Old World Charm with New World Inspiration
In the heart of downtown Charleston, Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar combines generationally tested, gourmet recipes with a regional flair. We have a vast array of continually changing desserts, gelato, and sorbet, as well as fresh, organic coffees, sandwiches, wine, beer and cocktails.
Charleston Living Magazine
“All day long, regulars come together with friends, with tourists, with strangers just waiting to be family, sipping their espresso, eating their Italian pastries and enjoying lively conversation in this idyllic café.”
“Time to hit the bar—the dessert bar. Carmella’s on East Bay Street serves up Italian indulgences, like gelato, triple chocolate mousse and tiramisu cups, in a café that looks like it belongs in Europe.”
“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.”
Sweets & Martinis
“We had a large group visit here recently and it was great. We passed around several cakes, red velvet, chocolate, peanut butter and tiramisu all tasted great! I had a chocolate martini as well and that was delicious so refreshing. Great atmosphere!” Marci D