A Little History

Owners Trip and Marila Turbyfill opened Cafe Strudel on October 3, 1997 (Marila’s birthday) at 134 State Street .  It was a SMALL (600 square foot) space with about 10 tables. An immediate success, we soon outgrew our humble beginnings. In 2000 we moved to 118 State Street and quadrupled our space. A former Bank Building, it also was used for a period of time as New Brookland Town Hall (Prior to the name change of West Columbia).

In September 2012 we purchased and  extensively renovated 300 State Street, a 1920s-era building a little down the road from our previous location. We gained an extra 1,400 square feet of space, including a private dining room and covered patio, each of which may be rented for private functions.  We added a full bar and expanded our menu in addition to the added space.

Our son Kyle joined the team in January of 2015 in the role of GM/Executive chef.  Kyle brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained during his time at Mangia! Mangia! under Chef Jamie Braislford and Owner Paul Chernoff, apprenticing for 3 years under Chef Josef Ruckstuhl and 8 years as Corporate Sous Chef with Sysco Foods.

Plans for later in 2017 call for a second location to be opened in Lexington, SC!  Stay tuned for updates!