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Cafe Strudel

300 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
+1 803-794-6634
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Ranked #7 of 126 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
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Was a wait worth waiting. Fresh squeezed mimosa and delicious coffee bar...great variety. The fresh fruit and yogurt parfait yum. The hangover special yum yum. Staff and owners over the top nice even under pressure of trying to handle the crowd. A customers service plus plus. Def would. Return

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I've been a Strudel customer since I was in college (over ten years) and have never had a bad meal. All of the food is made from scratch and it is always fresh and delicious. The meals are simple, yet elegant and the quality of the ingredients and the care in which they are constructed makes all of the difference.... More

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very eclectic decor - great food, service and atmosphere. Good restaurant, would recommend for breakfast, brunch, dinner, or just coffee.

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Columbia, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sadly, forced from its funky, multi-storey home by rising lease prices, the Strudel has been reincarnated as a cold, sterile, here's-your-hat-what's-your-hurry clone of an airport chain. What a pity.

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Edgefield, South Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A dear friend took me to this favorite spot for a birthday lunch this week. The Café Strudel's always been charming and the food delicious. But, it seems they've really settled into their new, bright, open location. The place feels welcoming and just plain homey. As an amateur photographer I was taken by the square, fresh produce, prints framed in... More

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Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Although I've never tried their lunch or dinner I'm sure it's just as good as their Sunday brunch! My friend and I split a mimosa pitcher to start then I had the hangover hash browns which were amazing!! A little bit of a drive outside of columbia but definitely worth it!! Will be back for more brunches and to try... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I don't know why I have taken so long to write this review. Perhaps it is because I like going here and knowing I won't have to wait for a table. I have been eating at Cafe Strudel for years, but the menu has changed for the better over the years. I used to come here just for breakfast, but... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is off a slightly busy street in West Columbia, and parking is available in the back lot. I arrived early for dinner and had my choice of tables. I've always wanted to try Duck Fat Fries, so I ordered a basket and they were decadent, but too much for me to finish. Forgoing a healthy meal, I also had... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by a SC State Museum staffer who told us a group from the museum eat there frequently. Reasonable prices for good food and an attentive wait staff. There is a children's menu and wonderful desserts. We got chocolate cake and 4 forks and the kids and adults were in heaven! We will return again.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Bright, nice atmosphere, but so-so food. Their breakfast options are supposed to be great, but we were there for dinner. Everyone working there was very nice.

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