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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
+1 843-853-8270
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
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Reviewed yesterday

Going in I was planning on getting the cheesecake. I love cheesecake. Perhaps if I had stuck with that decision, I would feel better about the visit...but I kind of doubt it. This place still has a couple major flaws. First off, let me explain...More

Thank ccg001
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky with a short wait on a Friday night. Supposedly the wait on a weekend night is usually at least 45 mins long after dinner hours. Ordered the almond cheesecake and their tollhouse pie and a milkshake. It was good and enough to...More

Thank redxmatchstick
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's, we are glad you enjoyed the tollhouse pie & milkshake along with the portion size. We hope to serve you a slice of the sweet life again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Let me say first that this place is absolute perfection. It's a must stop place every trip to Charleston. Desserts - heavenly. Key lime Martini - perfect. The only problem that we had was one waitress that wanted to be seen by everyone. Thankfully, after...More

Thank joon0304
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's, we are glad to hear you loved your experience with us. We look forward to serving you a slice of the sweet life again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit was primarily for dessert after our meal at another location. We ordered the three berry cobbler with ice cream and we shared because of the huge portion. The cobbler with coffee was very tasty. Everything is baked fresh daily.

Thank ctcover
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's! We are glad you enjoyed berry cobbler & cobbler. We look forward to serving you a slice of the sweet life again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading numerous reviews about trying this place, we swung by around 8pm for some dessert and there was already a 15-20 minute wait. The building is very small and serves as a bar/dessert shop. It's definitely good for an after dinner snack/coffee/midnight toast. We...More

Thank Saydee09
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's! We look forward to serving you a slice of the sweet life again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th visit to Charleston and everyone says we needed to tr Kaminsky's. This time we decided to wait the 45 minutes that is the norm for them and see if it was worth it. Non of the Selection under glass really appealed...More

Thank SOster
thanksfordining, General Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon SOster, Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff, but I am sorry to hear that you were not impressed with the desserts. I have forwarded along your comments directly to our Executive Pastry Chef. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be ready to wait in line, but it's worth it! We had a slice of the tollhouse cookie pie and apple pie and they were amazing.

Thank Rachael P
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rachael, Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's, we are glad you enjoyed the toll house pie & apple pie. We look forward to serving you a slice of the sweet life again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After walking off our dinner by visiting the City Market, my family and I decided to have some coffee and dessert. Scanning Trip Advisor choices lead me to Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe directly across the street from the market. There was a crowd and 20...More

Thank F S
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's, we are glad you enjoyed the coffees, desserts & service! We look forward to serving you a slice of the sweet life again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend night and if you want to sit you will need to plan as there was a wait but we got it to go and still waited 20 minutes. Coconut cream pie and bourbon pecan pie and both were delicious and well worth the wait!

Thank TripMember07092017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recommendation of our Airbnb host, we took a break after a deathly hot walking tour. Cool and dark after the hot sun, we looked over the amazing selections of sugar, with more sugar on top. Mile high chocolate cake, carrot and butter/caramel. But,...More

Thank mekulisch
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's! We are so glad you enjoyed the desserts & drinks with us. We hope to serve you a slice of the sweet life again soon! Cheers!

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cwsams
27 June 2017|
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Response from Coolmaker | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but I rather doubt it.
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Shelly183
19 May 2016|
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Response from TallyFL | Reviewed this property |
The cake slices are quite large.....almost like a small cake. I would think they would sell a whole cake
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Restaurant Details

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