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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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“pastry” (8 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We try to eat at saffron every time we come to Charleston. We even make special trips from Myrtle Beach to eat a meal here. Normally it is outstanding. This time we were a little disappointed. I ordered a new item on their menu, a...More

Thank stevene254
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stopped in for breakfast because I had an hour between appointments. My server was Tegan who recognized me from an earlier visit. I ordered coffee and blueberry pancakes. The pancakes were light and fluffy with a lot of blueberries in the center. There were...More

Thank Terrie J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful falafel gyro. Wrapped in paper. Obviously prepared off site. Just wrong. Five of us ordered lamb gyros, one could not be unwrapped. Bland Tajikistan sauce. Go for desserts only.

Thank PaulG4797
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee is excellent, pastries are amazing and food varied and consistently delicious. I really enjoy the gentleman who seats patrons. He always has a pleasant word to say. He has time to acknowledge everyone and make them feel welcome. Staff as well is helpful and...More

Thank LyndaH666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in downtown Charleston. Parking lot in front. Large seating area inside with tables and booths. Covered outdoor seating. Large menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has many display cases for desserts (including cakes, croissants, muffins). We ate breakfast and it...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a light lunch and decided to eat on the patio. The weather was so nice. Ansley was our server. She was friendly and DoD a good job. She brought our drinks and kept them refilled. We ordered the She Crab soup...More

Thank Terrie J
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Plenty of seating. Kinda messy/dirty. It’s ok, just many places to eat breakfast in Charleston that are better. Food was ok.

Thank JFR502S
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We visited here and had a hit & miss meal! I ordered one of the signature lamb meals and it was spectacular with very warm & “popping?” flavors. My wife ordered the classic Shrimp & Grits. Unfortunately this is where the miss took place. The...More

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Our hotel concierge put us on to the Saffron as a supplier to many local hotels of extraordinary pastries. We fell in love with the ham, egg, and cheese croissant; the flaky crust rivaled croissants we’ve enjoyed in Europe. If you prefer sweet, try the...More

Thank macbryanmary
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Saffron is a pleasant restaurant offering Middle East delights and a wide range of standard American Cafe fare. The restauant is bright, the staff friendly and the service efficient. Add to this moderate prices and a great location near the Gillard Center and parking lots...More

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Carol B
30 May 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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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