Carmella's Cafe & Dessert Bar

Welcome to Carmella's

Carmella's Cafe and Dessert Bar is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. We offer a wide variety of house-made pastries, sorbettos and milkshakes, as well as a full bar serving cocktails, spiked coffee, local beers, and food-friendly wines.

Decadent Desserts

Indulge in European-style classics like Canolis and Croissants, or originals like our legendary Tiramisu cake and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.

Sample everything from our house-made sorbetto to fresh-baked cakes, pies, and croissants, as well as more adventurous fare including our famous triple-layer waffle and sorbetto sandwich!

Savory Dishes

From cafe-style grab 'n go breakfasts (baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and smoothies) to artisanal baguettes and stromboli, charcuterie boards and (of course) a mouth-watering assortment of desserts, Carmella's menu requires only one thing from you: bring your appetite! And, of course, we serve Espresso and coffee beverages.

Full Bar

Carmella's proudly serves a full bar. Specialty drinks include Spiked Coffee, "Beer Beer Floats," Adult Milkshakes, Sorbetto Cocktails, and Chocolate Martinis. We also offer a large assortment of local brews and food-friendly Italian vintages, as well as an outstanding selection of Port. Cigar aficionados are welcome to eat and smoke in our outdoor lounge.

Wedding Cakes

The wedding cake of your dreams is closer than you think! Our specialty bakers will work with you to create the perfect cake for your special day.


Food makes a party, and nobody makes food like Carmella's. Whether you're planning a small office party or a giant wedding reception, Carmella's is the right choice for crowd-pleasing catering.


"Carmella's was my favorite bar of the entire trip. The chocolate martini tasted like cocoa heaven and the cheese plate with their fig jam was absolutely out of this world."

"Carmella's on East Bay Street serves up Italian indulgences, like gelato, triple chocolate mousse and tiramisu cups, in a cafe that looks like it belongs in Europe. If you're in the mood for a boozier vice, they also have wine and dessert cocktails."

"USA Today has named Carmella's the best dessert place in Charleston. This Italian cafe and dessert bar makes a phenomenal tiramisu cake that fans can't get enough of."

We'd Love To See You

Downtown Location

198 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Open Daily from 9 am to Midnight


(843) 722-5893


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