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36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401-3356
931-840-3636
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Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not so cozy

I was in from Nashville on business on the square and decided to stop in on a Friday evening, after reading reviews. Place looks nice but when we sat down, I was closer to the man next to me than my coworker. Very small menu and a different person took my order than brought my food by another and... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Mark W
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I was in from Nashville on business on the square and decided to stop in on a Friday evening, after reading reviews. Place looks nice but when we sat down, I was closer to the man next to me than my coworker. Very small menu and a different person took my order than brought my food by another and another... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a nice little cafe to have a light lunch or coffee and... I have been here several times and am always delighted to return. Some nice homemade desserts and lunch plates. It has a nice cozy atmosphere and outside seating for nicer weather.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I had the fresh salmon salad, best salmon I've had in I don't know how long! My daughter had the grilled turkey panini-the apple chutney and carmelized onions made the sandwich out of this world! But the thing I enjoyed most, was the bite I had of my husband's TENNESSEE HOT BROWN. Just try it, you'll be hooked.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Always crowded at lunch. Better than average menu: soup, salad, sandwich and pasta. Average size portions and prices. Cute as can be. Right on the square tucked into a corner. This is NOT a meat and three (although I love those too). It's a nice place for lunch. Also they have candy and several cakes and pies to choose from.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had the best mocha latte ever and my son loved the carrot cake. Quaint cafe on a darling town square.

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Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food, ambiance, and service make this quaint cafe a must. The portions are enough for me to always need a to go box, so although it costs a bit more to eat there, it is worth the extra couple of dollars that you might otherwise be spending at a drive-thru. They have a selection of food that you won't... More 

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Birmingham
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had the turkey club that the waitress recommended. It had a great mayo and apple chutney on it. It was served on a most delicious foccacia bread. This was a great and different sandwich, which pleased me. I don't go to a restaurant for a typical sandwich I can make at home. My daughter had chicken marsala that was... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wonderful cafe, the food and service was excellent very reasonably priced especially for the quality of what you get. Enjoyed sitting outside and seeing the sights of the town square has a very homey and Old Town feel. Can't wait to come back.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were in town just for the day and stopped at the Tourist Information Center to inquire about a nice place for lunch and was told to try The Square Market & Café. What a gem of a restaurant. Everything was fresh and delicious. Wait staff were friendly and efficient as the place was very busy.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the place to lunch in Columbia. You can't beat the soup and sandwich combos. Atmosphere is great, as is the service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401-3356
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 931-840-3636

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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