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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (147 reviews)
“migas” (63 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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1 - 10 of 658 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great Friday evening. Nice staff, really well prepared food. This was my first visit but not my last. My daughter and son-in-law said this is one of their favorite restaurants and I now know why. The redfish was excellent.

Thank teebee777
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and wine. The service was lovely and so was the atmosphere. The wine list was exceptional and the food choices were creative and well presented. My salad was just perfect and my husband enjoyed his meal as well. The only...More

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always fresh, unique and delicious. If you arrive at 5 pm, the drinks and appetizers are half price. The specials of the day are great and I have a hard time deciding what to order because everything on the menu is delicious....More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun area for walking around a bit before or after dinner, place has a full bar, excellent service & food. Not the best spot for kiddos, but a wonderful place for good food & conversation since it's not too noisy & has a great cozy...More

Thank Angie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to return to Austin! Farm-fresh ingredients treated with perfect preparation, a delicious wine choice, an atmosphere that encouraged conversation between my husband and two of our adult children--our experience soothed my soul at the end of a harried day. I was...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Our first restaurant experience in Austin and it was terrific! Great service, great atmosphere, and even better food! The migas and short rib hash were delicious, and the smoked gouda potato pancake should be illegal. YUM!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We all enjoyed our lunch there and the service was ok (we came during a busy lunch period). Although we very much enjoyed our meal and would come back again for the food, it was not one of the more memorable places we ate at...More

Thank IFoundItToday
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Bloody Mary's and mimosa's were so good! Popular spot so be prepared for a short wait. Food and service were fantastic. Had the huevos rancheros and my girl had the migas enchiladas. Her friend had the carrot cake French toast and it was to die...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Good place to have a few drinks during happy hour. There is a real nice bar and deck on the back of the restaurant. $3 mojitos & I think margaritas about the same. Ate a late supper here one evening and the food was very...More

Thank TheRustyH00k
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I can see why the South Congress Café is named as such, the name fits into the “quirky” reputation of the Congress District of Austin, but the “Café” is really a very nice restaurant offering not your typical “café” fare. Note:South Congress Café is also...More

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14 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
3 July 2016|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple kids when we were at brunch but no kids menu. I probably wouldn't take a child
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-447-3905
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