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Saffron Cafe & Bakery

333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (33 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Found this place as we were driving by on way to historic downtown Charleston. I made my husband do a u-turn just out of curiosity of what this place had to offer. Wow! is all I can say about what my eyes beheld behind those...More

Thank MomDof3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely cafe near where we were staying. The staff is lovely and hustled for great service! Food was amazing! Highly recommend this cafe.

Thank jaclyn m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place just by chance when we were traveling and looking for a place to eat on Sunday. They have a great branch buffet which has plenty of verity (both for meat eaters and vegetarians) and cheap prices. The place was packed (mostly...More

Thank adventix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town walking and came across Saffron. We walked in on the bakery side and we're delighted with all the yummy choices, from cookies to cheesecakes to beautiful layer cakes. We had a lamb gyro, which was really good, and shrimp Alfredo, which...More

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic menu, good seating indoors and out. Coffee is like liquid fuel...wow too strong for me. Food good.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had spent the morning visiting the Aquarium and taking a Harbor Boat Tour-so decided to meet friends for a late lunch at Saffron per their suggestion. Great suggestion! There were 5 of us dining, and we had plenty of time to enjoy great food-have...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Took a bus tour and the driver recommended Saffron for the best She Crab Soup. She was right, It was great. Had a few drinks and an appetizer. Service was prompt and the price was average.

Thank 10,595
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Just off the big tourist area we found this little Shangi la. Great bakery products, Great deli, and really good buffet. We joined together, 10 of us in all, ranging from 55 to 15 for a fabulous meal, bracing us for a walking tour of...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Saffron is a popular bakery and cafe in downtown Charleston on East Bay Street and near the Gaillard Center on Calhoun Street. Bring change with you since there are parking meters outside the restaurant. Some of our group had dined at Saffron for Happy Hour...More

Thank jazzydays
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We came for the dessert, but decided to eat a meal first. The hummus and pita was great - probably the best I have had in the US. I had a chicken salad croissant that was quite yummy as well. We ordered dessert to go...More

Thank dpstlto
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Carol B
29 May 2016|
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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: 843-722-5588
Telephone 843-722-5588. Place is great & big. It also includes a Mediterranean market
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