf coffee.

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Thank KenC396
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping into Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your coffee and dessert! We appreciate your time to write us a review on your experience! Thank you! More 

atlanta
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

After dinner I was thumbing through Trip advisor and happened to read "Toll House Pie" in a review. Well that was it. My family and I made a bee line for Kaminsky's. I have high expectations for desserts. My feeling is if I am going to ingest that many calories and that much fat, it had better be worth it!... More 

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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 pleased to hear you loved your Toll House Pie. Thank you for your review and hope to see you soon to try out some more great desserts! More 

ansonia
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216 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

After dining at so many wonderful restaurants in Charleston we were always full and never had room for desserts. So we decided instead of eating lunch we will have dessert and coffee instead. We heard about all of these wonderful desserts so we had to go. The Hummingbird cake was delicious and what a huge portion, The Bourbon Pecan Pie... More 

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

Thank you for your visit to Kaminsky's! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your experience was and glad you enjoyed it! We hope you will be visiting us again soon! More 

Hollywood, Maryland
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Stopped for a late night dessert and night cap. Was not disappointed in the options. Friendly diners, servers. Attentive and quick service, too!

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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 so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

My only complaint is with myself - I should not have eaten the whole slice of pie. Excellent lemon pie and I could not stop. Came here after it was recommended for dessert by a waiter at another restaurant. So glad I did. Yum!

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

Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed your lemon pie and we hope to have you come back again soon! More 

Richmond, VA
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I will start this with the fact that I am a huge dessert lover. I visit dessert places everywhere I travel. I had high expectations in Charleston and was completely let down. First of all, I ordered my dessert to go. I get all the way back to my car and find out that they gave me the wrong order.... More 

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

Thank you for joining us at Kaminsky's and for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We do place great value in the feedback we receive from our guests, whether positive or negative. We will be using your comments as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes, while improving the future experiences of our guests. We would still... More 

North Ridgeville, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We've walked by this place dozens of times, but after a long day of walking around town we decided to stop by, sit down, and enjoy some dessert. On a warm, beautiful day ice cream was in order. My husband had the Butterfinger Milkshake and I had the chocolate chip cookie sundae. Neither of us were impressed. We were expecting... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We do place great value in the feedback we receive from our guests, whether positive or negative. We will be sure to address each of your comments and we hope to still have the opportunity to serve you again soon.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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