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Gourmet Shop Cafe

724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
+1 803-799-3705
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“chicken salad” (24 reviews)
“baguette” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
09:00 - 18:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place! The waitresses start your experience right with southern charm and city efficiency. I had what they should call the Hot Croissant (Egg, Bacon & Cheese). It comes with the eggs scrambled, I would have preferred it fried or over easy. Regardless,...More

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot is located in the 5 points area of Columbia, which is always a bit crowded and parking is difficult, but the Gourmet Shop is worth it! The restaurant is attached to their shop and has indoor and outdoor seating, generally with a wait....More

Thank floridatocanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A testament to the popularity of this institution is refleced in the lines you have to wait in if you are not early for lunch. I have enjoyed a salad, a reuben and locks and bagel, all very good.

Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, good food but parking is awful & trying to get into this shop/café is very hard. Parking is at a premium all day. Has items for the house for sale & a café that sells good food.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This charming cafe is in a store...Sounds strange but it's really great. You can shop while you wait for a table and the food is worth the wait. Great food and good service.

Thank AtlantaHappyTraveler
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I had the cheese platter and it was great as I was able to pick the cheeses I wanted. The baguette was good. It’s also the only place in Columbia where I can find affordable European products.

Thank Queen_Audrey_
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I wasn't hungry when I entered, but the aromas quickly got the saliva going. A little European style cafe and market. If you are just looking for a salad or sandwich it is great, but if you are looking to take home a stockpile of...More

1  Thank templetongirl
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a really neat place if you are looking for a unique gift for a wedding shower, birthday party, etc. They have a wide selection of kitchen items, as well as gourmet cheeses and meats. The cafe itself also has a great selection of...More

Thank SAV0919
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

If you've ever walked the streets of Bruges or eaten at a Parisian cafe, you'll instantly grin upon entering The Gourmet Shop. (I mean, somebody slap me because I must me dreaming!) The Gourmet Shop is the lovechild of a wine merchant, Parisian Cafe,European deli...More

Thank LDY2015
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

What a lovely discovery and thanks to Trip Advisor it was quickly found. Parking is critical especially for lunch, but once we parked and fed the meter, we were happy to sit outside, beautiful weather and be served. Our cute and professional server was very...More

Thank Lydhu
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Judith I
14 June 2017|
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Response from LDY2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes; the outdoor seating accommodates four diners. Regarding pets, I've seen other patrons with small dogs but you are best served to call ahead and clarify. The outdoor dining furniture consists of coated metal tables and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-3705
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