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Gourmet Shop Cafe

724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205-1679
+1 803-799-3705
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205-1679
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu with a variety of salads & sandwich selection. Its always crowded so be selective on seating in door or outside. Service is always very good

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all had sandwiches here that were tasty. The deviled eggs were different but good. Service was excellent. Neat little place. It only has one bathroom though for everyone. That would be the only downside.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Just finished a fantastic lunch. We all shared around and everything was fantastic. In a nutshell 1) Don’t miss the Tomato Bisque. 2) Small Craft beer selection of OUTSTANDING choices 3) The Brie and Bacon Croissant is a must. 4) Reuben and Turkey Panini were...More

Thank Hbadge
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This place is a bright, airy and attractive restaurant, with cheerful and prompt service, not to mention good food. We went there after a morning of sightseeing, and found items to our liking. I had the prosciutto panini, with a local beer; the prosciutto was...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Excellent food with cool menu. You can sit outside with your dog! The cheese selection is amazing. Expect a wait for brunch!

Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

What a cute store- sur la table meets a bakery. We grabbed some croissants and enjoyed them on the sidewalk seating. We didn’t realize you could order from a menu until others sat down and did that. We’ll definitely be back should we find ourselves...More

Thank Kei M
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I stopped here for a quick bite before we headed back to NY and our daughter headed to work. It was a beautiful day and we sat outside. We had egg panini and egg & croissant sandwiches with fresh fruit. They...More

Thank palomino62
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place! The waitresses start your experience right with southern charm and city efficiency. I had what they should call the Hot Croissant (Egg, Bacon & Cheese). It comes with the eggs scrambled, I would have preferred it fried or over easy. Regardless,...More

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This spot is located in the 5 points area of Columbia, which is always a bit crowded and parking is difficult, but the Gourmet Shop is worth it! The restaurant is attached to their shop and has indoor and outdoor seating, generally with a wait....More

Thank floridatocanada
Reviewed 25 January 2018

A testament to the popularity of this institution is refleced in the lines you have to wait in if you are not early for lunch. I have enjoyed a salad, a reuben and locks and bagel, all very good.

Thank 11jmr
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Judith I
14 June 2017|
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Response from LDY2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes; the outdoor seating accommodates four diners. Regarding pets, I've seen other patrons with small dogs but you are best served to call ahead and clarify. The outdoor dining furniture consists of coated metal tables and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205-1679
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-3705
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