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930 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
803-779-9599
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best desserts in Columbia

Great desserts from the classics to some that are unquie. Located in the vista area a few blocks from the capital.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Ken D
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Columbia
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  • Late Night
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Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great desserts from the classics to some that are unquie. Located in the vista area a few blocks from the capital.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place was good and I enjoyed the desert however, it was hyped so much that I think I was a bit let down. The server was average and the desert was average/above average but not the WOW I was told and expected.

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Cayce, South Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The best chicken salad and homemade breads.The desserts are to due for. Ordered 2 slices of cake to go. The coconut cake was about 8 inches high and covered a large to go box. The Decedent chocolate was sinful. It is worth the trip just for the great desserts and coffee.

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Chapin, SC
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I can't quite figure out the hype about this place. It is a popular dessert place, but I'm not sure why. I have eaten there 3 times probably in 2 years and each time has been disappointing. The service is friendly, but slow. The desserts are the type that look beautiful but do not taste as good as they look.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have visited Nonnah's several times for dessert only. The desserts are decent, but the price is outrageous and the service is sub par. If I am going to pay $9 for 1 dessert, I would like someone to greet me when I walk in, show me to a table and give me a smile from time to time, especially... More 

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Shannon S, Owner at Nonnah's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Nonnah's. It is our goal that every customer have an outstanding evening. I'm sorry that we fell short on your visit. I agree that you should be greeted when you enter the building! I will be sharing your feedback with our staff. It is this kind of feedback that... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love this place! The dessert and coffee is outstanding. Staff gets behind on busy nights. I have never had a dessert I didn't love and could eat indefinitely. The tableside desserts are quite a treat as well.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went here with a group of 4. We all got a different dessert and we all enjoyed them. I got the apple pie. The only issue was the extremely slow service. The desserts are already made and we could see our orders sitting out ready for us. We had to awkwardly sit there for 10 minutes before the server brought... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

This locale for desserts, coffee, spirits and other after dinner favorites is always a charming spot to share some dessert with friends. The cakes and tarts are really the show pieces of the place, and the presentations please those who forget the calories and indulge. The staff is attentive and friendly as many are young college/university students who are always... More 

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Tallassee, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My friends took me here dessert. Pretty pricey $8.60 fora slice of cake. The cake was 4-5 layers high but the slice was very thin. The waitress said mine was coconut cake with coconut cream filling. Yes it had cream filling but was not coconut. We paid $5.00 for a regular cafe mocha. So for 3 of us the bill... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Last night we decided to swing by and get cake to go. We've done this several times. First, they got our order wrong which was disappointing to discover when we got home. They replaced our red velvet with an extreme chocolate that we found inedible. Second, the cake was dry. We've never had that experience at Nonnah's. We noticed they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 930 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3128
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-779-9599

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?