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What Does Columbia Love About Cafe Strudel?

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Have you ever been to Cafe Strudel? Cafe Strudel is a locally-owned restaurant that is well-known to many throughout the Midlands! They have two locations in both West Columbia and Lexington, making it easy to give them a try. Most known for their outstanding breakfast and brunch menu, we promise this kid-friendly, welcoming restaurant won’t let you down.

Cafe Strudel in West Columbia, SC

Quick Growth and Popularity throughout the Midlands

Cafe Strudel began in 1997 as a tiny, 10-table restaurant in West Columbia that quickly outgrew its space and had to move to bigger locations…more than once. After continued growth and support from the community, the owners of Cafe Strudel were able to open a second location in Lexington in 2018. Both restaurants continue to be staple cafes in Columbia. They have several popular, award-winning dishes that we can’t wait to tell you more about! 

Cafe Strudel Has an Inviting, Local Feel 

Cafe Strudel offers a family-friendly, cozy, laid-back feel. The kind of local place you can wander into on a Sunday morning in your “comfy clothes” and feel right at home. The West Columbia location includes indoor seating as well as a covered outdoor patio.

They also have an awesome self-serve coffee bar with a variety of coffee flavors, creamers, and the cutest coffee mugs. While I can’t speak from experience on the Lexington location, word around town is that it’s just as inviting!

As we’ve mentioned, Cafe Strudel is a super popular place to be. Keep in mind that there might be a wait, especially on weekend mornings. They don’t offer reservations, however, you can call ahead to have your name added to the waitlist!

Coffee bar at Cafe Strudel in West Columbia

So Many Delicious Options at Cafe Strudel 

Cafe Strudel has been one of my absolute favorite brunch restaurants for several years. You seriously cannot go wrong with anything you decide on, but the “Hangover Hashbrowns” and “Breakfast Bowl” are crowd favorites. My husband is more of an omelet guy and has never been disappointed with either of their omelets – Smoked Salmon or Smokehouse.

At our most recent visit, I strayed a bit from my normal order and gave the “Sunrise Burrito” a try, and WOW! It might just be my new go-to! My kids shared the Cinnamon Pancakes and, as always, gave them two thumbs up! 

The lunch/dinner menu at Cafe Strudel will also not leave you disappointed. They offer soup, salad, tacos, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and more! Lunch and dinner options are available every day except Sunday! 

Brunch at Cafe Strudel

Support Local Artists at Cafe Strudel 

As if you needed any more reasons to give this cafe a try, let me leave you with another fun tidbit! Cafe Strudel displays modern artwork, mostly done by artists throughout the Midlands. All artwork displayed along the walls is available for purchase. Even if you aren’t interested in taking any pieces home, they are fun to look at and change quite often! What another GREAT way to support local businesses!

Cafe Strudel
West Columbia: 300 State Street
Lexington: 309 South Lake Drive

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A Unique Place to Interact With and Appreciate Local Artwork in West Columbia, SC

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Are you on the hunt for a unique and free outdoor activity in West Columbia, SC? The West Columbia Interactive Art Park could be just the place for you! This park is the perfect place to explore local artwork, wander around the city, and enjoy time with your kiddos. If you’re not exactly sure what to expect, keep reading as we’ve got all you’ll need to know below! 

Check out our list of more ideas on free things to do in Columbia, SC!

Know Then Go: West Columbia Interactive Art Park

The West Columbia Interactive Art Park is completely free and such a great way to enjoy a little bit of fresh air and fascinating art. The address provided will take you into a parking lot that is shared by several local businesses as well as the park. After parking, make your way to the covered shelter to begin your art park journey! The amount of time you wish to spend here is truly up to you, however we would guess that setting aside about 15 to 20 minutes would give you plenty of time. 

A Fun Way to Appreciate South Carolina Artists

All of the artwork you will see at the interactive park was created by local South Carolina artists. The beginning of the art display starts with a neat 3D bench that is designed after the West Columbia riverbanks. From there, you will stroll down the sidewalk and discover several other sculptures, murals, and musical pieces. My son loved banging on all the drums and listening to the different sounds they each made. 

At the other end of the Interactive Art Park you will see a huge, beautiful mural within the alleyway. The mural is done in bright, eye-catching colors and displays popular places and things to do all throughout Columbia such as the zoo, bridges along the river, biking, kayaking, and more! My family had fun playing a game of “eye spy” to discover all of the fun and hidden items within the paintings. 

More to Explore in West Columbia

The location of the WeCo Interactive Art Park is absolutely perfect especially if you’ve got time to explore all that West Columbia has to offer. The park is located within an area that has several well-known restaurants, a brewery, clothing shops, and more. 

D’s Wings

D’s Wings sits about halfway through the interactive park and while there, my family and I decided to give this restaurant a try. We were so glad we did as it was a laid-back and kid-friendly environment. There were numerous tv’s along the walls making it the perfect place to watch sporting events and have fun with family and friends. They even had outdoor seating which gave a great view of the art park. 

Some other restaurants we think would be great to try, and that surround the art park are:

West Columbia Interactive Art Park
425 Meeting St.
West Columbia, SC 29169

What piece of art did you enjoy most at the West Columbia Interactive Art Park?

Carraway Park Provides Fantastic Play for All: West Columbia, SC

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Have you visited Carraway Park at the Riverwalk in West Columbia, SC? Are you looking for a safe, all-inclusive way to spend some time outdoors with your family? Whether you’re wanting a quick trip out of the house for some fresh air or an adventure to take up the majority of your day, Carraway Park is the place for you! This playground features a large picnic shelter, all-inclusive play equipment, and wonderful safety features that are sure to help keep your mind at ease. 

The playground at Carraway Park in West Columbia
Carraway Park Playground in West Columbia, SC