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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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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cake” (218 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great way to finish eating. Always stop here for dessert after eating dinner at other places. A great selection of cake and cheesecake desserts and numerous plain and exotic coffees. A must if you are into desserts!

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had followed Kaminsky's for months in Instagram. And although I was in town just for the day, and was actually on my way out of town, I made a point to stop in and grab some chocolate cake to go. After my 4-hour drive...More

Thank 402dariusb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got stranded here with the friendliest staff and great desserts and drinks. We watched the rain pouring down, while we enjoyed cake and chocolate drinks. Not really a hardship! Hard to choose among the delicious desserts: Boston cream, Oreo, birthday cake, pies. Yummy! Staff...More

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the desserts & service while dining with us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in after dinner one night for dessert. Must pick from the day's selection out of the dessert case, not a menu. We were told they bake 278 varieties and you never know what they will have on any given day. We ordered the carrot...More

Thank sparkles108
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to serving you very soon at Kaminsky's. Have a great day and we appreciate your business! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kaminsky's based on some articles touting it as one of the best places to grab some dessert, and we had been walking in the heat and honestly wanted some sugar and something cold to drink. There were not many people in the place...More

Thank Rushton-Southers
thanksfordining, General Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Mrs. Rushton-Southers, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and the freshly made sweets, but I sincerely apologize for your service. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and what you experienced is not our standard. I would appreciate the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What wonderful, kind, interesting staff. Great selection of cakes and pies. Also great shakes and cocktails. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Thank Rocketscientist3
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us at Kaminsky's. We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you again soon. Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best tip I can give is to get take out. It is packed with long lines....ask to go in and take out. Pick a few desserts....get them to go....make sure they give you forks.....take them across the street to the wrought iron table and put...More

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

Thanks for choosing us! We are so glad you loved the desserts and hope to serve you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cute little place to stop. The service was prompt. The desserts looked and tasted amazing! The hot toddies were marvelous as well.

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

Maggie, Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our desserts so much. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small desert place with awesome cakes, pies and milkshakes. We have seated inside before, but be forewarned that the place is small and every busy. This visit the wait for a table was 30+ minutes. However, there is a takeout line, which...More

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

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your SWEET dining experience at Kaminsky's! Thank you for letting us know - we hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago

The desserts were okay. They were lovely, but the two we ordered were too sweet and a little cheap tasting. Unfortunately, where we were seated gave us a clear view of the dessert case. As it was late, staff was wiping down the shelves without...More

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

We are sorry to hear about your experience at Kaminsky's with your desserts, please know that these are not our standards. We would love to discuss your experience with you, please feel free to contact Our Operating Partner: Chris Baggett, cbaggett@hghosp.com We hope that you...More

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Shelly183
Do you sell small cakes, like 8 or 10 inch For take out.
19 May 2016|
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Response from Familygirls2 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they sell whole cakes but they are much larger.
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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.