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Cafe Strudel

300 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
+1 803-794-6634
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Ranked #6 of 127 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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English first
North Potomac Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is the kind of place you don't want other people to know about so you have a better chance of getting a table. We visit Columbia several times a year and have tried to go here on a weekend morning, but the lines have been too long. We got to go here on a Thursday late morning and there... More

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USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I ate here recently and were very dissappointed with our experience. We have been here a few times before and always made the mistake of coming around 11am-12pm, there has always been a wait of 20-30 minutes. This time we came around 2 and it was the slowest I have ever seen it and yet service was... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Based on all the reviews I was very excited to try this restaurant. Went during the week just at the end of lunch but didn't matter, place was very crowded. Small tables of 3 or four people. Have to agree with other reviewers service was very slow. Waiter came to our table, got our drinks then didn't stop at our... More

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South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
58 reviews 58 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
58 helpful votes 58 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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