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Saffron Cafe & Bakery

333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
+1 843-722-5588
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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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

I have visited all of the bakeries in downtown Charleston and in Mt. Pleasant across the bridge and this is the best of the bunch. Their bakery goods are first rate with great croissants and similar patisserie items as well as really fancy desserts. And...More

Thank SuperGreg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat lunch here because it was close to the Harbor Cruise, and the man said it would be no problem for us to be out within an hour so that we could catch our boat tour. We ordered our food promptly when...More

Thank Lee Ann W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us were visiting Charleston for a special trip. We had just gotten done going on the Fort Sumter tour and were very hungry. We saw the Saffron Cafe' and thought it looked like it would be a great place to eat! We walked...More

Thank barbk1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to eat at saffron every time we come to Charleston. We even make special trips from Myrtle Beach to eat a meal here. Normally it is outstanding. This time we were a little disappointed. I ordered a new item on their menu, a...More

Thank stevene254
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for breakfast because I had an hour between appointments. My server was Tegan who recognized me from an earlier visit. I ordered coffee and blueberry pancakes. The pancakes were light and fluffy with a lot of blueberries in the center. There were...More

Thank Terrie J
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Awful falafel gyro. Wrapped in paper. Obviously prepared off site. Just wrong. Five of us ordered lamb gyros, one could not be unwrapped. Bland Tajikistan sauce. Go for desserts only.

Thank PaulG4797
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Coffee is excellent, pastries are amazing and food varied and consistently delicious. I really enjoy the gentleman who seats patrons. He always has a pleasant word to say. He has time to acknowledge everyone and make them feel welcome. Staff as well is helpful and...More

Thank LyndaH666
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is a hidden gem in downtown Charleston. Parking lot in front. Large seating area inside with tables and booths. Covered outdoor seating. Large menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has many display cases for desserts (including cakes, croissants, muffins). We ate breakfast and it...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a light lunch and decided to eat on the patio. The weather was so nice. Ansley was our server. She was friendly and DoD a good job. She brought our drinks and kept them refilled. We ordered the She Crab soup...More

Thank Terrie J
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Plenty of seating. Kinda messy/dirty. It’s ok, just many places to eat breakfast in Charleston that are better. Food was ok.

Thank JFR502S
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Carol B
30 May 2016|
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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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 843-722-5588
Telephone 843-722-5588. Place is great & big. It also includes a Mediterranean market
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