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Best dessert place in Columbia, S.C.

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. anything that's especially good at either?

      1. 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.

        1. 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. 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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            1. re: izzizzi

              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. 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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              1. re: izzizzi

                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.

                1. re: Cpt Wafer

                  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.

                  1. re: izzizzi

                    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.

                    1. re: Cpt Wafer

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

                      1. re: izzizzi

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

              2. 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.

                1. Goat turned 25 this year!