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198 E Bay St, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29401-2612
+1 843-722-5893
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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198 E Bay St, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29401-2612
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for breakfast and coffee. The bacon, egg and cheese croissant was delicious. The front of the restaurant is open and inviting. We sat outside and ate at tables with yummy lattes and people watched. The atmosphere inside the restaurant and...More

Thank angiedcomer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited and shared a piece of pecan pie. It was nothing short of awesome and their coffee was great too.

Thank RichieW974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Espresso, Affogato, any of the desserts our group tried, Hot Tody, the product was all great! The decor and tables outside are wonderful! The staff doesn’t smile, nor do they seem to care you’re there, and one male employee made me feel bad for inconveniencing...More

Thank blueskylancero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped into Carmella’s alone needing a quick coffee prior to our carriage tour. Service was fast and the coffee was tasty. Our ghost tour guide ended up recommending them for their desserts and, boy, are we glad we returned! We had the cannoli, Sicilian...More

Thank TSpange
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed a cappucino in the late afternoon at Carmella's to keep me going. It is a very nice stop and the desserts looked quite delcious even though I did not experience them first hand.

Thank jmonson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with a couple of friends visiting town. This is a great place with a very good atmosphere and in a great location on East Bay where one can come and get an dessert of a coffee. Based on a few times' experience,...More

Thank travelsafer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have interesting options. My sister had a chocolate cake with a cannoli on top, and I had this sprinkle vanilla cake. They were both great. They also have drink options, coffee was a great match with my cake.

Thank hbronson1996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is excellent in every way. I am not at all a desert/sweets/pastry person, but could not stop going here, this place was so good. The coffee/pastries/deserts were great, the atmosphere was great, so on a 3-day stay in Charleston, we stopped by 3...More

Thank KirstenLuann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast. The hot chocolate was to die for but the real hit was the breakfast sandwich. We had the Jack Nicholson bread which the celebrity apparently has sent to him. It is amazing. I had it with eggs, cheddar and pork...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was late night and I was in the mood for a pastry or dessert to take back to the hotel. I doubted anything would be open, but stumbled upon Carmella's just driving around!! I took back two things - some sort of rum infused...More

Thank morrisvilletaxman
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Questions & Answers
26 June 2017|
Response from Brian S | Property representative |
We have sorbetto, gelato, seasonal mousses, seasonal creme brûlée, and cakes on occasion.
16 March 2017|
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Response from Brian S | Property representative |
There is a parking garage behind us on Cumberland St.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 E Bay St, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29401-2612
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-5893
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Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, Carmella's Cafe and Dessert Bar is an Italian-American dessert boutique cafe focused on petite sweets and adult dessert cocktails, as well as baguette sandwiches and meat and cheese boards. We also feature a full bar and a vast selection of Italian wines, as well as some interesting varietals that are sure to please. Whether you are in the mood for fine prosciutto or a selection of cheeses, premium coffee and croissants, or one of our many delicious petite pastries and sweets, join us for an unforgettable experience. Located next to the Custom's House on the corner of East Bay St and Cumberland St.
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