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333 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-1547
843-722-5588
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Marietta, Georgia
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Saffron is a regular visit for us in Charleston. We were going to a show at the Gaillard, and had eaten a big lunch so we stopped in for soup and salad. It is best to make a reservation if there is a performance , because it is popular with preshow dinner crowd. It looks to us like almost everyone... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came because we were looking for a brunch buffet. Waiter disappeared. Food on buffet was all dried up.

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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in & found lots of goodies-- no one could pick just one so we came out with several different treats to share!! All were delicious!!

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Thank Kelly S
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know what's better, the food at Saffron or the service! I love the Fried Chicken Breakfast Sandwich on a croissant. And the chocolate croissants are delightful; I never leave without having one, warmed with a cafe au lait. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just dessert, you'll be pleased with your meal. They have tons to offer -... More 

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Thank LaVondilyn
Charleston, South Carolina
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105 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Saffron is mediocre, not worth the stop. But if you have a sugar craving that won't stop, the bakery is excellent and the place to go to fix it.

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Thank FWhiteIII
Florence, South Carolina
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244 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has lots of different baked goods. Everything from tarts to cookies to cakes, they have so much variety. We got chocolate filled croissants and they were excellent. The prices were fair and it was our pleasure to have found them.

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Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast there. Asked for an ham and cheese omelette without peppers and onions. It came with peppers and onions. Also ordered the hashbrowns and eggs plate with ham added as a side. The ham did not come but was charged for it. Asked for peanut butter for my biscuit and was charged a dollar for it. Asked for eggs... More 

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Thank Bob J
Minnesota
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Was directed here by hotel staff for a late breakfast. The menu is fairly perfunctory. The decor is not really inspiring. The food was fine. Service was okay, hard to ruin bacon and eggs. The bacons was crispy and the grits were good. The biscuit was disappointing for a bakery! Their bakery counter looked amazing but we did not indulge... More 

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Thank MinniTraveler
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Favorite pastry shop / bakery in Charleston! Simply brilliant! I'm a local and stop in at least once a week for something sweet!

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Thank aricha3
Charleston, South Carolina
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Saffron smells like a wet bathing suit that has mildewed. I really wish they'd get the drip bucket out of the middle of the place and fix the ceiling. Until then, how can you even consider the food? And, given it's proximity to the Gaillard, I really, really wish Saffron was an option for a pre-event dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
Telephone 843-722-5588. Place is great & big. It also includes a Mediterranean market

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?