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Good Life Cafe

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3681 Leaphart Rd Ste D, West Columbia, SC 29169-3068
+1 803-454-3516
07:00 - 20:00
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Lexington, South Carolina
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

My girlfriends and I choose a different place each month to meet for lunch. It was recently my turn to choose and I chose Good Life Cafe on Main Street, Columbia. I had gone to Good Life with my daughter so I was prepared for the dishes. I urged my friends to check the menu on line because vegan is... More 

Thank vctrkane
Columbia, SC
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

We were there today. It was towards the end of Soda City so they only had a handful of tables filled, yet had about 4-5 employees wandering around. We walked in, stood for awhile, and then a guy walked by and said sit anywhere. We weren't given menus, so we found what turned out to be take-out menus. After about... More 

1 Thank aaronwest
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I will admit I am not vegan...I love meat, cheese, eggs, etc. But I gave Good Life Café a shot and immediately fell in love! I love to eat healthy and Good Life Café is a menu full of healthy foods. The tacos were my first meal and they were amazing. Everything I have tried so far has been delicious!

Thank Ashley F
Lexington, Kentucky
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We were traveling from Kentucky to Folly Beach and wanted to eat some really healthy food. We searched online and were lead to The Good Life Cafe in Columbia, South Carolina by the excellent reviews. This is fresh food at its best. Raw, vegan and so flavorful. We shared a combination plate of tacos, burritos and a hummus wrap with... More 

Thank Traveler111113
Bronx, NY
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

I had the tofu scramble with soy sage and biscuit. Then my carnivore friends joined me, so I told them I hadn't eaten yet, then I ordered the waffle. Thank you nice waitress for playing along. I came back later and ordered a salad to go. SOOOO GOOOD! I would have died in that meat eating town without this place.

Thank BouncyPouncy
Jackson, Minnesota
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

My friend has celiac and so we gave this place a try. She was so excited since she had an entire menu to choose from. We ordered two appetizers plus an entree thinking I would leave hungry, being the red meat eater I am. I was wrong. Portions were good and filling. Every single bite was flavorful.

Thank Dogdreamer
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

It's very hard to find good, REAL vegan food on our travels throughout the south. Far too many places offer a freezer-burned soy burger and call it "dinner". So this place was just a healthy food palace in a sea of buttered and bacon-ed everything along our trip. The staff is super-friendly, and the food was delicious. The portions are... More 

Thank Scarletleaf
Lexington, SC
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I love Good Life! I would eat here everyday if I could afford it. Everything is tasty and fresh and healthy! I always leave feeling satisfied, but not heavy or sleepy like elsewhere. I love the kale salad, the thai "noodles" and the beet salad.

2 Thank JoSki32
Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

My fiance lives in North Carolina, and I live in Florida. Every time we drive in between our cities) we stop at Good Life Cafe for Tacos! We were thrilled the first time we found this spot, and we look forward to the drive just for this delicious stop! We are both veg's who love to check out hot spots... More 

2 Thank Globa2lNomad
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

I've been here 3 times now and each time the food has been exceptional. Everything is so fresh and full of flavor. For anyone who is skeptical of trying this place - don't have any hesitation. It is amazing what they can do with nuts and other natural ingredients to make you think you are eating cheese or other fatty... More 

3 Thank Susie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3681 Leaphart Rd Ste D, West Columbia, SC 29169-3068
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-454-3516
Good Life Cafe is one of the only organic, raw, vegan restaurants in Columbia, SC. Our executive chef, Sharon Wright, has been preparing natural, wholesome, nutritious and delicious meals, juices and smoothies for 20 years now! The menu is merely a virtual world tour consisting of American, Italian, Indian, Thai and Mexican gourmet cuisines.

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