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Cafe Strudel

300 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
+1 803-794-6634
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Ranked #4 of 129 restaurants in West Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community.
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104 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just had lunch with a couple of girlfriends at Cafe Strudel and thoroughly enjoyed it! Warning: Get there EARLY if you want a seat for lunch. I understand weekend breakfasts are even more popular, so avoid the weekend crowd and go during the week. I had the Breakfast Quesadilla with a little Sriracha on the side. YUM!! My friends had... More

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chapin, sc
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Always great food, service and atmosphere. Made to feel you are special despite crowds and rush going on. We try to go there, 45 minutes from home, at least monthly.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited here for the first time after being told by many of its wonderful food and atmosphere. Having breakfast, the food was extremely fresh and well prepared. One of the best restaurants around for breakfast and brunch. Although service was a little slow in getting out the food. I would definitely take a trip back for dinner.

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Belleville, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The food is decent but the baked potato salad is to die for. I would go back to West Colombia just for that. I honestly wish I could have it shipped to me! Not necessarily the speediest place but it's all about the atmosphere and the "artsy" appeal. It's kind of a coffee shop meets a sandwich shop.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The décor has an artsy twist to it. The dinner is all made fresh ;goat chees mac with seared diver scallops and bacon. very good! My wife had a hamburger which they also make stuffed with your choice of items. Better than the usual. And yes a very good strudel for dessert, not overly sweet. Chef Brian formerly from Tonella's... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Cafe Strudel for Mother's day dinner with my family. We were SO looking forward to trying this place out because of all of the delicious combinations we saw available on the breakfast menu. Unfortunately, we arrived after breakfast so we had to make to with a rather presumptuous and lackluster dinner menu. Because we... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This place was great. Had to wait about 30 minutes but my daughter grabbed some self serve coffee and we waited for the previous guests to finish. The food was outstanding. The hangover potatoes were great with the banana peppers. I wasn't even hung over. My daughter woofed down her cinnamon panckaes and did save me a bite thankfully. I... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Everything was wonderful. We had everything from breakfast to fish. We Didn't have to wait too long and it is just a cool place.

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a party of 14 for a special occasion. We checked in and waited for 45 minutes for a table, we understood that we had a large party and it was difficult to accomodate us. We went in to check on our reservations and we were told we had been seated already. Someone had used our name and taken... More

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South Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I stopped for lunch on a Friday while at a conference based. The atmosphere is really trendy with unusual art on the walls, and the building itself is old with a tin ceiling. However, that day there was a rush of people, and it took a long time to get a table. The staff was nice and you could tell... More

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