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Saffron Cafe & Bakery

333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“torte” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We came here twice on our trip. once for breakfast and once for dessert. EVERYTHING was so good. I can not wait to return!!!

Thank Courtney J
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's hard to say goodbye to long time friends in a community but it does happen from time to time. In Charleston, we know who to host a party and make such times memorable occasions. If you need to do this, I highly suggest you...More

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you have a passion for pastries and beautifully created desserts then definitely give this place a try! We were honored to meet the master behind these delights (Matt) and we asked if he would choose several of his creations our group could share. He...More

Thank Alison M
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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