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“Great view”

Saffron Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #160 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Telephone 843-722-5588. Place is great & big. It also includes a Mediterranean market
Charlotte, North Carolina
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great view”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Saffron is tucked away on East Bay Street but goes right through to the street behind. Wonderful fesh baked pastries (and good coffee) you can savor on the patio which now affords a greta view of the soon-to-be completed Theater complex. Can't wait!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Slow Service”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

This was our last stop out of Charleston. I rated it Average as food was good but service was SLOW! We waited nearly an hour to get our food. There were maybe 8 tables occupied in the restaurant. I watched as almost all tables arriving after us received their food before ours. I wouldn't recommend going here if you are on a tight schedule.

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Thank Faith Z
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Binghamton, New York
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Baked Goods”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a cafe that we know because of a teacher of ours that owns it. They have good baked goods and lunch foods. They have a small parking lot and is a good place to stop in at for a snack.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sarah L
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Charleston
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Disappointed with service”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were on a mission strictly for a serious dessert on a Saturday afternoon. There's a restaurant behind a wall, but we were shopping at the bakery counter. Desserts looked great and there is a very wide selection of individual and whole products. Getting waited on was an issue. I happen to have a short fuse, but after 10 minutes even my patient wife said "20 seconds and then we are leaving." At 19 we got a "be with you in a minute." A piece of chocolate pistachio cheesecake and a Napoleon cost north of $8.00. The desserts were very good, but the service cast a pall on the experience. It seems that poor or slow service is a theme with Saffron. I hope the owners take heed, lest their culinary skills go for naught.

  • Visited April 2014
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Atlanta
1 review
“Our last stop in Charleston.”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We went to Saffron on our last stop in Charleston for breakfast. The breakfast was very good but the service was the worst I have experienced in years. The waitress took 15 minutes to get our order even though she is the one who seated us. After finally getting our order, she got three doers incorrect, three correct, and failed to even place my daughters order to the kitchen. Finally brought my daughters food after we went to the counter and saw it sitting there for pickup. She brought out a corrected order and still got it wrong. We basically had to tackle her to get the check and never once apologized for the errors. The breakfast was very good but HORRIBLE service from a waitress who did not care.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Phil S
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