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Gourmet Shop Cafe

724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
803-799-3705
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Ranked #26 of 805 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food was very good- we started with baked brie and it was SO good. The salad dressing was also very good if you like zesty/Italian-like dressing. I got the vegetarian pesto panini, which was great, but my colleague got the open faced veggie sandwich, which wasn't anything special and a little hard to eat. The pricing is very reasonable... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Gourmet Shop consistently serves delicious lunch and the shop is full of many items you see when traveling internationally. The cheese selection is better than any other place in town and the baked goods and salads to go are excellent as well. When the blondie brownies are fresh from the oven it's hard not to resist buying a few... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The cafe is half the appeal. Wandering around the Gourmet Shop before or after is the other half. Good croissant sandwiches. Good salads. Good coffee.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We ordered for our business luncheon...bread was stale, no condiments for sandwiches, received wrong dressing for salads. The dressing we got was so overpowering. Pimento cheese was worst I had ever had....could not even taste the cheese! Half of our group did not even finish their food!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Always a great spot for lunch! Never had a bad meal here, and it's always the same great quality. I love their 3 salad menu option. The pesto is amazing! When were' looking for a place to grab a good but quick bite this place is my go-to!

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This venue is actually 3 businesses in one large room. A very well stocked wine store, a housewares store with top shelf cookware, gadgets and tableware and a very hip bistro. Lots of great sandwiches, paninis, pasta, salads and sweets. Yeah, it's a chick place but you can still get a great rare roast beef on a baguette and tarragon... More

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always love going to the Gourmet Shop. The chicken salad and basil, tomato and feta pasta salad just can't be beat. It is a nice little place with a casual atmosphere and a lovely gift shop to peruse on your way out.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A trip to the Gourmet Shop is always an experience of casual enjoyment with great wait staff and an easy, but wonderful experience and meal.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Gourmet Shop has consistently good food, both dine-in and to go. When I am too busy to sit and eat I buy a croissant and either chicken, tuna or egg salad and make my sandwich later. It is best to get there before 12 noon or after 2pm as it gets very busy during the lunch break and you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We came hear for brunch on a busy Sunday morning during USC parents weekend. The wait was long but we were able to wander around the retail shop that features uniques gourmet foods and cooking utensils, which I found interesting. My husband and kids entertained themselves by picking on the free food samples on display in the store. When we... More

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