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Best cafes in Columbia

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“This local gem has fun touches, like a machine that squeezes oranges for fresh OJ, and a coffee bar with a random collection of coffee cups to choose from - it's a great brunch spot. But the entire menu is delicious. On my last visit, I ordered a beautiful bowl of shrimp & grits.”
21local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Excellent drip coffee; often have poetry nights and live music Mon-Sat 7am-10pm Sun 8am-8pm”
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“Great location in the heart of Cottontown. They roast their own coffee and have a great atmosphere.”
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Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Great southern cuisine. Buttermilk chicken an excellent choice, and anything with grits.”
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“Great coffee and location to relax and get some work done in the heart of the city.”
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“Handcrafted ice cream. A few notable flavors include rose, olive oil & rosemary, and Aunt Cathy’s zucchini bread. During the cold winter months, we dare you to try the Cup of Awesome: it’s half coffee, half hot cocoa, and all awesome. ”
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“Great coffee, artsy scene on USC Campus Mon-Fri 7am-12am Sat & Sun 9am-12am”
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“During the academic school year, the Curiosity Coffee Bar runs a satellite at the Olympia Mill. Enter the parking lot off of Olympia Avenue. Entrance is located in the rear of the building.”
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“Awesome spot if you are health conscious and or vegan! All food is served 'raw' and delicious, just as nature intended! They also have brunch :)”
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“Best cakes in the city! Locally owned, and perfect for a post-theatre bite.”
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“Just down the street. Great South Carolina foodie gifts. You can pick up some delicious snacks while you are there. Be sure to try their pimento cheese! ”
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“Starbucks is right in the middle of the Vista area of Columbia, an old industrial part of Columbia, that has been re inhabited with restaurants and nightclubs. This is a great area spend your evenings if you like to wine and dine!”
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“Great vegan soul food. They close pretty early- around 5 or 6- so they're best for lunch or an early dinner. ”
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“Local coffee shop with room for kids to play, books to read, sofas to lounge. ”
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3local recommendations
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