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Gourmet Shop Cafe

724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
803-799-3705
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Ranked #29 of 827 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We eat lunch here often and always love the food. Simple and fresh! It can get rather crowded but they recently expanded the seating so usually no wait. Make sure you try the chicken salad it really is the best

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were actually walking to another restaurant for lunch on Freshman Move In Weekend and saw this place and decided to give it a try. It has been quite a while since we were in the Five Points area and had no idea this was here. My wife and I had a very nice lunch. Even though the place was... More

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Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped on our way down south and enjoyed it so much we went on the way back north again. Not only is the food delicious, but the shop is an enjoyable place to browse while you wait. The smoked salmon bagel was perfect, and the ham and cheese panini amazing--the Dutch cheese made it extra special. Don't forget to... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Chicken salad is perfect-no fancy ingredients (grapes, nuts) but delicious pulled chicken & classic recipe. Try it in the cantaloupe!! Egg salad is awesome too! Unique items in the gift shop too.

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Hilton Head Island, SC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on the way to Greenville, SC for the weekend. We sat outside and had a delicious lunch and then went inside and browsed the shop. The food was very good, the service excellent, and the friendliness of the staff exceptional -- one of them told me, "it's just in our nature to try to be... More

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18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nice little cafe to stop in for lunch. There is always a nice crowd which is a good sign that this cafe has good food. If you haven't ate here first must try the chicken salad sandwich on croissant. It's quite yummy.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a great gem in the heart of 5 points. Consistently have great brunches and an excellent atmosphere. We have been frequenting this café since we first moved to Columbia about 2 months ago and absolutely love it. Even if you aren’t a fan of grits I suggest giving their cheese grits a go and of course their French toast... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went there for lunch. They were out of grilled chicken, that was pretty sad. The meats are unimpressive. The cheeses were good. Sandwiches were fairly blah. The bread wasn't fresh. There are better places to go in Columbia. Over priced in my opinion.

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