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“Amazing Brunch!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Strudel

Cafe Strudel
300 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169-7540
+1 803-794-6634
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Ranked #8 of 132 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, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community.
Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Amazing Brunch!”
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 their other menus!

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“My go to spot in West Columbia”
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 now it calls me for both lunch and dinner too. Lunch can be crowded, but you can usually get a table. They offer creative sandwiches with nice sides. The desserts are FABULOUS! I think I will try a different one every time I visit! I cannot remember the names of what I have had, but they have all been great. Last time I had the tiramisu and it was the BEST I have ever had. As a matter of fact, the same visit the couple next to us at the bar, started their meal with dessert! Also they have great appetizers, I love the nachos, fried green tomatoes and the hummus spread. My favorite entree is the pork tacos. I enjoy it so much that I have trouble trying other entrees. Maybe it is a good thing they have so many desserts waiting on me!

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Savannah, Georgia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great Choices and Great Food”
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 Seafood Mac and Cheese, which was likewise delicious. With all of the interesting choices on the menu, it was almost hard to decide what to get, but I was pleased with my items, and would like to try more still.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Clever menu with great desserts”
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.

Visited August 2014
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North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Went for dinner at an off-time”
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.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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