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Cafe Eccell

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4401 South Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215 (Wellborn Rd.)
+1 979-599-7929
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Swift service at the bar, good dining especially California style or Mediterranean dishes. Their margarita pizza is also excellent. Although I eat at the bar usually, the restaurant is spacious quiet. Family dining or business lunches are popular there and all restaurant meals are served at the bar. Hard to avoid the Sports TV, although always on mute whenever I... More 

Thank Thomas C
Austin Texas
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice café (well it is a good size café) a nice bar area, and lots of seating. Food was very good and the staff most attentive. It was a little loud at one in the afternoon, so if you want to talk, be ready to talk LOUDLY. After the crowds left it was very quiet and a better time... More 

Thank Nancy-Jane G
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189 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the pepperoni pizza, Caesar salad and creme brûlée cheesecake. It was all very good. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service ( Leila) was excellent. The prices were reasonable.

Thank Tulsajohn
bryan, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had both early Friday appetizers/drinks at Cafe Eccell as well as dinner. We enjoyed both, good wine by glass and the food was good. The Ahi Tuna appetizer can feed 2-3 and is nice. My wife had the lamb gyro...loved the lamb, nicely seasoned and done. At dinner a few months before, dinner was slow and the wait... More 

Thank I8256IDsteveg
College Station
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have frequented this restaurant for years, from our dating years through marriage and still visit on occasional anniversaries. I miss the original and quaint location before the city turned it into a new apartment complex. I loved the original menu, but there are a few new, but more commercial offerings. Still a great restaurant.

Thank Badluck711
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After a short wait on a very bust parents weekend we enjoyed a nice brunch. The chicken and waffles were a tad dry but the mimosa and bloody mary bar was excellent.

Thank Sylvia N
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise ! I was in Aggieland on Saturday for a last minute mom/daughter day. My daughter suggested that we try Cafe Eccell. I was also curious to give it a try as it had been recommended as a potential dining spot for a graduation dinner. It was packed but we were immediately seated. It's a large restaurant.... More 

Thank psr265
Bayfield, Colorado
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Wife and I enjoyed an excellent lunch in a very pleasant atmosphere with excellent service from a young Blinn student. Food excellent as always.

Thank jim a
College Station, Texas
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

While I have been going to Cafe Eccell off and on for over 20 years, I haven't understood why it is still considered one of our nicer restaurants. The food is very hit or miss and the happy hour is a joke. You MUST sit in the bar to get a happy hour special and then you must select from... More 

Thank saunderslaurenl
College Station, Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Three of use had a meeting over dinner. All entries were nicely presented and very tasty. I wish there was slightly a larger portion as I was still hungry for more of the same and I don't eat fast. Good food, nice variety, good cocktails.

Thank Rugger1952

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 South Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215
    (Wellborn Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: +1 979-599-7929

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Buchanan Dam, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
6 months ago

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