Good Life Cafe
Today 9AM–8PM
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1614 Main St Columbia, SC 29201
1614 Main StreetUSSouth CarolinaColumbia29201
Cafe, RestaurantToday 9AM–8PM
Sunday 9AM–8PMMonday 7AM–10PMTuesday 7AM–10PMWednesday 7AM–10PMThursday 7AM–10PMFriday 7AM–11PMSaturday 7AM–11PM
Organic, raw, vegan restaurant in West Columbia, SC. Which consists of unprocessed plant foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees.
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Niche spot offering globally influenced organic, raw & vegan dishes along with juices & smoothies.- Google
"The raw cinnamon buns are the best thing ever!"
"The taco salad was weird--there was yellow mustard on it."
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Parker Chappell
4 months ago
The nicest people ever! Open on the Monday after the flood when everyone was closed. Went next door to find us bottled water and offered to prepare vegan waffles and pancakes for me off of the menu since I don't usually eat veggie food. The food isn't cheap, but it's reasonable when you consider what it costs to cook with top-shelf veggie/vegan ingredients. Absolutely recommended.
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Brittany Bryant
2 months ago
I was disgusted with the quality of service at this establishment. One of the employees was very polite and refreshing but the owner herself walked past me and my best friend a number of three times without greeting us formally or even passively. We had been sitting at the bar roughly over thirty minutes to an hour when this happened. I don't care how "good or healthy" the products are made out to be here and I refuse to support a business ran by someone so condescending. Your clients ARE your business no matter what they look like so it would be smart to treat them as guest and not silhouettes.
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Jane Gari
6 months ago
Amazing food and atmosphere. I've been to this place many times, and I'm never disappointed. I've always gone for lunch and not at dinner time, but the service has always been top-notch. Not to be snobby, but I'm from NY and am a professed "foodie". This place does not disappoint. I've seen some other reviews on here about bad service. I have never witnessed that, and I've been there several times over the past nine months. I also saw a couple of comments about this place being unwelcoming for "non-whites". I have personally witnessed several people of color being greeted and waited upon in this restaurant with no drama and no issues. Just today there was a black man sitting next to our table talking cordially with a member of the waitstaff. I have no idea what happened there with other people's experiences, but I have never seen that go down.
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Lisa Hreha
2 months ago
I have only had their smoothies. It was good but a little pricey. Earth Fairs are cheaper and you get more bang for your buck.
Dorinda R.
2 months ago
Friendly staff that were more than helpful in introducing me to there menu. I had the lasagna. Deliciously flavorful with the kale salad! Yummy. I recently had to change my diet to Lo dairy no soy! Their menu caters to it showing what does and doesn't have soy! Perfect for easy eating! Thank you!
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Jeff Amberg
5 months ago
Fantastic presentation and equally as flavorful. Reasonably priced. Delightful staff. Sharon, the owner, is creative with her menu, willing to try many different combinations, that are surprising and delicious. Visit often, leave happy.
Kimberly Bucher
9 months ago
LOVED the super green smoothie, though I'm guessing it had a lot of maple syrup or agave in it to make it taste so good. The "flatbread pizza" was pretty good, but I only had a bite, so I'm not sure how all those spices are when consumed in larger quantities. The sweet and spicy collards (side item with pizza) were mostly just spicy. The taco salad was weird--there was yellow mustard on it. The fruit salad (also side item with pizza) was EXCELLENT (I'm eating it right now for breakfast). Everything was expensive...our light dinner was over $35...$8 for a 16 oz. smoothie is probably what did it. And I'm guessing nut meat isn't cheap, and all those organically certified veggies can make for a low profit margin. Overall, I feel good after eating there, but I had to make myself finish it and I just didn't really like the food to crave it again...ever...but I probably will stop in for a smoothie after my run today. There was also a bar with liquor, which I thought was weird--liquor and beer aren't technically raw, but whatever. I'm also pretty skeptical of the herbal supplements they sell--expensive and I couldn't find seals that referenced certification by USP, ConsumerLab, or NSF...I'll look again next time I'm in there. The soaps smelled good, though.
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Tyrone Steels II
10 months ago
This is THE SPOT. I'm not a vegetarian or a vegan. But my wife and I love to try new things. So we dropped by around 10:15am and Catherine helped us (Catherine is GREAT by the way). She was very very pleasant and since this was our first time, she explained the menu of how they prepare the food. My wife ordered the Almond Butter Bacon Sandwich (almond butter, maple syrup & eggplant “bacon” served on their sweet bread) and I ordered the Burrito (walnut meat, salsa, lettuce, cashew sour cream, guacamole, served in their flax wrap). Let me tell you something: WE WERE BLOWN AWAY. Now you have to remember, everything they prepare is RAW. From their website, "If you are new to raw foods, they consist of unprocessed plant foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees.". And both dishes were FULL of flavor, good portion size, and FULL of flavor. Which basically mean: DELICIOUS! And did I mention the food is RAW? The interior of the cafe is modern with being futuristic and sets a good mood. This is place for vegans and non-vegans. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Give it a try.
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