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Cafe Strudel

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300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
+1 803-794-6634
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Café Strudel has always been one of my favorite locally owned places downtown. The food is always good. Sunday brunch is always packed so be forewarned. You will have a wait, but its worth it. Lunch menu features a range of sandwiches and salads. My favorite is the Cuban. My favorite side is their warm loaded baked potato salad with... More 

Thank John D
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The staff serving me was very friendly and when I asked for her advice, she spontaneously gave me suggestions. I'd taken her suggestion to try the grill portobello which is delicious. The fresh squeeze orange juice is also very nice.

Thank JHP1
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is one awesome foodie establishment. Everything is fresh, authentic! Eclectic feel and a very popular locals place. Brunch is completely a knockout, sometimes the Cafe is so full u can't get in! A must do while in Columbia! Great quality " old time" feel and bonus....locally owned!

Thank stephanie s
Greenville, South Carolina
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It's the first time we've ever eaten here, but it won't be the last. The hostess handled our large party well and even though they were on a wait, the server was knowledgeable, patient and kind to my rambunctious 6 year old. The food was very good, I had the egg strudel which was extremely flaky! Although my favorite was... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was not my first trip to Café Strudel. I had been several times before for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I realized that after today's visit that I had never left a review. As the title says, it was just as I remembered it. The atmosphere is slightly eclectic and the crowd is a mix of college students, business professionals... More 

Thank Dfreedom
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We returned here while visiting our son at USC. It was a 45 minute wait and so we grabbed a bench outside for family time. There is a coffee bar and fresh squeezed orange juice. I had the hangover hashbrowns, could feed two and my husband had the Duck Special, he wanted to bring another one home. My son said... More 

Thank cghhi
Lexington, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Long Wait for so-so food for lunch. I've tried 3 different times in last year and it's just not good anymore. Hate it. Used to love to go for lunch and really enjoy. Now it takes too long and the food is blah. Used to love the veggie burger, but last time I tried it was dry and took 30... More 

Thank W6018AGmaryb
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with little knowledge or expectations of the place, and I was blown away. The environment is so wonderful and friendly. Eat dish seemed to have a lot of thought put into each component of it, and the value was great. Combined we got a hummus to start--best hummus I've ever had! I couldn't believe it-- seafood Mac n... More 

Thank Jules_Cast
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I came into Cafe Strudel for breakfast on a recommendation. Everything was spot on from when we walked in. The vibe, the food, the fabulous coffee, the service! A gem of a find!!

Thank Amy S
Columbus, Georgia
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I arrived here for the first time; a co-worker invited me. Many times I have drove by this place and by the name I thought it was German food. I love my Schnitzel, but not much during summer. The restaurant is busy during lunch hour and the parking limited; arrive early or late if you want parking, and no wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Cafe, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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Lexington, South Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?