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Lunch

Tazza is perfect for a lunch or dinner: great drinks, great food, and cool atmosphere! Do get a reservation, if possible! Apps: shishito peppers, guac, and meatballs Mains: woodfired chicken thighs, any mix of tacos, cheeseburger, or the black pepper and honey sausage pizza
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Tazza Kitchen Trenholm Plaza
4840 Forest Dr
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Tazza is perfect for a lunch or dinner: great drinks, great food, and cool atmosphere! Do get a reservation, if possible! Apps: shishito peppers, guac, and meatballs Mains: woodfired chicken thighs, any mix of tacos, cheeseburger, or the black pepper and honey sausage pizza
You truly can't go wrong at Cafe Strudel for breakfast or lunch, but go on a weekday if possible- the weekend wait is usually very long! We love the Duck Nachos, most of the sandwiches, and the pancakes! The cheese grits at Cafe Strudel are always a winner, too. Plus, my favorite antique mall is right next door! walk off breakfast with a lap around Old Mill Antiques.
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Cafe Strudel
300 State Street
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You truly can't go wrong at Cafe Strudel for breakfast or lunch, but go on a weekday if possible- the weekend wait is usually very long! We love the Duck Nachos, most of the sandwiches, and the pancakes! The cheese grits at Cafe Strudel are always a winner, too. Plus, my favorite antique mall is right next door! walk off breakfast with a lap around Old Mill Antiques.
For a light and delicious breakfast or lunch, or to nibble while you work in a cool space. The avocado tartine, ricotta tartine, and mushroom tartine are our favorites, and the side salads have a great vinaigrette. The pastry case is usually full of many delicious things!
smallSUGAR
709 Gervais St
For a light and delicious breakfast or lunch, or to nibble while you work in a cool space. The avocado tartine, ricotta tartine, and mushroom tartine are our favorites, and the side salads have a great vinaigrette. The pastry case is usually full of many delicious things!
Sassy tex mex and delicious margaritas! Cantina has a really vibrant atmosphere and stays busy. So much so that there are two locations! The ancho bbq quesadilla and chip dip trio are our favorites.
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Cantina 76
2901 Devine Street
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Sassy tex mex and delicious margaritas! Cantina has a really vibrant atmosphere and stays busy. So much so that there are two locations! The ancho bbq quesadilla and chip dip trio are our favorites.
**Within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room. BBQ and drinks, fun atmosphere, and plenty of parking! We love the Gamechanger drink and smoked wings the best. Macaroni and cheese is also so good!
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Home Team BBQ
700 Harden Street
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**Within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room. BBQ and drinks, fun atmosphere, and plenty of parking! We love the Gamechanger drink and smoked wings the best. Macaroni and cheese is also so good!
**Within walking distance of The Rainbow Room and Casa Verde. A Columbia classic: soups, salads, and sandwiches! I love the "CPA" panini. After you're done with lunch, head over to the deli counter and grab a bag of the spicy roasted almonds.
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The Gourmet Shop
724 Saluda Avenue
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**Within walking distance of The Rainbow Room and Casa Verde. A Columbia classic: soups, salads, and sandwiches! I love the "CPA" panini. After you're done with lunch, head over to the deli counter and grab a bag of the spicy roasted almonds.
Simply some of the best lunch you can find! Weekdays only, 11-2; try the deviled egg special and of course take an oatmeal cream pie to go!
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Spotted Salamander Cafe And Catering
1531 Richland St
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Simply some of the best lunch you can find! Weekdays only, 11-2; try the deviled egg special and of course take an oatmeal cream pie to go!
**Within walking distance of The Rainbow Room and Casa Verde. Enzo's has incredible meatball subs and chicken farm sandwiches. The cannolis are great, too!
Enzo's Delicatessen
2002 Greene Street
**Within walking distance of The Rainbow Room and Casa Verde. Enzo's has incredible meatball subs and chicken farm sandwiches. The cannolis are great, too!
Easy lunch, always busy! Crave does weekly specials and posts those on their Facebook Page. Their curry chicken salad is great, and most of the specials are a favorite!
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Crave Market
2843 Millwood Ave
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Easy lunch, always busy! Crave does weekly specials and posts those on their Facebook Page. Their curry chicken salad is great, and most of the specials are a favorite!
Vegan soul food that everyone loves!
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A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen
2338 Main Street
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Vegan soul food that everyone loves!

Bars & Breweries

Fun bar with great food and arcade games! Check their website or instagram for special events and specials!
Transmission Arcade
1712 Main Street
Fun bar with great food and arcade games! Check their website or instagram for special events and specials!
A favorite rooftop bar in Columbia! Food is also available, as well as access to tons of other places in walking distance.
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Hendrix Restaurant
1649 Main St
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A favorite rooftop bar in Columbia! Food is also available, as well as access to tons of other places in walking distance.
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Lula Drake Wine Parlour
1635 Main St
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Great drinks, great food, perfect atmosphere for hanging out and enjoying a beautiful day or night!
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Savage Craft Ale Works
430 Center Street
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Great drinks, great food, perfect atmosphere for hanging out and enjoying a beautiful day or night!
Lively outdoor space with live performances sometimes, great bar food, and beer of all kinds.
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Steel Hands Brewing
2350 Foreman St
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Lively outdoor space with live performances sometimes, great bar food, and beer of all kinds.
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River Rat Brewery
1231 Shop Road
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Shopping

If you feel like shopping some more recognizable names, Trenholm Plaza is the spot. There's a Lululemon, Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, and some local favorite shops, like Scout and Molly's.
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Trenholm Plaza
4840 Forest Drive
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If you feel like shopping some more recognizable names, Trenholm Plaza is the spot. There's a Lululemon, Anthropologie, Kendra Scott, and some local favorite shops, like Scout and Molly's.
Devine Street is one of the premier shopping areas of downtown Columbia. Take a walk down the street and pop into all of our favorites! Nonesuch Pout Just the Thing Monkee's Pink Sorbet Slate Craft and Draft
Devine Street
Devine Street is one of the premier shopping areas of downtown Columbia. Take a walk down the street and pop into all of our favorites! Nonesuch Pout Just the Thing Monkee's Pink Sorbet Slate Craft and Draft
If you love a thrifty find or a huge warehouse full of wild antiques, this is for you. I love this antique mall!
Old Mill Antique Mall
310 State St
If you love a thrifty find or a huge warehouse full of wild antiques, this is for you. I love this antique mall!
**within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room Gourmet Shoppe is FULL of great little gifts, as is Gibson's. There are other clothing shops as you walk down, as well.
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Five Points
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**within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room Gourmet Shoppe is FULL of great little gifts, as is Gibson's. There are other clothing shops as you walk down, as well.
PlantHouse
702 Cross Hill Road

Activities

Bowling, bites, and drinks! So much fun with a partner or friends.
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The Grand on Main
1621 Main St
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Bowling, bites, and drinks! So much fun with a partner or friends.
Saturday mornings starting at 9 am, Main Street shuts down for local food vendors, artists, and farmers to sell their wares! We love The Arepa Chef, sourdough cinnamon rolls, and donut truck. Also look for Modern Companion if you have a pet! She sells such cute things!
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Soda City Market
1500 Main Street
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Saturday mornings starting at 9 am, Main Street shuts down for local food vendors, artists, and farmers to sell their wares! We love The Arepa Chef, sourdough cinnamon rolls, and donut truck. Also look for Modern Companion if you have a pet! She sells such cute things!
Our beautiful National Park! Take some bug spray if it's warm out, and pack some water and snacks. It's can be a long walk, but so lovely! (Use the bathroom before you go- the public ones are touch and go!)
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Национальный парк Конгари
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Our beautiful National Park! Take some bug spray if it's warm out, and pack some water and snacks. It's can be a long walk, but so lovely! (Use the bathroom before you go- the public ones are touch and go!)
Flour, Carolina Gold rice, and grits of all kinds milled right in downtown Columbia! Retail space (check the website for hours) sells all of the above directly.
Adluh
804 Gervais Street
Flour, Carolina Gold rice, and grits of all kinds milled right in downtown Columbia! Retail space (check the website for hours) sells all of the above directly.
Take a walk on the grounds or a quick tour of the inside of this beautiful building. After you're done, head over to the USC Horseshoe!
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Капитолий штата Южная Каролина
1100 Gervais Street
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Take a walk on the grounds or a quick tour of the inside of this beautiful building. After you're done, head over to the USC Horseshoe!
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Ривербанкс Ботаникал Гарден
500 Wildlife Pkwy
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My personal workout studio and one of the best spots to workout in Columbia! The mornings are less crowded for the Forest Acres location.
Orangetheory Fitness
4708 Forest Drive
My personal workout studio and one of the best spots to workout in Columbia! The mornings are less crowded for the Forest Acres location.
Great children's museum in downtown, right across from the state museum!
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EdVenture Children's Museum
211 Gervais Street
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Great children's museum in downtown, right across from the state museum!
Home to the Columbia minor league team, the Fireflies. During the summer, the games end with fireworks; restaurants are also located on the campus!
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Segra Park
1640 Freed Dr
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Home to the Columbia minor league team, the Fireflies. During the summer, the games end with fireworks; restaurants are also located on the campus!

Coffee & Tea

**Within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room. Columbia finally has boba tea, and we love it!
Columbia Gong cha
701b Santee Avenue
**Within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room. Columbia finally has boba tea, and we love it!
Some of the best coffee in town! Great spot for working and sipping, too. All of the coffee is great, but the chai is one of my favorites.
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Indah Coffee
2238 Sumter St
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Some of the best coffee in town! Great spot for working and sipping, too. All of the coffee is great, but the chai is one of my favorites.
**Now known as "As well as"! Smoothie bowls, coffee, tea, and smoothies with a very cute and comfortable seating space.
The Well Co. & Cafe
3000 Rosewood Drive
**Now known as "As well as"! Smoothie bowls, coffee, tea, and smoothies with a very cute and comfortable seating space.
Azalea Coffee Bar
2700 Devine Street

Desserts

Available for cake orders or quick pick ups- Ally and Eloise has great macarons, "babycakes", cookies, and bars. It has two locations- one on Forest and one on Main.
Ally & Eloise Bakeshop
5209 Forest Drive
Available for cake orders or quick pick ups- Ally and Eloise has great macarons, "babycakes", cookies, and bars. It has two locations- one on Forest and one on Main.
Delicious cookies and pastries!
Kudzu Bakery & Market Columbia
4600 Forest Drive
Delicious cookies and pastries!
Best ice cream in Columbia! The waffle cones are made in house and so good.
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Sweet Cream Co.
1627 Main St
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Best ice cream in Columbia! The waffle cones are made in house and so good.
If you're out and about after dinner and you're looking for a drink and dessert, this is the place.
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Kaminsky's
930 Gervais St
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If you're out and about after dinner and you're looking for a drink and dessert, this is the place.
In the basement of the Grand on Main, there is a little lounge with trendy decor, desserts, and drinks.
The Robinson Room
1621 Main Street
In the basement of the Grand on Main, there is a little lounge with trendy decor, desserts, and drinks.

Dinner

**Within walking distance of Cottontown Cottage. The Warmouth is one of our favorite places in Columbia! It's comfortable and cozy, the drinks are great, and they specialize in local, southern food with a twist. We love the steak, deviled eggs, grits, collards... Frankly, we've never chosen something from the menu we didn't like! The drinks are great too. My favorite drink is the margarita, but I ask for it spicy!
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The War Mouth
1209 Franklin St
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**Within walking distance of Cottontown Cottage. The Warmouth is one of our favorite places in Columbia! It's comfortable and cozy, the drinks are great, and they specialize in local, southern food with a twist. We love the steak, deviled eggs, grits, collards... Frankly, we've never chosen something from the menu we didn't like! The drinks are great too. My favorite drink is the margarita, but I ask for it spicy!
**Within walking distance of Cottontown Cottage. Best pizza in town! Il Focolare is tiny but amazing- a sister to Small Sugar! Favorites are the brussels and chèvre pizza, spicy pepperoni, and plain cheese. Also: GET THE RANCH. Check in on their instagram for updates on indoor seating/takeout ahead of time. If you'll be taking out, plan for a longer wait time (usually 30 minutes to an hour because of how busy they are!).
Il Focolare Pizzeria
2150 Sumter St
**Within walking distance of Cottontown Cottage. Best pizza in town! Il Focolare is tiny but amazing- a sister to Small Sugar! Favorites are the brussels and chèvre pizza, spicy pepperoni, and plain cheese. Also: GET THE RANCH. Check in on their instagram for updates on indoor seating/takeout ahead of time. If you'll be taking out, plan for a longer wait time (usually 30 minutes to an hour because of how busy they are!).
Sassy tex mex and delicious margaritas! Cantina has a really vibrant atmosphere and stays busy. So much so that there are two locations! The ancho bbq quesadilla and chip dip trio are our favorites.
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Cantina 76
2901 Devine Street
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Sassy tex mex and delicious margaritas! Cantina has a really vibrant atmosphere and stays busy. So much so that there are two locations! The ancho bbq quesadilla and chip dip trio are our favorites.
**Within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room. BBQ and drinks, fun atmosphere, and plenty of parking! We love the Gamechanger drink and smoked wings the best. Macaroni and cheese is also so good!
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Home Team BBQ
700 Harden Street
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**Within walking distance of Casa Verde and The Rainbow Room. BBQ and drinks, fun atmosphere, and plenty of parking! We love the Gamechanger drink and smoked wings the best. Macaroni and cheese is also so good!
Tazza is perfect for a lunch or dinner: great drinks, great food, and cool atmosphere! Do get a reservation, if possible! Apps: shishito peppers, guac, and meatballs Mains: woodfired chicken thighs, any mix of tacos, cheeseburger, or the black pepper and honey sausage pizza
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Tazza Kitchen Trenholm Plaza
4840 Forest Dr
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Tazza is perfect for a lunch or dinner: great drinks, great food, and cool atmosphere! Do get a reservation, if possible! Apps: shishito peppers, guac, and meatballs Mains: woodfired chicken thighs, any mix of tacos, cheeseburger, or the black pepper and honey sausage pizza
Always delicious! The crispy red curry duck is so good, but the pad thai never misses. As for a spice tray on the side!
Basil Thai Cuisine-Columbia, SC
702 Cross Hill Rd
Always delicious! The crispy red curry duck is so good, but the pad thai never misses. As for a spice tray on the side!
High end dinner and drinks; reservation is usually needed. Polenta fries and BLT salad are delicious!
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Cola's Restaurant
1215 Assembly Street
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High end dinner and drinks; reservation is usually needed. Polenta fries and BLT salad are delicious!
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Bourbon
1214 Main St
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Bar and grill; great grilled wings and wraps! The cauliflower pizza crust is the best I've had by far. You'd never know it's cauliflower!
Backstreets Grill
2400 Devine Street
Bar and grill; great grilled wings and wraps! The cauliflower pizza crust is the best I've had by far. You'd never know it's cauliflower!
929 Kitchen & Bar
929 Gervais Street
Delicious pastas and toasted garlic bread. Love the outdoor patio! (Do get a reservation!)
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Il Giorgione
2406 Devine St
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Delicious pastas and toasted garlic bread. Love the outdoor patio! (Do get a reservation!)