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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, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 43
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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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
A great lunch stop in Columbia

Enjoyed a weekday lunch here recently. The restaurant was quite busy even at 1:30. My friend enjoyed the Spinach Salad and I had the House Salad and we split a Black Bean and Corn Salad/Chicken Wrap. The salads were great and served with slices of baguette. The wrap was good, but the tortilla was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Michelle M
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Edwards, Illinois, United States
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Edwards, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a weekday lunch here recently. The restaurant was quite busy even at 1:30. My friend enjoyed the Spinach Salad and I had the House Salad and we split a Black Bean and Corn Salad/Chicken Wrap. The salads were great and served with slices of baguette. The wrap was good, but the tortilla was a little heavy. The only knock... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We were not aware that the cafe closed at 3 and the shop at 6 , and we arrived at 2:55. The waitress gave us great service and never rushed us. Their world famous chicken salad was good , but I like mine with a little curry . The BLT was great . My wife had the trio salad -... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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Additional Information about Gourmet Shop Cafe

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

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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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