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Gourmet Shop Cafe

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724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
803-799-3705
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch or brunch downtown Columbia!

I have frequented The Gourmet Shop since I moved to Columbia. Evertime I have gone it has been great! The food is always good, I love the soups and I typically create my own sandwich which is consistently wonderful. The tomato bisque is a favorite, and the chicken salad is wonderful as well! They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Bethany J
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Columbia, South Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I have frequented The Gourmet Shop since I moved to Columbia. Evertime I have gone it has been great! The food is always good, I love the soups and I typically create my own sandwich which is consistently wonderful. The tomato bisque is a favorite, and the chicken salad is wonderful as well! They are typically very busy but a... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great restaurant and gourmet shop in Five Points. The food is excellent, and the service is very good. Outside dining is available on the sidewalk. Parking is at a premium during lunch hours as it is street parking.

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Coppell, Texas
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55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Soup was tepid, not hot. After I asked her to have it re-microwaved she returned it to me still tepid and with soup splashed over the edges. It was messy. I don't believe she did that on purpose, but it didn't look professional or appetizing. And the sandwich was so-so. The gift shop was over priced and cluttered with packaged... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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130 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking for a great bottle of wine and select gourmet fare, check out this 5 Points location. The service in the wine shop is great and if you ask for assistance in finding that special bottle, they will assist in locating some of your favorite importers and/or grape varietals.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wow! Get that stuff! I'm very picky when it comes to chicken salad, but man oh man is this stuff good! I buy it by the pound and take it home and eat with crackers. Staff is very helpful and everything is fresh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I discovered the Gourmet Shop while attending the University of South Carolina, and quickly learned jetting back to the deli counter to buy my tomato basil pasta salad and chicken salad by the pound was the best way to go. They also have so many gourmet foods and products. I hope the shop won't change one bit as it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Take my advice and go for lunch and sit outside. It was a glorious day weather wise and sitting outside was about as perfect an afternoon as you could get. The shop is cool, unique and we even bought a few things to take home. I felt like I had stepped back in time to the 1930's. We had to... More 

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Onancock, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

LOVE this shop! Gourment cheeses, chocolates, kitchenware, baking supplies, tableware, all from around the world! Fresh coffee and deli items if you need a snack or a meal. This store is the BOMB if you like food, like to cook, like to eat, like to shop. Just go.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here for lunch during the Labor Day weekend and had a short wait. It gave us time to look at their nice selection of wines and their kitchen items that were for sale. One had the choice to sit inside or outside, but due to the stifling weather we waited for a spot indoors. The wait staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went here for a family birthday lunch - extremely delicious! We're not usually chicken salad fans, but we just had to try because that's what they're known for. It did not disappoint!! Definitely the best chicken salad anywhere hands down! Everything we ordered was very fresh and tasty. It took a while to get a table but definitely worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-799-3705

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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