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Cafe Strudel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Gastropub
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300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
+1 803-794-6634
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Not very good food slow service . Have been here before but it seems to be going down hill . Menu selections are fewer on lunch . Went in past fir brunch it was ok not great

Thank beachtraveler2016
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We called ahead even though a week day Crowded with locals and got priority seating Cold outside so couldn't tell if outdoor seating Breakfast served all day Most baked goods made off premise by local bakers The coconut cake was delicious!! Friend had omelet and toast standard fare Cleaned plate said was delicious Enjoyed the coffee bar I had veggie... More 

Thank JulieTMX
West Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a large group (8 adults and 6 children - 5 and under). Service was excellent and good was delivered promptly. I had their special for the day which was the red velvet pancakes with cream cheese icing (on the side), two eggs and a meat of your choice all for 9.00. It was delicious! The pancakes were the... More 

Thank Meme107
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

good sandwiches, cakes, and brunch…have eaten there three times , never disappointed, but often a long wait so be prepared

Thank PCkid79
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great little cafe! Local food, local art, local hospitality. Treat yourself to brunch and you'll never forget it. I live close by and go for a bite whenever I need to be reminded of what's great about Columbia. Trust me, this one is a MUST!

Thank Evon C
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Love everything at Cafe Strudel, especially brunch, but I didn't realize how great it was for a calm drink after work until tonight. Their signature cocktails are awesome. Try the Sparkling Salty Dog for a fresh taste, and their fresh squeezed mimosas always please.

Thank Ann B
Chapin, South Carolina
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Has a "beatnik" type atmosphere in one of the old buildings on State Street near the old mill houses. Wide variety on the menu from breakfast to supper! Everything tastes very fresh and is served fairly promptly. Prices are mid-range, but portions are generous. I particularly like the chicken salad sandwich and the spinach salad with candied pecans, fresh fruit... More 

Thank CEpting
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The coffee is good and self serve. $3 for coffee. BLT is forgettable. Known for Hangover hashbrowns but they were greasy. Expensive Cracker barrell food with a good selection of beer and bloody Mary's. Place was packed so my review will be an outlier. Seated at the back door with a view of a cracked glass door. 45 minutes of... More 

Thank Rjkono
Tampa, Florida
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Excellent breakfast items. All cooked perfectly. Everything in the menu sounds good and what we ordered was delicious. You have to try the pork bacon. It is real pork bacon. The best I had so far hands down.

Thank Tresleches
Bakersfield, California
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great general menu with some fantastic choices. Specials on the wall were excellent. The "hangover cure hashbrowns" were great even without the hangover to start with--simply too much for one person to eat! Great staff and coffee.

Thank JBakersfield

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Cafe, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-6634
Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community. 1

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Lexington, South Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?