Ok, can you call it a bakery if there are no actual baked goods in said store? The owner had no menu other than a large list of coffees to purchase, a few berries with chocolate, and one pastry. Apparently, you have to go to the website and order in advance.. this seems to defeat the purpose of having a storefront, with a bunch of empty cases. Not to mention the owner was less than forthcoming regarding POTENTIAL offerings. Good luck with that. Charleston will remain a bakery-free city. Saffron a can barely be called a bakery with the flavorless items that they do offer.
This place is amazing. Everyone recommended another popular dessert place instead of Baked. We went there, and it was okay. The next night we tried Baked, and that was it! We skip the other place, and are glad we do every time! Try anything with buttercream...especially the pistachio cupcakes.
Saffron used to be a lot better. Past times I have been it hasn't seemed very clean. The menu is okay. I just never feel like the food is that fresh. The day old bread is a nice touch but definitely tastes like old bread.
I first heard about this new bakery while having lunch at Five Loaves. One of the waitresses raved about Lauren's delicious chocolate croissants and said her husband was sneaking to the bakery every morning to buy one. I love chocolate croissants. I was so excited. I have been trying to sample one ever since. First, I went on a Tuesday. No croissants on Tuesdays. Then, I went on a Wednesday. Sold out. I tried another Wednesday. Not ready yet. Finally, today she said that she would only bake them once a week because they were too much work. She failed to mention what day. I give up! All the other items there are good. Selection is limited. Also, good luck finding the place. The sign is hung the wrong direction for a busy street and you cannot see it easily.
2nd location opens today 1/21/10 on King St. where Three Dog Bakery used to be...chk it out
The cupcakes are great, but I think they are much too pricey. Especially, one of the ones they gave me was unbelievable small. I had a two-for-one coupon, but even at 3.50 for two it is a little out there.
Baked is a real gem and is not to be missed by anyone who enjoys a sweet treat now and then. They are right on East Bay street and have a nice sitting room indoors or you can enjoy the view from the sidewalk. As soon as I walked in I was overwhelmed by the complex mix of espresso, chocolate, and pastries. I didn't even know where to go first. Luckily I was with my wife so we each ordered a few items and shared them - everything tasted like heaven. These guys even make their own marshmallows. The coffee was intense and delicious and the variey of pastry, cookies, and other bakery items is unrivaled within driving distance. Great place to start your day or keep it going.
Heaven!!! The service was friendly & suggestive not to mention knowledgable on all the incredible baked treats available. The Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Bar was the best sinful pleasure I had during my Charleston jaunt. The coffee drinks & hot chocolates were wonderful as well. With all the Starbucks out there how refreshing to discover a crafted coffee.
To top it off the relaxed urban atmosphere, complete with a library room made it a delight thats mighty delovely.
Friendly staff, delicious sweets and really cute shop. Highly recommend!
I agree, pretty good food and excellent desserts! I recommend the veggie curry and the chocolate cheesecake.
This place is great! They know what they are doing ........5 stars
Great breakfast stuff, great sandwiches, and now great pizzas, too. A welcome addition since Iacofano's went belly-up in the same center. Normandy Farms is a great local business that should be supported.
great cheap, organic coffee. Danish was awesome, muffins and everything else is fresh and feels like your momma made it. My only dislike is that they have cool T-shirts and never had my size for the 2 years I lived in Charleston !
I went to Baked today and the three girls working had no idea about the free marshmallow deal. I felt kinda dumb. They did say they "saw some stuff around about Lemonfest" but didn't know when it was starting.
I ate a lemon whoopie pie anyway and it was delicious. This place is awesome, with or without the free mallow.
The food here is ok. The Deserts are INCREDIBLE! They have over a dozen different cakes out at a time you can sample. Death by Chocolate cake, raspberry cheesecake, fruit tarts, just about any pastry you could want for is available here.
Owners Sarah and Paxton have a true passion for quality coffee and great service. With hand tamped espresso and milk steamed to perfection their drinks far outshine the competition. They also serve amazing sandwiches and pastries.
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