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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” (160 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 days ago

The SoCo Cafe has always been my go-to place to take out--of-town guests. After last night, I'm going to rethink where to take friends. Food was amazingly weak: First, the menu offered *no* southwestern dishes, which has always been one of their specialties. So we...More

Thank inkmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the South Congress Cafe for weekend brunch. We arrived not too long after they opened and were immediately seated at the bar. Great food: Bloody Marys, Benedict and Huevos Rancheros. After brunch, you can enjoy a stroll on South Congress Avenue.

Thank krae21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great looking cafe. Extensive menu with great options for vegetarians. Sweet potato pancake was the bomb. Highly recommended if you are around the South Congress area.

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are always excited to explore the restaurants on South Congress Avenue, a vibrant shopping and restaurant experience. However, we were disappointed with the lunch that we had at this restaurant. The $13 hamburger is served plain with just lettuce and tomatoes. For $4 extra,...More

Thank Jdgtex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best buffet I have been to. Such a great restaurant and place for brunch. The food selection was amazing and the drinks were perfect.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Loved this place. Went here for breakfast and had an outstanding omelette. Numerous creative cocktails on the menu as well.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Attentive service of awesome food. Loved the warm goat cheese salad with tenderloin and balsamic vinaigrette. The butternut squash soup is to die for.

Thank Travelcritic78
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Wow, a great surprise after a recommendation from a local hotel employee. Wide variety of items on breakfast/brunch menu, asked server to share whether the brisket hash or crab cake benedict was best and so glad she suggest the benedict, it was spectacular. The chipotle...More

Thank Shim L
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13 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
2 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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