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Gourmet Shop Cafe

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724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
+1 803-799-3705
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Dalton, Ohio
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've ever walked the streets of Bruges or eaten at a Parisian cafe, you'll instantly grin upon entering The Gourmet Shop. (I mean, somebody slap me because I must me dreaming!) The Gourmet Shop is the lovechild of a wine merchant, Parisian Cafe,European deli and Sur La Table. Giant rounds of Parmesan Reggiano line the densely packed aisles of... More 

Thank LDY2015
Evans, Georgia
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125 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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 

Thank Lydhu
Irmo, South Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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.

Thank irmobill
Hoover, Alabama
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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 

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

Thank Cecilehelene
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,319 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 570 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 

Thank Citallwic
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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27 reviews
10 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.

Thank Janet H
Kissimmee, Florida
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117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 

Thank Stephanie C
Bakersfield, California
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97 reviews
92 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.

Thank JBakersfield
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Thank Traveler P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?