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College Grounds Cafe

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1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
+1 803-708-9476
07:00 - 17:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for breakfast during parent weekend at USC. Convenient to campus. Clean and friendly, quiche was pre-cooked and warm in microwave, most expensive f the rest of menu was cold items; coffee was is insulated urns but everything was tasty and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and comfortable, unpretentiousness atmosphere.

Thank Jcwebb
Columbia, South Carolina
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179 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

While I don't drink coffee, I had been walking around USC and needed a bite to eat. I stopped in and was pleasantly surprised with a delicious bacon and cheese quiche. Also available: local microgreens salad, cheese grits, bagels, fresh donuts and more. Bright and airy café downstairs with a coffee shop upstairs. I will be back!

Thank Sandi B
Columbia, SC
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I've visited this restaurant twice, and both times I was disappointed. On my most recent visit I ordered a sandwich to go. The person who took my order was friendly, so things were off to a good start. I then waited at least 15 minutes for my food, despite the fact that there were just a few people in the... More 

Thank gumbi5
Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I've made better breakfast food in 5 minutes and had better service in most McDonald's. Nice 100-yr old cute 2-story house with a quaint coffee shop atmosphere, but that's where the experience takes a nose dive. Although the handwritten menu board boasts a nice selection of eats, only portions were available, and when the meals came they were cold, seemed... More 

Thank Michael F
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

SUCH a GREAT find! Near the University, excellent coffee, friendly people...AND those DOUGHNUTS... I went in for coffee and to see if I liked the place for lunch for the following day. As I ordered my coffee I noticed their little bags labeled "Fresh Doughnuts." They really were fresh, and excellent value for money. (Doughnuts are not the best nutritionally,... More 

Thank infoispower
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is a great little place for breakfast right near the USC campus. The dining area consists of a few small rooms on the first floor of an old house. The upstairs level is a coffee shop owned by the same people. Lots of students drinking coffee and studying at all of the tables upstairs. Mixed age crowd downstairs. They... More 

Thank AmyFromAtlanta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 College St, Columbia, SC 29201-3945
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-708-9476

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?