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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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7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always make at least one trip here. The coffee is delicious and so is the very large variety of baked goods. They taste as good as they look, much better than the baked goods on north market st ( I don't remember the name...More

Thank Pickleballer
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We've eaten at Saffron's several times, as they are just across the street from the Gaillard Center, where we have had season tix since the Gaillard opened a few years back. Food is always good-to-excellent; desserts are always delicious. Last night I had the chicken...More

2  Thank William Q
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Nice selection of middle eastern foods on the menu. We ordered the hummus/falafel appetizer and the spinach pie, both very good. Desserts looked great but were only okay - baklava tasted a little state and tiramisu was a little dry. They also sell cookies and...More

Thank 4_the_luv_of_Luis
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here for breakfast while visiting Charleston. The location is minutes from everything. I had a croissant sandwich that I can not believe is meant for one person! My honey ordered some chicken biscuits and the chicken was so dry he...More

1  Thank Jenna1999
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Headed for pastries and had breakfast and Pecan danish. Excellent. Owner very good and interested in telling us the history.

1  Thank PJI_NY
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We went for lunch, it’s a bit loud inside but the menu was very nice. Sandwiches, soups, vegetarian dishes, salads. I ordered the avocado and crab meat stack, real crabmeat, very tasty. My bf ordered a salad, it was also very good. Then we couldn’t...More

1  Thank lioness5000
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We have been going to Saffron’s for over twenty-five years and hopefully for another twenty-five. Their food is the best

1  Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Was hungry before the boat ride to Fort Sumter and decided to stop in for a quick bite to eat, found the restaurant to be simple and satisfying. It may not have the “selection” of other restaurants in Charleston but it was very good meal...More

Thank williamo30
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This placed looked promising, but the food was disappointing. My falafel sandwich was dry and too chewy. The place looked like it needed a face lift and they had a sign on the door that said temporarily they could not sell liquor. I wondered if...More

Thank Green1Ma
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Coffee, great. Danish & desserts, great. Hospitality of Owners, fantastic. Got home with our bag of rolls, molded. Not the end of the world, but was disappointing. Will go back but make sure to check bagged items next time.

Thank Magellanizer
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Carol B
May 29, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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