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Delicious Food Is HERE...
We are beyond excited about what’s to come in the Historic Downtown area of Columbia. Cafe 301 located on the on the corner of 3rd and Locust Street Columbia offers amazing blends of coffee, southern style, soul food, and more. The chef is excited about bringing exceptional southern style, soul food cuisine with a twist to Columbia as well as many other exciting items on the menu. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you the best, as well as creating this space for the community and surrounding areas to enjoy. We can’t wait for you to gather at Cafe 301, explode your taste buds, and give you exceptional service experience. We will see you soon!
meet the chef
Hi! Welcome to Café 301. My name is Laurie Newman, and I am the founder/owner/president of Café 301, LLC. Born and raised in Lancaster, PA. I’ve learned how to cook in my early teens watching my aunt and helping her in the kitchen. I've been told many times that I have gifted hands for creating favorable, unique, and exciting dishes. I love everything about food, the smell, texture, presentation, taste. Mostly I love creating and bringing others together to share their love and enjoy my cooking. After years of unbelief, I started Laurie’s 717 Catering business in the summer of 2016. My career blossomed here in Columbia where she wowed her customers with her loving and warm personality, hardworking skills, exceptional soul food dishes, and passion for food as well as service. Always, longing to serve the community with our southern style soul food dishes. It was my passion to bring a community together surrounded around the table using food, soul food. Chef Laurie is passionate about giving you fresh scratch made cooking as well as giving you the benefits of flavor, quality and freshness to your table. I can’t help but give God All the Glory for giving me the courage to take steps to launch my catering business and now Café 301! Cooking is my God-given gift, and I love creating great food with my hands.
Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to serving you,
"Cooking is my god-giving gift, and I love creating great food with my hands."
~ Laurie Newman
Let us warm your palate with one of our delicious menu items. We serve breakfast all day, fresh salads, yummy sandwiches, and more. Stop by and join us for breakfast, lunch or pick up your dinner, today!
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