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Cafe Gouda

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2960 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1159
+1 828-267-1300
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Hickory, North Carolina
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Waited over 30 Minutes for 2 Wraps and when I asked about the status of our food, the staff gave pour attitude. Sorry but customer service is what makes or breaks a business. The food was great but the attitude needs to go. Simply Sorry would have been nice the 1st or 2nd time I has to ask about our... More 

Thank beachwedding2017
Washington, North Carolina
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful sunny day to eat outdoors for lunch with my sweetheart. Cafe Gouda was our choice and it was a good one too. We both had the Reuben which was piled high with excellent corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and a home made dressing. She had the sandwich without the dressing. The bread was a pumpernickel/rye swirl. Very tasty.... More 

Thank TracyW610
Mckrapp, Owner at Cafe Gouda, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your sandwich at Café Gouda. Hope to see you soon. Just to let you know we have live music on the patio every Saturday evening from 7-10 (May and June) More 

Arden, North Carolina
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331 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good reviews caused us to seek out this place. Well, we may have ordered wrong, but our shrimp tacos consisted of 4 tasteless (obviously frozen and farmed) shrimp, beans and corn from a can, wilted bits of lettuce, wilted warmed and tough tacos, and a small dab of tasteless sauce. That was it at $8 each! Woah. And we... More 

Thank PGinNC
Mckrapp, Owner at Cafe Gouda, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not like your shrimp tacos. They are usually a big hit. Hope you will come back and give us another try. We have lots to choose from. More 

Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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270 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It appears this place draws a crowd, but it's easy to see why; the food is really good! This is a walk-up and order at the counter type of restaurant with the menu being written out above you on large chalkboards. It's a huge menu so being it was my first time here that was a little intimidating, but the... More 

1 Thank Christine M
Mckrapp, Owner at Cafe Gouda, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I am working on getting gluten free tortillas. Have not found a product I like yet. Hopefully when you return we will have other gluten free options for you. More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and friendly staff! Today I got the Harley (sourdough, eggs, bacon, cheese) which I always a great breakfast choice.

Thank Taylor S
Hickory, North Carolina
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great place for lunch or a casual dinner and they offer breakfast too. Great coffee and a HUGE menu with lots of variety. Very fresh ingredients and gluten free bread available.

Thank Doreen C
Mckrapp, Owner at Cafe Gouda, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your sandwich at Gouda. Thank you for your business. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Love eating here on Sunday mornings. Fantastic sandwiches, quesadillas, and breakfast options. It can get busy, but is worth it!

Thank Graham0915
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I hate feeling rushed to order and I hate a menu that is written around a wall and this restaurant has each of these. The food is great, but if you have any anxiety or OCD tendencies this is not the place for you.

Thank April H
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is my go to restaurant for breakfast. Order at a counter and the food is brought to you. Coffee/sodas are self serve. Their house blend is what I usually order. Indoor / outdoor seating is offered. I ordered a special omelette with spinach and bacon and though plain it was scrumptious, hot and fresh. Locals eat here.

Thank Nika W
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144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A simple half sandwich and just a cup of their excellent soup-perfect. My wife really enjoyed 'The Uno': chicken with cranberry, Brie on wheat.

Thank Bill L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1159
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-267-1300
We are a locally owned restaurants do have been in business for 15 years. We served breakfast, lunch and dinner. We serve breakfast all day. We provide gourmet coffees, fresh made salad, soups , sandwiches, pizzas and pasta dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?