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Gourmet Shop Cafe

724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
+1 803-799-3705
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“chicken salad” (24 reviews)
“baguette” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
724 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 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 11 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
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I used to each lunch there regularly but my job moved me further form downtown. The lunch is great. Best chicken salad in Columbia, SC. For breakfast, I am always pleased. The egg salad is amazing. A little frilly but good food.

Thank irmobill
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Visited for brunch with family while going through Columbia, SC. The place is like those old-times deli shops that served breakfast and lunch. Items are prepared fresh to order. Coffee is served in china cups not mugs nor paper cups. I had the Ruben and...More

Thank OERamadan
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Gourmet Shop always has good food - it's often very crowded at lunch time. breakfast is also good here. When you've finished eating you can browse the extensive range of cookwares, wine and specialty foods

Thank Cecilehelene
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stopped in for dessert and coffee. Service was prompt and attentive. The coffee was delicious and so were the lemon squares (which are more like lemon shortcake). What I enjoyed most about the place was the browsing. Wow! Checking out the huge section of...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go when we visit relatives in Columbia, SC. Friendly people, great food, reasonable prices. I love to go into shops that have unique items… this is one of those places.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Food was excellent and seems very popular with the local folk. They have outdoor and indoor seating. We had our dog with us and she was welcome at the outside table. We saw the owner twice while she was walking around and is very friendly...More

Thank Stephanie C
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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