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Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe

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78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
+1 843-853-8270
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 13:00 - 01:00
Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We come here every year & it just keeps getting better! Amazing staff, martinis & desserts. We miss Holden & Damon, but Spencer & the rest all rock. Can't wait to be back there!

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Thank Elwayfanatic
Charlotte, North Carolina
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The desserts are fantastic and the service is very good. There is a constant line of people passing through there. Well worth the few minutes it takes to get seated and served.

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

Thank you so much for trying Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe! We are pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with a positive dining experience! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again! Thank You, Lauren More 

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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go for a cup of coffee or tea and dessert. However, it will be difficult to decide which one of their homemade cakes or pies you will want to try. There were three of us and we all had a different piece of cake and split it amongst ourselves. There was no favorite one... More 

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

Hello Lee! Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you and your friends enjoyed your experience with us at Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe! We look forward to serving you and friends again soon! Thanks! Lauren More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here and each had a dessert and specialty drink. The laid back atmosphere, delicious drinks, and incredible desserts are a can't miss! It's open late but often has a wait, so plan accordingly as you'll be waiting outside. Enjoy!

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Thank StephT37
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to serving you again in the future! Cheers! Liza More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High expectations based on other reviews were not met on pecan pie and cheesecake. Overly sweet in taste and lacking texture to our liking.

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Thank Manuel L
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us went here for coffee and dessert after a great dinner elsewhere. 1/2 hour wait to get in on Saturday night. Not many tables so had to sit next to the open door on a very cool night. Coffee and teas were great...had the chocolate layer cake...nothing special. Almost tasted store bought.

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

Thank you for visiting us at Kaminsky’s on Market Street and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience. We greatly appreciate your patience while waiting for your table. As Kaminsky’s is deeply rooted in the production of desserts, we will be taking your feedback to heart, and using it in order to make... More 

Brownsburg, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kaminsky's delivered! There always seems to be a line but the hostess outside kept things organised and moving smoothly. I The dessert case is a sight to behold and, most importantly, stood up to all the hype. Our large group sampled a bit of everything- adult milkshake, alcoholic hot drinks, cheesecake, pie and a slice of chocolate cake. All made... More 

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Thank allyjb8
thanksfordining, Guest Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Kaminsky's on Market Street. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at Kaminsky's. We hope to have you visit us again soon. Thank you! Lauren More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Charleston while there was some chilly weather. We came to Kaminsky's to warm up with some hot chocolate and ended up getting more than just that! My husband got his hot chocolate spiked, yum! And we ordered the flourless chocolate torte - amazing!!! It's served warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Their... More 

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Thank tscruggs_87
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's and thank you for your review! We are excited to hear you enjoyed your experience, desserts & hot chocolate! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Liza More 

Alabama
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat to come to this place. A friend and I were so delighted another friend recommended it to us. This place made up for a disappointing lunch. Cakes and pies (apparently whatever they feel led to make that day) are in a glass cake and you just get to pick whichever you would like. I chose the white... More 

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Thank yolanda h
thanksfordining, Public Relations Manager at Kaminsky's Most Excellent Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Yolanda, We are glad we could brighten up your day! Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's, and thank you to your friend for recommending us! We feel honored! We hope to serve you again in the near future! Sincerely, Liza More 

Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kinda place to have in ANY neighborhood. The bourbon pecan pie came highly recommended and did NOT disappoint. Plus, paired nicely with their boozy coffee cocktails... delish!

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

Hello Chris, Thank you for choosing Kaminsky's! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, the bourbon pecan pie & our coffee cocktails! We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you! Liza More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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