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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%
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“brunch” (162 reviews)
“migas” (65 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere is like a cafe from the 1950s, but the menu isn't. They offer items such as sea bass in addition to burgers. The sweet potato beignets were the high point of our meal -- generous portions of heavenly food. Be careful about what...More

Thank Mister_Boffo
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are from out of town and heard that there could be a long line for brunch, but we got lucky and were able to get a seat at the bar on the patio, which was perfect. My husband and I both had a drink...More

2  Thank ChicagoAlleyCat
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast during our recent stay in Austin. The service was good and the food was delicious. The carrot cake french toast was so good!

Thank lsmith18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not kidding...this was a really really great hamburger..we also a a cocktail and it was delicious...serves was excellent...very informative!

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch and sat outside. Not all the tables have umbrellas so it was very warm in the sun, but nice to be outside. The food took awhile, but it was amazing! Their fries are really good!

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful surprise at the South Congress Cafe! 1. The service all around was exceptional! 2. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The Eggs Benedict on crab cakes covered with chipotle hollandaise was to die for! The Migas was also very good even...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came for brunch on a Saturday morning, at around 10 AM. We were told we would have to wait about five minutes, which was accurate. There are not very many tables, so once the place fills up, the wait gets much...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Went to this restaurant on Jan. 21 with a group of coworkers, while traveling for business. We had nine women at our table. The restaurant was otherwise fairly empty. Our waiter was downright annoying - he talked too much, didn’t know the drink menu or...More

1  Thank Peluna
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife took me here to celebrate my birthday. We had crap cakes to die for as an appetizer. We then split the ribs. Wow, what a treat! The chef is superb! Some of the best ribs I have ever eaten. And that's saying something...More

Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is one of our favorite places to dine along Congress Ave. The staff is always friendly, the service is fast, the food is delicious and we never feel hurried. Sometimes we even sit at the bar and eat because the place is packed. The...More

Thank Dianne W
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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