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Cafe Strudel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Gastropub, Pub
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300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
+1 803-794-6634
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love everything at Cafe Strudel, especially brunch, but I didn't realize how great it was for a calm drink after work until tonight. Their signature cocktails are awesome. Try the Sparkling Salty Dog for a fresh taste, and their fresh squeezed mimosas always please.

Thank Ann B
Chapin, South Carolina
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a "beatnik" type atmosphere in one of the old buildings on State Street near the old mill houses. Wide variety on the menu from breakfast to supper! Everything tastes very fresh and is served fairly promptly. Prices are mid-range, but portions are generous. I particularly like the chicken salad sandwich and the spinach salad with candied pecans, fresh fruit... More 

Thank CEpting
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee is good and self serve. $3 for coffee. BLT is forgettable. Known for Hangover hashbrowns but they were greasy. Expensive Cracker barrell food with a good selection of beer and bloody Mary's. Place was packed so my review will be an outlier. Seated at the back door with a view of a cracked glass door. 45 minutes of... More 

Thank Rjkono
Tampa, Florida
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast items. All cooked perfectly. Everything in the menu sounds good and what we ordered was delicious. You have to try the pork bacon. It is real pork bacon. The best I had so far hands down.

Thank Tresleches
Bakersfield, California
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great general menu with some fantastic choices. Specials on the wall were excellent. The "hangover cure hashbrowns" were great even without the hangover to start with--simply too much for one person to eat! Great staff and coffee.

Thank JBakersfield
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Despite the fact that they open at 10am, this place is a must for breakfast!!!! Creative menu, friendly staff, and will make you feel like you're at home. Drinks are really good and food is fresh made to order! The coffee bar is super cool and this place truly has everything you would want to eat! Come with an empty... More 

1 Thank Leo G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We came upon this cafe by chance. So glad we stopped. Try the fresh squeezed mimosas! Menu selections were healthy, tasty and reasonably priced. We recommend the low country BLT and cranberry turkey baguette!

Thank Cindy G
Fort Mill Sc
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Stopped in passing thru Col. my husband and I both really enjoyed everything we had. Service was tip top and food quality was too. Wish it were closer to our home so we could visit often.

Thank gracegraceFortMillSc
Springfield, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Cafe Strudel is one of those restaurants in an old space - think tin ceilings, concrete floors, with lots of local art hanging on the walls. It gets busy on weekends, so expect to wait a bit. Service is good, but the food was less than stellar. Not bad, but missing something. The Hangover Hash was bland, despite the banana... More 

1 Thank mwinslow58
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Went for the hangover special and spicy bacon bloody m. First thing was they cant sell liquor b4 1000am! No bloody, big disappointment. But we had mimosas which were good. So, the hangover special comes w a big helping of frozen string hash browns. Add 1 or 2 eggs, some banana peppers, onion and thats it. Meat and toast extra.... More 

1 Thank Jim F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Cafe, Gastropub, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-794-6634
Restored 1920's era building. Eclectic decor that supports the local art community. 1

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?