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Cafe Strudel

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300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169-7544
+1 803-794-6634
08:00 - 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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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Cafe Strudel is one of my favorite restaurants in Columbia, SC. My wife and I love their duck fat fries and chicken wings on sunny late afternoons after office. Their roadside and backyards have most lovely, fun and happening seats! And yes, they are famous for their brunches!

Thank Hassan Z
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast place but extremely popular so get there early or late on the weekends. Check for local 5k races downtown, too, when the place fills up even earlier. Tips...you can get a half order of the famous hangover hashbrowns which is a more manageable breakfast for lighter eaters. If you get mimosas...ask for the fresh squeezed juice for a... More 

Thank Marcia W
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We came here while visiting UofSC for the first time. This was great for breakfast. The breakfast quesadilla hangover hashbrowns fruit parfait and pancakes were all great! Service was friendly informative and prompt. We were seated right away and ordered and ate within 30 minutes! We'll be back!

Thank Terrina T
Irmo, South Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My whole family enjoys this place. The menu is not large but it covers all the bases and it has some gems! The hangover hash browns are my go to meal. The banana peppers offer a slight kick of flavor...not heat. The place runs well. You serve your own coffee which makes the wait fly by.

Thank irmobill
Minneapolis, MN
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were pretty disappointed with this place. The menu made it sound like they cared about the quality of their ingredients, but our food was poorly prepared and the service was simply average. They may have higher quality cuts of meat, but there is nothing homemade about there jams, ketchup, or side dishes. Would not return if we were in... More 

Thank Jumbo789
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Local comfort food, with some sandwich twists. I came hungry! I with they had appetizers, non on menu and saw they had wings available at the bar, but not told at the table. My friend had the Blue Mountain which was huge! Hers was good. I had a special pasta dish that had good chicken on it, but me and... More 

Thank ArtisticWonderer
Charleston, South Carolina
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great food - I recommend the Cinnamon pancakes and hangover hash browns. I went for breakfast, but in talking with locals any time is great and the food is always good. I also love their "coffee bar".

Thank BMeghanG
West Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times but always seem to forget saying something. .. could be I'm too busy enjoying the food and excellent coffees. I've never been disappointed and even trying something new today was no exception. My recommendation is to eat here, and eat here often.

Thank mattgnsc
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,521 reviews
977 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Tried for lunch and enjoyed it. Don't know the history but the place was a far cry from the Vienna evoked by its name. But the service was pleasant and the ambience was good, busy as the place was. Had the granola yoghurt parfait and a cup of soup to start - both good. These were followed by an excellent... More 

Thank David G
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Man what a great place to eat. Absolutely delicious breakfast. Make sure you get there early because there will be a line. Coffee bar is really cool too!

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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?