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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 43
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  • 30
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Of Both Worlds

The Gourmet Shop is a restaurant and kitchen implement store with a fine wine section thrown in for good measure. The restaurant focuses on gastro pub grub. Great sandwiches on exception bread, luscious soups full of flavor and sides with a twist. Expect a wait of between 10 to 20 minutes. Once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Sylvania, Ohio
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Sylvania, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Gourmet Shop is a restaurant and kitchen implement store with a fine wine section thrown in for good measure. The restaurant focuses on gastro pub grub. Great sandwiches on exception bread, luscious soups full of flavor and sides with a twist. Expect a wait of between 10 to 20 minutes. Once seated, everything moves very fast thanks to experienced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a great experience at The Gourmet Shop! I ordered the chicken salad on a croissant with a side of fruit salad which was delicious, and I highly recommend. The service was great- our waitress was attentive and friendly, and we did not have to wait long for our food. Overall we had an excellent time eating outside and checking... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

They have a great wine selection but some of the workers need attitude adjustment. Last time I was there I requested the sales associate to change gloves she was using to clean with before preparing my food. She tells me “If it will make you happy I will change them. I’m not touching the food with my bare hands. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The gourmet shop has a great selection of soups and sandwiches! They have a nice patio for those wanting to sit outside. It is also a nice place to relax and have a mimosa on Saturday morning while enjoying brunch. The tomato basil soup is to die for!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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161 restaurant reviews
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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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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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: Bakeries
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?