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Best dessert place in Columbia, S.C.

izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 05:07 AM

Anybody have any reccomendations for a dessert place in Columbia?
I've heard Goatfeathers and Nonnahs, but have never been.

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  1. SweetPea RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 05:10 AM

    Big nod to both.

    1. izzizzi RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 05:16 AM

      anything that's especially good at either?

      1. SweetPea RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 09:11 AM

        Hummm.... because the offerings vary it's hard to say. I think you can't go wrong with whatever strikes your fancy on that menu on that day.

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          Ellen of SC RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 01:29 PM

          Wow. Now I'm thinking I have a cheesecake deficiency. Thanks alot for this thread! :)

          Goat and Nonnah's are excellent. DiPrato's is nothing to sneeze at either.

          1. izzizzi RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 02:39 PM

            For cheesecake you should check out Cafe Strudel. They order it from Lindy's, but it's to die for. They have a good key lime pie sometimes too. Oh, and their bagel's are H&H. haha...they don't order everything...but everything's delicious and it's nice that they get GOOD bagels rather than an mediocre ones. Do you know if either Nonnah's or Goat would make a cake to order? I'm having a birthday...but it's just two ppl and I wanted to see if I could get a small cake made. I got a cake at Chocolate Nirvana last year, but it was very dissapointing and they were rude. Tiffany's isn't too exciting and the only other places I know to get cakes are Whole Foods, Publix, or FM and they don't seem too special. Any suggestions?

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              Cpt Wafer RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 03:07 PM

              Man, you talk about rude! I called Chocolate Nirvana last July seeking a flourless chocolate cake for my mother's birthday and was treated so rudely by some know nothing I was in shock and frankly am not quite over it yet. Stay away from Chocolate Nirvana unless humiliation is your thing.

              Now, for the good part. Wally & Crumb came to my rescue with an excellent cake. They are located at 4903 Forest Dr., (803) 790-1320. Give Wally a call and talk it over with her. I found her to be very friendly and quite accommodating. She bakes the best cookies I've eaten, too.

            2. izzizzi RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 03:52 PM

              Yeah, I always drive by and have been wondering what that place was. What kind of a cake did she make for you/are they expensive? I'll definently call her. Do they have a website that you know of?

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                Cpt Wafer RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 08:14 PM

                Don't let the outside fool you. There's some serious baking going on in there. Wally bakes for the love of it. I don't think she needs the money. She baked a flourless chocolate cake for me I don't recall what it cost but I do remember it was less than Chocolate Hell's...er, Nirvana's. Doubt she has a website. If you go by stop in. When I was there she had a rack with containers of cookies on it that shoppers could sample gratis.

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                  izzizzi RE: Cpt Wafer Mar 17, 2007 03:04 PM

                  I just went by today and was very impressed. Does she get alot of business you think? It's time Columbia got a good bakeshop like this. She said she does do small cakes...now what kind to get. I'm thinking of a chocolate cake with ganache filling and almond cream cheese frosting.

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                    Cpt Wafer RE: izzizzi Mar 19, 2007 09:21 AM

                    I'm not in the area that often so I'm not certain about her volume but I do believe she has a lot of friends. After I went through the phone book, starting with from A-Z I suggested she change the business listing to A.Wally & Crumb. Most of the bakeries I called had never heard of a flourless cake.

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                      izzizzi RE: Cpt Wafer Mar 19, 2007 09:25 AM

                      haha you're kidding...that's a crime to be a baker and not know what a flourless cake is.

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                        Cpt Wafer RE: izzizzi Mar 19, 2007 02:28 PM

                        Yeah, Wally told me she's been baking them for 25-30 years for passover I believe it was.

              2. Suzy Q RE: izzizzi Mar 15, 2007 04:27 PM

                Oooooh, Goatfeathers and Nonnahs...yum. I left Columbia 10+ years ago and I still remember both of those places fondly. Glad they're still going strong.

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                  Ellen of SC RE: izzizzi Mar 16, 2007 08:36 AM

                  Goat turned 25 this year!

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