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Gourmet Shop Cafe

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724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
+1 803-799-3705
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Evans, Georgia
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125 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely discovery and thanks to Trip Advisor it was quickly found. Parking is critical especially for lunch, but once we parked and fed the meter, we were happy to sit outside, beautiful weather and be served. Our cute and professional server was very helpful and promptly brought our drinks, took our food orders which were delightful and reminded... More 

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Thank Lydhu
Irmo, South Carolina
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to each lunch there regularly but my job moved me further form downtown. The lunch is great. Best chicken salad in Columbia, SC. For breakfast, I am always pleased. The egg salad is amazing. A little frilly but good food.

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Thank irmobill
Hoover, Alabama
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for brunch with family while going through Columbia, SC. The place is like those old-times deli shops that served breakfast and lunch. Items are prepared fresh to order. Coffee is served in china cups not mugs nor paper cups. I had the Ruben and it was heavenly. A great gem that needs to be visited by every traveler going... More 

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Thank OERamadan
Columbia, SC
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Gourmet Shop always has good food - it's often very crowded at lunch time. breakfast is also good here. When you've finished eating you can browse the extensive range of cookwares, wine and specialty foods

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Thank Cecilehelene
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,315 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stopped in for dessert and coffee. Service was prompt and attentive. The coffee was delicious and so were the lemon squares (which are more like lemon shortcake). What I enjoyed most about the place was the browsing. Wow! Checking out the huge section of wine, cheese, cigars, baked goodies, chef’s utensils, candy, etc. yielded about 30 minutes of entertainment.... More 

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Thank Citallwic
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go when we visit relatives in Columbia, SC. Friendly people, great food, reasonable prices. I love to go into shops that have unique items… this is one of those places.

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Thank Janet H
Kissimmee, Florida
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117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Food was excellent and seems very popular with the local folk. They have outdoor and indoor seating. We had our dog with us and she was welcome at the outside table. We saw the owner twice while she was walking around and is very friendly and inviting. There is also a gourmet shop within the cafe. Had some excellent merchandise... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Bakersfield, California
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96 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great soups on our visit. Most items were done right and tasted execeptionally well. The chicken sald was good--but nothing special. Other sides were excellent.

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Thank JBakersfield
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped in for breakfast on the recommendation of someone who said lunch is great here. Breakfast was the same. We had a short window as we headed off to a USC pregame tailgate. Service was friendly and quick. Belgian Waffles, Ham and Eggs, Breakfast Burrito all very tasty. Small dinning area but not too loud. Tables a little tight.... More 

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Thank Traveler P
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The weather was perfect for dining al frecsa. We started with Pinot Grigio for my husband and I. The others had iced tea. We ordered a Charcuterie Platter with a French bread basket for the table. Delicious. My husband and I had a One, One, One Salad Plate with egg, chicken and shrimp salads which was scrumptious. My son and... More 

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Thank jrmiss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-3705

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