About Café 301

Serving oh-so-delicious soul food...

Café 301 is Columbia's favorite hangout for down-home cooking and superstar House Sauces. We started in 2016 as a cozy destination for soul food and warm vibes.

We believe that enjoying soul food with your loved ones is a celebration of life. If you agree, you'll love coming to Café 301 often!

We also believe that delicious local food is the best kind there is, and we take pride in our soul-satisfying menu, which has evolved over the years to cater to today's diners.

Our Founder

Lancaster native Laurie Myers started Café 301 after having tasted success with her catering business in Lancaster. Café 301 took shape with the community's support and is today counted among the best-regarded destinations for soul food in Lancaster. Our passion for food, intimate experience with soul food, and commitment to exceptional service drive us to exceed your expectations.

Cafe 301 - Laurie Myers
Cafe 301 - Inside
Cafe 301  - French Toast Burger

Our Menu

At Café 301, you're never short of options for you or your loved ones:


  • Our All-Day favorites include the most beloved soul foods, which our patrons savor with our special House Sauces.

  • Our All-Day breakfast is a local favorite and offers gluten-free and vegan options.

  • Lunch is an all-American affair of scrumptious sandwiches, burgers, and salads, including some iconic dishes of the South.

  • We're a hit with the kids too :) Our tiny patrons have their very own breakfast all day, and lunch menu consisting of what they love best and eat without a fuss!

  • Our short and sweet dessert menu is a nod to Southland's most mouth-watering afters.

  • Sunday brunch at Café 301 is drool-worthy, and as seats get filled up quickly, a prior meal purchase is required to sit inside the café. 

  • For some, Café 301 is their chill-out zone, where they sit back with friends over an iced latte or pore over a book with a London Fog for company. 


We also offer catering services. You can choose the items on our menu to customize your own for your event. 

Why Our Customers Love Us!

  • Our daily bakes and hand-picked ingredients ensure that you and your family eat fresh meals.

  • We're on a first-name basis with our patrons. Once you step into Café 301, you automatically become a part of our family.

  • We're known for our inviting and wholesome atmosphere. It's a huge draw for families but also for anyone looking to lunch or savor their favorite beverage in a relaxed and friendly place.

  • We have free Wi-Fi, so you can drop in with your laptop or tablet to work, study or write your masterpiece.


Our patrons say we leave them with a friendly feeling of visiting a familiar place. We concur - come for the food, stay for the vibe! 

Cafe 301  - Mac and cheese
Cafe 301 - All Day Breakfast
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