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Cafe Strudel

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300 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
+1 803-794-6634
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Description: Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art...
Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Cayce Classic

Cafe Studel has the most amazing coffee bar. It has a great hangover cure. The lines can build up, but that is what the antique mall next door is for. The mimosas and everything on the brunch menu is great. If you go for dinner or happy hour, try the smoked wings. This is a classic and in its old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
CarolinaGrad06
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Cafe Studel has the most amazing coffee bar. It has a great hangover cure. The lines can build up, but that is what the antique mall next door is for. The mimosas and everything on the brunch menu is great. If you go for dinner or happy hour, try the smoked wings. This is a classic and in its old... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great meeting area for small groups. Excellent service, fast and friendly yet very professional. The food was fantastic from the Philly Cheese Steak to the Seafood Mac and Cheese. Would have loved to tried more dishes. Very busy place so be prepared to wait but it is worth it. Oh, did I mention the desserts?

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Duck nachos are always a hit. Service has always been very slack. Went in before ordering 4 steaks and bottle of wine. Kid didn't know how to open the wine table side nor offer the host a taste before pouring. less than impressive to be hosting dinner and to have a large check of $200. Another night, my husband and... More 

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Cincinnati
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went for breakfast and were told that the we would be on a wait list. There were about five or six parties waiting and as tables were cleared some of these were seated. We noticed that there were groups walking in who were seated before those waiting. Some appeared to know the hostess while others appeared to just show... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been here many times; small and large groups. I've tasted almost their entire menu but you cannot go wrong with a Charles Bagel or the Hangover Hash browns that were featured in Southern Living a few years back. It is crowded at lunch on Sundays but if you call ahead, you can get in when you arrive. The... More 

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columbia sc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Waitress was great , management does not have a clue ,took my son and his girlfriend out to dinner , my son was brought out a different dish than he ordered , management refused to bring us his order unless we paid for there mistake also on top of the correct order , this level stupid I have not seen... More 

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South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of my favorite brunch spots! Went for first time today to get some lunch. Service was great as usual and the lunch was also delicious although the duck fat fries tasted the same as other fries and weren't anything to write home about. The Reuben wrap was really good. I Love all the art work from local artists and... More 

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Hopkins, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Menu is limited, but the food was really good. Very generous portions. The building is old with lots of character. Parking on the street or parking in the rear. I would like to go again and try the brunch menu.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cafe strudel has amazing breakfast and lunch!!!! I have been here several times and it is always delicious!!!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We've eaten here on several occasions for brunch and lunch. Great menu with awesome prices. The atmosphere is great as well, but can sometimes be loud. Lots of college students go here. Service has always been slow, be ready to flag your waiter down in order to be served.

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Address: 300 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
Phone Number: +1 803-794-6634
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-6634

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community.

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